O’Reilly Factor Show – Summer Words

Here is my 7th O’Reilly Factor Show appearance.. this time it was with some fun summer words!  I cover Bikini, Vacation, Beach and Picnic.

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  1. hotforweirds says:


    you forgot to mention what Bikini means in the native language: pik kinni “land” of the “coconuts” (no kidding)

  2. sith_lord says:

    а я про бикини не знал))Круто))

  3. suimobile says:

    This one reminded me of several false etymologies: beach is not connected to bitch, though in some languages the pronunciation would be close, bikini and monokini, picnic versus pyknic. Have you explored false etymologies recently? Some are real howlers. (Would beach/bitch qualify?)

    With regard to the above mentioned monokini, there is disturbing news this is disappearing from French beaches.

    The group Les Chiennes de Garde, mentioned there, brings this post full circle. Isn’t this a deliberately provocative name? What is the status of animal epithets in various languages? Is this, like the French canicule, appropriate for beaches and the dog days of summer?

    p.s. Marina, you come alive on camera when you start to explain things. There are far too many people who can smile vacuously and jiggle. Your quirky “I’ve got a secret” expression might keep more viewers long enough to hear your words, if you can maintain amusement long enough. (How anything good survives broadcast is a constant mystery to a curmudgeon like me. Congratulations on what you’ve achieved so far.)

  4. godotsabaka says:

    I’d like to requesdt the phrase “knick knack” – as when I was growing up and needed to put something away (or find something), I’d always put it in the knick knack drawer.

  5. Why are they called [ prostitutes ] ?


  6. PageDoll says:

    When I saw the Twitpic of the boat Marina was on, this is the first thing that came to mind. Why?

    • darlingj says:

      Great Vid PD!

      It’s because the Yacht is so big it looks like it could be a Navy Ship?

      Or maybe M and Christina hold some resemblance?

      Or, keep guessing?

  7. PageDoll says:

    When I saw the Tiwitpic of the boat Marina was on the first thing that came to mind was this
    Why? :roll:

  8. PageDoll says:

    When I saw the twitpic of that giant boat Marina is on the first thing that came to mind was this. I’m not sure why, but I think it has to do with seeing teacher dressed up in some kind of captains uniform….Captaianess.

  9. richard7769 says:

    Why is a long fly ball in baseball called [a can of corn]?

    Love ya big Fan,
    Richard 7769

  10. kittykattran says:

    I have a friend who is a PC evangelist, and I thought it was a made up profession. Apparently it’s a real thing. Could you please do a Hot For Words investigation into [TECHNOLOGY EVANGELIST]?

  11. star magic says:

    OK, I have a request..

    [hully gully] ;-)

  12. beevee14 says:

    “Plato was a bore.” – Friedrich Nietzsche 1844-1900

    Good delivery and timing, he just suffered from horrible material. He started out asking questions in his act ala Seinfeld, but quickly realized that his mentor had already done that schtick years before. In fact, it was named after him. In his later years, his own protege stole the limelight. So, I wouldn’t say he was boring, Just sandwiched in between two other superstars.

    Kind of like the peolple on SNL just after Belushi, Murray, Ackroyd, et al. and just before Murphy and Piscopo. I mean, who can name any of them, right?

  13. James says:

    I need someone to review a bit of audio for me.. It’s my next video and its secret.. so it’s just one person. I can’t sing for shit, but I will send you a snippet of audio from my next video and I wan t you to tell me if it is so bad that I shouldn’t bother, or if its ok.

  14. carsick89 says:

    hey marina, i was walking to my friends house when I realized iwas lost. can you do the word [lost]? i was like oh snap, lets ask hotforwords. please and thanks

  15. Che Volay says:

    I was channel flipping on the 40″ living room TV and then your head filled the screen, a big giant head of Marina in my living room. It scared me, cos I recognized you but did not expect to see you supersized. :shock:

  16. Evan Owen says:


    Speaking of nuclear explosions, here’s the 1961 “Tsar Bomba”, biggest bomb ever. :shock: I’d rather look at a pretty woman in a bikini. :grin:

  17. Evan Owen says:



    oh well, may as well include:

  18. leonard says:


