In the buff.. related to buffalo???
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in the buff since between the ages of 7 and 9
I sleep in the dark! :shock:
Marina, I also sleep naked. Would you like to join me for a slumber party? :wink:
Yup, I sleep in the buff, very comfortable :grin:
Do you know why there is a different word for [cat] from Latin cattus and [feline] from Latin as well?
It’s a good thing that they shortened it to buff. “Sleeping in the buffalo”, sounds so unpleasant and not at all relaxing.
when i sleep alone: in the buff.
when i have company over: boxer shorts
when my daughter stays over: boxer shorts & muscle shirt
when my girlfriend stays over: low-rise briefs
ANIMAL FARM IN THE BUFF – is it a mis-steak
Part one here
speaking of Buffalo I love Buffalo wings and Buffalo shrimp. Very good appetizers.
hey loving the videos and im wondering will you do [hacky sack] or [guitar] thank you
Feel like doing [transmogrification]?? Your work…rocks…thanks.
“I liken you, my darling, to a mare harnessed to one of the chariots of Pharaoh.”
Song of Solomon 1:9, NIV) And I extrapolated that to the 70′s expression calling a pretty girl a [filly]. Is that verse in the Bible where the usage of the word [philly] for a pretty young woman comes from?
[Golden Rule] something that is left out of american christianity nowdays.
New Forum: Best 7 Syllables
“May your day and stay be grand.”
— Spoken by Leonard to me –
Dream on, people…
HOT!! I’d like to request the word [ pyramid ] .
Also, would you please consider my request as entrance into your “Win a Date” contest.
Hey Marina :)
Can you tell me where does the word “Beauty” come from? Or does it come from somewhere special?
I would like to know where the phrase [Let bygones be bygones] came from. It is a very interesting phrase indeed and I am sure you are curious about it as well. Thanks a ton Marina <3
There is a lot of confusion about the T-Shirt contest at http://twitter.threadless.com/.
A few rules:
To have your tweets in this contest, you have to “Submit” the tweet yourself or someone else must “Nominate” the tweet. If you self-nominate, that’s called “Submit”.
To control the degree of participation your tweets have in this contest you either Whitelist so that anyone can nominate any tweet and it goes up for a vote immediately,
Or you Greylist so that you are notified when someone else nominates one of your tweets and you can then approve the nomination or deny it,
Or you Blacklist to keep your Tweets out of the contest entirely.
CheVolay is eager to win this contest, so if you have a minute, go over to http://twitter.threadless.com/.
And check out the tweets he has submitted. My favorite tweet from CheVolay would look like this on a T-Shirt:
If you have any questions, you can contact me on twitter @fromvikingstock Thanks to all who nominated my tweets. I really think CheVolay should win.
To approve you click you UN, then Nominated the click I accept.
It’s a real confusing set up to vote. I think I have it figured out now.
Get back to you on this.
Yes, that does sound confusing. I decided to just Whitelist my tweets and let the river run. Do you see any disadvantage to Whitelisting?
Worse case: someone nominates a dumb tweet and it doesn’t win the contest. So what? There’s no entry fee.
And if I do win, I’m sure they’ll tell me.
I think the contest at http://www.TypeTees.com is set up a lot better.
The mistake I made was being too prolific. Now that I understand how this works I would have limited my submitted slogans to only the five best.
Oh well live & learn
I did the same thing
Go to this page http://www.threadless.com/submit
and get a design submission kit. You can win $2,500 over there.
The contest isn’t over yet, and neither is the larger game. There are reasons to keep trying.
If you do go back there, don’t just vote. Take the time to fill out a profile and leave a friendly comment on their blog. Then go back from time to time. Here’s why:
1. They have a rating system. You know what your score is all the time and you can see when it goes up. It’s a measure of your web presence, sort of a credit score for geeks. It’s important to know how you’re doing. That’s part of the formula that got Marina where she is today. Ratings. You need them too.
2. There is a clear path to $2,500 at http://www.threadless.com/submit You get a Submission Kit and you go to work. If you come up with something good, you start earning money right away. There is nothing like that at HotForWords. Yet.
Now here’s one of my new faves:
I came to that conclusion also, It is a community after all.
At the Typetees site I submitted then immediately refreshed the page, when it came back up I already had my one up vote and two down votes. Had to believe 2 humans read and voted so fast. :evil:
Thanks for your motivation to investigate the Threadless site I would have missed out a lot of the details.
Good Morning WordBirds,
Here’s some Korean Gospel music to start your Sunday.
ê°ì‚¬í•©ë‹ˆë‹¤ (kamsahamnida)! This adds an interesting twist to the phrase “people of color.” :lol:
All the colors of the rainbow. And we all bleed red.
I have a quite complicated but interesting one for you. The word is well known but I am one of the few people who knows where it comes from.
Try to find the origin of [emancipation]
Since it has to do with political rights of women, I think you’ll be interested.
If you can’t find the origin of it, just contact me and I’ll be happy to let you know.
And maybe you can find the translation of the components of that word online, but nothing is published about the background of them (as far as I know)
It comes from Latin and it has a nice background story
Is it’s origin a secret?
Please share it… in case M doesn’t do it, we’ll be one word short. And I want to know! :-)
I think she is sticking to some kind of plan on her new lesson’s format, and as a result certain words might fall behind because of the preferential pick of “popular” words. (-reference to the Popular tab on YouTube-)
Take it easy.
It’s not really a secret but it’s relatively unknown. My teacher once told me this in Latin class while we were studying irregular verbs.
‘Emancipate’ has 3 Latin components:
Ex, manus and capere. Ex means out, manus means hand, and capere means to take.
So literally it means “to take out of the hand”, but that doesn’t make sense unless you know the metafore behind it.
