I Hit 200,000 YouTube Subscribers!

Thanks so much guys!!  I owe it all to all of you!!!

Looking forward to the next 200,000 :-)

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  1. PaparazziKid says:

    ALl of you just like biscuits

  2. spipou says:

    Thanks a lot, Ewan Owen!

    If I dared to ask you a little [favour] (French ! :roll: ), would you please help me about how to use twitter and register for the contest ?

  3. buzzword says:

    hey dudes, check this out. marina is a member of the society for geek advancement.

  4. nonomo says:

    can u send a naked picture of u and your sister i want it for an experiment

  5. zwog says:

    Try my screen name {zwog}
    ps I made it up because yahoo had already used all the other words I could think of so I started as zwog years ago……………love your site I want it done in Chinese……….I am learning Chinese and I could keep my mind on you all day…………If my Chinese teacher was hot as you are I’d be teaching her class!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    my Chinese name is 疯狂洋鬼子

  6. swampfox60 says:

    word request {blog}

    • CampKohler - Sacramento CA says:

      I thought I would tell you it stands for Web blog, because you used the wrong kind of brackets, and so your request would be wrapped in yesterday’s newpaper and placed in the very bottom of M’s garbage can, right below a collection of Gorby’s uh, presents.

  7. James says:


    OH GOD!! I hate that word!!

    But, if they are saying its set to be the millionth word, doesnt it mean it’s already a word?

  8. irishknight says:

    Marina, from a new subscriber who enjoyed the lessons I’ve seen so far, here is a list of words on roughly the same theme, that might be interesting to research.

    [hooligan] and [vandal] and [cad] and [bounder] and [donnybrook] and [rascal]

    Hope at least one of those tickles your fancy. :smile:

    • CampKohler - Sacramento CA says:

      Along that vein, I have a court document my grandmother’s husband (he is never referred to as Grandfather) during their divorce. It refers to her as a [chippie] and a [sport], which were strong words back then. I guess those were the female equivalent of cad, bounder and the rest.

  9. [ I need to piss like a Russian Racehorse ] My father and his friend’s used to say this phrase quite often whilst drinking beer. I always wondered why they used ” Russian” instead of any other country for a horse. I figured since you were Russian you might also be interested why the Russian racehorse is used for needing to pee really bad. – KDJ

  10. neuroway says:


    What about [Whab duhla babbahduhwhabahlah whambam badabooh woobalaboo kharbakhramazoof]?

    I am still wondering about the origin of this expression. I am not quite sure if it’s plain english or not. It may be impregnated with some local dialect. I heard this a couple of times from a weird dude in a bar, yah, a weirdo he was, I am not sure if he was normal or not, he was, I think, half drunk to be honest. I tried to google it but it doesn’t produce any results. Perhaps I got the syntax wrong, I’m not sure.

    Thanks in advance,


    • neuroway says:

      I think I forgot “babeleedee, babeleedoo” at the end of the sentence. It may very well be some old english language subtlety that I am not aware of and which is changing the whole meaning of the whole phrase. So it would be more like:

      [Whab duhla babbahduhwhabahlah whambam badabooh woobalaboo kharbakhramazoof, babeleedee, babeleedoo]. :roll:

      Sorry for the confusion.

  11. freebird says:

    ” I Hit 200,000 YouTube Subscribers ”

    Marina, if your Mom knew you were hitting so many subscribers, would she understand? I mean, doesn’t she want you to be nice? :razz:

  12. lotta_pussy_galore says:

    :arrow: I think every one [lust]s after you marina :cool: oxo Lotta

  13. freebird says:

    Russia won gold against Canada in international hockey today.

    Four hockey players were brought in after the beginning of the tournament. It started to [ create a fair bit of flux ].

    Anybody know what the part in brackets means?

  14. originalistrick says:

    Marina, my Twitter account is screwed up again. I feel like bailing on the dang thing. I really did sign up to follow you. Just wanted you to know.

  15. originalistrick says:






    Thanks for considering, Dear Teach.

  16. agonzalez1 says:

    [yall] – Marina! you have no word starting with Y!!! Why not entertain a Texan and give me the word origins on this wonderful word!!!

  17. sedricisking says:

    i love your videos. [bless you] like why do people say that when someone sneezes.

  18. rimbaud says:

    Why are there so many names for this sandwich: is it called a [submarine] sandwich because it is shaped like a submarine or [torpedo]? Does [hero] come from the pronunciation of Gyro? Where do the names [grinder], [hoagie], [po' boy], [blimpie], [zepellin] and [wedge] comefrom?

  19. impaler112 says:

    Hey Marina, I’d like to request the words [fuck] and [shit]. Of course I know how these words are generally used as an expression of anger or having sex or to describe piles of, but it’s funny how the media in general still consideres these words taboo too a certain extent,but everybody from kids to adults use these words and nobody cares, now I’m not trying to sound harsh with this because I use them too. These words were considered curse words, does that mean that they were words used to put a curse or if said over and over they would curse something or someone? I don’t know there’s no fuckin respect among people in general and even if you make a small disagreement with someone they act like they got a stick up their ass! Geez everything is getting too serious! Hey maybe you can teel the origin of [stick up your ass], and if not believe me I would understand, I know you try to keep your site clean.
    Take care Marina

  20. spipou says:

    Dear Marina,

    Would you like to do a special lesson about French words in other languages ? When you open an English dictionary, perhaps one word on three comes from French, and (as I speak Swedish), every other word in a Swedish dictionary comes from French (e.g. French [fauteuil], Swedish [fåtölj] (armchair). In West-African languages, due to the colonial history, a lot of colourful words come from French too, and I am also wondering about Russian, and about Japanese and other Asian languages. Also, many words of love and fashion come from French ([flirt], [glamour]).