    BLUE dye

    ]…blue rats…My daily word rquest: [BLUE]…..the wind can never blow me down, but let the wind take my gas. My aunt was born a “blue baby”

    The media and propagation machines hash out “blue dogs” and my spruce tree is bleeding blue sap
    Bluing, laundry blue, or washing blue is a household product used to improve the appearance of textiles, especially white fabrics. Used during laundering, it adds a trace of blue dye (often synthetic ultramarine, sometimes Prussian blue) to the fabric.

    the breeze blew cities smells and made me sick

    :lol: Popeye Blow me Down Colorized
    … :lol: up and at’em…HOTForWORDS is :cool:

    • beevee14 says:

      Help me out here, leonard, my man. Is PageDoll two people? The fine brunette on the red chair and her, well, not unattractive male friend in the white button-up, correct? Good thing I never posted anything raunchy cause it would have been to a MAN! That hasn’t happened in days, weeks even :!: :shock: ;-)

      I guess I could just ask them/him/her, but why ruin the mystery? Besides, I am still not convinced that you aren’t M’s alter ego :!: :twisted: Perhaps DNA samples are in order :razz:

      YES, I am a bit of a conspiracy nut. Not 911 or JFK, but aliens, Bigfoot, Loch Ness; I’m down :!:

      • leonard says:

        I do not know? I asked! heart full of soul…amazing clip with Page pretending to play Beck…Beatles – Rain (1966)…beevee—mash and mix this with your Zepplin “RainSong”…the under 30 [rage] :lol: page ‘s doll was PLANT

        • leonard says:

          David Furnish was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to Jack Furnish (retired, former director of Bristol-Myers) and Gladys Furnish (retired, homemaker). He has an older brother, John, and a younger brother, Peter. David graduated in 1981 from the Sir John A. Macdonald Collegiate Institute in the City of Scarborough – now part of the Greater Toronto Area. He graduated from the business program at the University of Western Ontario in 1985, was recruited by the advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather, eventually transferred to the London office and was appointed to their Board.

          Furnish resigned from his position in 1994 after finding it increasingly difficult to balance the position’s demands with the demands of his new life with John.

          Furnish later enrolled in courses at the British Film Institute. He is currently co-chief of Rocket Pictures along with John.

          Furnish is a contributing editor for Tatler magazine and also is a regular columnist for Interview and GQ.

          Furnish currently serves on the board of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, attending fundraisers and other events in support of that cause.

          Elton John proposed to David Furnish in May 2005 at a dinner party with friends and family at their home in Old Windsor. John and Furnish entered into a civil partnership on December 21, 2005, the first day that civil partnerships could be performed in England, in the town of Old Windsor.

          crazy man…what is happening?…you got crazy shit happening?

          :oops: Quote
          “Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal.” – Leo Tolstoy 1828-1910

  19. junie4693 says:

    [snake eye]

  20. oldmangardens says:

    Bytor a character in two epic songs by the Canadian rockers Rush. Where did the word/name originate, and what does it mean.

    • beevee14 says:

      This is about the fifth time and every time I think, “What two songs?” Help me out here. I like Rush but can’t place that. :?: :???: ;-)

      • oldmangardens says:

        Bytor and the Snow Dog on the Fly by Night album, and The Necromancer on the Caress of Steel album. So where did the word/name originate?

        • beevee14 says:

          Here is what I got from songfacts:

          Rush’s road manager Howard Ungerleider came up with the title at a party. There were two dogs at the party, one a German shepherd and the other a tiny white nervous dog. Howard used to call the shepherd By-Tor because anyone that walked into the house was bitten. The other dog was a snow-dog (white). So from that night on Howard called the pair of dogs “By-Tor and the Snow Dog.” The dogs belonged to Rush’s manager.

          The song is divided into 4 chapters: I) At the Tobes of Hades, II) Across the Styx, III) Of the Battle, IV) Epilogue. Chapter 3 (Of the Battle) is divided into 4 chapters in and of itself: i) Challenge and Defiance, ii) 7/4 War Furor, iii) Aftermath, iv) Hymn of Triumph. Total running time, according to the label, is only 8:37.

