Those Limeys! Plus a little Gymkhana :-)

I spent the day at the DC Factory and decided to do a little lesson on Gymkhana.  Below is the original Gymkhana video.. then two lessons hosted by me about Gymkhana and the making of the video.  Hope you enjoy them!

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  1. jettvero says:

    I would like to request the phrase [sugar daddy]

    Peaceout,

    Jett Vero
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    • muggins says:

      I’ve heard that coffee promotes fat. I’m not sure about that. Could be, but if you drink coffee, it should be taken black, no sugar. It’s an acquired taste, but it doesn’t take long to acquire it.

      Green tea is the preferred drink. It has a similar drug effect that coffee has, but seems to be mellower. Green tea is consumed by itself, no sugar or fat content.

      Avoid tap water. As a plumber/pipefitter, I know why you should avoid tap water, but that’s a long story.

      Milk is pushed by doctors because they see the protein, calcium and vitamin D as being essential. I wonder if supplements are a better way to get those nutrients. Then again, I wonder if pills work.

      Having watched that lesson on fructose, I’ll be reading the ingredients of bread at the supermarket. And maybe I’ll cut down the beer consumption a little, too.

  2. FINAL words from ME to Marina ,,, difficult to translate ….

    A solitary and silent tear, running down my cheek, a tear of regret – for what once was – for them nice and beautiful ,, also words once whispered to me, it tumbles, further tear down the cheek – a bit come to the cold of attic, where cold heat out and changed it to echo ,, sings of empty answers and night nearness of the soft, miss You warm with the odd nonetheless – to lie down there next to Your skin and be able to touch the heart of the cold hand – where do you live now? in the middle of heart, light and heat, you attract me to rejoice – you bring forth joy – bring sparkle to me – to want more of You, Lovely You!

    I desire you, fill my heart – dare to know what is just – love You without thought and desire -I do love You for You.

    Please see my blogg for fresh photos of my belowed children.

  3. yeslord098 says:

    What is the orgin of the word Key as in an Island?
    Thanks,
    John

  4. jimfrederickson says:

    What are the origins of the word “cleavage”. (Referring to xxxx I am sure you know! :twisted: )

  5. Evan Owen says:

    “Limeys” (British) Homework:

    ***More on the Welsh-Russian Connection*** ;-)

    “The town of Hughesovka, Imperial Russia, which is now Donetsk in southern Ukraine, grew up around the ironworks established there by a Welshman, John Hughes, in the 1870s. Hughes was an engineer from Merthyr Tydfil, and in 1868 he took up a concession from the Russian Imperial government – eager to develop her heavy industry – to build a metallurgical plant and rail producing factory. He formed the New Russia Company Limited to raise capital, and in the summer of 1870 he sailed to Russia with not only all the equipment necessary to establish the works, but also much of the skilled labour – a group of about a hundred ironworkers and miners mostly from south Wales. During the 1870s, blast furnaces were built, collieries and iron ore mines sunk, and brickworks and other facilities established to make the isolated works a self-sufficient industrial complex. ” :cool:

    (More: http://www.gtj.org.uk/index.php?id=4804 )

  6. aportante says:

    congratulation on your business idea. I got to know your site because a week end magazine here in italy talked about you. Interesting stuff. Let me suggest the word [ghetto] that has a very interesting story. The first (jewish) “ghetto” was created in Venice in 1516 as an area, closed at night, where jews could legally live. Prior to that jews were tolerated but had no rights and were periodically kicked out. The area were they were allowed to stay was known as the “getto” (soft g as jet), that is the metal foundry. Getto is a stream (in this sense really a jet) of a fluid. In this case of molten metal coming out of the smelter. At that time, most of the metal workers in Venice came from Germany and therefore tended to pronounce always the “hard g”, so “ghetto” as is pronounced today. After Venice other italian cities allowed/forced the jews go live legally in a secluded area (often in poor living conditions) and the term eventually extended to all areas were minorities live

  7. cmenglish04 says:

    Thanks so much, Hotforwords.

    One question:

    Why is the personal pronoun [I] always written with capital letter?

  8. darlingj says:

    I had no idea Gymkhana even existed until I heard about it through HotforWords.

