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  1. wasnme says:

    i like being laconic sometimes… it’s like… if u don’t know what to say, stfu

  2. shawnf says:

    Dear Marina,

    The opposite of laconic is VERBOSE. Verbose = Expressed in or using too many words. 17th Century Latin.

    Keep up the “grate” work. ;-)

    Your “fan”,


  3. thoughtforwords says:

    Verbose is the opposite

  4. squirrelelite says:

    Good GTW. The 300 bit cued me to Sparta, but I couldn’t quite come up with laconic. I like your show. It helps me recharge my memory for words.

    I think your typist (or was it voice recognition software?) for Philip of Macedon needs to check his spelling, though. He should have used “raze” meaning to destroy to the ground, not “raise” which means to help to rise to a standing position, grow or cultivate, etc., etc.

  5. darlingj says:

    Such an excellent Vid!

    I’d call it Classic Marina – the real thing!

    Simple Formula:

    1. Educational – very much so in the content

    2. Interesting – Yes – not something everyone knows about – but have heard of.

    3. Clever – So Cool with Sister, the play on ‘Who wants to be a Millionaire’ suspense, illustrating the word meaning in the script.

    4. Connection to Reality/People/Fans – can’t be laconic here…what I mean is that your very best vids seem to come from suggestions from sincere and inquisitive souls – not when trying to play to something trendy or ‘pop’ in the main. I remember who gave you this request or named it as his favorite word – a REAL Artist. This is not a Trendy word.

    I’ll name another factor but it is a given – it’s that the lesson is originating from the usual attractive nature of Marina.

    A friend I made on this site pointed out that you could pull 80,000 views wearing a potato sack and mumbling – and he is right.

    Do the 4 things above and you’ll pull views above the 80K number for years and years – I just know it.

    Geeze – you gotta be my favorite Teacher in the whole world! Who said that? ;-)

  6. lespatriotes says:




  7. r0bw00d says:

    Hello, Marina! I’d like to request the phrase [so long]. How did it come to mean goodbye when it appears to be more appropriate for a vague description of length rather than a farewell wishing? Perhaps it’s short for a sentence that’s been lost in time? Thank you!

  8. leonard says:

    I say: good day.

    :twisted: [HORNs] :twisted: —___here from__—Each “horn” of the Pronghorn is composed of a slender, laterally flattened blade of bone that grows from the frontal bones of the skull, forming a permanent core. As in the Giraffidae, skin covers the bony cores, but in the Pronghorn it develops into a keratinous sheath which is shed and regrown on an annual basis. Unlike the horns of the family Bovidae, the horn sheaths of the Pronghorn are branched, each sheath possessing a forward-pointing tine (hence the name Pronghorn). The horns of males are well developed; in females, they are either small, misshapen, or absent. :smile:

    The Singing Bee Honk like a Bicycle Horn
    ___________ :o Horny has been done by HotForWords…more horns-Taps at President Kennedy Funeral
    :| :cry:

  9. m0n5t3r4u says:

    I would like to know about why tickling is french related?

  10. gizzalove says:

    I would like to know where the racial slur [zipperhead] came from.

  11. leonard says:

    I want to know where [summer] went? :cry: PJ Harvey – Goodnight :cool: see you all….

  12. Jorge says:

    Hi dear teacher, I’d like to know the origin of the phrase [the tone at the top]

  13. paul2199 says:

    Hi. I want to know about the origin of the word, [in the lyme light]. Thanks!

  14. ekz says:

    i would like to request the swedish word [tjänsteman]

  15. megamaxon says:

    i would like to request the word [Omnipotence]

  16. kaseywashere says:

    i would like to know where the phrases or words [tanking] [dps] and [healing] come form like the gamer terms.

  17. pedanticKarl says:

    A Swedish web newspaper / magazine SvD (founded in 1884) published an interesting article looking at the different YouTube phenomena from different angles.

    The article includes a look at HotForWords. Here is an edited sample of the article about Marina.

    “Other contributions in the anthology highlights examples of successful vlogger… and studying how they managed to create successful brands… with a mixture of sex appeal and teachers inside like admonishing – has proved a remarkably effective way of getting out etymology… Orlova has become a so-called cross-over hit, and now increasingly visible in other media as well.

    Youtube unlike anything we’ve been through (Google translated)

    Original article in Swedish


  18. pedanticKarl says:

    OK, everyone, and let’s synchronize our HotForWords calendar.
    It’s Oct 4, Full Moon.
    Everyone make sure you stay up all night and of course
    the Europeans will be up anyway and keep Marina company.

    So, that’s what’s going on below.
    Full moon effects. :smile:

  19. kolia says:

    what is the meaning of the word [ spirit level ]. is there spirit there?