          On the back cover of the album Alex Lifeson is identified as “Snow Dog”, and Geddy Lee is identified as “By-Tor”.

          The character By-Tor returned on the following release, “Caress of Steel.” In that song, By-Tor was the victor in the battle. (thanks, Jeff – Haltom City, TX, for all above)

          This was the first Rush album with Neil Peart, their drummer and lyricist who became an integral part of the group.

          There is a video created for the Vapor Trails tour that played on screen behind stage. This is also a hidden feature on the Rush In Rio DVD (Easter egg) accessible on the second disc (Boys in Brazil). (thanks, Mike – Mountlake Terrace, Washington)

          Section III was originally called “The Battle.”

          On the original vinyl album, the chimes at the end were printed into the fadeout groove of side one. On older turntables, until the stylus was physically lifted from the vinyl, the chimes would keep playing. On the Archives version, the song is 28 seconds longer as additional chimes were included. (thanks, Mike – Mountlake Terrace, Washington, for above 2)

          Not one of them wierd and deep Neil Peart/Ayn Rand songs, after all :!: ;-)

  21. seankim says:

    when we’re overwhelmed, it’s said that we’re [swamped]. why so?

    • Evan Owen says:

      Hello seankim,

      [swamped] is a boating term referring to the boat being half-full of water and barely afloat. The boater often feels overwhelmed in this situation, so the term carried over to other situations in which people have too much to handle.

      • seankim says:

        i super-appreciate it, but i was hoping for miss marina to possibly pick my word for a video piece.

        • Evan Owen says:

          That’s my idea too. The more a word is requested and discussed, the more likely Marina is to choose it and do a video on it. She has chosen a couple of words (“handkerchief” and “salary”) for which I seconded someone else’s request.

          BTW, I just got my black belt in taekwondo. Your head sensei / sabumnim is from Korea, isn’t he? :smile:

          • seankim says:

            is that the case? ok then, thanks for the friendly heads up. and yes, our gm is from korea. i don’t know how you figured that out. we’re kim soo karate based in houston, tx. take care.

  22. viking300 says:

    An other word for consideration is [goose bumps].

  23. freebird says:

    So, I gather that the Pebble Beach Golf & Country Club really means… The Beach Beach G & CC… right!? :razz:

  24. tonyb says:

    I get my blood tested so much I know what the women are called who draw my blood- [PHLEBOTOMIST]. That seemed like a fun word. The nurse had on her wall a sign which said “Love your Phlebotomist”!

  25. inco says:

    Marina I order you to tell me what is your favourite flower… or else ;-) ;-)

  26. Venomrock67 says:

    Do you remember [Full Metal Jacket]? :razz:

    • beevee14 says:

      Great movie. The lone, female sniper at the end holding and chewing up a squad of Marines was a perfect microcosm of the whole mess. Rafter-Man blowing her away is the ultimate loss of innocence which Joker was trying to save the whole movie. Or not. :mrgreen:

      Gee, you think Mr. Kubrick planned it that way :?:

    • muggins says:

      The most awesome scene in cinematic history. FMJ is on my fairly controversial top 5 list of all-time greatest flicks.
      The Maltese Falcon
      Taxi Driver
      Full Metal Jacket
      The Big Lebowski

  27. pedanticKarl says:

    Marina, that is an awesome lesson
    about the origin of the word book on the Harper Collins site.

    • hs4mm says:

      If you have signed up for email notification from Harper Collins for Marina’s book, did you get a notification of the recently added event on Aug 19, 09 at Borders in NYC?

      I signed up a while back (and clicked the link in the confirmation email) but did not get any notification of this newly publicized event.

    • leonard says:

      thanks for the update…very good, have a beer…BLUE MOON–bud lite or RED Stripe…555 :grin:

      • beevee14 says:

        Ahh, today is ‘Beer Diplomacy Day’ here in The States. Watch closely as The Professor and The Skipper try to extricate themselves from a sticky situation as Gilligan sucks down Blue Moons and shows Ginger and Mary Ann the six-inch scar where he, “got a little careless taking down a perp.” Thurston Howell will be along to buy the story. Only in America.

        I keep forgetting, who is the racist?…So much for ‘post-racialism’, whatever the hell means!

