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  1. NicodEAN says:

    I hope i won’t be like my bro at forty teen wtf!!!! need to speak to him really!!! i mean ma of course, i, well i just cn’t, he won’t listen to me. (40 years mg…) and me just 30, that’s craz yeah… You knw i believe you like you speak how men are, i mean i was just the same with women before, and i definitly know what i was saying, so im trusty, even blindly trusty (no i can’t lol ahah) but well i say maybe.(you know you can be a teacher again later?? i mean of course you know, but it’s cool though)and yeh i add to finish i want to come to puciuncula for a lot of awesome reasons…
    i love you, in a not platonic way!

  2. Nice one! Love the “smuggling the dog” gags!

    Latin: quattuor (adjective, undeclinable): “four”.
    quadraginta (adjective, undeclinable): “forty”.
    Italian: quattro: “four”.
    quaranta: “forty”.
    Spanish: cuatro: “four”.
    cuarenta: “forty”.

    Which makes sense, since all three are romanic languages (they all descend from Latin). Anybody who speaks French can tell us how they say “forty”?

    Also, number four appears a few more times on Hebrew sources:

    Four Matriarchs (Heb. ארבע אמהות, ārbā’ immahōt (-sorry, I can’t seem to find the dagesh in this keyboard) of Judaism: Sarah, Rebekah (hence the name Rebecca), Rachel and Leah.

    Four corners (Heb. ארבע כנפות, ārbāc kanphōt) worn under an upper garment.

    Four questions used to explain the Exodus from Egypt, the Four Sons, the Four Species and so on.

    Also, “4″ is written in Hebrew as מ, which equals four in the gematria, Heb. גימטריא, gÄ«māṭriyya (exegetic method of the Torah [Heb. תורה, tōrah] consisting in substitutions of Hebrew letters with their equivalent numbers -ever watch Ï€, the order of chaos?), but at the end of the word, the letter changes to ם, and is worth 600.

    I should probably shut up now…

  3. YouTube now allows you to hide the view count of your videos. Why would they do that?

    That evens the playing field…
    Now users won’t click because of the largest number of views.
    It will be for title, description and video thumbnail image?

    And of course for the video owner to avoid embarrassment?

    • Michael says:

      I disagree with the fact that it levels the playing field. To level the playing field no view count on ANY videos would be seen. That would level the playing field, but to allow a content provider the option is just offering a senseless bell and whistle. No content provider in their right mind would want to hide that number, as numbers attract more numbers. It must have been a boring day at Youtube headquarters and someone wrote the code just for the hell of it.

      • No… Of course if one video has a million hits and another has only five… you will click on the million.
        But if one video has a million hits and the other is a guess… you might click on the guess, more of a chance, leveling the field.
        I remember writing about this is a past comment, how it sucks that some things in searches run away from the competition for no good reason other than they just happen to be number one at the moment. It sucks.
        Runaway Train

        p.s. Yahoo and Microsoft do a lot of things without thinking them through and screw up.
        Google and now YouTube are a bunch of smart guys. Even if you can’t figure why they initially do something… you usually find out later the “why” behind it and what they were thinking.

        The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.

        • Michael says:

          That’s a point I hadn’t thought of, though if I was a betting man , I’d bet probably the majority of folks will view mainly due to numbers. I typically view based on subject content. If I’m interested in the subject I’ll look regardless of views, though I have viewed content because I was curious as to why a certain video got so many views. Maybe as you say, having no number is better than having a small number.

  4. thematrix75 says:

    Hey ME Lika Do The Cha Cha,have you got to watch that movie Piranha 3D yet?It’s out now .Sounds like a pretty cool movie!Well hope you have a good night!Peace :!: :cool: :smile:

  5. Don’t worry marina, i will turn 40 (or39lol) in only 10 years and 3 weeks and a day !

  6. Gorby is just too beautifull, i’ve never noticed it before… but yeah, he is really… you girls are so lucky to have human being like me! d:-)(-:p

  7. Nick says:

    Hey can you do {flapjack}? I’ve always wondered, and I love pancakes. Thanks!

  8. thematrix75 says:

    My Favorite songs for a workout are <" <a <a <<a href=""http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uNkZ2NeBtY&feature=search">">Sammy Hagar-When The Hammer Falls Down and Sammy Hagar-I Can’t Drive 55

  9. thematrix75 says:

    The Eight Most outrageous Pawn Stories

  10. thematrix75 says:

    Hello everybody!Hw are you doing today?Were getting rain showers on and off all day.Top 10 Weird Cars The Body Shop:Where Life-Like Androids Are Made 10-Wackiest-And-Idiotic-Motorcycles 15 Strangest Keyboards 10 Craziest Bikinis Hopefully someone is on here!Well everyone have a good day!Peace :!: :cool: :smile:

  11. What’s ur favorite workout song?

    Led for the head! :cool:
    Wilder (by the hour) :mrgreen:
    How long can she last?

  12. We fight, go to sleep mad at each other, then wake up cuddling…


    What was the fight about? He said something about not being to particularly happy with the new blockquotes and you went berserk on him? Is that correct? I’m right, am I not?

    • Actually, Gorby was upset about the cat being let out of the bag. See comment below.

    • The Gorbster probably caught Marina petting a small furry* animal and got jealous :mrgreen:

      The only significant differences between the new/old blockquotes is that the new ones don’t indent or run all across the right hand margin

      * We all know she exfoliates, so get yer mind outta da gutter!

      • I’m so used to reading Russian (especially some words)…
        I read that last part as…

        so get yer mind out yes gutter!

        hmmm… no… there was something else about the you-know-what’s but css has wiped out every instance of it globally :mrgreen:

        • Among the lesser known definitions for the word ‘gutter’:

          a trough or groove to catch and direct something

          a space formed by adjoining the inside of two opposing surfaces

          Now, when somebody tells you ‘your mind is in the gutter’, it will have a new meaning :mrgreen:

          • It’s not my mind that I want inside two opposing surfaces. It’s only in some circumstances that, as a philosopher, I’m interested in ideas.
            By the way, and far more importantly, what about the word {circumstances}. It begins the same way as {circumnavigate}, {circumference}, {circumcise}(that’s a pain in the … well, you know) and {circumvent}. How does circumstance manage to have the same prefix? Or are we just talking in circles?

  13. My computer seems to be letting the cat out of the bag regarding pig-in-a-poke’s home town which is displayed on an advertisement from the header of this page. Will someone tell me to disable this feature?

  14. So much for quarantine :mrgreen:

    [best Monty Python]
    “And now for something completely different! :evil:

    Where Lebanese are :?:

    Quarantina :!:

    Ovaltina :o

    Ralphie learns about product marketing :???:

    A Secret Message! :grin:

    Who put the Benzadrine in Mrs. Murphy’s Ovaltine? :twisted:

    Today’s (recycled) Russian Word Lesson
    (in case you missed it last Friday)

  15. Evan Owen says:

    The Danger of Dangling Participles
    Wednesday, April 22, 2009
    By Paul Zannucci

    Note: This is exactly the way it was explained to me in the second grade by my beloved Mrs. Dingus…

    I just celebrated my 62th birthday and I got an unusual gift certificate from my wife. The certificate paid for a visit to a medicine man living on an Indian reservation in Northern Arizona. It was rumored that he had a wonderful cure for erectile dysfunction; my wife said it’s worth a try.

    After being persuaded by her, I drove to the reservation, handed my ticket to the medicine man and wondered what would happen next.

    The old Indian slowly and methodically mixed the potion, handed it to me, and with a grip on my shoulder, warned, “This is powerful medicine and must be respected. You take only a teaspoonful and then say ’1-2-3.’ When you do that, you will become more manly than you have ever been in your life and you can perform as long as you want.”

    I was encouraged by what he said to me. As I began to walk away, I turned suddenly and asked the old man, “How do I stop the medicine from working?”

    “Your partner must say ’1-2-3-4,’ he responded. “But when she does, the medicine will not work again until the next full moon.”

    I was very eager to see if it worked so I went home, showered, shaved, took a spoonful of the medicine, and then invited my wife to join me in the bedroom. When she came in, I quickly and excitedly took off all my clothes and said, “1-2-3!”

    Suddenly, I was the manliest of men.

    My wife immediately became excited and began throwing off her clothes. And then she asked, “What was the 1-2-3 for?”

    And that, children, is why we should never end our sentences with a preposition!

    One could end up with a dangling participle! :mrgreen:

    OK, it’s officially been too long since the last lesson…


  16. Evan Owen says:

    Lle digrif y bum heddiw —– I was in a happy place today
    Dan fentyll y gwyrddgyll gwiw —– under mantles of lovely green hazels
    Yn gwarando ddechrau dydd —– listening, at dawn of day
    Y ceiliog bronfraith celfydd —– to the ingenious cock thrush
    Yn canu englyn alathr —– singing a polished ‘englyn’
    Arwyddion a llithion llathr. —– with portents and bright lessons.

    –Dafydd ap Gwilym

    What? There’s worse things to post when one’s bored & waiting for the next lesson… SAVE ENDANGERED LANGUAGES!!! :lol:

    • leoNard says:

      I still have a hard time understanding the object and propagation— in regards to what you mean, by


      …TOO MUCH “division” I think is presented by {ethnicity}…Check this out by @onenesssaint :arrow: http://www.hotforwords.com/groups/ancient-languages-816560816/

      Cultural Dictionary
      ethnicity [(eth- nis -uh-tee)]

      Identity with or membership in a particular racial, national, or cultural group and observance of that group’s customs, beliefs, and language.

      Note : Many minority groups in the United States maintain strong ethnic identity; especially in cities, immigrants are often attracted to ethnic communities established by people from their own country, communities in which many traditional cultural features are maintained.

      ( See melting pot.) Evan: I love history and civility…Yes, save a language; but, use skill with wisdom{CULTS} :lol: or get some global — Détente (a French word meaning release from tension) is the name given to a period of improved relations between the United States and the Soviet Union that began tentatively in 1971 and took decisive form when President Richard M. Nixon visited the secretary-general of the Soviet Communist party, Leonid I. Brezhnev, in Moscow, May 1972. Both countries stood to gain if trade could be increased and the danger of nuclear warfare reduced. ..— social change, racial equality–.. :P trip to Russia, like his historic trip to China a few months earlier, permitted him to keep public attention focused on his foreign policy achievements rather than his domestic problems. Nixon’s trip to China had also heightened the Soviets’ interest in détente; given the growing antagonism between Russia and China, Brezhnev had no wish to see his most potent rivals close ranks against him.