    I would also like to register to your prizes, but I am not an internet nerd, I feel akward with twitter… Of course I don’t qualify for the lunch date, since I don’t live in the US – too bad for me, when I discovered your channel I fell instantly in love with you. True ! :oops: – but I would very much like to win the pic which will “make my ex or my future girl-friend jealous !”

    By the way, what do [nerd] and [geek] mean exactly ? And where do these words come from ?

    Thousand thanks and kisses. :roll:

    • Evan Owen says:

      Hello spipou,

      In a way, Marina has been doing what you suggested. If you click “All words” in the upper left of this screen, you will see a list of the words on which she has done lessons. Time and again, she will mention the French origins of English words — “handkerchief” “curfew” and “denim” come immediately to mind. It is very clear that if we were to take all of the French out of English, we wouldn’t have much of a language left! :lol:

      You will find “nerd” and “geek” in the list of word lessons she has done. Click the words, and enjoy watching these lessons! :grin:

  21. dixie-v-800-systems says:

    i would like to request [prestidigitateur]

    • Bob says:

      It’s a posh word for a button switch, such as a door bell-push; something you have to press with a digit.
      It’s true I tell you. :mrgreen:

      Or maybe you can conjure up a better explanation? :grin:

  22. luckybob69 says:

    Hey Marina, I tried to edit and add the great news about 200,00 on wiki. I t will not let me. You should update it :lol:

  23. errin says:

    200,000+ fans! What an accomplishment. I hope to someday reach that many people with my music. Oh, just a matter of time…

    Peace, Errin : )

    p.s. Music at http://www.myspace.com/errinfamilia

  24. mello-g37 says:


    why are t-shirts called T- shirts ?


  25. luckybob69 says:

    btw congrats on your 200,000 Subscribers. i am still trying to get one. :cry:

  26. luckybob69 says:

    i would like to know the orgin of the word [Spatchcock] as in Spatchcock that chicken. sounds bad, but a great way to grill your chicken.

  27. vivalafiga says:

    hey hotforwords, I was wondering if you can look up the origin of the word [rubbish] and find out why only british and australian people say it, and not americans or canadians. thanks!

  28. leonard says:

    :grin: [TRIPple]…off to the graveyard, peace off…John Lennon – Mother******

    …LOVE your MOTHER..or..die trying…

    :razz: :smile: :lol: love the thought of having children without an abortion :!: :!: :!: :lol: :!: :!: :!:

  29. leonard says:

    Happy MAMA day…I would think all “women day”…crazy words of dictation and mess of diversity…HEARS OnE*****Aterciopelados – El Estuche music video…God Bless all the *****MOTHERS*****

  30. dropbaer8665 says:

    Hey Marina. congratulations on your achievement. I wanted to know to origins of the phrase [Cool as a Cucumber] :cool: . Thanks for explaning… :mrgreen:

  31. Evan Owen says:

    Hey, where’s “wordlover”? Hors de combat in a flame war? :razz:

    • neuroway says:

      I believe he’s lost a little bit of intellectual stamina. I have absolutely no idea of the cause of this. It may perhaps be the swine flu or something. But that doesn’t mean he’s not coming back of course, it may be just a temporary affliction!

      As far as I know, he didn’t lock himself out! :smile:

      • neuroway says:

        Swine flu. I just thought about something… It may be an opportunity actually!! It is a virgin territory so far!! Can we capitalize on it? Perhaps we can create a profitable niche market for swine flu? Or swine flu antidotes? :roll:

    • buzzword says:

      his last post on hfw is here

      but he is currently posting tweets

      • neuroway says:

        Thanks for the information Buzz.

        I vaguely seem to remember that he was also posting a lot of information on the subject of bananas and their healthiness and usefulness for humanity, their difference in size and colour, and the tremendous business opportunites in the banana growing, mass marketing, publicity and enhancing sector, but I am not a banana guru and that’s all I can say about this. I guess google.com can provide us with more educative info and tons of interesting facts about the banana global markets.

        • Evan Owen says:

          neuroway! That’s where wordlover went wrong! It’s coconuts, I tell you, not bananas! Think COCONUTS, man!!! :mrgreen:

          • neuroway says:

            Wotta? Huh? Quomodo? Vae victuratum victuralis?

            Coconuts you say? Mwwuuhuh? Coconuts…. eh?

            ………… {Neuroway thinking… Pondering the issue… }




            Blimey! Yes! You may indeed have a point here! Do coconuts grow faster than bananas? Are they cheaper to produce and more resistant to whipsaw markets? And mass-marketable too? The masses need to crave for it. There’s a need to create a need for it, for sure. Perhaps a free coconut could be offered to the customer at first, for each banana sold? Or a 2 for 1 on the coconuts?

  32. gallo9 says:

    Hi Marina! My word request is…. crocodile ..

  33. abpanov says:

    OK, may word request is [Panov].

  34. vanzemaljac says:

    My word request is: [ego]
    or phrase [my ego (Marina) is bigger than a Grand Canon]
    Thanks :smile:

  35. masterkvp says:

    My word request is: [Douche Bag] Please let me know the meaning of that word :wink:

    PS: you’re awesome!

