Rude Tube’s Heroes and Villains!

Look who was picked as the #1 Hero or Villain (however you choose to look at it) on Rude Tube’s top 50 show!

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  1. Very beautiful. Love her Russian accenT.

  2. heaven here i come says:

    I wanted to give it 6 or more stars on YouTube; what a pity it would only let me give 5! We know you are NUMBER ONE, Marina and that you did a great JOB in your latest lesson. With lots of love from your devoted student Heaven here I come.

  3. Bob says:

    The woman who can create her own job is the one who will win fame and fortune. ~ Amelia Earhart

    She could have been talking about Marina. :cool:

    • pedanticKarl says:

      Good Job, Bob!
      So, there you go, you just got paid again.
      Another compliment.
      You must be filthy rich by now. :lol:

      • Bob says:

        I am indeed blessed; I have learned well from my visits to Thailand that the happiest people I ever met had no more than a couple of sarongs, a grass roof over their heads, a statue of the Buddha and one of the King, and the love of their family.
        What more can one need?

  4. pedanticKarl says:

    Anyone up for some Big shenanigans?
    Check it out, Marina at her biggest bestest. :smile:

  5. simmmm says:

    I would like to request the phrase [knock on wood]. I don’t even see how the meaning (hope it doesn’t happen) fits the phrase. Thanks Marina! Keep it up!

  6. sam11 says:

    I would like to request the word [Chocolate]

  7. vonmalcolm says:

    I just heard this word for the first time on Mike & Mike on ESPN radio this morning: [Fartlek] (insert Beavis laughter here) – its a form of continuous aerobic training lasting at least 45 minutes (wiki).

  8. Evan Owen says:

    [Up north]
    [Down south]

    If the first mapmakers had been from Cape Town or Melbourne, would we say “down north”? :razz:

    Yeshua bar Yosef (aka Jesus) used to refer to “going up to Jerusalem”, although it was south of his home in Galilee — because Jerusalem is some 800 meters higher. :cool:

  9. James says:

    Is there a reason why there is a 1 week gap between this and the last lesson?

    • Venomrock67 says:

      No Rijk, That will eventually become her costume. Trick r Treat :mrgreen:

      I’m completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death. ~George Carlin~ ;-)

      GeOrGe is back from the dead on HFW’s CAMPUS :razz:

      • Rijk says:

        Here costume, i thought she was gonna go as an ac repairman.

        Agree, they should be separated.
        The girls locker-room sure has grown a lot, and its fun being there :mrgreen:

        word / phrase request [ Vu jà Dé ]
        George was Hilarius :mrgreen: now lets go for a drive.

    • Evan Owen says:

      “Janked.” Love your Dutch spelling, Rijk! :grin:

      Are Americans “Jankees”?

      (One theory about the origin of “Yankee” is that it came from the Dutch “Jan Kaas.” )

  10. russianboy says:

    How wants to see Marina’s photos from Russia? Register here/ It’s like facebook, but from Russia. It’s in English!!! Just type Marina Orlova to find her

  11. Capman911 says:

    Marina can you get the shadow boxes to work for you. I can’t get them to work again.

    • pedanticKarl says:

      Mike, all the photo images work as before including the shadow box. Everything works great here.

      Test on the following link
      Click the link
      LEFT click the image
      The image is displayed in a shadow box
      Click the green arrow below the image. Ths image enlarges.
      Click the image. The normal page and image is displayed.

      You may have issues with Add-Ons or the PC is slow loading the 245K image.

      • Capman911 says:

        Karl all I get is it flashes from small to large then back to small and stays there.

        • pedanticKarl says:

          Disable any PopUp blockers, Add-Ons etc.
          I know you said that you don’t run Ad blockers.
          Check anyway to see what you are running.
          It may also be an external program issue as part of your Anti-Virus stuff or other programs that are interfering with JavaScript. Temporarily turn those off.

          I tested on other browsers and all works well.

      • Capman911 says:

        Karl it was one of my add ons. I disabled each one until the problem fixed itself then I turned them on one at a time. It worked in IE8 with no problem but with all of the add ons FF has it can cause a foul up ever so often.

        Thanks again pal


    • pedanticKarl says:

      Mike, I also sent a tweet to Twitter on your behalf
      after you tweeted them. You are still not on the timeline
      and it may take them a few days to fix it.

      Those guys are busy with a bunch of problems and
      they are understaffed. You can see the issues they are
      working on here.

      Here is what they are working on, and even though the language may not fit precisely into what I think your Twitter issue is, it may in fact be the same thing.