    Having found this site and viewing all the word lessons, along with the interesting discussions within the ‘community’ here is truly a fun and educational experience! :smile:

    It’s WAY more entertaining than watching Sit-Coms and WAY WAY more Educational!

  9. chronicpain says:

    Empathy is not what I suggested. The word is [APATHY]. As in1. absence or suppression of passion, emotion, or excitement.
    2. lack of interest in or concern for things that others find moving or exciting.

  10. pat haskett says:

    [empathy]

  11. chronicpain says:

    [apathy]

  12. lars2 says:

    [quicker than you can say Jack Robinson]

    You look very good in the public eye, Marina !
    And we now have proof you’re no vampiress !

    When all the world’s a stage,
    it can become confusing when I think I’m in the audience.

  13. muggins says:

    I think we should finally admit that Marina has been practicing pedagogy right here at this website.

  14. leonard says:

    “Ten little girls” from “Pubic Fruit” :oops:futile – producing no result or effect; “a futile effort”; “the therapy was ineffectual”; “an otiose undertaking”; “an unavailing attempt” :lol: :mrgreen: :lol: The limeys carried their rationed fruit :lol: Juice Fountain Elite Juicer…with English accent! I raced a Hemi-DeSotohotforwords is a race-track :cool:

  15. 2utoday says:

    I never was a limey. OK? Now,and in conclusion,I just want to say that if you have to drink lime juice to be a limey,I would never want to be one. So there! And furthermore,and I am serious about this,I only want to be what I actually am-a perfectly normal human being. I could go on in definition to a more exacting meaning but that would only be so complicated that it would drive some people to distraction. And,believe me,that is one place you never want to go.

  16. stigmatasaurus says:

    …and I thought gymkhana had to do with horseback riding!

  17. Marina, please do search out http://www.newscientist.com

    if You dont get all email me or them and open sesame ,,,

    Krester, DO!

    Kisses T

  18. this is !
    me w8 ing 4 2 pro po sal 22 marriage w it h nd 2 You my dearest Marina Orlova

    in bed for play s&x inda la tex my mex xx
    now stunn ed and per pl ex lov e Y s ex
    lick nd suc sex tha ts ex nd pen e trate Y r s ex y s ex
    tr 8 Y r 8 nd st r8 f or 8 in b ed to s 8t
    ge th is r8t for wat is 8t
    et ar ni ty 4 fuck nd s u c k

  19. Me LOVE Marina!
    and my kids ,,,

    me Satan ,, got this on Fathers day,,,
    http://blogg.englunds.info/#post86

    must shape me up!

    Love You M from T

    • Venomrock67 says:

      Word Request: [Poser] or [Poseur]

      You’re just In League With Satan \,,/ :evil:

      I’m guessing you’re here for fun, Right? Astrologically speaking your birthdates are a match for love, on a business relationship, not so good so to speak of. Do you seriously think you’re going to win Marina’s heart posing as Satan or wooing her with that

      et ar ni ty 4 fuck nd s u c k

      talk :lol:
      Me thinks that you’re a fucking poser :mrgreen:
      But if you are going to go for it, seriously GOOD LUCK Thomas
      Ciao from Venomrock67

      In Nominee Satanas
      A message for fun :mrgreen:

      Adversary

      I am the author of confusion
      I am the nocturnal rapport
      I am the most beautiful creation
      I am the light bearer, Lucifer
      I am the gun aimed at your head
      I am the dagger poised at your heart
      I am the gentleman who keeps God’ guard up
      I am the one who weeps for you.
      ~Vr67~
      ;-)

      • leonard says:

        :lol: The Yardbirds – Dazed And Confused (1968)
        …work is searching for prey of prayer :???: :lol:

        • Venomrock67 says:

          Don’t know about …work is searching for prey of
          prayer
          :???:

          ….and I probably broke a couple of rules for HFW, but when someone is posting in numerology or code text with the emphasis on the #8 at least be intelligent about it, instead of an indecent proposal, at least that’s how I see it. I know Marina is a big girl and she can take care of herself, and I probably should’ve just left it alone.
          on the lighter side…..@comment 44.2.1.1.1