  36. muggins says:

    Hello Marina, I need a lesson on the term, [doublecross]. I know I’d hate to be called a doublecrosser. The term is used in the very last portion on the above clip in the link, so scroll to the end to hear it used.


  37. Evan Owen says:

    Oh God, here I go again…almost midnight, and ALL the “Recent Comments” (almost) are little red dragons… :cry:

    BTW, website technical question,, Marina, TAs, what would happen to our gravatars if gravatar.com were suddenly to shut down? Would they all go blank? :?:

      Hi Evan,
      Generally speaking, no — the gravatars are cached on your computer and they are possibly also cached on the HFW server. Marina has control of the cache settings on her server, so that when a page is refreshed, it looks for the gravatar on the server before going out to the gravatar site. Marina made some comments about that some time ago when she was tweaking some settings. When you revisit the page, the gravatar is displayed from your cache on your computer.

    • Hi Evan,
      When you clear the chache, you don’t lose the gravatars, but the page would load very slowly the first time. When you visit the site a second time later, then the page loads very quickly because the information is already on your PC and does not have to get it from the web. The cache is a performance enhancer, in other words, it helps to load web pages faster. It’s a type of buffer if you will.

      When you click on a web page, the browser logic first looks to your cache for the information such as images, web pages and so on. If it can’t find an image such as a gravatar in the cache, then the browser says, go look for it at the Gravatar site. If the Gravatar site were down, then, you would see a blank gravatar.

      Marina, can further assist with fast page loading user experience by caching the gravatars on her server. So, if the gravatar was missing from your cache, the browser says go get it from the HFW server and if it is not there, then go to the Gravatar site. This is all about performance. If the Gravatar site is down, you would still see the gravatar either from your cache or the HFW cache. That’s why this HFW site is one of the best managed and run sites. Considering all of the images, web pages here load very quickly.

  38. bulldog1 says:

    Great video!! congrats on the 200,000!!!

  39. octoman says:

    The most beloved 4 By 4 vehicle is the ww2 willies [jeep] meny believe that the name came form the “jeep jeep” noise that horn made.but I have it on old guy info “this guy drove a willies in the war and loves them” The president was being driven up the whitehouse step sand a gennerl was asked by a reporter “propoted to be female” what it was. The genneral replid a jeep “this apperently ment “untried vehicle” could be a more genneral thing
    though This could be an awsome video with monster trucks
    jumping you ‘No not a pun’ as you duck down and explane
    Hey you could sooth the savage beasts
    action adventure eh your canuck buddy

  40. slickknickk says:

    What about [Potty] ?

  41. johnsrinx says:

    Hi Marina, Congrats on the 200,000 subscribers! I would like to know where the phrase [Go to the John] came from? My name is John and over the years I have heard a lot of John jokes and I just wondered about the origin? Thanks, John

  42. gangstacrizzab says:

    I know there are lots of haters out there, but I find your videos fun and informative. Keep up the good work! I’d like to request the word [lycanthrope], it’s been on my mind of late.

  43. scferny says:

    I would like to request the word:


  44. mine2304 says:

    I would like to request a word:



  45. James says:

    I witnessed the result of nightlife tonight… A stabbing, right by my friends house…. Guy came back coughing blood, someone had slashed him across the throat. I got my dad to bring me back home… I was depressed most of the night… This is awful… Doesn’t help either that harry was stabbed a few years ago outside…That boosts my confidence! :neutral:

    • Evan Owen says:

      Watch yourself, lad, avoid bad company and maybe get some taekwondo lessons. :smile:

      Dear me, what’s happening in your country? We used to think of England as wonderfully civilized (within its own borders, that is.) :razz:

  46. yogione says:

    I’m betting you’ll hit a million before the recession is over and that should be soon with Mr. Obama addressing the issue of [usury] in the credit card industry. Keep up the good work.

  47. justmedude says:

    hey hotforwords i am me..
    :arrow: :neutral: :!: :sad:
    I want to request the word :arrow: cat :roll: :wink: :wink: :wink:

  48. skier4life4 says:

    hey ive got 3 things to say

    1. youre extremly pretty :smile:

    2. gratz on the 200,000 subscribers

    3. id like to request the word miraculous

    i got this description from an online dictionary

    extraordinary. Miraculous, preternatural, supernatural refer to that which seems to transcend the laws of nature. Miraculous refers to something that apparently contravenes known laws governing the universe: a miraculous success. Preternatural suggests the possession of supernormal qualities: Dogs have a preternatural sense of smell. It may also mean supernatural: Elves are preternatural beings. Supernatural suggests divine or superhuman properties: supernatural aid in battle.

    thank you and i hope to here more :mrgreen:

  49. merrick says:

    I would like to request the word,



  50. thurston138 says:

    Hi, I noticed you hadn’t done this word, so I’d like to request…


    Heard it in a NoFX song, a good one at that.

  51. atilla says:

    Word Request

    Really surprised it is not already on the list :?:

    Hooters – how did we ever call lovely breasts (like yours) Hooters?