When Roman women got married, they were symbolically under the hand of the man. It symbolizes protection, but also the fact that men took all the decisions while women were working at home, doing their household jobs.
Fortunately, women have gained more rights during the years. An ‘emancipated’ woman, is a woman who’s not under the hand of her man, so she makes her own decisions.
And there you go.
Another mystery solved ;-)
By your trusty….
I was hoping I’d learn some thing today. ;-)
For your homework….
All you men, put your hands up!
Well I bet Marina can put as many men under her hand as she wants. Millions of them are watching her videos, and only few of them are interested in filology :wink:
I’ll try to look for some other words if you want, I’ve studied Greek too…
I like to sleep in the buff when im alone or with a girl but if there is any one around or think anyone might come in unexpectedly I sleep in all my clothes and the word I want to request is [budweiser] because it is my beer of choice either that or the origin of the word [oxymoron] I know it the smartest idiot or the other way but where did it come from. Where the being a [oxymoron]
I would pay lots of money and give away my most favored testicle just to catch one night in the buff with the teacher
Would that make her a sadder [budweiser] girl? :mrgreen:
Your comment reminds me of the joke, “I’d give my right arm to be ambidextrous!” :lol:
How many marriage proposals do you get…per day? :)
(btw, add one from me)
Hi, I would like to know the origin of the word [gag] and why it has so many meanings and if they have the same origin.
I would like to know [what makes cuss words, cuss words]. I know it’s not a particular word or phars but I have looked for this myself and can’t find a satisfying answer, and I’m hoping maybe you could help me out.
Thanks for your time! and I love your videos!!!!
I would like to know the meaning of the phrase [to gum up the works], and I just found you on youtube and love your videos.
Awesome videos. If it’s no trouble I’d love to hear the origin of either [Theory] or [Engineering].
A long time ago, I went to bed drunk, “in the buff”, and didn’t realize until much later that the heater in the waterbed was turned off. I woke up feeling so cold and sick that I thought I had hypothermia. I put on my long underwear, sweatpants, two t-shirts and a sweater, a toque, a pair of mittens, a scarf and slept on the floor with the dog. Dogs are very handy and always understanding. The dog didn’t laugh at me or kick me out. Dogs are great. :grin:
Two technicalities concerning YouTube: Consider Captain Jack’s two channels.
1) Why is the “Subscribe” button missing from the captainjacktv channel? I do not think it has to do with the length of the (“Comming soon …”) title — I created a channel with a short title that has this issue too.
2) Both these channels have a “Videos Watched: ” line. However, the HotForWords channel does not have this line. I have not been able to find any option that would remove this line. So how come the HFW channel does not have this line? Is it because HFW is a partner?
PS: This guy got a “Missing” button!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XFR5Qw-c9g — watching it now
PPS: Perhaps one must upload at least one video in order to have a subscribe button. But then how does captainjacktv have two subscribers — how did they subscribe without the button?
That is correct, one must have at least one video uploaded to have a subscriber button.
The second part of your question, why are there two subscribers and no subscribe button? Maybe the two subscribers subscribed when the Captain did have a video published, but now that video is private, which means no more subscribe button. That channel was created July 08.
YouTube says that HotForWords subscribed to captainjacktv yesterday — and captainjacktv last signed in 4 months ago — so when HotForWords subscribed, there must have been no videos either.
Also, you responded to the second part of my first question, but not my second question — which had to do with the “Videos Watched” entry. Any thoughts on this?
It is true that partners do have enhanced features, so the Videos Watched is probably a selectable feature which also might include being able to subscribe if no videos have been uploaded. Try searching the YT help. I know it is not he greatest of help, but they are constantly adding help files as features are constantly being upgraded.
For example, I have the ability to change my channel to the new format, which a few weeks ago was just for some of the selected partners.
:shock: What Does The Word Detention Originated From
It depends on where I am or how I feel…
hey hun [redacted] enlighten me please.
Thanks, Marina, and WELCOME HOME!
Since I saw footage of people escaping an hotel fire in “the buff’, I always wear at least the pants part! Imagine the embarrassment, coming down an aerial ladder in your birthday suit. This really has happened. :smile:
“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” – Albert Einstein 1879-1955
Ok, he was making a bit of fun on this one, but he really did believe this. If you think about it, you’ll see that we create our reality. Not 100% mind you, for it is influenced by others around you with their reality creations. One also has to place in the effects of physics law to make it all work. What is left over is plain delusions or is it really delusions? It could be a fact for we don’t understand it clearly as some others do.
Reality is merely an illusion. Let’s break that down. What is Reality and what is an illusion?
What’s the difference between [delusion] and [illusion]? or are they just the same? :???:
Did you hear about the new Idiot’s Guide to Zen? Turns out it’s just the cover for a blank notebook. :razz:
Glad to see your Green credentials are intact with your recycling of the oldest jokes. :razz: :lol:
That one has been used for everything from “The Book of French War Heroes” to “The Book of Welsh Wisdom”. :razz:
Evan, way off topic but here’s a forum thread that you will enjoy.
It’s a site for Flight Simulator enthusiasts that was recently hacked into [oblivion], and is a fine example of how the human spirit can rise above challenges with humour.
A kevel is a hammer for roughly hewing or breaking rock.
Turn a fork sideways and it looks like a Sickle, so a Kevork is a Hammer and Sickle. :???:
Here’s a thumbnail sketch for you.
It is incomplete and simplistic, but should give you an idea of the big picture.
Reality (or virtual reality modeling, if you will) is the model of the world around us, formulated by brain processes, as perceived by our five senses (without distortion or interpretation). Precogition (the ability to plan for future events) combines posteriori (learned) experience, reasoning (pattern recognition) and sensory data to know the outcome of future events before they happen (exclusive of free will determinism).