          You bet I like Rudolph Shenker and the Uli Roth era
          SCORPIONS. :razz:
          instead of chewing on [cherry] copenhagen how about
          a Cherry Bomb feat. The Runaways: Jackie Fox, Cherie Currie, Sandy West, Joan Jett
          and Lita Ford.
          :mrgreen: ;-)

          Killer Pre-Zepp version of Dazed and Confused :cool:

          • leonard says:

            We are people, and some are lucky and some are not as lucky! The fact of some people making people less lucky is what luck is all about…..Led Zeppelin : Greatest Secret…Marina shares her love and so do all. :razz: :shock: :twisted:

            :lol:
            :lol:
            :razz: SCHENKER/PATTISON [ LAYLA ] :razz:

            l.o.v.e—in—-v.a.n.e[vein]

            :smile:

            Schenker/Pattison Summit’s cover of Clapton’s LAYLA.
            Michael Schenker(Guitars)
            Davey Pattison(Vocals)
            Tim Bogert(Bass)
            Aynsley Dunbar(Drums) —personally the coolest and hardest working drummer—hear this of Aynsley’s drumming…David Bowie – Sorrow With Amanda Lear
            [][][][]4_-_-_MARINA and her HOTFORWORDS pHeNoMeNa :smile:

      • poses ,,

        11 aug 1962 5.40pm

        efemedrintables better read.

        not , not , not wooing

        http://blogg.englunds.info/#post87

        please, forgive me , I will stop ,,, but me ARE!
        nevertheless , bye to You all ,,
        see You !!!

  20. jasonforde117 says:

    [Tickled pink]

  21. pedanticKarl says:

    Marina, I loved the Limey lesson and loved your presentation of it and your attempt at the British accent. Actually, I loved your British accent. Perhaps it is not the typical accent, but, nevertheless, it was fun hearing you speak in a different accent and I thought you did great.

    Accents are funny. I couldn’t do one if my life depended on it. If I had to do an accent, you would think I was a Swedish Mexican. I once worked with this guy for several months where I would have bet the bank thinking that he was French. Turns out, he was German, but came from a city near the French border.

    • Che Mero says:

      Then would give a spicy hot massage? :???:

      Would you use picante sauce instead of massage oil? :???:

      In the end would role me up in the sheet and call me a ‘blanket burrito’?

      These are the images that pop up in my head when I hear Swedish Mexican.

    • fglrx says:

      I have a weird accent even in my native language, not fitting the place when I live. Many people ask me what country I come from. The fact is that I had a heavy speech impediment in my childhood that’s been corrected but the strange pronunciation and intonation has remained in some extent. That is really funny.

      • Evan Owen says:

        Remind me what your first language is. (Just wondering if it is one I have studied.) :smile:

        I have a speech impediment that only shows up when I speak Spanish. I can’t roll my “r’s”! :sad:

        I am American but get accused of having an accent — in part from imitating the old Welsh immigrants in our church, then from learning their language later.

        Of course Marina could tell you that when I try to speak Russian, I don’t sound anything but American! :lol:

        • fglrx says:

          I’ll bet you’ve never studied it: it’s Polish :)

          BTW: I lerned Russian for a fer years in my primary school, but now I remember little (due to the changing curricula, in the primary school I learned English and Russian, it the secondary one – English and French + the basics of Latin, at the university – English and German, the effect is that I speak no foreign language except of my not so good English – so-so in writing, but pretty shitty in oral use), I can read or even write the Cyrillic, but very slowly. Due to similarity to Polish + what I remember, I can understand a lot of the content, if someone speaks Russian.

          I must also admit that if someone speaks English with such accents (it’s a native user, a young man from Liverpool), I can only barely recognize a couple of words – in such situations I brutally understand how poor my abilities not only to speak, but even to recognize the real English speech are.

      • pedanticKarl says:

        That’s a funny one fglrx :lol:

        That problem even exists using the same language.
        Just today, I had this problem.
        I was trying to help someone who forgot his password log into their voicemail.
        So, over the phone I told him; “Enter four zeros” (i.e. 0000)
        After a little while, he said it wasn’t working.
        I said; “what did you enter?”
        He said, just what you told me; “four, zero” (i.e. 40)
        Apparently, he didn’t hear the “s” in the word “zeros”
        and heard, four, zero.
        We had a good laugh at that one.