      On May 22 Nixon became the first U.S. president to visit Moscow.
      http://www.hotforwords.com/forum/topic/siberiandene-caucasian-languages :cool:

  17. PageDoll says:

    Ok, Entourage Update
    Ari is melting down. Losing huge deals, troubles at home, [et cetera]. :twisted: Loyd is an agent now and is Dramas agent. :| Amanda came back to haunt Ari and is on the war path. :evil: Turtle is trying to go big with a tequila company his girlfriend hooked him up with and is having quite a go at it. :cool: Vince is living the dream and quickly throwing it all away with a porn chick and blow and is on the verge of throwing away a 100 million dollar deal if his “anal queen” girlfriend doesn’t get a part in the movie. :shock: And as you might guess E seems, once again, to be stuck in the middle of it all and just trying to keep it all on track. :roll:

  18. Frank says:

    Motel 6, Motel 6, Motel 6. Believe me they ask no questions, I really don’t know how I know but somehow I know

  19. PageDoll says:

    Just sittin’ here wishin and waiting for a new lesson to drop.

    Marina, when you sent that tweet saying to changed your hair color I had a tweet written to you and was about to send it. What did that tweet say that I never sent? It said, “I feel a disturbance in the force”.
    Instantly I figured the disturbance was your new hair, but now I’m not so sure that was it.

    “I knew it had to happen
    felt the tables turnin’
    got me through my darkest hour
    I heard the thunder clappin’
    felt the desert burnin’
    until you poured on me like a sweet sunshower..

    ..So if you tired of the same old story, baby turn some pages”

    ..And Roll with the changes

  20. whatimeitis says:

    Da KGB could have her Q’ed :shock:

  21. I’ve thought of a clever way to keep everyone pacified while trusty is gone… click here to find out what it is… :mrgreen:

  22. We’ve been quarantined for awhile :x
    Except for some Tweets, Marina has
    has limited her exposure here as if
    we all have contagious STD’s!!! :shock:

    At least the Russian lessons have
    been keeping up. Weekly review time:
    (Have you been Doing your homework!?)

    [polishes big phat apple for teacher]

    Morning / Afternoon / Evening / Night

    Child / Children
    ** DON’T MISS THIS ONE GUYS !!!! **
    ( Oh, baby baby! )

    Grandfather / Grandmother

    Aunt / Uncle

    Son / Daughter


    There are more lessons listed here :mrgreen:


    Homework Answer for Child / Children:
    (I was stuck in quarantine that day) :???:
    - So, my stand in took notes for me

    Boris: Iss former Fearless Leader from vhen FSB vuss KGB!
    Natasha: Dollink! Iss now Dmitry Medvedev!
    (Where arr lesbian?)
    Boris: Hoo boy!

    OK – Go bone up on your lessons! :idea:

    • seesixcm6 says:

      MLDTCC, It’s been eleven days since we got the “Quarantine” video, so it might be twentynine more days until the next video if she’s going to make us wait forty days and forty nights! :shock:
      I’ve followed most of the “Learn Russian” videos, but don’t do all the homework. Is there a desert in Russia? The Gobi desert of Mongolia goes across the border, I think. :smile:
      With “noch” (night), Marina’s taught us ninety-nin words and phrases, already! Her next lesson will be 100! :mrgreen:
      Since it takes 800 words to jnow the basics of a language, I think we’ll soon be fluent in Russian! :mrgreen:

  23. namxat says:

    I would like to request the word {jock itch}. I know where the itch part comes from…oh, yeah!! But does the jock part come from jockey and some equestrian disease? Please relieve me.

  24. VenomRocK says:

    {Psychology} vs. {Psychiatry} :arrow: ‘Psychiatric Insanity’ :|

    From link:
    According to Peter R. Breggin, MD, a psychiatrist/psychotherapist who has spoken out, and author of many books on the hazards of psychiatric drugs: If you are educated in the humanities or have read a few good self-help psychology books, and if you like to think about yourself and others, you may have more insight into personal growth than your psychiatrist does; and if you’ve taken a few college courses or read a little in academic psychology or psychoanalysis, you might know more theory as well. If you’ve also shared feelings and personal problems with some of your friends, then you may well have more experience and practice in talking therapy than your psychiatrist.
    On the other hand, your psychiatrist will have more power than you. He or she can prescribe drugs or shock, lock you up against your will, talk behind your back with your husband, wife, or parents and make plans for your future without consulting you. There are numerous cases of individuals who sought psychiatric help for routine problems in living, such as sadness over the loss of a loved one, only to find themselves swept along the path of biopsychiatry, ending up with permanent brain dysfunction and damage from drugs and shock treatment.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychotherapy#Cognitive_behavioral_therapy Psychotherapy :mrgreen: or personal counselling with a psychotherapist, is an intentional interpersonal relationship used by trained psychotherapists to aid a client or patient in problems of living.
    It aims to increase the individual’s sense of their own well-being. Psychotherapists employ a range of techniques based on experiential relationship building, dialogue, communication and behavior change and that are designed to improve the mental health of a client or patient, or to improve group relationships (such as in a family).
    Psychotherapy may also be performed by practitioners with a number of different qualifications, including psychiatry, clinical psychology, counseling psychology, mental health counseling, clinical or psychiatric social work, marriage and family therapy, rehabilitation counseling, music therapy, occupational therapy, psychiatric nursing, psychoanalysis and others. It may be legally regulated, voluntarily regulated or unregulated, depending on the jurisdiction.

    :lol: ….Randall asks what it takes to prove he’s crazy. :cool:
    Was the character Randall McMurphy a saviour or a psychopath?

    • Dear VenomRock,
      Good morning. Your post has stimulated many different thoughts in me going off in many different directions. While I cannot but agree to the general direction of what you have suggested, I would like to frame it in a context.
      There have been many people within the mental health field who believe that we have not developed the technology to be able to help others with their mental health problems. Some of these people have done statistical reasearch on the efficacy of various forms of mental health therapy. While I have not studied these things as closely as I would like, I believe that the upshot of what they have found is that what therapists claim is efficacious doesn’t seem to be what is efficacious. Einstein once said, if you want to understand physics, don’t listen to what the physcicists say, watch what they do. I believe the same would hold true for mental health therapists. If you want to understand mental health therapy, don’t listen to what the therapists say, watch what they do.
      It might help to understand the distinction between science and technology. Therapy is a technology. If we were to go back a couple of thousand years to the ancient Romans, they were pretty good at building bridges, road, aquaducts, colloseums, etc. If you were to ask one of these ancient Romans about stress points, load bearing, etc. they wouldn’t know what you were talking about. The ancient Romans knew what would work. They knew how to build things. They didn’t know the underlying physical laws that was behind their great accomplishments. The scientific knowledge came later.
      In the field of mental health therapy, various professionals are asked to find a ‘fix’ to a ‘problem’. That is a matter of mental health technology. As long as the problem gets ‘fixed’, very few people will care what the scientific laws behind the technology are. But mental health professionals are given the burden of ‘fixing’ the ‘problem’ whether we have the scientific or technological knowledge or not.
      Thus, there is a need for some people to be mental health therapists in our society. Once society indentifies a group for that purpose, things tend to evolve in the manner that your post suggests. The group has to be seperated out from others outside that group by certification, liscense, whatever. They must justify their existence by learned talks, jargon, academic articles, etc. But all of these things happen for a reason. While our technological abilities to help others with mental health problems is far more meager than we would like, for the time being it is all we got. Maybe in the future we will get better at this. While there may not be much that separtates cetified therapists from non-certified therapists, we do need some way of making some kind of distinction. Don’t we have a certification for auto mechanics? Aren’t there a lot of regular people who are as good or better than some auto mechanics at fixing cars? For all that, I would not recommend getting rid of the certification. On average, a certified auto mechanic will tend to better than an uncertified regular person at fixing cars. On average, a certified therapist will tend to be better than a regular person at helping others with mental health proplems.
      In summary, while I would agree that there are many problems in the mental health field, I would hope that we could try to work towards a better future. In my humble opinion, an increase in the background science of psychology will indirectly help the technology of psychology. It might take many years before we are able to help people with their mental health problems as easily as we can build bridges, roads, etc.
      AKA BertrandR1872

      • VenomRocK says:

        Hey Larry,

        I really do appreciate your thought provoking response. :cool:
        I’m not trying to slam on the whole field of Psycology. I know there have been many people with mental issues who have benefited greatly from the advanced techniques and the showing of more compassion that’s being practiced from therapists up to this point in time then say what it was generations ago. But I can relate to what was being discussed in some of those videos that were talking about the medical field of ‘psychiatry’ from the first link in my comment on psychiatric insanity. I personally know some people including a relative who had mental issues and they sought out help by consulting MD psychiatrists. I witnessed their life conditons go from having a problem, but still were able to function in society, to just down right living a nightmarish hell of an existence and to top that becoming addicted to all kinds of synthetic drugs. One end result from treatment was a suicide.

        Anyways, I’m sure there are some good ones out there. But in my opinion, I think they are a far and few, Medical Psychiatrists that is. I do agree with your point about certifications and of course the standard should be set very high for someone to get certified.

        Thanks for your reply :smile:

        • Dear VenomRock,
          You are rigtht. They are few and far between. Sadly, there are economic reasons for this. The ideal, (for a well trained, well motivated therapist who lacks signifacant character flaws of his own) would be to offer some form of talk therapy with a minimum of closely monitored medication on a short term temporary basis. The therapist spends more time per patient and thus gets less money per day. To maximize the amount of money per day that they receive, many therapists just hand out drugs with a ten minute talk to see how their patients are doing. Quite frankly, many therapists are not even interested in their patients problems. Sometimes, they are not trained all that well. And sometimes they have significant character problems of their own. I have known both excellent therapists and extremely bad therapists. The difference between the best and the worst is huge. I hope that over time the worst will be weeded out.
          AKA BertrandR1872

        • I was watching part of a television program on a PBS station titled, This Emotional Life. The scientists stated that they are now focusing on providing people with a set of tool to change the way one thinks, thus changing the way one feels. This was very interesting.

          The show is part of a 3-part series consisting of:
          Episode 1: Family, Friends & Lovers
          Episode 2: Facing Our Fears
          Episode 3: Rethinking Happiness

    • Evan Owen says:

      Tell me about it. The last time my ex fed antidepressants to our daughter, the poor kid suffered a full-blown case of serotonin toxicity and went into convulsions on my floor. :o

      Later my ex said, “That was just a case of anxiety brought on by your suggestions that she might benefit from nutritional therapy.” :evil:

    • I got a full boat scholarship out of high school and majored in psych after my first term. I proceeded to take and complete every university course offered (including the post grad courses) in my first year.
      I learned about ALL that stuff and did all the labs and experiments offered.

      The superintendent of the state mental institution in Dayton, Ohio gave me a tour of the facility,
      I saw what I would be dealing with every day.
      There is no hope for many people – they’re just too far gone.
      I dropped psych altogether after that tour.