  52. k1m0 says:

    hello hotforwords,

    Wonderful job you are doing on YT, i got a word request it is ‘Masr – Egypt’

    Masr is Egypt as Egyptians name it
    Egypt is the name of the country in English

    honestly i never knew where both these names came from although i am Egyptian..

    take care pretty girl

  53. tommaralem1987 says:

    Better than throwing Marina Orlova into the ‘dirt’ is admonishing her.
    I bear witness that she did a dangerous thing.
    She started using the body in order to get ratings so she could pass on the knowledge of word origins, also to make money.
    The channel in the early days was about words, now it is about pop culture and other nonesense. The words that are explained are “Pop culture” words and sexual words as well.
    Once you start on the path of evil, it becomes easy to continue evil.

  54. 8rpeavler says:

    I have a request for the word [Alcohol]

    • Evan Owen says:



      algae bra: supportive undergarment for phytoplankton. :mrgreen:

      • tommaralem1987 says:


        In Pagan Arabia, before Islam was revealed unto them, there was a recognized diety named Ilah(EElah). The Pagan Arabs thought that Ilah was the Lord of the Universe, but, they were still Idol worshippers.
        They had the belief that angels, the other Idols in Arabia and other worshipped statues were the sons and daughters or kin of Elah.

        The word Ilah, linguistically, can be used such that there is more than one Ilah.
        You have one Ilah, which can be transformed to 3-infinity ilat according to Arabic grammar.

        The prefix Al in Arabic is used to mean “THE”. Al-Qaida=The Base, otherwise you would have Base, which can be transformed to Qaidat=Bases.
        The I in Ilah was truncated(removed), so that there is only Al-Lah or Allah, so that there can be no manipulation of the name of Allah according to the rules of Arabic grammar such that you can have more than one Allah.
        Pure worship of the ONLY Creator of all that is seen an unseen is what the word Allah means and entails.

        Arab Christians have ignored the rules of Arabic grammar and because of the Trinitarian doctrine of the Church have written the name Allat, which doesn’t make any sense in Arabic and easily proven to be false.
        Ilah=Lord, it can be pluralized. Then you introduce Al=THE and write Allah=The ONE and ONLY bereft of all plurality. But the Arab Christians have tried to introduce plurality into a system that by design negates it.

        Allah is free from partners both in real life and linguistically.
        In Arabic we say SoobhanAllah=Allah is Perfect, free from imperfections and distortions.

        • Evan Owen says:

          As-salaam alaikum, tommaralem. You have given us a word lesson worthy of a true philologist. :smile: To which I might add that all the words in my list are also of Arabic origin. (We could add “Cotton” and “sugar” too.)

          As a side note, one of the Hebrew words for God, elohim, actually means “gods” and was a carryover from a time before Abraham when Hebrews believed in more than one god. Eloi is Hebrew singular for “God”, and sounds remarkably like ilah. This is not surprising since Hebrew and Arabic share common roots (note also salaam/shalom, baraka/baruch, alaikum/aleichim, pairs of Arabic/Hebrew cognates.) :smile:

          One final cautionary note: this, being a philology website, is no place for anti-semantic remarks. :mrgreen:

          {Oh dear, he was doing so well with his topic, and had to ruin it all at the end with a bad pun.} :sad:

        • leonard says:

          [SHEPherd]. :smile: . :cool: .[shawl] like when I’m cold!

          ***What’s the relationship between the symbols and behaviors of the [SEMITIC] family of speech?…***…ark study?…***


          • Evan Owen says:

            Wow — Great question in your blockqote. But not one for a single lesson — one could write a book on it, and I’m sure quite a few have been!

            Tommaralem 1987 wrote us a memorable chapter for this book, perhaps even the starting one, for so much of the symbols and behaviors of the Semites (be they Muslim Arab or Jewish) revolves around their relationship with Allah / YHWH. :smile:

  55. colininjapan says:

    Поздравляю вас! :grin:

    I have a request for a word, and it is the word [JAPAN]. I know there are many countries whose names you could do, though Japan is a country that means a lot to me and it would be very, very special to me if you were to give the history/meaning behind the word.

    Again, Congratulations.

    • Evan Owen says:



      Why do we so often call peoples and countries by names other than what they call themselves, e.g. Nippon/Japan, Deutschland/Germany, Suomi/Finland, Cymru/Wales :grin: , Hellas/Greece, etc.? :???:

      • CampKohler - Sacramento CA says:

        That would be a good lesson.

        • leonard says:

          I’ll camp with that!…

          Why do we so often call peoples and countries by names other than what they call themselves, e.g. Nippon/Japan, Deutschland/Germany, Suomi/Finland, Cymru/Wales , Hellas/Greece, etc.?

          :roll: :razz:

          • Sometimes, it’s simply lost in translation. :mrgreen:
            Donkey Kong, for example, was purported to be
            a mistranslation into English, from the Japanese for Monkey Kong.
            Other times, it’s just totally lost, as in the word kangaroo.
            Word corruptions and redefinition to satisfy a political agenda still occur in the present day.
            Marriage is defined as a coupling of a male and female component (plugs and sockets, nuts and bolts, etc.). Union is a word which defines a coupling of two (or more) alike components (flare pipe unions, trade unions, etc.). Plumbers and Auto workers belong to different unions, because of trade distinctions.
            Progressive, moderate, centrist and other words are used today to signify a meaning far corrupted from their true definition.
            These corruptions are intentional and meant to deceive, masking the true sinister nature of groups using them as labels. Being called “progressive” is the way a national-socialist (nazi) attains stature that would not be tolerated in a democratic republic. “Progressive” as a label, sounds “cool” compared to the “nazi” label. This has proved to be a successful means by which people are deluded into supporting political platforms considered unconscienable by a free thinking society.
            PT Barnum said “There’s a sucker born every minute”. He also said “This way to the Great Egress”. By fooling people into going to “see the egress”, he led them out an exit – which meant they had to pay to get back in!