  22. tonyb says:

    I seem to remeber in high school lit that they said that the British English is slightly different from American english. And that they teach British english to students in Europe. Is that why some shortwave announcers in Europe sound like Brits?

  23. pedanticKarl says:

    Marina, I agree with Bob below, where he said ;

    “Marina, there are not enough stars in the universe to rate these three videos of yours; they are you at your absolute best.

    I absolutely loved the video entitled: (3rd video from the top)
    “HOT FOR WORDS TELLS THE STORY OF
    KEN BLOCK’S GYMKHANA PROJECT”

    You did an awesome job of narrating, editing and presenting that video. Absolutely excellent work and loved your presence in front of the camera.

    I’d like to make a teeny tiny correction at 2:14
    You said:
    “… That event was at El Toro Airfield in Orange California …”

    El Toro Airfield is actually in Irvine, California.
    Orange is a city about 10 miles north of Irvine on the 5 Fwy.
    There is also an Orange County.

    The corrected narration could be done in one of two ways.
    1. That event was at El Toro Airfield in Orange County, California.
    - or –
    2. That event was at El Toro Airfield in Irvine, California.

    Great video!!!

  24. BigBhd95 says:

    :mrgreen: Dearest Teacher Marina :idea: Friday the 13th a few days after a full moon :shock: do we get a new video today :?:
    :cool: B.B. ;-)

  25. leonard says:

    Art is good…my daily moment for word request—[patrol]

    :lol: Quote :lol: “Be nice to people on your way up because you’ll meet them on your way down.” -*!* Wilson Mizner*!*“Highway Patrol”…cyber-patrol with commando’s are next :twisted:

    Jamieson “Junior” Brown (born June 12, 1952, Kirksville, Indiana) is an American country guitarist and singer from Cottonwood, Arizona.

    In 1985 Junior invented a double-necked guitar, with some assistance from Michael Stevens. Junior called the instrument his ["guit-steel"]. When performing, Junior plays the guitar by standing behind it, while it rests on a small podium/music stand. The top neck on the guit-steel is a traditional 6-string guitar, while the lower neck is a full-size lapsteel guitar for slide playing. Brown has two ["guit-steels"] for recording and live work.
    …good job Miss Orlova :smile:

  26. basinjam says:

    I don’t want to tell you I’m unhapy. I won’t carry on.

    Can you find for me the origins of the Definition Word [Latin] .

    THank you.

    Ryan Connor.

  27. koalabear says:

    [poppycock] and Poppycock® candy.

  28. Bogdan says:

    Very nice videos! I didn’t know there are so skilled WRC drivers in U.S.; Impresive drive indeed!

  29. eish says:

    what about the phrase [high jinks]? think it would be an interesting one to do… what dose jinks mean?

  30. Venomrock67 says:

    Killer videos! 4 for1…..Nice :cool:
    Ken Block is a legend.

    An overlooked Movie Gem.

    SPEED CINEMA: Influenced Quentin Tarantino, crash and BURN! :cool: :cool: :razz:

    ELEANOR: The Original

  31. dsfoto says:

    as always top notch Lassie [illegitimus non carborundum]

  32. Evan Owen says:

    Re Marina’s [Fez]:

    The ant is known by his ant-ennae,
    Whereas the pheas-ant hasn’t any,
    And that is why he wears instead,
    A small red cap upon his head:
    Without his Fez, indeed the pheasant,
    Would be quite bald and quite un-pleasant.
    –Robert Williams Wood :grin:

  33. lcl4 says:

    The word ‘napkin’ has a somewhat different meaning in England.

  34. Che Mero says:

    Show us your crumpets ;-)

    Just whip out your Ladyship title.

  35. realfantasy says:

    That red hat….What is a [fez]…

  36. Evan Owen says:

    [British], cont.