Illusions are misbegotten beliefs, sometimes interpreted as apriori (instinctual) knowledge and experience, and mistakes in sensory perception, imposed upon the precognitive process, leading to a faulty model of reality.
ie: Science (natural) versus magic (supernatural).
A computer, like a person, will do what it is told based on the programming imposed. If the rule is 2+2=5, and not 2+2=4, then 5 (illusion) is the outcome, not 4 (reality).
(I did some post grad in psych – heh heh!) :mrgreen:
It all depends on the value of 2 and 5.
2+2 = 2+2+0
Now according to Robins Lemma proof
Let x be a non-zero number, and set y=x. Thus:
x = y
x^2 = xy
x^2-y^2 = xy-y^2
(x+y)(x-y) = y(x-y)
x+y = y
2y = y
2 = 1
1 = 0
Now since 2+2 = 2+2+0 and we apply the lemma proof so that 0 = 1, 2+2+0 = 2+2+1 =5
2+2 = 5
One difference between physicists and mathematicians is that “science” uses math to describe systems as they truly are. Mathemeticians demand absolute proof and look at numbers as the only true answers. Numbers are intinsically beautiful, but they lie when describing how things actually work in the real world. Losses through hysteresis (heat) occur in real systems and physicists understand that, so 2+2 can equal only 3.84167124… Mathemeticians want to insist that 2+2 always equals 4. So…do the numbers lie?
Which is more realistic? Intent or outcome?
In your example the outcome has “magically” transformed from 2+2=5 to 2+2+1=5, to satisfy the need for abolute proof (which is not the same as truth). See text above re: natural vs. supernatural
And remember – “The road to Hell is lined with good intentions” :mrgreen:
That was fun! What shall we discuss next?
How about the “single bullet” theory? :grin:
Mathematics fails when it comes to quantum mechanics. All anyone can come up with is a best guess of the probability of an outcome.
Mathematics also fail to look at the big picture. Let’s say we have a large 400 lbs pumpkin I by one more 10 lbs pumpkin. Now I have 2 pumpkins, yes, but that one larger pumpkin is very large. So lets say your going to make 7 pumpkin pies and it says you need 2 pumpkins. Well you have just bought two of them but one of them is 400 POUNDS! So 1+1 not necessarily would equal 2, but more like 1000. LOL!!! It’s all based on relativity.
In Step 5, you’ve divided both sides by zero, since x=y
(ergo x-y=0) :twisted:
A Black Hole is where God divided by zero.
- Albert Einstein.
Thanks for the forum thread from AVSIM. I just signed up.
Now, back to… what was it? Two plus two?…
You’re absolutely correct! :mrgreen:
Twitternomics > or = to 140
I keep seeing the expression “…Marina <3.” Does this mean that Marina is less than three? Three what? :lol: ( :roll: )
Have a heart!!!
It’s just a heart on it’s side………
Try to tatoo this into your brain cha cha cha. If all computers can be programmed by their software, not all brains can be brainwashed by their five senses.
And rules and chains are bound to be broken. Just like flesh and bones is bound to become dust in the wind!
Been drinking the Neuro-water? :roll:
Let me use language you can understand
Bippity boppity boop! :mrgreen:
That was a fine example of “pretzel” logic, by the way :mrgreen:
The faulty premises irrevocably led to a faulty conclusion.
Pretzel logic? I would rather call it dynamically stable associative learning.
Did you know that the hermissenda crassicornis, a colourful and beautiful seaslug, is at the base of associative learning? Its neuroanatomy is somewhat interesting to say the least.
“I would rather call it dynamically stable associative learning.”
Of course you would :grin:
If i had wheels, I’d be a wagon… :roll:
But then, we’d both be wrong!
You really shouldn’t drink that stuff…
It has rotted your mind
Bippity boppity boop!
Methinks I should drink my food and eat my drink.
The universe is mostly empty space. Consider the vast distances between the stars; then the vast empty spaces in an atom, also more space than matter. Materiality is a sort of illusion that masks the emptiness.
As an accountant, I find my material compensation providing an illusion that substitutes for a life. :sad:
Object that appear to be solid really are not. Like you said all object are mostly space. It’s just some objects have more space than others. :mrgreen:
I have friend that has a tax accountant who says he can make
2 + 2 equal anything you want! So is that true? :lol:
Yes. Logic describes truth.
“fuzzy” logic describes reality.
“Pretzel” logic describes neither.
It’s free will determinism. :mrgreen:
I knew a company accountant who was asked at a job interview, “What does 2+2 make?”
His answer was, “What do you want it to make?”
He got the job. :neutral:
These torrents might help :mrgreen:
History Of Logic 1 – Greek, Indian And Arabic Logic
History Of Logic 3 – The Rise Of Modern Logic From Leibniz To Frege
History of Logic Vol 4 – Gabbay, Woods (Elsevier 2008)
“What is 2 + 2?”
Accountant: “What do you want it to be?” :lol:
Algebraic proof that 2 = 1
a = b
a^2 = ab
a^2 – b^2 = ab – b^2
(a + b)(a – b) = b(a – b)
a + b = b
2b = b
2 = 1 :mrgreen:
Talk about oblivious, I failed to note Captain Jack already did that! :oops: :sad:
And both you guys have yet to observe that the proof is wrong.
Any number multiplied by zero equals zero.
This is an example of “pretzel” logic, not pure mathematical proof.
Once free will determinism is imposed, truth and reality are not a factor.
Just like global warming/cooling mythology. :mrgreen:
ab1=ab1x4= cat squared
I would like to request the word [japout]
In the buff, been like that since I was around 11 or 12.