  56. originalistrick says:

    Gotta reluctantly tear myself away from here and take care of some things. Marina, love you and have a great day. Everybody enjoy your weekend.

    Baseball: Horns vs. Aggies

    Nascar: From “The Lady In Black”


  57. gregd110 says:

    haha i love the dance marina, you are the best.

  58. neuroway says:

    Rumour has it that in order to cut through life as a sportbike cuts its way through traffic, as sharply as the finest blade, one has got to be very, very honest. In the dance in the video, the dancer is cuter than the dancing!

    “When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms, the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven, and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.”
    – Akhenaten (circa 1350 BC)

  59. James says:

    “The secret of success is to know something nobody else knows.” – was this aimed at me Marina?

  60. darlingj says:

    A Big accomplishment and milestone!

    What will people say (very soon) when she eclipses the ‘King of Pop’ (with a 45 year career) in Total views on YouTube?

    I’ll offer my thought right now…

    Marina, stay away from the Boys, and keep pleasing the Men. :wink:


  61. twinturbo7 says:

    I would like to request the meaning of the phrase: [over yonder]. One of my friends that I am currently deployed with in Iraq loves to use it. The rest of us have an idea as to what it means, but it would be interesting to see if there is an actual meaning for it. Thank you so much!

  62. esojleugim says:

    which is the meaning of [ lol ] ?? :?:

  63. beast_21 says:

    I find your videos very informing and entertaining and your very beautiful. I was wandering where the word [king crab] came from. Keep up the good work.

  64. cesar_kk11 says:

    Hi. i love your videos, by the way, you are sexy!!!! :mrgreen: well, i wanted to ask where the word [taco] come from. thank you. again, you are sexy.

    • Evan Owen says:

      [taco] viene de México, ¿sí? :grin:

      • cesar_kk11 says:

        sí, lo sé. sólo quiero saber de qué vocablos viene para que ella los explique. yo sé que la palabra es de méxico, pues soy de méxico, pero quiero su respuesta en youtube

        • Evan Owen says:

          Afortunadamente, Marina solamente hace lecciones de palabras en inglés. Pero encontré éste:

          According to the Real Academia Española, the word taco originally means “plug” and refers to rolled paper or cloth patches for musket balls.


          Pero, [taco] ya ha llegado a ser palabra en inglés, pues tal vez Marina hará una lección acerca de él. Esperamos. Creo que leí por algún lugar que a Marina le gustan los tacos. :grin:

          Marina, didn’t you say you & Che like tacos? :???:

  65. jaybird75 says:

    MY dear crasivy , oh my, i forgot my russian.. anyhow, i want to know how and who made the word {word} itself? thank u teach

  66. hs4mm says:

    At YouTube, Marina was wondering what’s the big deal about having 200K subscribers; so I created a forum topic for discussing What’s the big deal about having 200K YouTube subscribers?

  67. Captain Jack says:

    “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” – Albert Einstein 1879-1955

    Hummm what do you all think of Alberts thoughts?

    • pennsyltucky9 says:

      That’s interesting. He also said “The more I learn, the more I realize I don’t know.”

      Both statements seem to hint at an upward spiral in the complexity of life over the passage of his lifetime. Now I’m no Einstein, but it seems to me he was onto something there.

    • neuroway says:

      It has become appallingly obvious that intelligence is perhaps sexy, but it is neither a vice nor a virtue. Intelligence is nothing more than pure cerebral horsepower. Like speed, agility, force or beauty. It has also become appallingly obvious that humanity is less impregnated into humans than cheetahnity into cheetahs, zebranity into zebras or technology into fancy gadgets and spiffy gizmos.

    • One good answer leads to ten good questions.
      One bad answer leads to hundreds of bad questions.
      Einstein’s quote makes note of this paradox.
      “I am, therefore, I think (I am)” LOL! :mrgreen:

  68. marina orlova is awesome says:

    Hi Marina, I’d like to request the word [Comrade]
    and congratulations on your achievement!!

  69. Warren says:

    Congratulations Marina.
    I love the dancing.
    I remember when you mentioned that you had 35,000 subscribers.
    What are you averaging? 9,000 – 10,00 per month?

  70. Oh oh oh! [pat] as in, [I stand pat!] as in firm.

    [lilliputs], this would be a really cool word to use. Faulkner and Jonathan Swift are the only two people I know of who have used it. So where is Gorby from? Lilliput? :lol:
    Ugh! I need some sleep! Finals . . .

  71. bobsully says:

    Quite an achievement. Congratulations!!!

  72. thoughtonfire says:

    :cool: Two Hundred Thousand!!! :mrgreen:

    I hope I’m your favorite :oops:

  73. impaler112 says:

    No whoppers! how about the word [whopper]

    • muggins says:

      Both Burger King and McDonalds cannot make a good tasting burger. And here’s something I thought I’d never say in this lifetime, but here goes, Jack in the Box makes a better burger. And better fries, too. There I said it. But, I do feel for the brothers who have a Whopper jones. I could sense that it was only a matter of time before they brought up mu’fuckers, which they plainly did bring up. But, the problem I have with Jack is that he goes too far with his commercials. I mean, menopause? Please, no. It ain’t right.