      ——– From Twitter Status ———
      “We are currently investigating a problem causing many users’ timelines to be delayed. We will update with status here shortly.”

      “We’re also working on the posting problems that many people are running into when trying to create tweets. ”

  12. jfriendsr says:

    Hello, I would like to request the meaning of the word [prick]. Johnny don’t be such a [prick].

  13. Hs4Mm says:

    I might comment on today’s quote someday, so I’ll record it here:

    “God gave men both a penis and a brain, but unfortunately not enough blood supply to run both at the same time.” – Robin Williams, commenting on the Clinton/Lewinsky affair

    • Hs4Mm says:

      Short answer: By the qualification “God gave men …” the quote ascribes to all men (and women; the quote uses men in a generic sense) a characteristic that is true of a few (Clinton and Lewinsky). I disassociate myself from such ascription by stating that I am only able to maintain an interest and an erection when my mind is fully active. Some time this week, I’ll start a forum topic (not on the exact same topic as that of the quote but) on a related topic.

  14. Hs4Mm says:

    [MacGuffin] You could recreate the original scene that inspired Alfred Hitchcock to make-up this word.

  15. Bob says:

    It’s a good thing Marina left Moscow!
    The Aliens are coming.

  16. James says:

    Marina, the text overlaps the image on the “subscribe to hotforowords” bit.

    • HotForWords says:

      For what browsers? Can you fix it in css?

      • Hs4Mm says:

        Might be an illusion caused by the horizontal ad having a white border and the “subscribe” box having a black border in addition to a partial white border; more precisely, the black border of “subscribe box” is below a white border on the top, to the right of a white separator on the left, but there is no white vertical to the right of the black vertical border; and no horizontal white to the bottom of the black horizontal border.

        It takes a while to register the precise nature of the black and white borders; and one might confuse the condition to an overlap.

    • HotForWords says:

      I fixed it.. I had done some stupid stuff and fixed it! Thanks for noticing it.. I am on a mac and forget to check it on a PC sometimes!

      • Hs4Mm says:

        Nothing changed on my PC: I noticed the mis-matched borders yesterday, and they are still that way; a simple way to describe the mis-match is: the subscribe box is too tall — it needs to have a white border below its black border.

      • Bob says:

        Still not fixed, Marina.
        The “SEND” button in the “Subscribe” box drops down to the line below the email entry field; this pushes the link to your Privacy Policy almost out of sight behind the menu bar.
        (Viewing in Firefox 3.5 at 1024 x 768 screen resolution)

        • pedanticKarl says:

          I don’t see that problem, unless I set the MINUMUM font in the OPTIONS to some number such as 12.
          My Minimum Font size is set to NONE.

          Options – Content – Fonts&Colors – Advanced – Minimum Font Size

          Using same display settings and FF 3.5

          • Capman911 says:

            He Karl, what was that you were telling me about the shadow boxes not working. I know it wasn’t to long ago, but now I can’t get them to work again. Cleaned all of my cache and restated computer but the still can’t get the shadow boxes to enlarge.

          • Bob says:

            Ooo! I did the same and set it to “None” and the font was so small, it looked like a thin straight line. But it cured the problem. OK, 10 seems to work for me – live and learn. :smile:

  17. Hs4Mm says:

    HFW Trivia:

    Background: In early March 09, Marina tweeted asking about a technique for “breast-expansion” in FC; she linked to a video in which someone had done “breast-exanpsion” on her in one of her videos; shortly thereafter she tweeted that she solved the problem (“It think I’ve got it :-) ” {with double meaning on “got what?”}) and showed a twitpic.

    Question: which lesson did she use that technique in (the lesson has the twitpic mentioned above)?

    I can give a hint if needed.

  18. jo says:

    I would like to request a word [whoremonger]

    I think it has some multiple meanings and I am curious about what they might be.

  19. howi says:

    Definitely #1 “bad” girl on the internet! Congratulation!

  20. Capman911 says:

    Love the new header, glad you put your banner over the adds. :smile:

  21. tonyb says:

    She’s my internet favorite!

  22. leonard says:

    :lol: Singer and poet Olga Arefieva :cool: originalistrick in Rude Tube’s He… “BOOGITTY-BOOGITTY-BOOGITTY! Go #5-Keep that points lead Old Man!…” :cool: Steppenwolf “Movin On” Hard Rock Biloxi Ms
    :cool: :lol:[swim]

  23. originalistrick says:

    BOOGITTY-BOOGITTY-BOOGITTY! Go #5-Keep that points lead Old Man!