    • darlingj says:

      Let’s start calling her ‘Marina Appleseed’ – because if she keeps doing this in the proper places – like the New Yorker Magazine, and now Harper-Collins Publishing, and leaves behind a little something wherever she goes – she will continue to build a long time following.

      I leave room here for leonard or another scholar to fill in the etymology of the legendary [Johnny Appleseed] I learned about in my youth.

      Plant the seeds and they will grow.

      BOOK at Harper-Collins is pretty smart – don’t you think? :???:

  28. pedanticKarl says:

    Marina, you got em. :grin:

    Twitter has been having some continued major issues. My tweets in the last day have not shown up on the timeline. One of the tweets was this one.

    Marina of @HotForWords is a Valebrity. < — Geek word.
    It’s true, I tell ya.

    • darlingj says:


      This happened to us a few days ago with your tweet to Heidi – It DID show up in my timeline – and so did the one you reference above today. I even went and looked at the link. Weird.

  29. pedanticKarl says:

    Thanks Marina. You got em. :grin:

    Twitter is having major issues. My tweets have not made it to the timeline in the last day. Here was one of my tweets from three hours ago.

    Marina of @HotForWords is a Valebrity. <<– Geek word.
    It's true, I tell ya.

  30. andyhop says:

    Groceries are food we buy from the market, but the first part phonetically sounds like “Gross.” Why would I want to eat something that is Gross. ?P Yuck!

  31. hs4mm says:

    Since at least yesterday from Twitter, it appears that YouTube is suspending several accounts, including those of partners. Anyone know what’s going on?

    On an UNrelated note, channei says his access to YouTube is blocked (which is different from having his channel suspended).

    • pedanticKarl says:

      Don’t know what is going on, other than providing this specific tweet: (no other references found at this time)

      From: @IceflowStudios
      Tue Jul 28 – 8:01:46 pm
      “Warning to YouTubers: YouTube is apparently suspending accounts linked with spam bot programs. If you bulk message users, STOP!”

  32. sssanzo says:

    Hey ;) I would like to know the origin of the word [relationship] and another idea of a word is [rofl] or [rofl mao], or i’m okay with [esoteric]

  33. cyrus krill says:

    Well well, Do not take this as spam, but I did not read the rules good, haha so the word I want to know is [Slumdog] from the movie Slumdog Millionaire.

    • leonard says:

      Hello cyrus krill…check this out,…The Global Language Monitor claims that 14.7 new words are added to the English language each day and Jai Ho! and slumdog, both popularized by the movie Slumdog Millionaire, just missed being the millionth words….from hotforwords :-)

  34. I’d like to know the origin of the word [caddy]


  35. cyrus krill says:

    Hey sexy, Well there was a movie that was just ok… although it won a lot of oscar… Well anywho… Slumdug Millionaire.

    I know what millionaire means and where it comes from…
    But what about Slumdog?

    Thanks, xoxo, more hugs than kisses hehe…

    Greetings from México.

  36. zealous894 says:

    How about the word esoteric? ;-)

  37. achilleaskate says:

    What is the origin of the word {Masturbation} :?: :lol:
    Please answer :razz:

    • Evan Owen says:

      Oh come on, now, can’t we be a little more creative than that???

      [taking little elvis to graceland]
      [tossing the spam javelin]
      [scouring the tower of power]
      [organ solo]
      [onan's olympics]
      [lubing the tube]
      [hand to gland combat]
      [shellacking the shillelagh] :razz:

  38. bsomebody says:

    In the Navy, the beach was anywhere off of the ship. We would hit the beach and go anywhere.

  39. Evan Owen says:

    Anyone notice a certain similarity between this lesson’s “thumbnail” and the Evony advert? :grin:

  40. PageDoll says:

    Theres one right now!! At the top of the Recent Comments list! Thomasville furniture. on “My day at GoDaddy” ..one of those mystery comments that aren’t there when you click. :roll:

    • John says:

      I would like to request the word [escrow] It is when a third party (usually a lawyer) holds certain information or documents or money from the first party and releases them to the second party under only when certain conditions are met. It’s easy but where did the word come from??