      • impaler112 says:

        Yeah I do have to agree with you Jack does kick ass over Burger King and McDonalds but I disagree with you on his commercials. I think they rule,ain’t nothing like a crazy and scary lady as a spokesperson to sell smoothies :!:

  74. heaven here i come says:

    Hey Marina

    200,000 congratulations on reaching this milestone! I think your dancing is exciting and you look great doing it :!:

    How about looking into the word [palimpsest] which I heard used today?

    Keep up the good work; I truly appreciate it :roll:

  75. impaler112 says:

    Hey congratulations Marina! keep up the good work

  76. Che Volay says:

    Is Twitter still doing maintenance? Can’t get on line to site.

  77. sylverstone14 says:

    Hey Marina. I wanna request the word [recession] because it seems the economy doesn’t really matter around these parts. Congrats on the 200,000 subscribers!

  78. pandion says:

    congratulations Marina.

    You deserve all the acclaim you can get

  79. ipanda says:

    Я люблю свое видео Марина, хранить делает их.

  80. hs4mm says:

    Tweet from YouTube1 (about 33 minutes earlier): Top rated today: I hit 200,000 subscribers!: http://twitter.com/hotforwords Win a.. http://tinyurl.com/qzgyle

  81. bsomebody says:

    Canned rats! again, Lady M. :grin:

    A couple weeks ago, I believe some of you mentioned mountain climber Greg Mortenson. I am reading his book, Three Cups of Tea right now. Very good, so far. Can someone please direct me to the posts where you were discussing him? Thx, dudes. :grin:

  82. RadioKungFu says:

    Can you find out where [leotard] came from?
    Much obliged! :]

  83. elahie says:

    congratulations! lol i’m so amazed that my classmates can’t compete with how disgusting youtubers are, that’s truely unbelievable

  84. stigmatasaurus says:

    Congratulations, Marina! It’ll be a short hop then to 300,000! :grin:

  85. jhorqquep says:

    Congratulations…. :D

  86. Monica says:

    Definitely cause for the happy dance! :mrgreen:
    Well done!

    Many Smiles,

    Congratulations on a well deserved 200,000 subscribers.
    I love the video and I liked how you said, “It has been
    an interesting experience? So, how interesting was it? :smile:
    Thank you for the kisses and kisses xoxo back.

  88. john eric sherman says:

    the word is [couth] like . you ant got any couth, meaning bad upbring or class . i think i think your great

  89. dgr81 says:

    Who was the 200,000th person?
    Do you know their identity?

  90. dgr81 says:

    I would like to request the word [pump, as in the shoe]

  91. CampKohler - Sacramento CA says:

    Corngranulations! How come this vid is filed under lessons? It’s not a lesson.

    Is there a list somewhere showing the number of subscriptions by all YTers?

  92. hs4mm says:

    Is there a time-line of various HFW milestones?

  93. seesixcm6 says:

    Dear Marina,
    Congratulations on exceeding 200,000 subscribers. You always will be beautiful to me! In a few weeks, you will exceed 200 million views on YouTube, and to celebrate, I hope you will dance for us, again! :razz:

  94. koalabear says:

    Congrats on 200k. :smile:

    When you were dancing you looked mesmerized

    OK, a lame excuse for word a request – apparently [mesmerize] is related to a guy called “Mesmer”.


  95. yuyo09 says:

    Felcidades!!! Y brindemos por otros 200 mil mas!

  96. gfexplorer27 says:

    I would like to request the phrase [bump and grind]. Love your style.

  97. beevee14 says:

    CONGRATS, M! :grin: You are taking off like rocket. Don’t forget the little people. :wink: I just got this joke and wanted to share.

    > > > A young woman had been taking golf lessons.
    > > > She had just started playing her first round of golf
    > > > When she suffered a bee sting.
    > > > Her pain was so intense that she decided to return
    > > > To the clubhouse for help and
    > > > to complain.
    > > >
    > > > Her golf pro saw her come into the clubhouse and
    > > > Asked, ‘Why are you back in so early? What’s wrong?’
    > > >
    > > > ‘I was stung by a bee’, she said.
    > > >
    > > > ‘Where’, he asked.
    > > >
    > > > ‘Between the first and second hole’, she replied.
    > > >
    > > > He nodded knowingly and said,
    > > > ‘Then your stance is too wide.’

  98. hs4mm says:

    Morning! Congratulations! Marina, again and again, after hitting 200K!

  99. hitoshi says:

    祝! すごいねー20万人! ところで日本人いますかー? 日本人はいないのかねー?? ここで俺以外の日本人らしき人見たことないんだけど。。。マリーナ好きなマニアックな日本国民募集!

  100. leonard says:

    :smile: *kiss* :grin: Let’s Dance…compare…girl-dance…no-complaints…

  101. cufan71 says:

    :cool: AWESOME Marina :!: CONGRATS :!:

  102. leonard says:

    Good work :razz:

  103. John says:

    Told you, only water, wine, vinegar and edible oil.

  104. animalntaz says:

    Hmmmm… so if I were to unsubscribe right now, that would pretty much end the celebration. :mrgreen:

  105. matalexwolf says:

    WOW!!!! 200,000 :grin: :grin: :grin:

    So, [teacher] could this be a good time to request the words [celebrate][dancing] [party] [cheers] [congratulations]

    200,000 hugs and kisses for you, at least!