  20. Captain Jack says:

    UUUUUHHHHHGGGGGGG! It amazes me how some people can be so freaking cruel to good people. I wonder why I even bother. :|

  21. neuroway says:

    Backside ]tail grab[ :smile:

  22. Evan Owen says:

    [sharif] : title given to those who serve as the protectors of the tribe and all tribal assets, such as property, wells, and land.
    (E.g. Omar Sharif)

    So how did this Arabic word become the English [sheriff] :???: ;-)
    (Or is Evan being disinformative again?) :mrgreen:

  23. Evan Owen says:


    as in “Marina shows great [enthusiasm] for her work. :smile:

  24. ldmajor says:

    HI Marina I have a word request
    the word is [Angel - ангел] and how come it is so similar in Russian

  25. darlingj says:

    I have a word request Marina.

    It is the word [Sapid].

    I really want to know about this word, and I took your advice to make a request for it here.

    I even made a video request too on YouTube.

    Your book is way cool also!

    Jody :grin:

  26. marinedaddio says:

    Приветик Марина.. Я большой поклонник вашего творчества… Обожаю ваши клипы на русском.. :razz:

  27. I’m exactly like you; I want the hardwood floors, clean spacious apartment; a view is nice. It’s not asking too much to be decent. Ciao, J.

  28. virgolovekitten says:

    i would like to know what the [hobknocker] come from and it’s deffation please

  29. I will be laconic Marina your {Hot} and thats all folks!!! :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  30. seesixcm6 says:

    Dear Marina,
    Here is a word request: [Boa].
    It’s a type of snake, and also a long, fluffy scarf made of feathers. fur or fabric. It has an origin in Middle English as a name for a water adder, another type of snake, today.
    Of course, I would be happy if you would make the video wearing only a long boa, draped to cover vital areas, so that it would be OK for you to shift your legs during the video. I’m sure I’d watch this video many times. You want your viewers to be happy, don’t you? :razz:

  31. errin says:

    Well, I guessed ‘sparse’ and wasn’t anywhere close. But I never do get it right when it comes to these GTW games.

    And yet, I still feel like a winner, because I learned the very interesting origin of the word ‘laconic’. Thanks, teach!

    Peace and love, Errin : )

  32. originalistrick says:

    [BUMMED] or [BUMMED OUT] Why”bum” ? Oh, also means butt; ass, derriere, etc.?

    [KEEN] That was keen; she’s keen on that idea; keening of the wind.


  33. hotrocky says:

    Could be verbose, but maybe “bloviational.”

  34. solitudeape says:


  35. neuroway says:

    Damn U George! DAMN U and ur fancy comments! :grin:

  36. Evan Owen says:

    To: Lady Marina of Lochaber
    Re: etymological connection

    May it please your Ladyship:


    What is the etymological connection? :grin:

  37. thematrix75 says:

    Hello Marina,another good lesson,guess the word game.I love the pink , and yellow tops that makes you look super sexy! :grin:

  38. Evan Owen says:

    Even more homework:

    φλύαροσ (fluaros) is Greek for “garrulous.” Any connection with “fluent”? :???:

  39. Evan Owen says:

    More homework:

    “Laconic” antonym: болтливый :grin:

  40. neuroway says:

    Whatever is not laconic is complicated, complex and very difficult to understand, or perhaps just plain stupid. Who knows?

    • leonard says:

      :lol: southern pride :cool: Turovsky is the author of a collection of aphorisms- “Itch of Wisdom” (Cicuta Press, 1986)

      “The first ape who became a man thus committed treason against his own kind.”
      “Man is afraid of prison although he himself consists of cells.”
      “Oppression is the legitimate mother of liberation. There’s no hiding from alimony.”
      “When your legs get weaker time starts running faster.”
      “Broken wings fit more easily in standard-size boxes.”

      ..all have a good (k)NIGHT :smile:

  41. henrikleonidas says:

    Hey Marina.Can you please tell me the meaning of the word[logorrhea]?
    Thanks in advance ;)

  42. jmcargal says:

    The opposite of laconic would be garrulous or loquacious. I have a request that may be improper as it is a word part, but I am curious about the word part [cline] as in [isocline].

  43. Evan Owen says:


    Opposite of laconic is Welsh! :lol:
    Seriously, both David Lloyd George and Hubert Humphrey were known for being [garrulous].

  44. raraory says:

    Privet marina, opposite of laconian , long talker . close freind to the close talker . dos fidonia

  45. autumnbrooke says:

    I would like to request the phrase [tie one on] as in getting drunk. My friend posted it on my facebook tonight and I had NO idea what she was talking about, which led to 3 or 4 of us trying to figure out where it originated. Thanks!

    • Evan Owen says:

      The phrase comes from Tai-wan-on, a drinking game that originated on the former Portuguese island colony of Formosa off the coast of China. The Portuguese adopted the phrase from the natives, and later brought it to America, where it spread from their immigrant settlements in Massachusetts and San Diego.

      Taiwan itself originates in the Siraya language of the indigenous Taiwanese, an Austronesian language distantly related to Hawaiian.