Welcome home, Marina :!: Maybe the best thing about curling up in your own bed for a nice, long nap is you never have the feeling you might be “drifting” off someplace. Literally. Back on dry land.
Hope to hear from you soon.
I would like to request the word [spanking] :grin:
If you could rate user comments on the HFW site, would you rate any of the comments you’ve seen lately?
Have a good sleep tonight…
â™ª â™« â™ª â™« â™ª â™« :grin:
[eat the rich]
Good one James…IGGY…use the belly button for salt when eating vegetables…it adds [tang] :lol:
That’s a … new and possibly constructive idea for sure.
Not sure the rich are very tasty though.. Well, perhaps with a lot of pimienta and wasabi then. And surely not without some pricy and fancy wines of the best.
Don’t forget COCONUTS! :razz:
(Poor “wordlover.” He went [bananas], didn’t he?) :lol:
No, Evan. I believe he went twitter, not bananas or coconuts. Looks like he’s still twittering around somewhere in the twittspace.
Probably toxic, James.
Seriously, years ago I read that human flesh from the average American (apart from being human) would not pass US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) inspection. :shock:
and that is because… :twisted:
Who likes my partner plea video? It’s shit but it might work.
Gee whiz, James, if you say it’s shit, I’m not really inclined to watch it. :???:
Hello Marina :)
I requested it on your youtube video comments but I would like to know the [origin of country names] eg: Italy, France , etc. I think it would bring a little of a change to your requests. :) And by the way I love your channel and website, I watch it like everyday! You’re super awesome :)
France used to be called Gaul, after the Celtic people who lived there. “France” comes (I believe) from francon, or “spear,” the favorite weapon of one of the invading post-Roman Germanic tribes.
But don’t take my word for it, I’m too tire tonight to look it up. :neutral:
Hello Marina, Howya dooin today?
I’d like to request an old phrase [TO DIG IT] like as in “can you dig it” or “dig this” meaning to get into something. Just curious about the origin of this old phrase. And now here’s an “oldie but goodie” that you can all dig on. Well I gots [TO BAIL] this scene for now. Laaater……
Hey I almost forgot the assignment, Uhm lets see, during the summer months I sleep in boxers or shorts, I have gone in the buff if it’s really hot or if I’m with someone, in the winter it’s sweat pants. Also I want to say to you Marina and everybody at HFW have a fun and safe Memorial day weekend and also please remember the veterans. Have a good one every body. :smile:
I’d like to know where the word [bluff] comes from.
The suicidal man threatened to jump off the cliff, but he was just [bluffing.] :mrgreen:
Right back at you Leonard. God keep Russian friends safe too. Here is something for their War Heroes:
[Bazara net] [sheramoyzhnik] These are english transliterations of Russian words. I know what both of these words mean in English and have used them when I speak in Russian. I don’t know the history of the first one. I think the second one has to do with when Napolean invaded Moscow. The French soldiers were starving during the Russian winter and would say to local Russians “Shera Mi” when begging for food so shera mi became synonymous with begging for food. Thus, the russian word “Sheramoyzhnik” was born.
Bazara net is slang for “no problem”. I am guessing that a Bazar is a place of confusion so no bazar equals no confusion. Does that sound right to you?
I emailed you a question about another Russian word that sounds alot like a really bad English word so I dare now ask you about it here. Please check your emails forms when you get a chance. I got the auto reply from you server for my question already.
whats the origin of the word [hotel] and [motel]
To all VETERANS:
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO, GIVE, AND SACRIFICE. YOU MAKE AMERICA.
Thanks to all you HFW Family members who served and gave. My meager words can’t say enough.
:smile: *****MAY 2…Picnic at MARINAs place you All*****
God Bless the People that Protect AMERICA and Have a Grand MEMORIAL weekend
…Hopefully the HotForWords calendar :shock: next year will include this speCIAl A*M*E*R*I*C*A*N holiday and start date of picnics :lol: :roll: :razz:
(Why are the called shrinks?)
Good one….don’t you think ??
I would like to request a word, which has been bugging me for 3 years now. Who came up with the word [hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia] ? It is probably the most ironic word in the English language, as it means – fear of long words.
Inspirational video to help you dream…
If you go to the learn/practice page you can put your links in HTML form.
Contact me on Twitter & I’ll meet you over there if you want help.
e.g. This is your same link as above
Thanks. I want to evolve into that style. I nearly went nuts trying to figure that out one day and I just gave up. It is really cool though and I do want to learn how to do it. I’ll give you a tweet when I feel bullet proof and maybe we’ll go over there and try it again because that coding kicks my ass.
It took me a couple of tries :cool:
Glad to see you sleep in the buff too :wink:
I would like to request the word [Sex]
Homework: See “pajamas”
A Spanish modismo (“idiom”) for “in the buff” is en cueros, “in leathers.” :cool:
Marina, I really like the more “schoolteacherly” dress — in part because it contrasts nicely with your “risque” photo. :grin: This new combo of dressing more modestly, combined with a few “hot shots,” works well. :smile:
Evan, you work hard… :razz: Harlequin – beautiful and mysterious word^^kinda gives me the “willies”^^ :wink: have a Memorial grand day
How sweet it is…[willies]
arms [akimbo] is such a strange word. Sounds African. Jumbo :!:
I would like to know what [clockwise] was called before there were clocks? Have a nice day :)
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the other night i was cruising youtube with my girl and i found your clips were freaking hilarious. first off, cause my ex-wife was Lithuanian and you guys basically look and sound the same. second off, cause you’re actually pretty funny.
anyway me and my partner (mel-EEE-saaa) are wondering if you can break down the origins of the term:
where do i come from
where do i originate
ever since i realized that i didn’t know
i’ve been sad and empty on the inside
help me marina
Depending on the weather outside, I eitherr sleep in my pajamas (bottoms only) or in my underwear. BTW, nice picture.