    LONDON (AP) — The diaries of a British reporter who risked his reputation to expose the horrors of Stalin’s murderous famine in Ukraine are to go on display on Friday.

    Welsh journalist Gareth Jones snuck into Ukraine in March of 1933, at the height of an artificial famine engineered by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin as part of his campaign to force peasants into collective farms. Millions starved to death between 1932 and 1933 as the Soviet secret police emptied the countryside of grain and livestock.

    British Prime Minister David Lloyd George, whom Jones had once served as an aide, said shortly after his death in 1935 that the intrepid journalist might have been killed because he “knew too much of what was going on.”

    {Lloyd George was also Welsh. From an etymological view, this article illustrates that if one is Welsh, one is also British. — EO}

    (Stalin, BTW, was not Russian, nor even a Slav.)

  37. ilikesexytime says:

    MARINA PLEASE DO THE WORD [SOLES]!!!!!!!!!!!!! please :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  38. CampKohler - Sacramento CA says:

    I forgot my earbuds again, but who doesn’t know where limey came from? The amazing thing about the story is that as much as decade later, some countries still didn’t know that Britain had solved the scurvy problem that sometimes killed nearly entire ship’s crews.

  39. fglrx says:

    Next time you may wear a Jamaican hat instead of a Turkish hat and play a weird half Jamaican half baked girl with a Jamaican accent from right near da  beech.

  40. Evan Owen says:

    [Britain]

    Not English, originally…nor even Welsh! :???:

    Definition of British:
    American: synonym for “English”;
    English: English, Scots, or Welsh, emphasis on English;
    Welsh: pertaining to the most excellent Brythonic Isle of the Mighty, a term stolen by English invaders;
    Scottish: a term foisted upon the Scots by inferior races to the south;
    Irish: spawn o’ the Divil!
    :lol:

  41. seesixcm6 says:

    Dear Martina,
    For your homework, there are many. many strange British phrases:
    Anti-clockwise” is a misleading term for counter-clockwise.
    “Antipodian” actually refers to people from Australia. (No, it doesn’t beg the question, “Who are the Podians and why are we against therm?’) It means “other foot.”
    “Arse” refers to buttocks, but they use “ass” as a word for donkey.
    “Arse over elbows” is similar to “head over heels.”
    They have strange names for food, such as “bangers” as a type of sausage, or “chips” as a type of deep fried potato.
    Automotive terms are different, too: A “bonnet” covers the front engine of a car. We normal people call it a “hood.” For their cars, a “boot” isn’t footwear. We call it a “trunk”, here. They use the strange term, “circlip” to describe an ordinary snap ring, here.

    Marina, I’d glad you learned American English, instead of the foreign languages they speak in the UK. :razz:
    Seesixcm6

    • Evan Owen says:

      Y maen hw yn siarad mwy na’r Saesneg ymh Mhrydain Fawr!

      (They speak more than English in Great Britain!) ;-)

    • koalabear says:

      Brits refer to aussies as Antipodeans, because we live on the other side of the world.
      It appears to go back to when people thought that people on the other side of the world lived upside down. :smile:

    • James says:

      Lol i love this because I get to set it straight. We say arse and ass. I would say counter clockwise is more confusing. Anti clockwise is going against (anti) rather than fighting it (counter) I have never heard of arse over elbows before. I don’t know why we have called sausages bangers. Although I do know that if a sausage has less than something like 34% meat it must be called a banger. And don’t get me started on hotdogs made of chickin And as for bonnet,now I am thinking about it, I wonder if it gets it’s name from the old hat called a bonnet and maybe the boot is called a boot bacause it is at the back. I have never heard of a circlip either.

  42. beevee14 says:

    THREE GOOD STORIES FOR MEN BY MEN

    ONE
    I was walking through the cemetery this morning and saw a guy crouching down
    behind a tombstone. I said, “Morning.”
    He said, “No, just taking a crap.”
    TWO
    When I was a kid, I used to pray every night for a new bike. Then I realized
    that God doesn’t work that way. So I stole a bike and asked Him to forgive
    me.
    THREE
    I went to an extremely attractive female doctor today for my annual checkup.
    She told me that I had to quit masturbating. I asked why and she said,
    “Because I’m trying to examine you.” :mrgreen:

    • Venomrock67 says:

      Hey B, :razz:
      Just stopping by here to wish you a late
      Happy Thanksgiving Day :smile:

      I Hope your doing alright.