  24. originalistrick says:



  25. patrickbutton says:

    I’d like to request [hamburger]. Why is it called that? It doesn’t even have ham…

  26. Hs4Mm says:

    Today’s quote is interesting:

    “Love is friendship set on fire.” – Jeremy Taylor

    1) If by “set on fire” he meant “more intense” then he is saying that friendship and love are on a continuum, with love being more intense.

    2) One could also take “set on fire” to mean the introduction of a certain type of conflict (similar to the usage: when something is “set on fire”, it is destroyed). But love isn’t ashes — it is much more positive than friendship. So how can the idea of a “destroyed friendship” be used to characterize “intense love”?

    I do not think that love and friendship are on a continuum: I think love is a totally different type of relationship than any type of friendship. The way one deals with a person one loves is totally different from the way one deals with anyone else — the relationship one has with the person one loves is totally different from the relationships one has with anyone else.

    Given the stakes involved in love, in some instances of love there is a tendency to be much more cautious in the early stages. This caution might manifest itself as a conflict. For example, in ancient Greek stories I think the woman would put her lover thorough challenging tests:

    So one might say that in the story of “The three golden apples,” the relationship between Atalanta and Hippomenes was on fire.

  27. dobrider says:

    hi marina I wonder if u can explain the origin of the word Supercalifragilisticespianadocious Please thanks a lot and.. no its not a joke its a real word

  28. cufan71 says:

    :cool: Heard this on the radio:
    A woman sees a man and tells him, “You look just like my 3rd husband!” The man asks, “How many times have you been married?” She says “Twice!” :mrgreen: :lol:

  29. m3v4n says:

    Hi Marina!

    Could you please do the origin for the word [23 skidoo] or sometimes written as [23 skiddoo] which means to get out or to leave quickly!


  30. James says:

    I just got back from London in time to see this! It was really good. I love the new banner too Marina! Well done!

  31. parthenophilast says:

    Was Obama wrong when he wrote that he learned the earth “rotated around the sun” (vide “The Audacity of Hope”)? I was always taught that the earth [rotated] on its axis as it [revolved] about the sun. The definitions in the online dictionaries I use are unclear about this. Webster says that rotate means to turn ABOUT an axis, revolve, but thefreedictionary says that, plus to turn ON an axis. This indicates to me that Obama was right after all and that Webster seems to be missing one definition. I also vaguely remember ROTATING functions about the x-axis in calculus class back in high school. So, I guess it’s okay to say the earth rotates on its axis as it rotates about the sun! Any thoughts, anyone?

    • beevee14 says:

      I checked with NBC News( :lol: ), and there is absolutely no way that Obama could be wrong and to even suggest such a thing is tantamount to treason. Plus he has that shiny new Prize to further his Self-Aggrandizement Tour.

      :| Barack is always right. Just ask the little children :|

      • originalistrick says:

        Last I heard, if you disagree with the President you’re siding with the terrorists.

      • parthenophilast says:

        Nice. Way to criticize the Nobel Prize committee. :cool:

        • originalistrick says:

          They’ve made it oh so easy.

        • beevee14 says:

          Was I the one who belittled the most prestigious award in humanity by giving it to a man who was in office for 12 days when nominated and has done nothing to warrant it since except travel around the world apologizing for America and not be George W Bush? NO, I say! :mrgreen:

          People need to be responsible for their actions. If their actions are stupid, then you are only helping them by bringing it to everybodys attention! :roll: :lol:

          ;-) Yeah, su-u-u-u-ure ;-)

    • pedanticKarl says:

      Hi parthenophilast,
      You bring up an interesting point and I would like to share a tangential point of view that is neither related to the word revolve or to the word rotate.
      Did you notice the oblique reference to tangent? :smile:
      Bob and Evan would be proud of me.

      Anyway, here is my thought.
      Being in technology and using symbolic logic, I sometimes tend to compress thoughts into byte sized phrases or sentences. Even though I am not laconic or pithy, even verbose expressions can sometimes contain many laconic ideas within that verbose expression.

      Let me explain by using your example above;
      “rotated around the sun”

      If I were to use precise language to express the idea conveyed by that phrase, it might be written this way;

      “The earth rotates on its axis while revolving around the sun.”

      Notice the bolded words which can be extracted to create a compressed expression. In other words, in my mind, I know the verbose and concise sentence, but when in a hurry, I might compress my ideas, which are not to be taken literally.

      I am not trying to validate or make an excuse for how someone else said that phrase, but speaking for myself, I sometimes speak using euphemisms or other grammatical expression and combine ideas into one thought.