In response to your video, I sleep in my undies. I would like to request a word! I am going to a Big Lebowski themed party this weekend, and I was wondering the origin of the word “dude”. Thanks, love the videos, hope you’ve enjoyed Cannes!
i sleep all naked. are you actually naked in that PICTURE!!!! :smile:
look and see :oops:
im trying to. MARINA NEEDS TO TAKE THOSE COVERS OFF!!!
I am so glad to join to your site as new member.
I would like to know about the origin of the word “Contract”. I am working so much in my job with this word.
I would be glad to be answered for this word.
Thanks so much my best teacher in the world
Love you so much
I would like it if you could find the origin of the word [opposum]. I would like to know why it starts with an “o” and why we don’t pronounce it.
“Possum” is the Dixie pronunciation. The Yanks pronounce the “O”. :smile:
“Opposum” might come from “opposite,” ’cause they’re such contrary critters. But then again, maybe not. :lol:
OK sleep sounds good about now.
Everyone have a good BBQ this weekend.
picnic and BBQ at hot4words :roll: checking the time thingy…
Now THERE’S your buffalo shot! lol As it so happens, I spent last night sleeping in the buff. Usually, I sleep in my boxer shorts, as I stated before in the Pajamas lesson, but sometimes I sleep starkers. The sheets and blankets kind of feel like clothes anyway when they are on you. I’m not one for restrictive pjs, and I like my skin to be able to ‘breathe’ at night. I’m sure I’m not alone in this sentiment.
Thanks for another short and informative lesson, Marina. Hope you have arrived home safely from your Cannes adventure! Peace and love, Errin : )
shhh! there are people trying to sleep….
I would love it if you explained the word pumpernikel! This is the most bizzare sounding word i ever heard.
Pumpernickel a word of German origin that has an interesting history. This word originally described a goblin in German. It consists of two parts: pumper, which comes from the verb pumpern, and nickel.
The verb pumpern (which isn’t used anymore) means to hammer, to cause a noise by knocking, dropping something etc. Pumpern is related to the verb pumpen (which means to pump in English).
Nickel is a short form for the name Nikolaus. In former times, it made up a pair of opposites with the name Hans: Hans stood for a tall man and Nickel for a small one, so the word nickel got the meaning of a small person in general and later the meaning of a small child. Because Nickel used to be a very popular name among the people of the lower classes, it also got a contumelious meaning, describing ugliness.
Thus, pumpernickel described a small, ugly person that made hammering sounds: a goblin.
The use of this word to describe black bread first appeared in Westphalia because of the fact that the bread that was baked there had a very hard, ugly crust and its loafs often weighted 60 pounds. Thus, the loafs looked like a pumpernickel, a goblin.
Because of its hard crust, the risk to lose teeth while someone was trying to eat it was very real. Therefore the word pumpernickel got the meaning of a very hard, inedible bread in some parts of Germany.
(Taken from Deutsches WÃ¶rterbuch von Jacob Grimm und Wilhelm Grimm)
The first time that I heard this word was on holidays in North America when I was a child. My father was constantly making jokes about the Americans adopting such a silly word.
I remember back when I was living in Washington state, when me and my family drove through this ranch (or animal reserve), where you can feed buffaloes and and herds of deer from your car. We had a couple loaves of bread. And there was this one time where the side-door window to our van was open wide enough to where a buffalo was able to poke his head through. We got a lot of buffalo drool along the inside of the side-door and my pant leg. It took a couple of minutes for me to try and push his head out of there, but he could only decide on his own.
I saw a tweet on twitter & it reminded me why I never sleep “in the buff”. By Roland_Hedley
Before I open my eyes in a.m., I like to guess where I am. I usually get it wrong, but it’s a little game I like to play.
Since I fall asleep almost anywhere (annoys my wife, she actually might be jealous) I must always be carefull… ‘Also have to be carefull on ultra casual fridays to make sure I put on some sort of pants… won’t let that happen again, (they let me go with a warning & a free towel).
Can’t tell you how much I’m lovin’ seeing Marina’s twitpics in all those outdoor locations, she knows I was begining to worry about Vitamin (Sun) deficiencies. She is looking really “buff”. Especially, like her muscles gleeming in the sun… tri & biceps are looking good & for some reason I can’t take my eyes of her well shaped… shoulders (what’ya think I was gonna say).
Got to go “Buff” the car now… we have some sunny, west coast weather ahead… oh how I love things that gleem in the sun.
1/2 buff I guess. I like to wear oversize T-Shirts most of the time. :razz:
Happy Memorial Day to all :mrgreen:
Put out the flag this weekend :grin:
Great irony. John Wayne (born “Marion Morrison”) never served in the military — he got a draft deferment during WWII so he could make war movies. :razz:
Thank you for your ironic response :mrgreen:
You sound like a true American :grin:
i got 2 words that you could do the first one is “gum” and the second is “anaconda”
Hey I’d like to request the word [Investigate]. You seem to use it in every video so how ’bout it? By the way love your videos keep going!!
I sleep in my house.
My house is on a street.
=> I sleep on the street.
(the sidewalk is my pillow) :-)
I enjoy sleeping with a bare naked hottie close by… :shock:
I like to call her Sally! :grin:
I sleep in my underwear. Hopefully, admitting this won’t come back to bite me in a job interview.
So in the buff is related to buffalo eh? And buffalo wings are not from buffalo, aren’t they?
Well, rumour has it that once upon a time in the buffalo grasslands, the buffaloes used to say sayings here and there.
Looks like they said Jambo J! better hold his nose too, oh yah yah yeappee yah, yeappee yee…
“Only seven years ago we made a treaty by which we were assured that the buffalo country should be left to us forever. Now they treaten to take that from us also.”