      Then, I thought being an OB/GYN would be fun; looking at LOTS of fresh, young …
      (you know what I’m sayin’?) :twisted:
      The downside is that in reality you have to deal with all the
      skanky, nasty, puss oozing, infected …
      (you know what I’m sayin’!?) :evil:
      That could ruin a man for life!

      I ended up dropping out and joined the Army :!:

      If you want to enjoy good mental health, and see lots of fresh, young…
      …then enlist and serve! :mrgreen:

  25. hotforwords or da biggest love game on earth which taking part for a real long time in my country, sweet, calm, and warmy weather!!! <- i think i do effort on my prononciation because i have a real good acent and some time, well a frecnh one, i just hate it! but its ok.

  26. Wait do you people in america watch this channel like the 5 chewing gum thing!!!!!!!!?
    lol your clever marina and laughable a lot i love that.

    i can add that its the 400th coments on this vidéo, and that i have points on you… hihihihi*

    cheers nd

  27. Hi Ma! it’s nico from france here, im just seing some’ | .true parts of your personality ..which are really commun to dead habits in my life nowadays,

    but it’s not my point.

    My point is that i want to talk to you,
    (out of ur celibrity you may have in LA, out friends or people you may met in LA. By that, i understood that u have clothes friends and awesome power people meeting…+here!!)
    Hm I just wanted to let me start a conversation with you marina and to express my thoughts on you as i have really to be honnest think of you.(as a poor celib in town if ya kno my sweet bitch!! hm) BEGIN:
    im a person with a big capacity to think, ive never done the test so i dont know or even care so much. But i see your actual reflexion and have some idees on what you think as i nearly think exactly the same..

    :cool: to be honnest im very cool nice and all but not too much in shape
    and that cause me issues with my potential sexy, ans it’s so bad that i don’t care being sexy : so i have troubles really!!!!
    THe fact is that i don’t realise myself have been sexy even when im da cutest sweet thing on earth. i just lives it and dont matter. SO my point here is that i need to have a wife, a sexuality cuz i dont practice, and a dog?? a white tiny cuty doggy, well mnot sure of it, but you see what i mean? i guess for you it’s just that how(now) could i find a husband between the sex affairs everywhere ah? mjust asking but i think the world is the same in LA as in france. Well, i have an answer on it as you just have to make opportunities happen and for that not be bithy with some pain in dee ass butt be not a young peole either cuz it’s the worst!!! So yes i ve got an answer come visit me in geneva! :cool: nd

  28. hi greets from florida look at my new chatroom under http://www.fuubo.com

  29. thematrix75 says:

    Dumb Criminals ‘Robber Drops Wallet,And other Dumb Criminals Just click on any of the links on the page to show you more dumb stories.

  30. thematrix75 says:

    Hello everyone!How are you doing?Here are a few funny pictures Man With Tattoo/Horse You need to scroll down aways to see both pictures.Hope you enjoy,at least it’s something different :!:

  31. @Marina

    I just realized that today marks my second anniversary of appreciating HotForWords’ website. I cannot for the life of me remember how I was directed here. Perhaps it was an advertisement for the WhiteSmoke grammar and punctuation program. I don’t know.

    I was amused by this pretty Russian girl and her exuberance to gain an entrepreneurial foothold on the Internet with her degrees in philology. Good for her, I thought. But, what the heck is philology?! I never heard the word before. I have learned many new words, since, and have been amused by Marina’s presentations. Thank you for sharing your family photos, Marina, and those of your vacations. Oh, and per your caption, lock me up for 40 days: Yeah baby, yeah! Groovy and best wishes.

  32. leoNard says:

    I love requesting.. 3rd EYE/third I,

    {EVIL E Y E}…~~~Envy (also called invidiousness) is best defined as an emotion that “occurs when a person lacks another’s (perceived) superior quality, achievement, or possession and either desires it or wishes that the other lacked it.”~~~…

    :roll: —- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quorum —seasons and salty dogs—

    • leoNard says:

      {ornery} in honor http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honer

      of a lost friend!!!

      ~~~~ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morning_of_the_Magicians ~~~~In a general overview of the occult, the book speculates on a wide variety of Forteana, mysticism and conspiracy theories such as secret societies, ancient prophesies, alchemical transmutation, a giant race that once ruled the Earth, and the Nazca lines”. :arrow: It also includes what have been called “largely silly” speculations such as Nazi occultism and supernatural phenomena conspiracy theory that the Vril were the precursor to the Nazi party. :| from—Hodapp, Christopher; Alice Von Kannon (2008-03-31). “18″. Conspiracy Theories & Secret Societies For Dummies. For Dummies. pp. 350

      WELCOME BACK TO the STATES—-MARINA—rocks!!___ pray/hope you’re well!!! :smile: …….

  33. Peas porridge hot,
    peas porridge cold,
    peas porridge in the
    pot nine days old.
    - Medieval Rhyme

    The resulting stew was called “pottage,” and it was the basic element of the peasant diet. And yes, sometimes the remains of one day’s cooking would be used in the next day’s fare. (This is true in some modern “peasant stew” recipes.) But it was not common for food to remain there for nine days — or for more than two or three days, for that matter. People living on the edge of starvation were not likely to leave food on their plates or in the pot. Contaminating the carefully-gathered ingredients of a night’s supper with rotting nine-day-old remains, thus risking illness, is even more unlikely.

    (reprinted w/o permission from the article The Bad Old Days)

  34. wyrdwyrd says:

    HotForWords, please help! I just found out that what I *thought* was “`imminent’ domain” is, in fact, “`eminent’ domain”. And then on top of that, my minister is talking about “immanence” this week.

    wtf!? :shock: All three of these words sound *almost* the same, and are spelled *almost* the same, but the appear to mean fairly different things. What happened to these guys?

    Please with your hotness and your mad skillz with word lore help explain the etymologies of {imminent}, {eminent}, and {immanence}.

    Thanks in advance. :smile:

    Furry cows moo and decompress.

  35. whatimeitis says:

    Wait, for the messenger stumbles backwards. Sing a song of six pence pocket full of rye, four and twenty black birds baked in a pie. :roll:

    Mercury retro


  36. hankhoogwater says:

    I am afraid she is in quarantine.

  37. VenomRocK says:

    Wow Marina, It’s been over a week since you posted something. I haven’t seen you go this long before. I hope you’re well.

  38. sniperskaya says:

    Marina, I just saw an article on independent stars who make $100,000+ per year from their YouTube postings. I can’t believe you aren’t on the list!

  39. [best Truman aka Jim Carey]

    “In case I don’t see you
    Dobre Utro, Dobre Den’,
    Dobre Vecher and Dobre Noch”

    in the Latest Russian Word Lesson

    Homework Answer: hoosegow? gulag? :mrgreen:

  40. CheVolay says:

    I wonder if Marina is ever coming back?

  41. hankhoogwater says:

    Don’t exaggerate. She needs at least ten days.

  42. James says:

    Marina keeps getting overtaken by make up toturials.. I think she should do one and see what happens :) Sell out! :lol:

  43. James says:

    Is Marina only doing one video a week? Oh dear, this won’t do. I can understand though, the thought of filming and finding something to do and time to do it is horrible.

  44. I’d like to see you explaining {misanthropia}
    I believe it comes from μίσος [misos] – hate and άνθρωπος [anthropos] – human so it stands for antipathy for man in general … that sucks :smile:
    so maybe if you do it there’ll be a little less of it ;-)

    • You need a little rain by Candlebox to mellow out :mrgreen:

      • thematrix75 says:

        Hello Me Lika Do The Cha Cha!How are you doing?Thank you for the reply,at least someone cares!The song/video Rain by Candlebox was an interesting song,and I thank you for sending it to me!Well good night ,and I hope someone likes my music that I spent along time searching,and posting them.See you later,and peace to you :!: :cool: :smile:

        • I do check out your links :grin:
          I know a lot of them already
          and you post some I’ve never
          seen before. It’s interesting
          to see how your muse guides you :mrgreen:

          I got home last night after
          driving 900 miles from Mississippi.
          Woke up this morning, made coffee
          picked up my axe and started
          my day with the mushy head song :cool:
          (now my neighbors know I’m home) :twisted:

    • leoNard says:

      Someone cares and he lives upstairs… http://hot.linkinn.com/Sexy_cow_girls_2 The whole site lives off of pictures ;-)

      World’s First 3D Camera – Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D W3 http://worldmustbecrazy.blogspot.com/2010/08/worlds-first-3d-camera-fujifilm-finepix.html

      …with the powers of Marina and her HOTforWords, I’ll see Ya all :arrow: :roll: ;-)

      • rosiecheeks says:

        U make my heart ache,
        U make me cry,
        U make me wish either you or I would die,
        U make me curse the day I was born,
        Whenever you look at me, I look at you with scorn,
        You prick my heart like a thorn,
        But people like you, I gotta hate ya,
        Scared to tell off other people but treat your own family like shit,
        I hope you fucking die die die bitch.
        I hope you die, either you or me,
        Cause there’s no space in this fuckin world for the two of us to live together in peace,
        To me you ain’t nothing but a frigid-ass bitch, scared of the next day I have to live with u but most of all
        As long as you will be, I will never be free.

      • When I was a little kid (4 years old)
        I would whine like all kids do, from time to time
        My Grandfather would sing a little song:

        Nobody loves me
        Everybody hates me
        I’m going out and eat worms
        Great big fat ones
        Itty bitty skinny ones
        Worms that like to squirm

        He never got farther than that.
        I’d be laughing so hard..

        The point is:
        If you dwell in angst and anger
        you’ll make yourself sick, so
        Grow up
        Suck it up
        Get over it
        Get on with life

  45. Holy Crap…
    There is also a gear cube…

    and a void cube with completely hollow centers like a sierpinski sponge

    plus all kinds of things I’ve never seen before :cool:

  46. Some people sleepwalk their way through life…Don’t you be one of them:

    “Her Morning Elegance”


    Do you dream in technocolor or black and white?

    What is your most memorable dream?

  47. cufan71 says:

    :?: How do you catch a unique rabbit :?:

    Unique up on him :!: :mrgreen:

    :?: How do you catch a tame rabbit :?:

    The tame way :!: :mrgreen:

  48. errin says:

    Well what an entertaining, informative video. I didn’t realize the amount of biblical connotations the number 40 has. I’ve always heard that 13 is a biblical number as well, often representative of Jesus and all his apostles. And yet, 13 is considered a bad number in certain superstitions. Of course, the number considered ‘baddest’ in our cultural is 666, which draws it’s notoriety completely through it’s biblical definition. The Bible is full of all sorts of symbology. Personally, I think most people read it way too literally, overlooking the symbols and deeper meanings within. If I were to do a biblical word request, I’d do [Apocrypha]. :evil:

    As for the various modern applications for quarantine, it doesn’t seem to be all that common in the news or other media, though it is a somewhat common staple among television shows and movies. I suppose being held and debriefed by the government could be a kind of quarantine wherein they are trying to contain information rather than disease.