      John, UK

  41. viking300 says:

    What is the origin of the word [Emergency]?

  42. ricoswavey says:

    what is the origin of the phrase [chubby bunny]
    that is now a game

  43. beevee14 says:

    The last time I saw tye-dye was at a Robert Plant concert. Pretty good show. Allanah :?: Myles was the warm-up. She had a hit song but I can’t remember it….Something about Memphis and Elvis :?: ….Oh, well. Another trip down memory lane :smile:

  44. ilikekatz says:

    i would like to request [claustrophobic]

  45. Evan Owen says:

    Hi Marina,

    It was a real [плажа] watching this video! :mrgreen:
    {Ooooh! My worst bilingual pun in weeks! I hope she gets it! Anyone else get it? :lol: :grin: :???: :| :sad: }

    Hey, anyone else see the tie-dyed shirts at the beach with the motto, “Life’s a beach, and then you dye”? :lol:

  46. leonard says:

    My daily word request…[lies]…

    I was put in this den and learned to live; my lying with the lions was a [[bath]] of lye!!! :-)

    ***brave on leoes***[LEO] of neo***fibs of sbifcat is in heat :oops:

  47. beau james says:

    fair and balanced—what a condescending jerk O’Reilly is, I hope the time and effort is worth it

  48. James says:


  49. äläx says:

    so, i watched a lot of o’reilly’s shows, or parts of them, on youtube. i just can’t help myself. he really is an ignorant, stuck-up prick, ain’t he? his only “arguments” seem to be the loudness of his voice and being in the position to shut people up. i don’t like people like him, not at all.

    • Damiana says:

      lol! good call, äläx. i can’t stand o’reilly either. he’s totally an ignorant, stuck-up, arrogant, narrow-minded prick.

    • Evan Owen says:

      Chwarae teg iddo fe / fair play to him, he does seem to appreciate our dear teacher! :grin:

    • darlingj says:

      I’m not trying to defend him or anything Alex – but the clips you see on YouTube are a sampling of different points over 10 years of shows where he has come off that way. They are put on there by the people who can’t stand him to make sure you never watch his actual show.

      If someone wanted to make a compilation of things you or I have said that made us look like Assholes – I know it wouldn’t be too hard to do – at least in my case.

      I’d suggest (if you can stand it) to try watching a sample of his shows randomly – streamed on the net as they are broadcast in context and see if you feel the same way.

      His shouting episodes and shutting people up have only happened a handful of times over 10 years – but those are about the only ones available on YT. If that’s all he did he wouldn’t be the highest rated news show on cable.

      It IS true he has a big Ego, and it is also true he has that ‘classic Irish temper’ that you see come out in those clips – but that is NOT all he is about.

      Try it and tell me what you think.

  50. cufan71 says:

    ;-) AWESOME job Marina :!: :grin:

  51. tonyb says:

    You looking so glowing and full of love in that interview. Does Fox give you the words in advance and you prepare for the interview? Or do you just explain the word origins off the top of your head?

  52. krashtestdummie says:

    Hi Marina, I was speaking with a beautiful French friend and I was trying to explain the meaning of and why am such a [Sucker for a Smile] I can’t figure out why the word sucker is used in such a phrase and thought no better person to ask than you.
    Keep Smilin!

  53. isoviet says:

    hi or privet marina i wanted to request that you find the origins of several words. I wanted to request that you do [wonder] and [harry potter] and the last two [claustrophobia] and [kitsch]. You can do whichever one is more appealing to you or easier, or even harder to figure out if you like a challenge. The ones I would really want to know are [harry potter], [kitsch], and [claustrophobia]. Thank you so much. :cool:

  54. kolia says:

    Congratulation! Great work!

  55. labbatt78 says:

    The summer weather where I live is kind of a bummer lately but I don’t mind the comfortable temperatures. I hope it gets warmer very soon especially when I go to my family reunion in Michigan within 2 weeks. I want to spend all day in the sun and especially in the underground pool.