– Sitting Bull (1831 – 1890)
Even when dating I’m never in the buff; there’s female flesh to sleep in :wink:
RAW HIDE – Blues Brothers :cool:
Is that like a “broad shawl” Jeorney? Where you drape naked womanly flesh over your body and kick off the ones in bed who hog the bed sheets. That’s like a buffet style orgy :lol:
:smile: whatever your imagination dictates :cool:
Another Homework answer could be, I never sleep in the buff, I wear a bed instead. :roll: Yeah, that’s what I thought too :)
Well, last time I tried to go back inside the lady got upset with me and screamed “I’m not your Mommy!” She found the experience to be rather creepy and I ended up sleeping on the couch, it sucked :cry:
whatever my imagination dictates :idea: that sounds risquÃ© like
sleeping naked in the forest in some moss and waking up the next morning to find bloody rabbit fur in your mouth and a sick feeling in your stomach.
Sounds like a scene from both Altered States and American Werewolf in London. Both great 80′s movies.
Awesome cinema work. Some scenes in there remind me of Dali and Magritte :wink:
Here’s a way to get a really good night’s sleep. (Really)
I would like to request the phrase [Speak of the devil]
You posted that when I signed in :twisted:
I sleep in my kegs (pants)
Hi, I was wondering the meaning and origins of the word [blunder]. Thanks!
Why is a pimple called [zit]?
From where does the word [Russia] come? (The country)
… and why is Moscow called the [3rd Rome]?
Its like the “third(3rd) EYE”…you—Me—and them :razz: or :lol: Sounds
:wink: Suzi Quatro, If you can give me love, live in Germany 1970s’, with amazing guitar player Paul Green :cool:
Look at the globe and see how big the country is. They were really “Russian” around to get somewhere. :mrgreen:
(Oh dear, Marina’s going to me mad at me again… :sad: )
It’s somehow good to know that Buffalo wings originated in Buffalo, New York. I thought Buffalo wings were some kind of humorous marketing thing. It gives buffalo wings added legitimacy. Buffalo, New York, eh? Were there buffalo in New York? According to Wiki, “Early French explorers reported the abundance of buffalo on the south shore of Lake Erie”.
I usually sleep i n the pajama pants I wear around the house, or just undies; sometimes less.
Ah, Marina, we are learning so much more about you than we ever thought possible – and enjoying every minute of it, too. By the way, did you ever get that air conditioning fixed?
Would love to be your butler. Maybe that’s the next contest. :smile:
We all miss you. Enjoy the rest of your time in France. Be safe.
what is the origin of the word [bankruptcy]
oh so you sleep in the flesh :shock:
I hope you’re still having a wonderful time in Cannes. To answer your question, in winter, I sleep in flannel pajamas in a full-size bed. In summer, I sleep in underwear. I wake up once or twice per night to go to the bathroom. If I don’t I usually have to rush to the bathroom in the morning!
I’m excited that you sleep in the buff! Reminds me of this joke:
Q. How can you tell if there’s a buffalo under your bed?
A. You’ll notice your bedroom ceiling is closer. :razz:
How about using the IntenseDebate plug-in from WordPress.org to set up comment voting on the HotForWords website? Whadaya think?
voting is not moral DEMOCRACY***)(***[moral]
she tried something like that already. didn’t like the results.
buzzword: explain…thanks :smile:
:?: @fromvikingstock: where and what is it that you are making of comments? :?:
HAIL to MARINA and her Republic of LEXICON…un-docked and know more
:eek: @fromvikingstock says:
30May 22, 2009 at 7:58 am
How about using the IntenseDebate plug-in from WordPress.org to set up comment voting on the HotForWords website? Whadaya think?
Some websites have a feature that allows people to rate each others comments. In YouTube you notice a thumbs-up and thumbs-down button next to each comment. You can vote on that comment by giving it a thumbs-up or a thumbs-down.
It’s like rating the video five stars, only you are rating the commenter. It gives a measure of who is tuned into the thinking of the hfw community and who isn’t. The higher your ratings, the more popularity and influence you may have with people like those who visit and comment at hfw. It also runs stats on who are the most active contributers.
Marina gets rated — why can’t we get rated?
Maybe we aren’t rated so as to protect our egos. :oops: :razz:
:???: I see, but see the “no” of know need and again, that is just me! :razz:
This is the plug-in I mentioned. It can drive more traffic to hfw and enrich the experience of all users.
…THANKS*****fromvikingstock*****THANKS AGAIN and have a good ["War Hero Day"]…
:wink: I like herding traffic, but I’LL drive along :lol: :razz:
:wink: I like herding traffic, but I’LL drive along :lol: :razz:
You’re welcome, Leonard. And three thumbs-up on your comment expressing gratitude, patriotism and humor at the same time. I sure like the way you talk.
How do you do it? I guess I’ll never know.
I saw your Tweet, also.
Marina tried the voting last year and it is a good request and I think a lot of people liked it. I think the voting was active for about 3 or 4 days and Marina disabled it as it slowed down the server.
Now, what I don’t recall is this; when Marina tried the voting, was pagination turned on or not? If I remember correctly, pagination was off, so as page grew in comments, with the voting items, it slowed things down. Perhaps with pagination as it currently is, maybe the voting would work? Marina could give it a try again.
Another thing I recall vaguely, and I think there was a discussion about it, was the idea that there may have been some abuses of the voting. That is, since we are a tight community here, I think the fear was that some people who have contributed, but in a way that is not everyone’s cup of tea, may get lots of down thumbs, and therefore scare off an otherwise decent person.
Let me know what your thoughts are.