    Thanks for the wonderful video, Marina. I suppose I should thank Gorby as well, as he put in quite the performance. :smile: I’ve had a delay or two with my music (my recording engineer got wrapped up in another gig for a little longer than expected), but things are set to wrap up by the end of the month. I’ve recorded everything but the lead vocals for the five songs I’m doing. I’ve shot 3 music vids for youtube with a friend, and will be shooting the other 2 this week. My friend directing the vids for me is actually moving back to New York at the start of next month right around the same time the mixes of the studio recordings will be done, so I’ll fly in to NYC then to edit our video footage to the final mixes. When that is done, I’ll put all 5 youtube vids on my youtube channel, put the mp3s of the songs up on Facebook, and you’ll be free to crosspromote to your heart’s content. :cool: Though it’s taken longer than expected, it’ll all be worth the wait. Thank you for your patience. I believe you will find the songs and videos I’ve made quite enjoyable. I’ve really enjoyed the video side of things a lot more than I expected. Much gratitude for your advice/guidance about such. ;-) I am very much looking forward to getting my music out there via the internet. It’s totally a brave new world out there for musicians and other artists, and I intend to make the most of it.

    Peace and love, Errin : )

  49. Some folks have mentioned that they wished that there were transcripts of these videos. I went ahead and created one for this video, I encourage others to pitch in and do the same for some of the older videos.

    Here you go:

    Yeah, I would like to bring my dog Gorby with me into the country.

    So what exactly is the procedure?

    What? I have to quarantine him for 40 days?

    No, no, no, he is my co-host. I can’t shoot my lessons without him laying at my feet or making noise off to the side while he tries to make himself comfortable on the microphone wires.

    Forty days? Sir, why forty days? Why not 41, or 39? And doesn’t quarantine have the word forty in it anyway?

    You know what? I’m just going to smuggle him in, okay?

    Oh gosh. Oh…Um.

    Can you believe the nerve of him?

    They want me to put Gorby into quarantine for forty days before I can bring him into the country.

    I mean seriously, that’s crazy, and what’s even crazier is did you know that the word “QUARANTINE” actually has the word “FORTY” in it and it is a really old word!

    I don’t think they were quarantining dogs a thousand years ago. Right?

    So what’s going on here? Must investigate…

    Before we look at the word quarantine, we need to look at the number first and that number is the number 40.

    Forty is a very biblical number.

    Noah’s flood lasted for forty days. Moses was forty years old when God summoned him and he kept the herd of Jethro for forty years.

    Moses also stayed for 40 days and 40 nights in the summit of Mount Sinai.
    While the commandments were being hacked out.

    The Hebrews wandered around the desert for forty years, and both David and Solomon each had forty year reins over Israel and Jerusalem respectively.

    When Jesus was 40 days old, he was presented to the Temple of Jerusalem, and he also fasted for 40 days and nights in the desert.

    While 40 days separated his ascension and his resurrection.

    And the number 40 was used exactly 40 times over the course of the television series, Lost.

    It is because of this popularity in the Bible, that the Venetians chose that number as the number of days they required a ship suspected of carrying disease to have to stay away from the port and the passengers would not be allowed to go ashore for the full 40 days. They figured that the disease would kill off the suspected people on the ship and kill its self off in 40 days, and back then they had the “BUBONIC PLAGUGE” which was a pretty deadly thing.

    They called this restriction “QUARANTINA”, which meant “a period of 40 days”, related to the Latin “QUATTOR”, where we got “QUATRO” from.

    So, because of the “BUBONIC PLAGUGE”, and the bible’s obsession with the number “40″ we ended up with the word, “QUARANTINE”.

    And I have to deal with it today with my co-host “Gorby”.

    For your homework, are you aware of any other reasons for quarantines today?

    Now, Gorby…Now Gorby, we are going to dress you up like a doll. That way we can slip you past security. Now, don’t move.

  50. Marc Mercury says:

    I love you. You are much more bellisimo than all the Marina’s in the world.
    Here is the meaning of your name and it’s origin.
    Pls. look me up when in Vegas. I know the greatest Restaurants. (Latin origin REST for peace)
    Hugs Marco
    Word Origin & History

    1805, “a promenade by the sea,” from Sp. or It. marina “shore, coast,” from L. marinus (see marine). Meaning “dock or basin with moorings for yachts and small craft” is 1935, Amer.Eng.
    Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
    Cite This Source

  51. Michael says:

    Gaga is a Madonna rerun…been there…done that.

  52. Marina talks about her babushka
    in the Latest Russian Word Lesson

    Homework Answer: Head cover

  53. leoNard says:

    [*[*[statues}*}*}Quote"Always do right- this will gratify some and astonish the rest." - Mark Twain 1835-1910../Lady Gaga - Bad Romance - live cover - Lissie ... :cool: ...Rootsy California singer/songwriter Lissie caught the public ear... :lol: :???: {lip}

    A quarrel or {bolt} is the term for the ammunition used in a crossbow. The name "quarrel" is derived from the French carré,[][ ] “square”[ ][], referring to the fact that they typically have square heads. Although their length varies, they are typically shorter than traditional arrows.

    …I’m not trading! :???: :smile:

  54. Marina is STILL in quarantine?? :shock:
    Time to shake the trees. :mrgreen:

  55. Andy Hoffman says:

    My 7 year old daughter asked me today and I didn’t know the answer. I am hoping you can help. Why are spiderwebs also called {cobwebs}?

  56. thematrix75 says:

    Harry Potter and the stupid cop

  57. thematrix75 says:

    Do you speak brain?Try studying these nuerons-on-a- chip

  58. thematrix75 says:

    Do you know what this symbol means? Click here to find out

  59. Meet Marina’s Dadda and Toyota..
    No, that’s not right… :oops:
    her Dyadya and Tyetya in the
    latest Russian Word Lesson :mrgreen:

    Homework Answer: Yul Borisovich Brynner and Olga Kurylenko

  60. thematrix75 says:

    Hello everyone how you doing today?Some silly signs From Around The World Funny Warning Signs Funny Restaurant Signs 11 Funny Church Signs 13 Funny Road Signs Another 16 Signs from Around The World !2 More Funny Signs Seen Around The World http://www.rd.com/clean-jokes-and-laughs/more-silly-signs/article125987-10.html#slide“>11 More Funny Sign Photos…Some pictures may repeat ,but I don’t think too many of them are the same,so please check out these funny sign’s,and pictures.So Please enjoy :!: Mugshots With funny T-Shirts I hope everyone here has a wonderful day :!:Peace :!: :cool: :smile:

  61. “Cause ain’t no way I’m let you stop me from causing mayhem” twitpic.com

    I wonder if Eminem knows of Vanessa Mae?
    She’s a virtuoso classical violinist and also very beautiful but she’s a wild one.
    “Causing Mayhem” is her catch phrase because of the play on words with her last name.
    This is the only other time I’ve heard it used.

    From another galaxy, she’s fantastic…

  62. “If you think no one is looking what is the one thing you would do?”

    I would go back to the book store and demand a refund for 1984

    p.s. you win with the blockquotes ok? You happy? :mrgreen:

  63. whatimeitis says:

    I was think’in bout da lost art of babel. Did the Neanderthals just melt away :idea: There’s art and there’s art. When all the colors were stirred up and then again divided out in time and space of times the poison is a fixed measure of the have nots rather than the haves. All the gene-o’s settled out and left the mix thick and thin. The man, is a mix of all know types. The completion of the mix come full circle and all converging points are just end loops that converge back into the mix. Having all known types make one superemo-Nanderlithic. Being homogeneous is a weakness that will leave you exposed to the climate. German, Russian, Black, Asian, English, do you understand the finial measure of the mix :?: Plato would of never seen the ceiling from the clouds. I am one but of many and many are in one would be mans genonoustic origin. The Jews were the most prolific in words and written word. All the others were not. When the mix is come full circle the loop reverses it’s self on it’s self and produces a new genonoustic superemo-Nanderlithic type. The old man melts away because nature eats him up as food for the tinging of perfection. God is so smart and the supremo scientist and teacher. Why would the evolution not proceed :?: It cannot be stopped becaused the broad base of the mix will continue to produce the factors of converging points more freaquently as time and cultures inter mix. The homo will only slow down if the diversity is in fact stopped, like the Jews, married only Jews. Diversity is the bomb and the seed of destruction. Amen :cool:

    • whatimeitis says:

      As in the man so is the beast and the herb and the fish and the fowl. The root switch in one is the root switch in all. Earth, water, air, fire is beast, fish and fowl and man. Man is fire and the switch. He is earth first and in the water therefore the floods, the air and water are in fact mixed. The root of jesse is a herb and man and in the earth it is water and air and fire.
      The loom is warfe and weave and the thread is thin and thick. Thin and thin are the same as thick and thick. There are two of them thin thin and thick thick.

      • whatimeitis says:

        Job said to God, “what does he have that I don’t have?”, “how can he do this without knowledge?”. Because it will happen naturally. Understanding notwithstanding.

        • whatimeitis says:

          You are the poison :o I doesn’t matter how sinful or pure in heart you are. The good and the bad man and the child in the womb will not be spared. Mother nature as you call her will not be kept waiting for her feast of the passing of time.

      • rosiecheeks says:

        ur perverted and artistic, however i’m not sure which one tips down lower when weighed on the scale.

        • whatimeitis says:

          To be of good means to know all evil. To experience life is to die each day and to see the good and the evil. What is mere man, he came from the earth and shall return to the earth.

        • whatimeitis says:

          You are right to judge me for both because all men are in fact struggling with both good and evil. My mine is no different than anyone. But since these extremes are the same in all people, do you not own the same weaknesses or are you full throttle evil all the time and good just looks like evil :lol: to you. I like a full throttle girl that just pure evil sometimes.

          • rosiecheeks says:

            My mine is no different than anyone

            (My mind is no different than anyone.)

            …full throttle girl that just pure evil sometimes.

            (…full throttle girl than just pure evil sometimes.)

            Friend, sometimes when we type so fast because we are eager to sound smart, we make little typos. Fortunately, my blazed ‘mine’ was able to recognize this. Fear not, for sometimes even Marina makes spelling errors every once in a pink moon. It’s only natural. . .just like my German skin.

            • whatimeitis says:

              Mind is my soul, Venus is pure why paint her evil. She throws me kisses off Saturn’s ring when she goes behind to Sun. Taurus is the house of Venus Likes will never attract each other ++/–. She longs to be with god, she grinds her hips into mind, I awake and tell that she’s is so beautiful, she leaps up and hides but comes to kiss my cheek with her bright blue star burst. the planets are the seven candlesticks. The eight is of the seventh but is the eight. Not by the Jew art. But by faith will she come.