    • Evan Owen says:

      Revolver :grin:

      Does an old-fashioned LP record revolve or rotate? :???:

  32. photofreak says:

    I would like to request the phrase [barking up a tree]
    I was just texting my friend and he was talking about how he had been “barking up a tree” with the wrong girls. Where did that phrase come from?

  33. photofreak says:

    I would like to request the phrase [barking up a tree]
    I was just texting my friend and he was talking about how he had been “barking up a tree” with the wrong girls. Where did that phrase come from?

    • beevee14 says:

      Its actually “barking up the wrong tree” and comes from coon hunters. When the dogs would tree a coon, they would stand at the bottom and bark. Occasionally, the dogs would go to the wrong tree or the coon would trick them, so they would be barking up the wrong tree. If you’re hitting on ladies that aren’t in your league, you could be barking up the wrong tree! ;-) :mrgreen:

  34. hotforteacher777 says:

    Could you please do the meaning of the word [nostalgia]? :)

  35. Hs4Mm says:

    Puzzle: Which words in the following sentence have the same origin?:

    Vivian vituperated the vicious villain for valuing vice over virtue.

  36. pedanticKarl says:

    I love the rotating banner pics of Marina.
    Great pics. Love the one lying down.
    Ohhh those eyes and that look. Love it.

  37. 2utoday says:

    :lol: Oh yeah! Funny and sexy-that’s Marina!! And she doles out the meaning of words! Rock on Marina!!

  38. Greatest Potential says:

    :smile: I like that pic on the HotForWords banner where Marina has on a pilot’s cap and she’s snacking on a slice of watermelon.

  39. beevee14 says:

    “…a Russian with a thesaurus.” I guess he didn’t want to clutter it up by mentioning your extensive education. Altogether not bad though and one of the coolest sets ever for a talk show. :cool:

  40. I would like to request the word [tattoo]

    Keep going Marina!

  41. CampKohler - Sacramento CA says:

    “MAREENER ORLOVA?” Funny accent, that guy. Must be a foreigner. And did you hear that? She looks up her word origins in a thesauras!

    I have been out a week after wrenching my back. (If you ever stumble and fall, never twist to reach for support! Just think parachute jump and roll into it, even if the it is concrete. I have learned this, but good.) Now I am walking around like a teetering, clattering stack of dishes hoping that day-by-day I will return to my old* self.

    I notice the smileys are back, but the comment numbers haven’t returned yet.

    *No wisecracks, please.

  42. pat haskett says:

    you’re doing great! you seem very natural when you do these interviews.

  43. Bogdan says:

    What is the origin of the expression “God Speed”?
    I loike airplains but i don’t know the origin of this very common aviation expression; Thank you!

  44. Evan Owen says:

    For your listening pleasure

    Totally irrelevant, except it’s Slavic and it’s cool: ÄŒije je ono devojče :cool: :grin:

  45. Bob says:

    :lol: Marina, I had to laugh at your continued omission of articles …

    “I’m very happy that I have big …”

    If you had said, “I’m very happy that I have A big audience …”, my mind wouldn’t have jumped into the gutter in that instant.
    Congratulations on your continued-unsurprising accolade.
    (Interesting word? [accolade] – can you drink it?)

  46. Way to go Marina! What a success story. You rock.

  47. kaitrage. says:

    Ohai. :].

    I was wondering, could I please request the word [distress] ? :D.

    Love your videos! x

  48. Venomrock67 says:

    “Sexy Chick”- Akon (Parody) ALTERNATE CUT :razz: :lol: :cool:

    HotForWords at 1:40 :grin:
    Strawberries and XXX’s :mrgreen:

    Good Night from Vrock

  49. pedanticKarl says:

    Hey Marina, I like the tweaks you’ve made up above.
    Your logo header at the very top with the Ad and
    subscribe box sandwiched in between the header
    and navigation menus. Looks good.
    Alternatively, the Ad and subscriber box could be
    moved below the navigation menus as it had been
    previously for a long time. Either way is good.

  50. Rijk says:

    in reaction to yourshut the fuck up video could you add some water in the fish-tank, looks like you are depriving it of moving-space.

  51. darlingj says:

    OK – Umgh — when I see ‘Intelligence is Sexy’ in small print in the corner – YOU ARE SELLING YOUR BRAND FOR Short Term $!!!

    STOP IT!

    I have come to love you for your Art.

    Stop it RIGHT NOW!

    Just one man’s opinion.

    • wyo550 says:

      Talk about art, that Rude Tube presenter was well written, clever and smart. Seems like everything out of the UK has a higher-level of thought, even questioning at the end if MO is hero or villan

    • darlingj says:

      You are handing away the most valuable thing you have created for some short-term bucks – DON’T DO IT!