      Later from Vrock ;-)

      • beevee14 says:

        Hey, thanx, Vrock. Hope you had a good one, too. Keepin the women in line up there? :smile:

        • Venomrock67 says:

          Yeah right, don’t know about that. It’s really funny though and I don’t know if you’ve had this happen to you but I have in the past and I’ve seen this situation with other people. When you return to single status per say your friends go out of their way to try to hook you up immediately, especially your female friends. Don’t get me wrong you never know who you might meet but geez it’s sometimes nice to just take it easy right now and just let things happen naturally. So maybe I’m not keepin some of them in
          line. :mrgreen:

          SOMEBOBY GET ME A DOCTOR! :razz: :cool:

          got this in my e-mail, I think you might find this interview entertaining. Begley Meltdown the vid is at the bottom of the page.

          Oh and that time about two weeks ago when we commented to each other. I do hear what you’re saying B. ;-)

          • beevee14 says:

            When you say we commented, are you talking about the left whining like a bunch of titty babies because everything they believe is built on sand and the person they placed all of their hopes on has no sand and can’t make a decision?(See video) Or are you talking about how I wish some of the people on here would go away forever, like they promised?(see below) ;-) Both are self-important assholes and deserve each other.

            Our humble leader(LOL! :razz: ) is supposed to come on the tv Tuesday. It appears as though he has reached a conclusion about A-stan(finally) and is going to televise that fact. Since it is a little more difficult decision than what golf course he will play that day, his handlers feel it is a momentus occasion! :twisted:

        • Venomrock67 says:

          No, I was referring to when you stop by to drop a line once in a while on here now. I feel the same way about that, there’s only a few that I care to talk to. There are “clicks” here too and it’s understandable not everyone is gonna talk to everyone. I don’t know if I’m making sense but It’s You, Rijk, leonard and there are others…. who have commented to me first (and that I care to try to talk to) and I’m not going to forget that. :smile:

          There is one major positive thing on here though, Marina’s lessons are getting better and it looks like she’s not going to listen to YT’s suggestions. I don’t know if that was actually an issue, but it was brought up by quite a few on here.

          Now about the two self-important assholes that you were talking about. Yeah I do believe a systematic takedown is happening to our country. You see, to put a new system in place you have to dismantle the old and a lot of people are going to get hurt worse then what’s happened over the last couple of years. Even SNL has caught onto him. The people of our country will be left standing there saying “What in the fuck just happened?” As far as that other dude, I’ve actually tried to find something he’s written even if it’s excerpts, No Luck, but reading his past comments (I actually try to read all the comments on here) I noticed he seems to mention his material possessions a lot, in which hey if that’s what floats his boat more power to him, I guess. :???:
          … A doctor walked into a bank. Preparing to endorse a check, he pulled a rectal thermometer out of his shirt pocket and tried to write with it.
          Realizing his mistake, he looked at the thermometer with annoyance and said,
          “Well that’s great, just great… some asshole’s got my pen.”
          :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Take it easy beevee :smile: :cool:

  43. wyo550 says:

    VERY Cool videos.
    I get kiddie “wanna bes” in Subarus coming after me all the time. They’re fast cars, 50-100, but around 120, their short wheelbases make them seriously unstable (which is why the WRX platform is so good for these video tricks). I get off the highway and buy a coffee- rather than “play” with idiots on public highways, especially unskilled kiddies or (around here) the testosterone-poisoned pickup truck morons with torque and no brains… like one who was compelled to chase me out of Denver late last night after I visited my upcoming book’s printing facility and saw Christmas Carol in 3-D…a format teacher would look good in also…maybe Big Daddy’s next Superbowl commercial could be in 3-D, “Big Daddy makes the internet come ALIVE”, says Marina…jiggle jiggle :-) Oh MOmmy!.