    • Michael says:

      I would reply to this, whether to agree or disagree, or even to add a little something…there’s just one problem…what the hell are you trying to say?

      • whatimeitis says:

        I was just think’in bout da art of babel :lol:

        • BigBhd95 says:

          : :shock: you were babbalin allright :oops:

          :cool: B.B. i’m just sayin :!:

        • Michael says:

          Well, if these last writings of yours are any indication, I would say you “tower” over your peers!

          • whatimeitis says:

            Do not fear this demon Venus, because without her nothing would be. She is the mother of all and the yeast in the wheat. The bosom of man is fertile with her poison. Hot is her fire and to overcome her is to own her. She will consume you in a rage so fit of an angry queen. Deny her and she will fall on her knees before you and be your slave. But never, never put her to scorn. If you do, she will have her revenge. All the other Gods triffle over her and looked at her with animal lust in their hearts. They follow her, a chase, but never do the touch her except Mercury.

            • whatimeitis says:

              Christ did tell of her and to overcome her is to kill the beast, the flesh, the desire for sex, the human lust and nature
              it’s self; 40 days in the wilderness.

              • whatimeitis says:

                Job said:”what good is a woman” that is of earthly origin. The demon Venus is not to be scorned by an earthly harlot. Be careful with your science because Venus could leave you and all will perish, man and beast.

  64. James says:

    I would like to request the word {Poppycock}
    Thank you. James.

    • thematrix75 says:

      Hello gravityboy how have you been?The Rubik’s Cube was a very big thing back when I was a kid.It seemed like everyone had it!The new touch version looks like it would be a little easier,than the old twist and turn kind.The price tag on the new cube seems very high at$149.95 !I never knew marina liked Rubik’s Cube,up until now!I never could get the puzzle figured out.No matter how much I twisted and turned,I only seemed to mess the puzzle up more ,than I did solve it.How are you at solving The Rubik’s Cube Marina :?:How about you gravityboy,how did you do with The Rubik’s Cube?Well you have a good day :!: Peace :!: :cool: :smile:

  65. :shock: ;-) :shock: :cry: :arrow: :?: :!:
    [eyes PaparazziKid suspiciously]
    Somebody‘s gettin’ carried away with “copy-’n'-paste”!
    Have ya been sniffin’ the Magik Markers, or what?
    Ha ha! ALWAYS read the label :mrgreen:

    (Be patient, she’s gonna post something, soon…) :grin:

  66. Marina gives us a look at the twins
    in her Latest Russian Word Lesson :grin:

    Homework Answer: 159 million or so…

  67. Doug says:

    As used here the word quarantine, in the case of the ship, refers to the isolation of a place as Gruinard island . Usually, a quarantine refers to an isolation of a single or few organisms from many more organisms. For example, in the video also, a single organism (the dog) will get quarantined, so that many other organisms do not become infected. David Vetter got quarantined so that he, a single organism, would not become infected by many other organisms. Using the definition at wikipedia of quarantine, we could say that people in mental institutions qualify as quarantined, even though they can’t really spread their mental illnesses. Though, of course, people suspect they can act in ways dangerous to themselves or others.

  68. Hello, I love your site, especially the videos.
    I talk about you for every friend that study English, most man.
    Well I like Russia and adore the russians girls.
    so I’m here to ask you about the word tattoo.
    Can you explain me where is it from?
    thx and bye

  69. p.s. LeoNard sent me to a russian page…
    …and I watched the phobia video then i tried to find it on HotForWords.com
    …but it is not here?

  70. @marina unless of course you know about this already… here is your new favorite website…

    p.s. you are getting ready to “pop one out” aren’t you? :mrgreen:

  71. PaparazziKid says:

    A little heads up, the sidebar on the photo albums of our profiles are broken, or something thats makes it to appear on the bottom.

  72. cufan71 says:

    :cool: Word Request

  73. Heydave says:

    I want to be quarantined with Marina for 40 days, just to see who cracks first! :???:

    • thematrix75 says:

      That was very cool Me Lika Do The Cha Cha !I love zombie movies,and the interaction part of it was neat!All that just to deliver a pizza :lol: Thank you for the great video :!: Peace :!: :cool: :smile:

      • whatimeitis says:

        This zombie craze is just stupid. It would never had even been a thought 500 years ago because a good swordsman would have clipped them at the knees and laugh at them kicking around on the ground :lol:

  74. Mixaeel says:

    I would like to request a word {building} why?!

    Maybe you can explain what was the original meaning, and why to build now means to construct when it should mean to dwell! :???:

  75. johnnysquarepants says:

    Interesting facts.

  76. {Bikini} where does that word come from Marina?

  77. Evan Owen says:

    Dug out my Red Dwarf video tonight…

    {Smeg} :???:

    Can’t Smeg, Won’t Smeg :lol:

    • VenomRocK says:

      Excellent sc-fi sitcom. :cool:

      “Love is what separates us from animals ”
      “No, Lister. What separates us from animals is that we don’t use our tongues to clean our own genitals.”

      - Lister & Rimmer;-)

  78. leoNard says:

    My “First Nation” friend reminds me to ask(word-request) :roll: He says: Please MARINA!!!…it been more than twice, so for a few times over….{mulatto}http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mulatto

    …he also wants to know what the new imigrants prefer to name {INDIANS}…(no name calling please) :???: :lol:

    …the mixing of borders and references :roll: …he thinks the current policy is HATE/GUILT :cry: an apple is white inside and red outside/my blood is read like book :mrgreen:

    • Evan Owen says:

      First Nation, eh?

      {Elip tillicum} :grin: Maika kumtux? :razz:
      {Chinook} :grin:

      • leoNard says:

        TANKS :roll: FIRST NATION/first reservation :arrow: 1794 Treaty of Canandaigua
        After the war, the Oneida were displaced by retaliatory and other raids. In 1794 they, along with other Haudenosaunee nations, signed the Treaty of Canandaigua with the United States.

        They were granted 6 million acres (24,000 km²) of lands, primarily in New York; this was effectively the first Indian reservation in the United States.

        Subsequent treaties and actions by the State of New York drastically reduced their land to 32 acres (0.1 km²). In the 1830s many of the Oneida relocated into Canada and Wisconsin, because the United States was requiring Indian removals from eastern states.
        …sourced from— http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oneida_tribe …my buddy’s blood rite/American… new age apartheid(legal racial segregation/economic and civil law shared… OK,Evan!— According to this interpretation, the Iroquois League refers to the ceremonial and cultural institution embodied in the Grand Council, while the Iroquois Confederacy was the decentralized political and diplomatic entity that emerged in response to European colonization. The League still exists. The Confederacy dissolved after the defeat of the British and allied Iroquois nations in the American Revolutionary War…go fish :cool: :lol: from :arrow: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iroquois_Confederacy

        {passports}—{la cross}—{secretary of state Clinton} or senator carpetbag :razz: soul my sorry ;-)

    • Evan Owen says:

      OK, time for some randomness…

      Ireland meets Bulgaria in John McSherry — Suleiman’s Kopanitsa :grin:

    • Evan Owen says:

      You know why vinegar is kosher? Because it’s so Hasidic. :mrgreen:
      (I told that pun in a Jewish group & got called a goyisher kopf. :shock:

      • If they knew you, they’d see you’re a mentsh :mrgreen:
        One word not on the list: “Shtup”
        as in “Shtup’n tchatchke”

      • leoNard says:

        {CRUSADES}…???w(h)i(t)ch egg hatching; and learning the trees of chicken roosting?roots cross under ground and egg rolled ;-)— http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yiddish_language ~~~~The Ashkenazi culture that took root in 10th century Central Europe derived its name from Ashkenaz (Genesis 10:3), the medieval Hebrew name for the territory centered on what is now Germany. Its geographic extent did not coincide with the German Christian principalities; Ashkenaz included northern France. It also bordered on the area inhabited by the Sephardim, or Spanish Jews, which ranged into Southern France. Ashkenazi culture later spread into Eastern Europe.

        The first language of European Jews may have been Aramaic,[Katz, 2004] the vernacular of the Jews in Roman-era Palestine and ancient and early medieval Mesopotamia. The widespread use of Aramaic among the large non-Jewish Syrian trading population of the Roman provinces, including those in Europe, would have reinforced the use of Aramaic among Jews engaged in trade. In Roman times, many of the Jews living in Rome and Southern Italy appear to have been Greek-speakers, and this is reflected in some Ashkenazi personal names (e.g., Kalonymus). Much work needs to be done, though, to fully analyze the contributions of those languages to Yiddish.

        Nothing is known about the vernacular of the earliest Jews in Germany, but several theories have been put forward. It is generally accepted that it was likely to have contained elements from other languages of the Near East and Europe, absorbed through dispersion
        …Remember that aBraham is more than BABEL and CULT :smile: can I have a glass of water down wine? :smile:

        • Evan Owen says:

          “A Sephardi Jew is a Jew who follows the customs and traditions followed by Jews who lived in the Iberian Peninsula (modern Spain and Portugal) before their expulsion in the late 15th century. ”

          The Sephardic parallel to Yiddish is Ladino, a Spanish-based language spoken by the Jews exiled from Spain in 1492, in communities stretching as far east as Bulgaria, Greece, and Turkey.

          Cuando el Rey Nimrod — Sephardi song about the birth of Abraham. :cool:

  79. VenomRocK says:

    40 videos YT’s Voivod mix :razz:

    Over nine months ago….
    A national emergency was declared in the United States! But it had nothing to do with the war in Afghanistan, the economic crisis, or the Iranian nuclear situation. Instead, it was about the H1N1 virus. RT’s Dina Gusovsky spoke to Congressman Ron Paul about his take on the vaccine, as well as burning foreign policy issues affecting the United States. :idea: :cool:

    ….I think that there are quite a few members of congress that should be quarantined from their duties till November for the safety of the general public. :mrgreen:

  80. Ramsey P. B. says:

    If this has been discussed ad nauseum, my apologies. Why does it say “apologize” at 1:19? :???:
    Also, I thought Jesus died when he was 33.
    And, a big “WOO-HOO!!” for LOST – my favorite TV show ever! :mrgreen:

  81. CheVolay says:

    Just came back from the liquor store with a “forty” of malt liquor. :twisted:

    • whatimeitis says:

      Dam! You should call up Rosecheeks, she could bring the blunt a I bring the condoms :lol:

      • rosiecheeks says:

        “smoke weed but i can’t roll blunts”…cause i’m AWESOME. :lol:

      • rosiecheeks says:

        wait….condoms for what??? :?: :???:

        • whatimeitis says:

          So we can fill them up with water and throw them off the roof :lol:

          • whatimeitis says:

            Personally, I never liked condoms, I prefer to just spank the std’s and herpes right out of my date.Bare bottom and over my knee. I use an old trick. You stick your finger in your ear. It’s old and very true. I’m not got to tell the test away because stupid people will screw it up. It takes experience to know just how it tingles. If it tingles I give you a choice fess up and take your spanking like a bad girl that needs it. …or you can leave. I spank really hard if your caught lying.