If slow server performance and pagination problems are the only reasons for not using it, I think those problems could be ironed out. I would like to have the idea revisited after Marina gets her 35 hours of sleep.
this is the earliest reference to the comment voting. comments regarding the rating system appear throughout this lesson.
The earliest reference to comment voting is comment 30. At the time of this entry, your note appears as comment 30.4.2 which misses a lot of earlier comments on the subject from PedanticKarl, leonard and Evan.
i’m glad you caught my error. it’s all in the details!
this is the earliest reference to the comment voting. comments regarding the rating system appear throughout this lesson.
addicted to [internet]
could this be why?
I liked the photo under which you posted your comment about the History Channel presentation… how apropos
I recall from in anthropology classes, however, that Pschitt is referred to as scat. That makes me wonder, did the folks that developed the musical style of scat really not like it at all?
Yeah, I will watch… with interest and skepticism. Seems too good to be true. Even if it’s not what they say, they have, at least, discovered an extinct species of primate.
I RIPPED A PHONEBOOK IN HALF!
rape a book? (move to smaller com.munity with smaller directory
U could Die Recking a book…It happen(almost) when I ripped the dudes bible in half…have SOUL and Soul will be yours
:wink: bees are BOLD
There’s a little suspense in your video actually.
Soy protein and milk is what you need! And a little session of iron pumping too. You’ll then tear that thing apart like you peel a banana, oh yeah.
I would like to request the word [Logic] :mrgreen:
I second that
I would like to request the word [checkmate]
[checkmate] comes from the Persian shah met, “the king is dead.” :smile: No, I didn’t Google it. :cool:
Marina, is [checkmate] an example of [folk etymology]? :?:
(Do be careful about pronouncing “folk” with a Russian accent.) :razz:
Hey M, I’m downloading the video(dial-up,ARGHH!) and was scrolling and TROLLING, when I noticed your pictures( I like that idea, BTW). Who is that red statue you are kissing? It looks like Kim Jung Il about to eat an apple. You look like you are in the BUFF. Did you pick that picture for this lesson? Or is it a beautiful coincidence?! :twisted:
I sleep in the buff. You look like you do, too!
Kim jon il… haha :grin:
I used to sleep in footed jammies, but I was just a baby then.
Later I slept in big-boy pajamas, but later grew out of them.
In my late teens thru my 20s I slept in my boxers, but they would creep up, bunch up, or twist around, and were mighty uncomfortable (especially with wedgies). But I continued nonetheless, especially during my Army years while living in the barracks!
My sleeping attire now is “au naturel” just because it’s more comfortable for me…nothing kinky or sexual in nature about it. PJs just don’t do it for me.
As Spike Jones once said,
“Bears sleep in their bear skin, and they sleep very well I am told. Last night I slept in my bare skin, and I caught one heck of a cold!”
Short-Faced Bear vs American Lion
…I bare catch my bears with beers of barley [broth]bare my mare…good one jt1stcav… :lol:
Like The Band Sang, “can’t stand the way he sings, but I love to hear him talk!”
I sleep in my undies and t-shirt.
I bet you turned that sculpture red with your kiss :!: :mrgreen:
Good lesson. I always wondered where that word came from.
Homework: I used to sleep in the buff in my old heated water bed I purchased back in 1998. My water bed was an over-sized California King. It had padded everywhere. Even the head board was padded. I even had a wave machine install. The darn thing had an alarm so it would wake you up with a soothing massage. :grin:
Three years ago I started to wear pj’s when I crewed for the Island Spirit. It was like my uniform at night for I did the night shift. I just wore pj’s and t-shirt. If it’s really hot out then just shorts. I have only one reason to sleep in the buff and that reason isn’t happening any time soon. :neutral:
A padded bed is needed for those that beat their heads :wink: :lol: :oops:
Hey pal you had better find something to sleep with. Cause if you don’t use it you loose it. :lol:
:smile: Nice and naked…ready to shower before to bed…who is Buffy :?:
Jody’s sister :mrgreen:
Brother my brain :mrgreen: :razz: :mrgreen:
Did you notice how easy it was to get enrolled in school (without even providing a birth certificate)? :mrgreen:
All Buffy had to do was show her a$$!
:smile: Ohio chick? :cool: Russell Brand & Chrissie Hynde – Islands In The Stream
:grin: I won’t even go into my view on the whole phonecall rhubarb. I’d still be typing at the keyboard in 20 years.
“tell that to ‘dick’ Chenny…choke on no jokes :cry:
Don’t let the truth make you a bitter person :mrgreen:
:razz: *I like that turn on “From the 1982 Sire 45 (7-29840.)
This is the B-side of “Back On The Chain Gang”.
Repost. Video made on 8/18/08.
Note: I am no fan whatsoever of Rush Lameblow! “….It is cool to practice living in caves.” little leonard to buzzwords :razz: BEES are good, A’s are a good [tool] to fool the writ with…little pussy leo :lol:
Rush Limbaugh??!! Again, with the same lame lines? :roll:
Why not say… oh ,I don’t know…
Sean Hannity? Glenn Beck? Todd Schnitt? Joe Paggs?
With so many to choose from, why do you only pick out Rush to single out? OH WAIT! I KNOW!!
Because Rush poses a real threat to the liberal mindset by challenging and questioning liberal (so-called) “values”.
The last time I was of your mindset, when I was so enamored by a personality was in 1959.
I couldn’t wait for the Mickey Mouse Club to come on because at 4 years old, it made me feel like I was a part of something bigger than just me.
“Who’s the leader of the club that’s made for you and me?” :mrgreen:
Someday, you have to grow up beyond the 4 year old level and not be so hateful of people like Rush, just because your “leader” says so.
‘Till you do, I’ll just tell you what you want to hear…
“You’re probably right”
Why are liberals still so angry?