      I know it is enticing…Geeze I hope you don’t go that way….Me….

    • darlingj says:

      Urmm…Was that really me being harsh and off base above? :oops: Sorry, busy week and short on sleep…

      What I meant to communicate was that the ‘Intelligence is Sexy’ branding is about the most perfect description of a product as I’ve ever seen. Something you’d pay an Ad Agency a LOT of money to come up with.

      It sets you apart and makes you unique to everyone else.

      It [turns the tables] on the critics who think you are all about cleavage.

      The message is simple and powerful.

      It shouldn’t be seen as [fine print] or incidental…and it shouldn’t be diluted in value to products that don’t enhance it.

      Whew…now I feel better! :grin:

  52. Lennie says:

    Congratiolations Marina, every day you are a little bit better known by the general public and some days even more then a little. ;-)

    You have a good concept, I which you well.

  53. BillyB says:

    I take umbrage with them saying you have “a clear disdain for clothes”… geeze, you’ve got a style, a panche that doesn’t find it’s equal on You/Tube.
    Took two years for the daft to notice you Marina, I knew you were going to be big the first time I saw you in that funny little “Women’s Dictionary” vid. I’m still thrilled every time I see a mention of you or hear your voice while someone plays one of your vids.
    I hope you really enjoy your successes, you remain healthy & as happy as you look.

  54. Captain Jack says:

    Congratulations my dear teacher. You deserve it. I’m still stunned that of the whole concept where you started on Youtube to where it’s at now. Russian philologist is going to be the number one Guru on YouTube? It will never happen. Now it’s a reality. Amazing accomplishment Marina. Good job!

    Well, I knew a long time ago that you would become famous. Remember that I said that someday you will be a well known star? I said it on a post over a year ago. Now it’s come true. It doesn’t stop here either. There is more to come. Much more.. ;-)

  55. Rijk says:

    Hero or Villain :mrgreen:

    Who is gonna drive the getaway car, any volunteers?

  56. pedanticKarl says:

    A clear disdain for clothes. :lol: That was so funny.
    Congratulations Marina on being Number 1

  57. Mike says:


  58. Venomrock67 says:

    Right On! from a rough diamond to #1, you’ve come a long way in a short period of
    time ;-)
    Also HFW probably has the best if not ‘The Best’ online [community] out there.
    Thank You Marina :smile:

  59. bobsully says:

    Of course you are #1, :smile:

  60. buzzword says:

    she is philology’s heroin.

  61. mattym says:

    Of course you are # 1! All of your true followers know that. :shock:

  62. AllynTygrrr says:

    Nice. Add it to the list…

    Now, if only we could get all the Hollywood starlets and poptarts to put some substance behind their celebrity as you have. Did I tell you about my celebrity teacher/gameshow idea?


    No worries. Plenty of time.

    Technology required to broadcast oneself on the internet? $1,000

    Moving all the way to Hollywood and then getting famous without the need for being in Hollywood? Priceless.

    Odds of being blessed with the combination of aesthetic beauty and intelligence you have? No comment.

    Being able to do what you do from almost anywhere on planet Earth with high-speed internet access? Success.

    I love that you’re using your beauty to make smart cool.

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

    The world needs more of that.

    No, seriously.

    [ ;-) ]


  63. originalistrick says:

    Very freakin’ incredible, Marina! You ARE numero uno. Love it, and love you.


  64. muggins says:

    “…a Russian with a thesaurus.” Thesaurus. Sounds like a dinosaur, Thesaurus Rex. King of the Thesauris. Just what is the best thesaurus on the net? Do I have the best thesaurus bookmarked, and what other thesauri should I bookmark?
    BTW- I had to look up how to spell dinosaur…I got 3 letters wrong on my first spelling.

  65. Greatest Potential says:

    ;-) El numero uno which like translates to number one & #1

  66. cufan71 says:

    :cool: AWESOME Marina :!: :grin:

  67. wetsuit5 says:

    Very good!!
    Do you have a link to the whole show?

    • CampKohler - Sacramento CA says:

      Trying to find a particular episode on their site is rather daunting. You click thinking you’ll get one thing and you get another. It’s not at all organized like the HFW word index.

  68. darlingj says:

    They chose right.

    Can’t think of anyone with a better success story than YOU on YouTube.

    #1 Hero!!!!

  69. Capman911 says:

    This is just so awesome. I hope you keep putting them on here when you are on Rude Tube. :smile:

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