            • PaparazziKid says:

              that is the most disgusting thing I have ever heard, as well as the most sluttish. You ARE PATHETIC. Maybe in 30 years when your itching from the clap you will remember this comment!

              • Dear PaparazziKid,
                I am not entirely sure if you were only joking in your above comment. Judging from your use of caps in the sentence fragment ‘ARE PATHETIC’, my guess is that are being serious. I am also not entirely sure if Whatatimeitis was joking. Judging from his previous comment about throwing condems off the roof, my guess is that he was joking. By posting what would appear to be a serious response to what would appear to be a joke and, additionally, to be negatively evaluative towards above posters, you have set yourself up as not being one of the group. It is usually presumed that a person who evaluates another is of a higher social status (e.g. teacher to student, parent to child, judge to plaintiff) While I can empathize with the feeling of being an outsider ( I know very little of most modern music, television, sports), I am not so sure that many people would accept your presumposition of social superiority. That is not to say that no one should ever make evaluative comments towards others. Just that they can be made with humility and understanding. I do not know if what I have said is in any way helpful to you. But, for whatever it’s worth, that is my intent.
                AKA BertrandR1872

        • Everybody is just freakin’ crazy about you :mrgreen:

  82. Rene Sugar says:

    I would like to know the origins of the English word {sugar} and the Hungarian word {sugár} which means something completely different.

    • Larry says:

      Dear Rene,
      Let me welcome you to HotForWords. Unlike Marina Orlova, I am not a trained philologist, I believe that the English word sugar came from the Arabic word sukkar which in turn came from the Persion word Shakar which in turn came from Sanskrit word sarkara. I think that the Sanskrit word meant pepple or grit. I’m afraid that my linguistic skills were stretched pretty far just understanding the origin of the English word sugar. I don’t believe I have what it takes to research the Hungarian word. Even if this doesn’t completely answer your question, I hope it is a least partly helpful.
      AKA BertrandR1872

    • Evan Owen says:

      One could go meh-shuggah pondering that question! :mrgreen:
      (See ChaCha’s post about Yiddish above.) :smile:

      • Rene Sugar says:

        My last name also has multiple origins that ended up getting spelled the same way. In my case, it’s not Jewish.

        My last name is Istro-Romanian, Hungarian, or Croatian depending upon who you ask belonging to people who are Roman Catholic. It’s not an English translation of something else.

        My father spent WWII in a German prisoner of war camp; not a concentration camp.

        • Evan Owen says:


          This might interest you — it’s a Vlach song, in another Romanian dialect, that a Serbian YouTube friend of mine sent me today.

          Mndra mja :smile:

          • Rene Sugar says:

            It sounds like something my father would have listened to.

            That part of the world inspired the term “Balkanization”.

            Serbs, Croats, Vlachs, etc. aren’t really known for getting along historically.

            My mother’s side of the family is Scottish, Irish, English, German and Dutch.

            My paternal grandfather lived in a part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire that became part of Italy by the time my father was born, at some point became part of Yugoslavia and is now part of Croatia. His mother was Italian.

            I don’t really identify with one ethnic group.

  83. Evan Owen says:

    Compare Spanish cuarenta,, “forty.” :smile:

  84. edger says:

    Hi Marina, I was wondering if you could tell us the origin of the word {Unconscious} Thanks.

    • Larry says:

      Dear Edger,
      Welcome to HotForWords. Actually, since I am new here myself, perhaps we should welcome each other.
      If I am reading my resources correnctly, the word ‘unconscious’ has the prefix ‘un’ which I believe means ‘not’ and ‘conscious’. ‘Conscious’ in turn comes from ‘com’ and ‘scius’. ‘Scius’ in its turn comes from the ‘scire’ which I believe means to know. It is the same root that gave us the word ‘science’. If I am not mistaken, the Latin word ‘scire’ is akin to the Latin word ‘scindere’ which means to cut. Thus we go from cutting and disecting to science to knowing to conscious and its opposite unconscious.
      I hope this helps.
      AKA BertrandR1872

  85. :| I have question to you marina : as you are now a diplomate philologist for a bout ten years, i wanted to know if it has happen that you see a word for the first ime and doesn’t know its meaning or its origin… as i know it won’t happen many often for you, i wanted to know if there’s a word (or several) you have just dicovered :?: Thanks.

  86. wasnme says:

    {Apologize} :mrgreen:

  87. :roll: I’ve quarantine myself to be so attatracted to ya, i only hope it will not last orty days, it’s so long :idea: lol! Just have a great week end, i think i will enjoy that :!:

  88. Greatest Potential says:

    :x had a forty minute rant.. call it a quarantine

    :smile: call it an antidote

  89. leoNard says:

    {stirpiculture} :lol:

    :arrow: the breeding of humans to achieve desired perfections within the species :o

    … :idea: must be that new movie being made ~~~ {EUgENICS}…more from this new movie.. …Complex marriage
    Postmenopausal women were encouraged to introduce teenage males to sex,
    providing both with legitimate partners that rarely resulted in pregnancies. Furthermore, these women became religious role models for the young men. Likewise, older men often introduced young women to sex. :arrow:

    HOT :razz:


    for :cool:


    :smile: WORDS :smile:

    :smile: {creative}

  90. “I now pronounce you Muzh and Zhyena”
    Marina’s latest Russian Word Lesson :mrgreen:

    Homework Answer: Since America is becoming a socialist state, and Russia is becoming a capitalist, free market republic – I’d guess the rates are lower in Russia.

  91. AllynTygrrr says:


    Are you sure about all those historical stats?

  92. randystoudy says:

    {do you suffer from paraskevidekatriaphobia ?}

  93. thematrix75 says:

    Cops don’t give passes to inmates who eat Glasses

  94. thematrix75 says:

    Risks in Pakistan flood crisis Flood and Disease Intensify

  95. thematrix75 says:

    A crate of scotch whisky aged for a century in Antarctica Finally Opened

  96. Michael says:

    There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in traveling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one’s position, and be bruised in a new place. ~Washington Irving

  97. Samuel says:

    i should had been more formal, thus it would had maybe more impact.!!!

  98. thematrix75 says:

    For you Iron Maiden fans is coming out with a new album now or soon in the USA.It is called The Final Frontier.Here are all the songs that I could find from the album via youtube Iron Maiden-Coming Home Iron Maiden-Mother Of Mercy Iron Maiden-Starblindhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3_JQoKDi1k&NR=1“>Iron Maiden- The Alchemist Iron Maiden-Satellite15..The Final Frontier Iron Maiden-El Dorado Iron Maiden-The Man Who Would Be King Iron Maiden-The Tailisman Iron Maiden-Isle Of Avalon Iron Maiden-When The Wild Wind Blows Silver Wings not sure if this is Iron Maiden,or Bruce Dickinson in his own band <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?The Offical Video for The Final Frontierv=7oIGP0BUt8s&feature=related Eddie’s New Look live On Stage I think Eddie looks more like Cthulhu,or Dagon,than anything.Up The Irons!Hope you enjoy this!This is their 15th studio album,their first album in over four years!

  99. Samuel says:

    i am brassed off with this filthy buissness here, at least i’m happy unemployed now.

  100. Samuel says:

    german retarded shit assholes (do not fuck a german wife)!!

  101. hott4urblog says:

    Ha, Today’s my lucky day… My Ship came in; but Alas… It was quarantined! I don’t why anything is quarantined ‘cept for disease though they should quarantine everything coming into this country for Bugs n Filthy Vermin. Lordy, Lordy… Looks who’s Forty!

  102. deluxenn says:

    just noticed, today is Friday 13 :twisted:

  103. Capman911 says:

    Marina do you really have a brother named Misha?

  104. Larry says:


    I would like to request the phrase {bosom buddy}

    I was watching Project Runway and one of the designers refered to another designer, for whom english was his second language, as her bosom buddy. He had no clue what the phrase meant. I had two immediate thoughts: that I had no clue what the phrase meaant either, and that I could ask you to explain it to me (probably because I was thinking of bosoms).


    • Michael says:

      a “bosom buddy ” is simply a friend that is close to your heart. There are levels of friendship, so a ” bosom buddy” is a friend that you feel closer to than other friends.

      I would have sent a picture of me in a bikini along with the answer, but I’m sure you would have been extremely disappointed.

  105. gu4rdi4n says:

    PLEASE PLEASE EXPLAIN THE ORIGINs OF {XOXO}, i am stranger and don’t get why this means to send kisses

  106. thematrix75 says:

    Hello everyone how are you today?I saw the movie Inception the other day,and it does mess with your mind,and I thought it was different.My favorite mind trip movie is Total Recall :!: :cool: :smile:

  107. Marina’s brother Michail makes an appearance
    in the latest Russian Word Lesson.
    He’s trippy, check it out! :mrgreen:

    Homework Answer:
    My brother has called me ‘Wildman’ since we were kids.

  108. Michael says:


    Since you asked, I am going to share what has been the most memorable moment of my life, but I want to qualify it by saying something first. This is your site. You’ve worked very hard over the last couple of years to make it what it is, and you’ve done an excellent job. If you consider what I am going to share offensive and unacceptable, all you need to do is ask me not to share material like this again, and I will unbegrudgedly refrain. On a street corner there is the right to freedom of speech, however, this is your baby, and I respect the right you have to say what is and isn’t acceptable.

    What I am going to share is an experience which is referred to as an epiphany,(from Koine Greek (ἡ) ἐπιφάνεια, epiphaneia “appearance”, ” manifestation”),an actual manifestation that happened to me. I was 21 at the time, and still in the Marine Corps. I had just returned from Viet Nam and was stationed at the Marine Corps Helicopter base in Santa Ana California. As was our custom, my friends and I would go into this big field that was surrounded by four barracks on each side to hang out. One night, as we were talking, out of the blue, the Lord came to me. It was not a physical manifestation, but His presence was all over me, so that I was totally overwhelmed. I couldn’t speak.y friends would shake me and ask what was wrong, and I would just ignore them as I was totally overwhelmed by God’s presence. I could actually feel Him…His power…His holiness…I could actually feel it to the point I was just totally speechless and overwhelmed, but the thing that overwhelmed me the most was that I could actually feel how much He loved me. I was shocked, stunned…and He actually spoke to me, telling me how much He loved me. I had been through quite a bit in my life up to that point, more than most people go through in their entire lifetimes, and quite truthfully I didn’t believe that anyone could actually love me, and I certainly didn’t love myself. I’m not exactly sure how much time passed. Finally, without a word, I got up and went into my cubicle where I slept in the barracks. I walked over to the window and sat down, God’s presence still all over me. I remember His exact words…”What you’re looking for I have, and here’s what you have without me”, and at that moment as quickly as He had come to me , He left. Right then and there I comprehended the word “nothing”. We don’t understand that word in it’s fullness, because for us there is always something. Even when we lay down at night to go to sleep there is always something…the temperature of the room, the feel of the sheets against our bodies…always something. At that moment I am telling you I comprehended in it’s full meaning the word ” nothing”. I got up , went over to my bunk and laid down crying like baby , scared. You have to understand something, I could tell you stories about myself, nothing scared me, ( no pun intended). I was a crazy individual that wasn’t afraid of anything. I’ve been in some of the scariest situations known to man and was not afraid. They actually made me high…the more danger the better I enjoyed it. It wasn’t courage…it was insanity…lol. However, when the total understanding of that word came to me I was petrified. I was crying like a baby, begging the Lord to come back , that I didn’t want to live like that anymore. As soon I said that His presence returned and put me right to sleep. The next morning I woke up a different man, and I have never been the same since. I could more easily deny my own existence , than His…and the relationship has over these years has just grown deeper and deeper. That night is THE night in my life.