    More more more!!! [encore]


  106. Bob says:

    Congratulations, Marina, on this latest goal ticked off.
    You are a very goal-oriented person and each one ticked off gives you more [charisma] and makes it more likely that you will achieve the next stage in your flight to the stars.
    All aboard the rocketship Marina!

  107. James says:

    Well done Marina!!! BTW, I love the video quality at 0:38 and the clip after that… I think it must be the natural light coming in too…


  108. Che Volay says:

    {Che snaps fingers as a way of acknowledging Marina's success while sitting in the back of a Beatnik internet cafe near Berkley, "Mondo cool, Duchess"} :cool:

    • Marina says:

      You were in my dreams last night Captain Jack! And you were wearing the outfit in your picture! :-)

      • James says:

        You often pop up in my dreams… Am I in yours? I doubt it… I bet ton blair is though. :cry:

      • CampKohler - Sacramento CA says:

        As opposed to not wearing it? :shock:

      • Captain Jack says:

        Wow! I’m so very honored…. So many of us students have dreamed about you. Nice to hear you have dreamed about one of your students. Yeah I know I’m a TA but still a student.

        Hey I just thought of something. How could you have a dream about me and yet you have not seen a video of me in motion? It doesn’t make sense. I would expect you would dream of James for all the videos he has made.

        Hey guys, We all know about dreams is the minds way of processing off all the information collected from the day. My questions is does the dreams help us solve problems that we where not able to solve in our daily life’s?

        • Hi Captain Jack,
          Marina didn’t need to see you in motion as she gave a direct clue to why she dreamed of you. It seems that your photo is very [evocative].

          By the way, I just left a comment over at the Moscow News Interview page regarding the word evocative.

          Yes, I would agree with your question that dreams help us sort out and possibly help us solve problems. Dream analysis and Jungian psychology and [symbolism] is a fascinating field of study.

          • originalistrick says:

            I’ve always found it fascinating that dreams apparently tie up loose ends while flushing out the “garbage” in the subconscious. I’ve awakened from a dream confused only to discover things from it coming together over the next several hours or even days.

          • Captain Jack says:

            The strangest thing happen to me yesterday. I was walking to the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks on my way home and to catch a glimpse of some boats. Yeah it’s kind of weird I see boats all day and I still enjoy watching the genital giants drift in and out of the locks. It’s kind of like watching elephants walk by.
            I wanted to take a short cut to the locks so I followed the railroad tracks. I came across some guys that were drinking some beer and eating. One of them walked up to me in passing and said something like “How are you doing Captain?” I replied “Very well and how are you?” I think he said “Good…” Now you would think ok nothing special. I hear this all the time but what was weird was I pulled off my ball cap to see if I was wearing a captain’s hat. All was printed on it was ‘Coupville’. There was nothing on my person that would indicated that I was a captain. I never seen this man before. I have not walked this short cut in like over a year.
            This got me thinking. This has happen before but never have I given much thought to it until yesterday. When I was in the Navy my nick name was Admiral. Then later Admiral Byrd. I have even asked shipmates why they called me this and they said because you’re the Admiral.

            What I find interesting about my dreams they solve problems but only in the dream realm. My dreams are so vivid I sometimes think what I did in my dream I had already did in real life. I would think “Hey! I already did this! Why is it not completed?” What I find interesting is that I sometime I would use the same solution I had used in my dream to solve problems in the real world.

        • Bob says:

          Dreams are the brain defragging itself and solutions often emerge when data is rearranged and hitherto unseen connections become evident.

        • Evan Owen says:

          Hey, CJ, I was down at the Black River Forest in Renton a few weeks ago, reflecting that before the Hiram Chittenden Locks were constructed, the Black was actually a flowing river (Lake Washington was 17 feet higher then.) Of course this has nothing to do with linguistics, but as to the fellows recognizing you as a tyee kopa hyas kanim (maika kumtux?), who knows, maybe they were HotForWords fans? :razz:

          • Captain Jack says:

            There is many places in Kirkland where you can see that the lake was much higher. In fact I walked up a small hill daily that used to be underwater.

            Really didn’t think they even knew about the internet little alone the hotforwords site.

    • Evan Owen says:

      OK, CJ, M’s post explains that whole bit a month or so ago about men finding you attractive. See, some guys like you just have so much charisma that other men — straight men, mind you — want to hang out with you in hopes that some of it will rub off, and Marina will dream about the rest of us, as well! :razz: :grin:

  109. Che Volay says:

    The Yellow Mini-Skirt Micro Dance, cute :wink:

  110. Jeorney says:

    NEWS FLASH!!! “HotForWords Hit 200,000 YouTube Subscribers!” NEWS FLASH!!!

    Marina , do you always get so VIOLENTLY HAPPY when your successful? :wink:

    Congratulations :!:
    *limps away*

  111. renzo22 says:

    Hey, hello there Marina, greetings from Lima – Perú! I would like to know about this word: [XOXO] you always say it and i dont know what it is….thanks….byeee

    i would love to have your calendar but i live to far…i was in Vegas some time, it was great !