Don’t they realize they won the last election?
Yippee! The country’s turning socialist!
Be happy, pay taxes and drive little cars! :grin:
[cow pies] or an update of the tossing of chips :lol: :cry: [wet] :oops: You Can’t Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd :???: You can’t take a shower in a parakeet cage
But you can be happy if you’ve a mind to
All you gotta do is put your mind to it
Knuckle down buckle down do it do it do it
Well you can’t go swimmin’ in a baseball pool
sleep with a sheep…NAKED as in born Wet
:razz: Kid Rock – Buffalo Chip Sturgis – “Cowboy”(LIVE RARE)…cowboys..[cowboy] :mad: :cool:
My native neighbors think different… Buffalo Soldier: Legend Version…Music video by Bob Marley & The Wailers performing Buffalo Soldier: Legend Version…
I sleep naked in a cage of Thought…
:lol: with love raining water down :lol:
Marina has got to get more sleep…buffalo songs are all over the place…color my world and fly my wings high…I sleep in my [bed] :lol:
I get no sleep :razz: Buffalo vs entire lion pride
..me Hungry like a lion…Tokens-The Lion Sleeps Tonight…now to the toil.let and let it be told :lol: I’m pooped :lol: [long-Jons]
my dreams happens more like the quote if I sleep in the buff
:razz: [jacket] :roll: Quote
“Grove giveth and Gates taketh away.” – Bob Metcalfe inventor of Ethernet – on the trend of hardware speedups not being able to keep up with software demands :mrgreen: :???: :lol:
I prefer sleeping in the BUFF :shock: , and wouldn’t mind doing it with U :razz:
Unfortunately, my housemates consist of my nephews girlfriend and her two young kids, so I sleep in undies. :sad: (And I don’t thing my fiance’ would approve, either. ) :wink:
Now, how did the Buffalo earn that name? :???:
I sleep in the buff in Buffalo especially after eating Buffalo Wings.
But the name of the city “Buffalo” has nothing to do with the animal or sleeping naked.
It’s bastardized French for “Beau Flo” for Beautiful River.
I sleep in the ‘muff’ when I can :mrgreen:
Have you ever ate a Muffalo? :lol:
Dear Teacher, here are 2 request….
The first one is [GORGEOUS] I’m really curious of this one, first because you are ;-) and second of all, I’m French and this word is very close of a French one – “gorge” – that mean “throat”… any relation??
Second request is a English say that a lot of person use when they use a vulgar word [EXCUSE MY FRENCH] why French? We are not this vulgar? Is it jealousy from our (true) reputation of amazing lover, LOL! ;-)
I can’t wait to see your answer Miss!!
Bye take care
Maybe because of the word pissing sounds like the french piscine which means fishing.
Agree sound like the same, but “piscine” mean “swimmingpool” and no fishing ;-)
So I really not sure of your answer ;-)
I knew it had something to do with water :oops:
Well good try…. me I have absolutly no ideas!
Maybe our teacher may explain us… soon?
is it all GREEK too? ..to you?..latin lang*U*age… :grin:
What is Greek for you??
:razz: greek is history before latins and amber hunts in spruceland :roll:
They say “aim please, and pee not of swimming water…washing w*aTe*r :grin:
One man’s fish is another man’s poisson. :mrgreen:
Bienvenue, sdk 69! :smile:
Few week I follow hotforwords on youtube, and this week I decide to join the website ;-)
Look fun and very instructive!!
By the way, “It’s Greek to me” is an English idiom that means, “I have no idea what it means.” :smile:
Votre anglais, c’est meilleur que mon francais! :grin:
Thanks again Evan, your french is quite good! No worries! ;)
She might do!
sdk 69: hi friend this might be cool Marina does a great follow up :razz:
…GOD BLESS F*R*A*N*C*E and I second your request “[GORGEOUS] I’m “
You agree on th request on [GORGEOUS] or you agree our teacher is gorgeous?? LOL
Knots R tied together :smile:
BTW I thought you already gave us this homework in “pajamas” lesson
I think Marina needs more sleep or cloths or thinking pills :lol:
Love your Gravatar. Photo of you buried in a dictionary. Did you know I used to read dictionaries for I couldn’t find anything in the classroom that interested me enough to read. I was even chastised for reading it. About a week later she would bring the book to me. :cool:
Homework: I sleep in my bed :lol:
No really it all depends on how warm it is. In the winter I sleep in Pj’s and when summer hits I sleep in the buff.
Buff… clothing can be so restricting in bed… hot too.
yes, buff is best
Just underwear for me
Marina, as you are doing a series on sleeping culture now, how about the word [bed]?
In my underwear, specifically in boxers. Originated from boxer shorts, from pugilists or boxers. The “boxer shorts” were worn for the needed unhindered leg movement while moving about the ring during a fight.
They just get better and better.
I have always been interested in etymology, and have been a fan of your work for some time now. The word [ruthless] has been on my mind lately. I hope, by expressing my own thoughts on this word’s origin, I will in no way hinder its chances of recieving a post. Anyway, i have been thinking about this word, and suddenly the word “rue” popped into mind, and i realized this might be the root. Any thoughts? Also, the word [cacophony] is interesting.
Finish my homework here and then I have to put my Scooby Doo pajamas on.
Is that why buffalo wings are served at buffets :?:
:lol: want to lock horns :?:
Dear Marina, that was a far-fetched explanation but very :razz:
:smile: matsrg: Must be pretty in SWEEDEN with spring! Back sometime you mention this and THANKS. :grin: Eurovision 2009 Sweden – Malena Ernman – La Voix Semi-Final 1*****gird your lions :lol:
bees are good
Not your typical philologist! Putting the LOL in PhiLOLogy :-)
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