    What I’ve shared isn’t something I got out of some book. I know many will argue it’s validity, but all I can do is share what happened and the impact it’s made on my life. I leave the arguing to others. :grin:

    • Larry says:

      Dear Michael,
      I would hope that no one would consider what you relate as either offensive or unacceptable. That was your experience. That was a major part of what defines you as a human being. I did not read anywhere that you believed that everyone else had to believe as you do. I once read (from Walter Kaufmann – but I was unable to remember exactly where he says it) that what separates people is not their belief in one creed or another, but more so whether they feel a commitment to their fellow man. On many saturdays I have been helping a famiy put together a horse ranch to help people with disabilities. The reason they have given for deoting their lives to this is because Jesus told them to. I do not happen to share their faith. But I do understand that their efforts will make the world a better place. I do not need a better reason to give up my saturdays for more than a year helping them in their endeavor. I would hope that anyone can respect what you have written as being part of who you are whether or not they happen to have had simular experiences. You were not pushing your views on anyone. I would hope that no one would push their views on you. When the day comes that one part of humanity feels uncomfortable with sharing themselves with another part of humanity merely because of a difference of viewpoint, that will be the day when we will have splintered into an “us” and a “them” – and their will be not joining us together into one common humanity.
      Yours in friendship,

      • Michael says:

        Well, to be quite honest, I feel that many Christians would do the Lord a greater service if they lived it, and kept their mouths shut. We’re not called to shove things down people’s throats. Jesus spoke, and always said let those who have ears …let them hear, and the only people he had a problem with was the religious hypocrites.

    • whatimeitis says:

      Gee Michael, that’s the biggest mistake you ever made telling that kind of story here on this site. A site that’s loaded with Scientist from all over the world and witches, who’s very goal is to seek out the Gods on earth, which are known by a 1000 names and capture, study and even kill them. Now, they will be pinging you by a orbiting laser cannon that fires a beam of nano-technology particles. These particles originate at CERN and are fired bonded to a single hydrogen cluster with a special coating (which taste like asbestos burning from a brake pad on a car. Firing it into space by a laser and then back down to earth where you are at. Your computer will guide them with a tone beam that Google has allowed them to run with their operating system data string.Remember this year the government of Italy’s courts came to an agreement with Google to allow these scientist to use Google’s technology or go to jail. When they hit you It’s kind of like a string of nats or insects that are very micro in nature. They will enter your mouth, ear, butt hole and probe your body, every inch of it until they have all the medical data that they need to build a laboratory model of you back in the Alps, in their bio-lab. They can even grow a twin just like you or fertilize human eggs with your DNA and never even look at you.Then they will send some Russian mobster to follow you around and look for a way to kill you when their done studying you. So, guys, didn’t mean to kill your guy but he was following me around a little too close. :lol: Sorry about your virgins, as well, I thought they were witches, so I killed them like flies or witches on a broomstick. They should of pissed on the bus tire like all good Russians, do that become astrokitties. I’ll tell my mouse to be a little kinder to them next time. :roll: They pick up these nano strings by magnetic beam or if not possible a fly over in a fighter jet loaded with equipment to collect these nano particals. They will also, start bombing you with high tech shortwave transmissions to try to pick up any sound or vibration that you might be sending like a strange farts pattern. So, you really have to watch what you eat and don’t drink the water. FUJI water is the best to drink because it confuses the nano strings and makes them drop their charge because their collective coating will attract silicon partials. Also, their nano strings will disburse if you expose yourself to a small magnetic field where the nano’s string comes out. So, go stick a magnet in you ass and try not to fart so they won’t hear you breathing. .. and last but not least, not all nano strings are created equal. I have jugs upon jugs full of CERN made nano strings collected for my own scientific study. I’ve even dug them out of plaster in the wall because they are attracted to humid deposits. My dogs even shits them out, a dog being about the same as a human 80% water. I’m working on getting them to recall their history and reverse their path of matter by reversing their energy flow in on it’s self. I’s and p’s are not in your computer languages so consider a simple “do loop” in reverse, you really need to know a lot to do this short wave trick. I’s are much to fast for any silicon processor to control and p’s are too small even for the most complicated of quark design cluster strings to sort. :evil:

  109. Requiem for a lady.

    Elle était l’ombre dans la nuit
    elle voyait clair dans ce qui nuit
    il pensait , il pensait, il pensait.

    Au détour d’un regard, d’un mot, il fondait.

    Il aurait tant aimé la connaitre,
    elle qui voie clair dans la nuit,
    elle qui brille tant dans la nuit.

    Au rebord de l’eau, la glace immaculée fondait.

    Ses sujets étaient brillants,
    ses idées lumineuses,
    lui qui se sentait si con,
    à lui demander d’être amoureuse.

    Au fond, même dans la nuit la glace fond.

    Il avait des mots,
    elle avait son coeur,
    il aurrait voulu,
    la clarté dans l’erreur.

    Dans l’ombre du jour il recherche désormais sa douceur.

    Elle ne lui disait rien,
    il n’en pensait pas moins,
    elle savait le regarder,
    lui ne savait s’en cacher.

    Au pied du rocher, la clareté se faisait.

    Il rêvait eveillé,
    elle devait surement se coucher,
    Assoifé de douceurs,
    il demandait sa candeur.

    A l’orée de la foret, le vent soufle sur la nuit.

    Il l’a devinait maquillée,
    lui qui savait a peine s’habiller,
    demandant d’écouter
    le mouvement de ses faits.

    Au delà des champs, des chants résonnaient.

    Lui se sentant touché,
    au creu de son oreille chuchotait,
    les meilleurs mots trouvés
    pour tenter d’expliquer.

    Sur la côte de son lac, il voyait des signes s’envoler…


  110. thematrix75 says:

    Help! I’am Being Arrested Call 911 :lol:

  111. Im french and i know or see Hotforwords’ videos since a while now (about a year). Im really honnest i understand that those ones are lessons for not a long time ago (im sorry) and i will explain it. Im single, and i had been charmed by marina, and have started to live trough her beautiful eyes and actually that thing have causes troubles to understand what she was actually saying trying to teach through them. And now i feel horrible about it. Because i was thinking she had power on me, i have complain myself thinking i was the same… i don’t know what it actually reveals on me but im thinking : i don’t know marina, i don’t know her life, why should i have to think i can see in her eyes anything but a stranger who needs a great respect for her young “carreer” on youtube. I feel extremly sorry to have think anything from her and from me too. I guess i would love to have a conversation rich by knowledge before anything. So things must be said, i’d like to talk to you. See you, nicolas. :arrow: :oops: :|

  112. hi everyone, i wanted to know how you make a friend request on the site, it will be nice to answer me if someone know how… thx!

    • Hi Nicolas. Just click on the person’s name and it will take you to the friends site. Then just click on add friend and it will tell you that your notice has been sent. When the person answers your request you will have a notification at the top of this page. Click on it an reply to that person. :smile:

      Mike AKA TA Capman911

  113. sniperskaya says:

    Marina did you say “40 days on a sheep”??? :razz:

  114. U give da vibe, i just follow..

  115.       “When the sun comes up, I have morals again..”

    Wow… I just noticed, in the still Marina looks like she is out in the mid Atlantic.
    And when she wrote that… that’s were the sun was coming up.
    And her name… “Marina” …is very nautical.
    And nautical is similar to naughty… that implies a lack of morals?
    What’s up?

    I guess she is… {nautically naughtily} :mrgreen:

  116. Four (4) is a magic number??! :shock:
    Coincidence? Unplanned?
    I doubt it… :mrgreen:

  117. :cool: :arrow: i wouldn’t move if i wee you, she is a killer mama ahahahahahahah :grin:

  118. James says:

    Something looks different here…

  119. cdamken says:

    Hello, Jesus died at the age of 33. so he could not go at the age of 40 to the temple.

  120.               When the sun comes up,
                  I have morals again..

    Where are you? The sun is coming up right now somewhere in the mid Atlantic?
    p.s. This also sounds like something a tricky vampire would say to through people off :mrgreen:
    p.s.s. Finally I know why you wanted to know about number 40 :cool:

  121. Nikos says:

    hello miss orlova i would like to find out the origin of the word {sword} a bit stupid request but i cannot understand its origin. For my homework, other reasons for being put into quarantine: isolation in sterile enviroment(usually in hospital) due to {immunity} system function disorder. In this case quarantine may last a persons entire life , adn happens to protect oneself from exposure to microrganisms that although normally would be unable to kill a person would kill a person with such disorder.One more is extra-terrestrial exposure(a bit funny in name), it happens to prevent possible contamination by non-earth miro-organisms. Also one more that i found out in news was the quarantine of plants(the banning of selling and planting specific species) to prevent spreading of different types of insects that can destroy plant populations.
    p.s.1:i am not a natural english speaker as you might have guessed by the comment.
    P.S.2:keep up with the good work. :smile:

    • Larry says:

      Dear Nikos,
      Welcome to HotForWords. In response to your inquiry on the origin of the word ‘sword’, if I am reading my resources correctly it comes from the Anglo-Saxon word ‘sweord’ which in turn comes from the Germainic word ‘schwert’ and further back from the Old Nordic word ‘sverth’. The Old Nordic word ‘sverth’ means to cut or to stab.
      I hope the day finds you well.
      AKA BertrandR1872

    • Evan Owen says:

      More on swords:

      The Latin gladiolus “sword” became the name of a flower with sword-shaped leaves.

      “Claymore” comes from the ScotsGaelic claidheamh mor “great sword.” The name was given to an anti-personnel mine by its inventor, Norman MacLeod (“of the clan MacLeod” :lol: ) claidheamh and gladiolus share a common proto-IndoEuropean root. :cool:

  122. jmcargal says:

    [bespoke]? Where does it come from? and does it only apply to suits?