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

      (Or maybe not… :roll: )

  46. okay4now says:

    Hwk: I would just give you the names of a few people I know…

  47. neuroway says:

    I don’t know why, but I feel the laconic sister in a yellow dress would look astoundingly pretty with a fireman helmet on her head. :smile:

  48. mimur says:

    can you do the word
    [rock n roll]
    thanks (:

  49. tonyb says:

    Verbose? Some days, Marina, I wish I could reach out and hug you and kiss your pretty face. You know like on those social networking sites.

  50. stigmatasaurus says:

    The opposite of laconic is [garrilous.]

  51. nelgenyam says:

    у вас есть яблоко?

    • Evan Owen says:

      An apple for Teacher! nelgenyam for Teacher’s Pet! :grin:

      Etymologically linked?

      [apel] (hello Rijk!) :smile:

      And what’s with the Romans? Did they think apples were evil, such that they called them “malus”? :mrgreen:

      [ab ovo usque ad mala] — lit. “from the egg to the apple”

      BTW Glen, what was “Овод” about? :smile:

  52. kevstoy says:

    Hi Marina! I would like to request the word/symbol [@] . I know it’s a computer symbol but my question is “Why do we use it?” and why does it take longer to write that symbol than to spell it out??

  53. seesixcm6 says:

    Dear Marina,
    The opposiye would be “melifluous,”
    I hope your booksigning went well last night. I hope you are OK from the evenr. :smile:
    Also, when are you going to give tha answer to the question you asked about “sen’night”? :?:
    BTW, laconic is pronounced “luh-kon-ik.” The middle syllable is pronounced like the first one in “constitution.” It is not pronounced like the word, “cone.” I hope you don’t mind when I try to improve your pronunciation of words. (Spokane, deus, etc.) I think it will help you make better videos. Please don’t kill the messenger! :shock:

  54. Frank says:

    Hey there, HotForWords!

    I´m curious about, where the word [Gerbil] is coming from. ;-)

  55. originalistrick says:

    Aw, heck, another one I failed. For this HW I’ll try loquacious.

  56. Captain Jack says:

    Did I get that one right? It’s been so long ago I forget. Just a hair over two weeks ago I take it.

  57. originalistrick says:

    Oh…gotta regroup…uhh. Just got home, feeling kind of hungry, thinking I’ll whip up something to eat after I feed my dogs. Sooooo, I go out in the backyard, and as I get near the doghouse, I come upon a very dead, very HEADLESS skunk. Yeppir, that’s right. And my dogs are doing their usual happy to see me jumping all over me routine, and I’m like, dammit don’t you get near me with your slobbery tongues you bastards…

    I’m not hungry anymore.

  58. chiselstone says:

    I would have to say the word you are looking for that is the opposite of Laconic, a word I’m sure everyone knows and who wouldn’t know it? I mean it would have to be a word that means you talk a lot and ever get to the point. Oh I’m sorry I’m rambling on so let me get to the word you are looking for … OK it is Loquacious

  59. Greatest Potential says:


  60. smokey36bear says:

    homework: verbose, blab, yack, chatter…

  61. Bob says:

    Circumlocutious, Pleonastic, Prolix, Sesquipedalian, Tautologous, Verbose, wordy.
    {Never use one word when five or six, or however many you can think of to string together in a single sentence without repeating yourself no matter how hard you try, will do.}

    • leonard says:

      “Except in a few well-publicized instances (enough to lend credence to the iconography painted on the walls of the media), the rigorous practice of rugged individualism usually leads to poverty, ostracism and disgrace. The rugged individualist is too often mistaken for the misfit, the maverick, the spoilsport, the sore thumb.”

      Lewis H. Lapham (b. 1935). U.S. essayist, editor. Money and Class in America (1988).
      :cool: :razz: :lol:

      • Bob says:

        You described me [to a T]. Interesting phrase – to what sort of a T?
        A cup of tea, a T-bone steak or a Mister T (now there’s a misfit!)?

        • leonard says:

          A plumb t… :o It is better to be hated for what one is, than loved for what one is not. — André Gide :grin:
          Truths are not relative. What are relative are opinions about truth. — Nicolás Gómez Dávila…may your day pay well :smile: work the word or [smack]… :shock:

    • Evan Owen says:

      Old words are best, and old words when short are best of all.
      – Churchill

    • Evan Owen says:

      OK, let’s paraphrase the Churchill quote:

      “Ancient vocabulary is superior, and ancient vocabulary when abbreviated is superlative!” :lol:

  62. BigBhd95 says:

    ;-) :idea: Wrong again :lol:B.B.
    hw/ verbose

  63. pat haskett says:

    blabbering? yapping? eloquent speaking? I might need some after school tutoring.

  64. Rijk says:

    spraakwaterval :mrgreen: ( a waterfall of words )

  65. vikingspy says:

    In Philip of Macedon’s quote, shouldn’t it be “raze” instead of “raise”?

    Great shows!

  66. wetsuit5 says:

    I’d give you an answer to my homework, but I’m afraid it would burn out my keyboard.

  67. AllynTygrrr says:

    I suppose the opposite of laconic is verbose.



    - A -

  68. leonard says:

    Good job :lol: Boring talk… :P

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