    On the last empty mile to the Wyoming border last night I went “to the floor” with the V-12. I put the factory exhaust back on two days ago- replacing the “high performance” mufflers I’d been testing for a UK company- and the (quiet to meet Swiss noise standards) factory system definitely provides 10-15% faster acceleration at top end.

    No 500hp Subaru toy car can keep up with 4800 hrs of wind tunnel development and 4,000 lbs of stable long wheelbase Ferrari above 140- but I don’t need to prove it to anybody. ..or say how fast I was going last night as I braked at the state line. Since 1998, the 550 holds the world record for sustained high speed driving by a production car: One hour at average of 182mph. When the road’s empty and the night is cool (for induction efficiency, from which I get 20% of my hp at speed) life is good…and safe…even to 200mph.

    Your friend is an amazing driver. I’d compare his skill to whoever drove in the French classic “Rendezvous” by Claude Lelouch

    LIMEY HOMEWORK [fag] as in UK term for cigarette. Curious which came first: Reference to sucking on a cigarette or the derogatory term for gay person.

  44. thematrix75 says:

    Hello Marina,very funny video,trying to act like the british.Even wearing a turkish hat,it had me laughing until I got tears in my eyes. :lol: Very good show teacher!I loved it when you was drinking the lime juice that was priceless!The rally car videos where awesome the way Gym Kahana if thats his name pushed his car to the limit and beyond is was so great.I loved your interview as well,you did a good job Marina!Thank you for your time, and all that you do for us :!:

  45. pat haskett says:

    I always noticed that the H was silent on words like “Hello” (‘ello) and “How” (“ow) but like parts of any country the accents change. I like the car videos, gets me in the mood for some hot rodding. Home work: “Northern Ireland”

    • leonard says:

      “Hot Rod Race” is a Western swing song about an automobile race out of San Pedro, California, between a Ford and a Mercury. Released in November 1950, it broke the ground for a series of hot rod songs recorded for the car culture of the 1950s and 60s.[1] With its hard driving boogie woogie beat, it is sometimes named one of the first rock and roll songs.{from Wiki}…There used to be another Charlie Ryan song about the space race with RuSsiA :lol:

      • pat haskett says:

        I like kar kulture it goes well with surf culture. I found this one from the 60′s. Usually these song pumped in some engine noise. I have that Charlie Ryan song about Russia some where! I’ll dig!

  46. leonard says:

    [][][krautrock][][]word-request…thanks-giving turkey :mrgreen: Love learning like this… :mrgreen: I had a professor that compared his past to the Dutch; which had cabbage to eat with-in their Imperial navy…[KRAUTROCK]

    british—thanks mijj and pat haske(ll)tt-eddy’s brother :lol: …Bombora :cool: which sister is Marina’s :smile: …

  47. doncross2bear says:

    British phrases that trouble me are those associated with Cockney Rhyming Slang. You could write a book on that topic, Dear Teacher. PS I’m a sucker for a lady in a fez.

  48. neuroway says:

    Gee.. My oh my.. After seeing these videos, I feel an inexplicable urge to go out there, hit the street and buy myself a full box of bazooka joe bubble gums. Indulge myself with a roman quadrige and a quatuor of good old appaloosas. And a 6 pack of blond beer too. I absolutely don’t know the reason of this. But I am resisting the temptation (so far…)!!

    • neuroway says:

      Oh! And a lemon too! Yes, I feel like I need a green limey lemon right here right now! On my way to my fridge now!!! I hope there’s one left in there!

  49. bsomebody says:

    The Lady says she hasn’t heard the term “Limey” before. I’m guessing that was just poetic license. I know she remembers our own “Limey bastard.” Of course, y’all know of whom I am speaking.

  50. cufan71 says:

    :cool: Very :lol: lesson!
    Homework [pip pip cheerio] ;-)

  51. Bob says:

    Marina, there are not enough stars in the universe to rate these three videos of yours; they are you at your absolute best.
    Together with Ken Block’s driving, trying to emulate a cultured British accent is something that should not be attempted in public without a LOT of practise. If you want a role model, I think you couldn’t do better than Joanna Lumley.
    For the men, perhaps Brian Sewell, might be a good person to TRY to emulate; I say try because he is quite unique and I don’t think anyone could really impersonate him very well.