  56. taylorw1001 says:

    Dear HotForWords,
    I would like to request the phrase [not your strong suit]. It has always confused me :D I don’t think that suits are all that strong…. I mean have you ever seen a suit lifting a car???

    from your student TaylorW1001 aka Taylor Whyte

    • Bob says:

      Suits of armour are strong, and heavy so you need to be strong to wear one.
      I second [not your strong suit] and hope that it’s [on the cards] that Marina will do this.

    • beevee14 says:

      It relates to card games such as Hearts and Spades where you have a ‘strong-suit’ that you try to get your tricks with. If you dont make trump, then it wasn’t ‘in the cards’.

  57. PorcelainLies says:

    I would like to request [phantasmagoria]. =] It’s a fun word right?

  58. darlingj says:

    I just continue to be so impressed by Marina and her accomplishments, and how they keep progressing.

    I came here in April after seeing her first 6 appearances on O’Reilly over the course of a year.

    There is an advertising rule I learned in school that says people need to be exposed to something at least 3 times before they are likely to respond.

    Me, I’m slow. Can you believe I had to see MARINA – SIX TIMES before I went and looked!?

    This was officially her 7th appearance – but I actually count 9 if you include the re-run of an early appearance, and the recent ‘Best of’ segment they ran last month.

    Now, with her 1st Book coming out – she will be making 3 different appearances on the show in short order:

    1. The ‘Best of’ segment run last month 2. This Appearance. 3. Another 3 weeks from now to coincide with the book’s official publication.

    ANY author would ONLY DREAM to be featured this many times on the HIGHEST RATED CABLE NEWS PROGRAM (for over 8 years running), with a WORLDWIDE audience and interviwed by a Host who is clearly [smitten] with her presence.

    Those of us who watch O’Reilly know this is very unusual. Those who can’t stand him and think he is an [Ogre] should be doubly impressed by her ability to impress him with her intelligence, knowledge, accomplishments, and her charm – I don’t remember him yelling at her even once! ;-) :razz: :lol:

    (If you think it’s Boobs – think again – and give me an example of a ‘Boob Babe’ who he brings back over and over…)

    The other thing notable is that this venue, and most of the other Press she’s gotten – reaches out to a far broader audience than simply regular YouTube users. This is REALLY SMART!

    Out of curiousity, I am wondering how many of us are here because of the O’Reilly appearances? I know of a few, but if you could chime in with a reply to this I think it would be interesting to see?

    • leonard says:

      Written well and good job at comunications…A+

      Marina teaches well…Imogen Heap – Canvas
      …The video for ['Ellipse'] album track ‘Canvas’ shot by Tom Kelly.

      progress :lol: 4b’s bless

    • beevee14 says:

      I came to the site after an O’Reilly appearance. I think it was her sixth(April).

      You mean I’ve only been tormenting people here four months! FOUR!!

      • bigbhd95 says:

        you are after all one of our NEWBEES LOL
        B.B. I have been watching for over a year & a half & have been
        posting for quite some time now! Hey Bee I really appreciate most of your comments…lol

      • Venomrock67 says:

        Yeah that’s about the time I showed up on here, it was right after “The Beef” episode on O’reilly.

    • Evan Owen says:

      Someone sent me a link to Marina’s video on…”abysmal”, I think…and I was hooked from the moment I first saw her. :grin:

    • PageDoll says:

      I rolled into class just a little over a year ago…when I got the internet for the first time ever. :shock:
      In my first exploratory mission through YT I came across one of Marina’s lessons and is the one and only reason I started a YT account. So I could comment on her lessons. A few days ago I tried to go back and find the very first comment I made but started to get motion sickness from all the rapid scrolling! :| To the best of my recollection it went something this, “Is it possible to fall in love in 4 minutes? Because I think I just did. Dang-it!!!”
      Its been a blast to ride along(if only from the back seat)with Marina on her journey of success and my respect and admiration of her knowledge and talent grows with each passing mile. :grin:

      • bigbhd95 says:

        hey _PD you have to yell SHOTGUN real fast to get in the front seat.B.B.

      • Bob says:

        You must be slow, PD, I don’t think it took me more than 30 seconds and it was long before O’Reilly was a twinkle in Marina’s eyes.
        I’ve come to the conclusion that M is like one of those giant pitcher plants – easy to fall into and impossible to escape from. I keep thinking that the magic has gone and that I’ve escaped, but just like a stock on a bull run comes back to test the line of resistance, I look in again and slide down the slippery slope.
        I’ve never had a crush as long as this one, 18 months, and she didn’t even remember our anniversary. Chicks! How we punish ourselves.