  123. leoNard says:

    {guarantee—A promise or an assurance} :arrow: I thought to bring back a comment of the late pedanticKarl…July 13, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    :smile: Ohhhh jeeeezzzz, see what I mean.
    I tweeted a random fact involving the number 40 to HotForWords.
    One of those tweets was:
    “40 is the number of weeks for an average term of pregnancy.
    I had nothing to do with it. LOL”

    Sooooo, guess who just started following me on Twitter?

    Love that twitter.

    Other numbers involving the number 40.
    - 80-proof vodka is 40% alcohol. Na Zdoróvye!
    - Ronald Reagan was the 40th president of the United States

    … “stay away from hookers and beastiality” .. and other reasons to have been penned up(quarantine)

  124. Marina:Say Whaaaaaaaaaaaaat
    Boris:Who! :mrgreen:
    Natasha: Where is wittle dyke?

  125. Cool lesson, Teach! I hadn’t really given that word much thought (until now, that is). Seems that Boris nailed the homework. The only other times that it might come up would be if someone were exposed to, perhaps, a pathogen of unknown origin or virulence, like, God forbid, anthrax or what have you. Once in a while that is a theme in a TV program and the next day, every time someone coughs, twenty people hit the deck.

  126. Michael says:

    Nicely done, as usual!

    There are many more instances where the number forty is used in Scripture, and in each instance the time frame that passed was always a time of testing, proving, or even in some cases chastisement, as in the case when Israel was kept 40 years in captivity by the Philistines…and 400 years, 10×40, in Egypt. Not chastisement as an enemy, but the kind of chastisement one would give to a disobedient child, not as punishment, but motivation to correct the behavior that is hurting the child in some way. For instance like if a child likes to play with matches. You tell the child no and explain why they shouldn’t , but if the child doesn’t ” get it”, you have to do whatever is necessary to get the point across, for the child’s safety and benefit.

    The way the significance of that number was determined is by examining the circumstances surrounding it’s appearance. When the number 40 appears, it’s usually in the context of a time of testing or trial. That’s why when a ” sheep” was quarantined in a port, they figured if it didn’t kill you in 40 days, it wasn’t going to be a threat to anyone else. It was a time of testing.

    There is a whole study in theology given to the significance of the numbers that appear in Scripture, which is why when folks say there’s no proof of the existence of God or the Bible is just a book of fairy tales, I have to laugh. What are the odds that the same number would appear in a book, that spans 10,000 years, written by many different men, in 3 different languages, and each time it appears denoting a literal, historical event…it’s always in the same context of ” proving and testing “, and that’s just with the number 40. Do you know with how many other numbers the same thing happens? Coincidence? :grin: So, in my ever so humble opinion, :grin: , I feel it’s not as much a matter of a lack of evidence, as much as it is a matter of prejudice against that evidence. Don’t shoot me, I’m just the messenger!!! :lol:

    • Larry says:

      Dear Michael,
      Perhaps you might be interested in reading a book called ‘Prolegomena to the History of Ancient Israel’ (1885). As you can see, the book is more than a century old. It is available for free download on the internet. As it so happens, that book is connected to philology. The single most studied book in western culture is easily the Bible. This holds true for believers as well as non-believers. About a century back there was an intellectual movement called ‘Higher Criticism’ (Don’t ask me where they got that name). Part of this movement was an in depth look at the language of the Bible. That included the repeated use of the certain numbers in the Bible. Julius Wellhausen, the author of the book just mentioned, was considered the leading spokesperson for the movemont. The study of philology partly grew out of the Higher Criticism movement. From the study of the words in the Bible to better understand the Bible to understanding the origin of words wherever they are used.
      Thank you for your time,

  127. seesixcm6 says:

    Dear Marina,
    You look lovely in your new video. It was great to see you together with Gorby, again. Gorby seemed so relaxed, as if he didn;t miss you at all! :razz:
    Quarantine is an effective way to prevent spread of disease. In ancient times we didn’t have as many medicines as we have now and many lives were lost to horrible diseases. Even today, some diseases spread quickly. For instance, the H1N1 virus was reported in Mexico and it spread to the San Francisco area in just three days. The WHO called it a worlds-wide pandemic in a few weeks because there were cases in most countries. :shock:
    We will invent interstellar travel soon and may viisit planets or moons that have other types of disease, so quarantine might be needed when our explorers return from nonterrestrial places. Space travellers will probably be small, thin people like you, because you don’t eat very much and you won’t breathe in as much air as a big person like me. :mrgreen:
    Here is a joke: Why did the chicken cross the moebius strip? We don’ know because the chicken reached the same side! :mrgreen:

  128. [best Gold Member -Austin Powers]
    “Marjer! Farjer! Marjer! Farjer!” :mrgreen:

    ‘Meet the Parents’ with Marina in
    the latest Russian Word Lesson.

    Homework Answer: Best Guess – 2 to 4

  129. deluxenn says:

    My Dear Teacher, you made it again, made my brain to work and my eyes to read.
    This is the great lesson. Now, another question will pursue me, how quarantine relates to “сорок сороков (ru), 40 multiply 40 (eng)?” It meant “many, a lot” in Old Russian.

    I don’t know but I have this

    Q: How many Dear Teachers does it take to change a lightbulb? :mrgreen:
    A: Three, one to find origin of the word “lightbulb”, one to send to the Twitter the question: “How to change a lightbulb?” and one to make a video about it.
    :roll: … a lightbulb or a light bulb? If it is a light bulb, the joke needs one more Dear Teacher. :lol:
    Gorby be strong :twisted:

  130. animalntaz says:

    Never thought much for this word until now, but I guess you can more accurately say that The 40-Year-Old Virgin kept his virginity under quarantine.
    …the same goes for (Josh Hartnett)’s chastity in 40 Days And 40 Nights.

    Movie references.

  131. wordreet says:

    I had to leave my 12 year old dog Sam at the vet’s surgery when he was very ill. I had never left him anywhere in the previous 11 years, not even for holidays. He died without ever seeing me again, and I hated myself. Still regret it now.
    My cats stay home now, with cat sitters and neighbours looking in to feed them and see how they are. :¬)

  132. Very good, Marina! I hadn’t caught the fact of David and Solomon reigning 40 years each. Keep exploring the Scriptures!

    HW: We should not forget the quarantining of tuberculosis patients, especially with the strains that are resistant to most antibiotics. And when you started talking about the Venetians’ quarantine of a SHIP, at first I thought you were saying “a SHEEP!” That would make sense if anthrax were involved! :grin:

  133. wordreet says:

    Nooooooo! Poor little Gorby. Don’t go to places that require quarantine. That’s the best choice. ;-)

  134. tonyb says:

    Dear Marina, I am very impressed with you that you made such a discovery from the Bible and God’s Will in the number 40. Off the top of my head, I knew that the number 7 was an important number to God. Like in the Book of Revelation judgments from God in Heaven will come in 7′s-seven sealed judgments on God’s scroll of judgments. Seven Trunpets releasing another series of judgmentws; seven bowls of god’s Wrath releasing the final series of God’s judgments upon mankind. God has a very organized mind up there in Heaven. Or as a chem teacher once said THERE’S A METHOD TO MY MADNESS!! I think some judmgents come in “thirds” and some come in groups of four. Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse!

  135. thematrix75 says:

    Watch out for Giant Glacier :!:

  136. pat says:

    Here’s some quarentine stuff. And some music to go along with it.

  137. thematrix75 says:

    How do you spell school? Find out here :lol: :!:

  138. cufan71 says:

    :cool: Lesson :!:
    When I disembarked on my first cruise, I was :shock: to see a table full of fruit just inside the terminal! :???: At first I was like, why is all of that fruit there :?: Then I realized people had tried to smuggle it off the ship :!: :!: CRAZY :!:

  139. leoNard says:

    Crazy, like to play crazy eight :twisted: …FORTY?

    I fasted on desserts and it costed me two bits or peices of 8

    know quarrel to quarentine crawling under the fence :arrow: :lol: after another round of H~O~T~4~W~O~R~D~S…ps—how have you been GORBY!!! ;-)

  140. thematrix75 says:

    Very good job on your video :!: I bet Gorby missed you while on your last trip.He is probably glad your home now :!: I never knew that Quarantine meant forty,how interesting!Thank you for your intelligent insights Marina :!: Do you still have your rabbit?I never heard anything more about the rabbit or the channel,did anyone have a chance to win name that bunny game?Well wishing you the best of luck :!: See you all later :!: May peace be with you Marina :!: :cool: :smile:

  141. tVICx says:

    there is also Quadruppel and Quadrant ,,, tricky One is

  142. wetsuit5 says:

    Isn’t the something with Neustradomis and his passages along those same lines?

  143. CheVolay says:

    Be back later got to go catch my ‘forty winks’

    • rosiecheeks says:

      i remember watching that movie with tom cruise and nicole kidman, and the only part i do remember is when they rolled up a blunt and nicole kidman started getting upset from smoking the mj. People, when u smoke and ur finding that it upsets you emotionally, smoking isnt for you.

  144. I read that the use of “forty” on the bible was because in ancient hebrew there was not a word for “many”, so they used “forty”.

    Maybe that also applies on ancient arabic or other languages on the region [I'm a sociologist, not a philologist]… take the tale of “Ali-Baba and the forty thieves” – Maybe there were not forty, only many…

    • Michael says:

      Actually the Hebrew and Koine Greek didn’t have numerical systems as we do in English. They used their alphabet to make their numbers…for instance if I wanted to express in Koine Greek the number 12, I would use the letters for alpha and beta together. The Hebrews did the same, so they didn’t use the number ” forty ” because they had no way of expressing numbers. That number was used because that was the exact amount of time that passed during certain time frames in Hebrew history. Moses spent 40 years as the son of Pharaoh , 40 years tending Jethro’s sheep, ( not Jethro from the Beverly Hillbillies, and not the same ” sheep {ship}”, as in Marina’s example in the video, these were REAL sheep…baaaaaaahhhh), along with all the other events mentioned in the video that were actually literally passages of time. :grin:

  145. Luca says:

    Marina, hi.

    Do you have sad days… what do you do?

    All the best and thanks for your lessons, great way to teach.

  146. Homework: SARS and influenza are not quarantined like the plague was.
    Fruit and vegetable blights, indigenous pests and the like, seem to get by even with restricted access.Domestic animal illnesses may be the only reason left; and follow the same reasoning derived from the time of the plague.

    Gorby looks happier (without the bunny around!)
    He doesn’t have to share – heh heh! :mrgreen:

  147. Yo ur 2 good bab’ -> délicious flava’ :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

  148. You ‘ve changed so much!!! it’s amazing how you’ve changed !!! Ur da cutess’ :twisted:

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