  52. James says:

    LOL. All this stuff is really good. Thanks for explaining that to me Marina! BTW your accent was funny. “pub” and “right ho” sounded ok, but really, only the queen sounds like that.. I hope you were not trying to emulate me!

  53. philux says:

    Hi,

    I would have a word request. Why do British girls call guys [blokes]?

  54. koalabear says:

    [POM] – A term for a British person.

    A lot of false etymologies exist for this one. A popular one is that it is an acronym for “Prisoner of Her Majesty”.

  55. word4hot says:

    How about the word (BOOZE) As in,” I’d like to booze you up”. I just would Iike to see you boozing on video ,HOT.

  56. muggins says:

    All this talk about Limieys. They’re so foreign. I recommend to purchase this DVD, used, at Amazon.com, for some intense British humor, as it helps to explain why the Brits are bizarre. So, I’m about to pop the film “Snatch” in the computer…very British.

  57. okay4now says:

    Hwk: – bollocks – I mean yeah, I kinda understand the word but…really I don’t. I even had the Sex Pistols [album] but that word escapes me.

    I got a WRX when they first came to the states–I love it. Then I upgraded to a [souped up] legacy GT, then I even [tricked it out] a bit more; but still, never loved it like the WRX. I’ll never own another Subaru but that’s a whole other story…well, one car was a [lemon] which is not the same as a “limey”–I believe.

    • James says:

      Chickin & fux are 2 words I think should be spelled that way, but I always say bollox.. LOL bollox.. haha when I was younger I thought it meant bumcheeks, until I found out it was actually balls.

      “I am going to kick you in the bollox”

      • okay4now says:

        I got the “balls” part (so to speak), it’s just I don’t really understand the broader usages, significances or (try this) the “nonlinguistic cultural correlate[s]“. (Dictionary.com) I mean, it seems to be used to express disbelief, distain, noncompliance…In the U.S. maybe it’s similar to how we use ‘shit’: “Let me count the ways.” (Shakespeare, Sonnet 43)

        • James says:

          Lol Shakespeare invented the word dildo (if he didn’t it was a very early use. Anyway. Some usages are. That’s bollox, a kick in the bollox. I guess it kinda is similar to shit. Only getting kicked in the shit doesn’t hurt as much as a kick in the bollox

          • okay4now says:

            Yeah, well Shakespeare is full of many surprises, i.e. the first reference to the “jet set” is Shakespeare’s.

            We would say ‘kick the shit out of’ not “kicked in the shit”, or ‘that hurt like shit’. Maybe Fat Bastard would say, “kicked in the shitter”; that of course, would mean ass (arse).

            But for bollocks, what the hell do I do except get another stamp in my passport show-up and start throwing the word around and see where it gets me…

  58. Evan Owen says:

    I say, Bob, our teacher is in need of some professional coaching in correct British pronunciation. Your moment may have arrived! :grin:

    British vs American:

    [knock up]: Br: wake up; Am: impregnate
    [stuffed]: Am: very full after a heavy meal; Br: f*cked
    lorry-truck
    bonnet-hood
    boot-trunk
    flat-apartment

    Blimey, it’s a wonder we can understand each other at all! :sad:

  59. patrickbutton says:

    I’d like to request [skim milk]. Why is it called skim? Maybe it has to do with how milk is separated into cream and skim milk?

  60. sahok says:

    I have this video about a year ago looked subarik :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  61. leonard says:

    When i see no. 43—1967 A Day in the Life of Richard Petty
    …”drive-on”British lit. :lol: …FortyThree is 43 :lol: :mrgreen: :oops: Richard Petty: Superbird :cool:

  62. wetsuit5 says:

    HW

    Why are bangers called that?

  63. wetsuit5 says:

    Wow 4 in 1!!!!
    Welcome back from our Dear Teacher!!!!

    If lime juice cures scurvy, does beer cure berry-berry?

  64. animalntaz says:

    Hey Marina, since you like Lady GaGa so much you might love this mash-up music video here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4T_QtiepG8

  65. AllynTygrrr says:

    Ello mates!

    Cheers!

    - A -

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