      • bsomebody says:

        I stumbled aboard with “whiskey.” I dunno if that means something or not… :???:

    • Venomrock67 says:

      Yep, It was her my beef on O’reilly appearance that I checked HFW right after that. :grin:

    • darlingj says:

      Dick Morris and O’Reilly said tonight that his daily viewership is 5 to 5.5 Million.

  59. raven62 says:

    I saw this last night, I loved it.

  60. buzzword says:

    hey, anyone seen alex ? i’ve been looking for him.

    • darlingj says:

      I’ve spotted him on Twitter the past few days.

      Are you forming a Posse?

      Is there a reward?

    • Capman911 says:

      Maybe this will help find Alex lol

    • äläx says:

      dude. you‘re still alive!
      well, i guess you been busy w/ exams and school and shit? how you been?

      • buzzword says:

        @ alex, yeah, alive but dead tired. all i do is study for tests and examine cadavers. i’ve been rationing my time online so i ain’t been around much. hey, cool avatar. i’ll keep in touch.

        • äläx says:

          cool. yeah, in my opinion, family always comes first, then friends, then career, then all the rest. at least that’d be my priorities. so, you take your time, man. glad to see you’re still around. looking forward to hear from you.

          • buzzword says:

            nope never seen that. but i know of the hypothesis. i don’t agree with it for a lot of reasons. but first, cultural anthropology.

            when a human puts on a public display even a scientific lecture it is also a cultural performance. her role and rhetoric i would argue has a symbolic value to the audience that is of more significance than the hypothesis she is advocating. the typical TED audience i would expect, appreciate being described as “progressive, independent, liberal, innovated, bold, avant-garde”. ms. morgan seemingly exemplifies these characteristics as she confronts the academic/scientific establishment.

            she and her hypothesis are a symbol of the values of the cultural group represented by the audience. note the times in which the audience responds to her lecture. displays of support usually occur when she mocks the established ideas of the elite. it is her symbolic role more so than her hypothesis that the audience is valuing. who doesn’t like a david and goliath story. i’d cheer for any old lady that hit one of my professors in the face with a purse. that doesn’t mean i’d agree with her ideas. the audience displays the most satisfaction when she expresses something that confirms their own roles, perceptions or values. the audience gives her a standing ovation because they, consciously or not, support the plot of the performance not the science of the theory.

            as for the theory, there are a lot of problems with it. see here, scroll down and select the “a brief critique of morgan’s…” link. its not that brief.

            when i get to teaching anthropology i’d like to use these different theories and their supporters to discuss the complexities of culture and science as well as the development of good scientific theory and methodology. maybe divide the class and have them debate the issue in front of an audience. then have them analyze all the forces that are influencing everyone involved, the rational and irrational.

            i’m going to note that lecture, good stuff. thanks.

  61. thematrix75 says:

    Hello Marina!I love your new video O’Reilly Factor Show!All those new summer words are very interesting to know.The way you set up your you tube video archive is fixed up alot better than before.I cann’t wait until your new book comes out,and please keep the neat phrases and words coming.I think it is great entertainment and a very good learning experience.Can you please check into the origin [Never look a gift horse in the mouth].Love you Marina hope to see you again soon!

    • beevee14 says:

      When you buy a horse or cow, one of the first things you do is look at the back teeth. This will give you a good idea of age and also how well they were treated. ;-)

      Just happy to serve, sir, just happy to serve…

  62. greatestpotential says:

    If picnic means to pick at your food where did [snack] come from :?:

  63. greatestpotential says:


  64. marcuse says:

    Hi Marina!
    I’d like to know the difference between [tautology] and [pleonasm].

  65. muggins says:

    I worked with a dude who was stationed on a Navy ship that observed a nuclear blast, in the Pacific, in the 1950′s. He said a rock from the blast fell on the deck beside him, so he picked it up and put it in his pocket for keepsake. The realization that radiation could linger and kill seemed to slowly penetrate the military. I’ve seen footage of U.S. Navy personnel disposing of nuclear waste inside of 55 gal. drums (according to Wiki 47,500 of ‘em) off the coast of the Farallon Islands.