    • Evan Owen says:

      [Xoxo] is a variation on the Nahuatl (Aztec) word “xoco,” from whence we get the word “chocolate.” The Hershey’s Company makes a chocolate candy called “Kisses”; hence [xoxo] has become a slang word for “kiss”. But only in writing, since no one knows exactly how it should be pronounced. :razz:

      It’s true, I tell you. :mrgreen:

      ¿Es claro, o mejor que yo lo escriba en español? :razz:

      By the way, how do you ask a llama its name?
      ¿Cómo se llama, llama? :mrgreen:

      • renzo22 says:

        yeah, i understand pretty well … about your question, in spanish you can say: ¿cuál es el nombre de esta llama? instead of: ¿Cómo se llama, llama?, but both ways is good, i think, in fact, here there was like a kind of mall, that its main logo was: “te llama la llama” it was like: Llama is calling you to come…

        • Evan Owen says:

          Hola renzo22,

          Mi “ex-” esposa me dijo esta noche que “xoxo” quiere decir “kisses and hugs / besos y abrasos,” pues tal vez mi cuento no es correcto. Discúlpame, por favor. :smile: Y gracias para el dicho “te llama la llama.” :lol:

  112. labbatt78 says:

    200K? Wow! You’ve really came a long way!

  113. Chemikal says:

    Yes, interesting is a good word to describe this experience, from yours and our point of view as well.
    Keep up the good work, and only good things may happen.

    (I think it’s the 10th time I congratulated Marina for something this year… that’s got to count for something, when viewing one’s recent achievements) :-)

    P.S. Only congratz I got recently was for obtaining my driver’s license, and that was months ago! I need to step my game up… maybe I’ll be congratulated at the end of the month for winning a certain game… who knows huh? (and I’m buying my own ticket, thank you :mrgreen: )

    • Bob says:

      Congratulations on your tenth Marina congratulation and on your positive attitude on the outcome of the competition.
      I hope your ticket won’t be wasted. :wink:

  114. Marina is the shizzzzete!!! :mrgreen:

  115. seankim says:

    Miss Marina, I would like some insight into the phrase [tongue in cheek].

    Have a wonderful weekend! Go see Star Trek! It rocks!!!

  116. grandexandi says:

    hey, teacher, i’d like to know the origin of the word [java] thanks!

  117. seankim says:

    CONGRATULATIONS, MISS MARINA!!! What a wonderful ride. We appreciate all your knowledge, hard work, and creative videos making us also knowledgeable. I can’t wait to see you smiling brain again soon.



  118. tracer says:

    I would like to request the word [Venture] i know what it means i use the word all the time but everytime i use it everyone says they never heard that word before…

  119. PageDoll says:

    Oh! Did you see that?
    Your chin just got a little higher. :grin:
    You’re a shining example of what a person can achieve with a lot of hard work and a strict work ethic.
    It looks like you’re movin’ on up! :mrgreen:
    You’ve earned each and every one of your subscribers and with every lesson/video getting better by the minute I’m sure you’ll “peg” 300,000 within a year.
    You are self made Marina, it doesn’t get any more respectful than that!
    Congratulations :!: :!: :!:

  120. niteowl says:

    I don’t believe it is said enough you need to dance more in your videos.

    I was watching and refreshing at the same time you were as the number of subscribers slowly crept toward the 200,000 milestone. I couldn’t be happier for such a wonderful person.

    This makes me wonder, though. What is the next milestone you hope to achieve and how can we help you get there?

  121. greatestpotential says:

    :oops: However, I continue to be twitterphobic. Is there counciling for tweetwarys like me?

  122. greatestpotential says:

    Watching the numbers climb up to 200,000 hotforwords subscribers was very exciting indeed :grin:

  123. errin says:

    Congratulations, Marina! You’ve earned it!

    As luck would have it, I had popped up on Twitter earlier today to upload a couple pics, and it was just about then that you hit 200,000 and sent out the tweet about it. I’m just getting used to Twitter, so I found that to be very interesting to catch you right at that 200,000 mark. Here’s to your next 200,000 subscribers!

    Peace and love, Errin : )

  124. ultimate-failure says:

    Do you think you could talk about the origin of [garrison] and also why the shellfish is called [muscle]

  125. buzzword says:

    don’t you feel guilty for hitting 200,000 youtube subscribers? apparently intelligence is violent as well!

  126. robpoint2 says:

    I would like to request the origins of the word [Godspeed]

  127. originalistrick says:

    Marina, I just congratulated you on your “Lunch Date” page, but I’m so excited for you I had to do it again!

    WAY TO GO, BABE!!!!

    Simply incredible. Like you.


  128. smokey36bear says:

    :grin: :grin: Congrats Marina :grin: :grin:
    Way to go keep up the GREAT work :grin:

  129. blackdragon says:

    :grin: I want to be the first to congratulate you on 200,000…Not many will ever get close to that number. :smile:

  130. hs4mm says:


    Hey! Marina!

    Cliche: “Let me be the first to congratulate you!”

    Congratulations! Well deserved!


    • hs4mm says:


      PS, Marina: I was not interested in the “race” to a million twitter-followers; but I kept an eye on your climb to 200K, starting, a few days back, with a slow frequency of checks of the current number, leading to an ever-increasing, rapid-fire frequency of checks earlier today for quite some time as the culmination neared, and a gradual slowing down of the checks after having seen 200,002. Was it like this for you too?


    • leonard says:

      Cliche: “Let me be the first to congratulate you!”…On being first to congratulate “QUEEN MARINA”…lets dance…

      Congratulations! Well deserved! ******
      “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” – Albert Einstein 1879-1955

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