  66. Zephyr says:

    Hi Marina! Love seeing you on the Factor! Awesome words! Anyway, do you know the origin of the word [Brouhaha]? I thought it was a funny word when I came across it in the newspaper. Stay smart and stuffs!!! ;-)


  67. animalntaz says:

    Hey did I just see you in heynadine’s blogchat today? Wasn’t sure if someone else was using your username for blogtv. (Of course, I don’t even know if I’m even in the Main Room when I type stuff.)

  68. wyo550 says:

    WI must say it’s more fun watching it here than at 3am! I still think the segment would have worked better with teacher’s look toned down, relative to the subject of “summer”. But what do I know? I “got a life” on eBay and it burned up in the UPS truck!

    Oh let’s be SEXY! The Bikini target ships were PINK! My Dad was in the navy in 1946 and shot 8mm movies of them being painted in Pearl Harbor.
    Pink Battleships!

    [HOLY COW!] (sounds Hindu to me!) No silly! Hagen! Nina Hagen!
    Come on kids, put on your polka dot TARGET bikini and sing along with Annette!
    “My lucky number’s one!”

    • wyo550 says:

      PS: The post production that Fox has done on all seven of these appearances (and associated rights clearances for the film clips) has been excellent and is a template for the kind of video products H4W could develop beyond the internet. Put her in a sweater and she’s a new age “Mr. Rogers”.

    • Evan Owen says:

      Naaa, I think Teach’s dress looked like summer. It’s when she dresses like that in December that I think she’s being too ostentatious. :neutral:

  69. thurisaz66 says:

    I would like to request the phrase [cat got your tounge]

  70. pandion says:

    I am glad I got to catch this appearance.
    Thank you for all your hard work.

  71. wetsuit5 says:

    Great video.
    You couldn’t buy any better advertising.

  72. jt1stcav says:

    I agree…a fantastic show as always, Marina. ;-)

    And I couldn’t help but notice a couple of times where Bill would glance down and NOT look into your eyes…bet he was visualizing in his mind how a bikini looks on you, my dear teacher (LOL)! :shock:

  73. Capman911 says:

    Great show I watched it also on tv also. It’s a good thing I did as my computer is a little slow today and the video want play without the swirley thingy going around in the middle of the video. :|

  74. Chemikal says:

    I saw it when it aired, I can’t wait for the videos on the new words.
    This was one of the best shows, so congratulations.

  75. PageDoll says:

    I could have sworn that was a hard cover edition I saw at the very end. :shock: Was it? Is there plans for a hard cover in the future?
    Should I just shut-up now? :lol:

  76. pedanticKarl says:

    Hey Marina, I loved you on this O’Reilly show. You were very grammarous (very grammatically glamorous) and you were very personable and relaxed.

    One thing that I have noticed is that you have lots of passion about many things and when you mention them to Bill, he is not so excited or enthused about those things like Xmas and picnic for example.

    • hs4mm says:

      I have a different take on O’Reilly: I think that in most of his life he does not permit himself to express enjoyment, but he is willing to do so when he is with Marina — see him around the time of the discussion of big insects at picnics in Russia; also, the live shot of him (different tie) at the end (after the replay of the taped interview is over).

      PS: I think they purposely had him wear a purple tie for the interview after seeing Marina’s purple dress.

      • MCLIJazz says:

        He can be pretty [jovial] with guests, especially weekly regulars and/or in the lighthearted segments. It’s a serious show, but can be fun where necessary.

        • beevee14 says:

          Yeah, I always like the Dennis Miller segment every week. I don’t always agree with Bill, but he’s gonna tell you the truth. I think that is why certain people have such a problem with him. :mrgreen:

          The smallest truth will always hurt worse than the biggest lie

    • hs4mm says:

      PPS: … or the choice of purple tie might have been O’Reilly himself’s!

  77. leonard says:

    Grand JOB by ALL :cool:

  78. errol says:

    Your best appearance ever.

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