Pop Quiz!

Hey guys.. turning the tables here.. a little pop quiz.. but not for you.. for me!

Hope you enjoy it :-)

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  1. Why don’t u come to Brazil and we can do the hot for words in portuguese!?
    do u have a boyfriend!?

  2. ROFL And to think I wasted my youth driving go-karts and then cars when I could’ve just been a ‘striper’!

  3. Anonymous says:

    We(…) bothb eent here(*gla d:n/

  4. Ong Hend Ley says:

    what is your bra size….???

  5. Ong Hend Ley says:

    what is your bra size….???

  6. Hello my dear Marina,
    my favourite costume is the Xena-outfit
    I would love to see you in this outfit!
    greets,
    André

  7. Hi marina orlova,, im henry, im 9 years and i love you!
    ok i stop bullshiting u all recognise me…
    hum ok, i m sad to say that i will end this year alone , VERY glad to see that another year is starting after* and that some stuffs will begin, well in real. I’ve some fashes nowadays on what i am, to say it short im good…in plural.
    I do want to go to AMERICA for christ sake!!! and want to live, well just free. But i don’t know a fraking thing about visas and stuffs so i still don’t know right now how that* gonna be, butt it gonna be for sure. So i guess im saying it : i want!!
    Now, there’s still the rest of the year, christmas with familly and eve’s with my bro, so i hope u’ll enjoy your end of 2010 too and that you will think about stronger (i know) but u know..
    Ok that’s it, bye bye my love!! Have a happy year ending!!
    Ur nicolas, EVER!

    • Anonymous says:

      Dear Nicolas, remember what Evan Owen, a wise man, wrote a few months ago:

      This is a fantasy website where we share fantasy relationships and feelings with HotForWords, a screen character who may or may not bear any genuine relationship with the flesh-and-blood Marina Orlova. (And we get some real word lessons as part of the package.) Part of the fantasy is letting HotForWords play with our feelings. We grant permission for that as part of signing up and participating, and take responsibility for managing our fantasy feelings. This means not confusing them with real feelings for real people who are part of our real lives; nor thinking we have real feelings for the real Marina Orlova, whom we don’t really know, and who, despite being a very public person, deserves her privacy and our respect for her personal and emotional space.

      Nicolas, don’t let the voices in your head play with you unfair games.

      • Anonymous says:

        Who is this “wise man” who spent months as an infatuated HotForWords love slave, and has posted six thousand comments on this site instead of attending to the obligations in his real life?

  8. Frank says:

    Huh, I don’t get it????

    Please repeat the question?

  9. Look i really don’t know what to say to you or even ask you. I know that sounds cry of you watchers, but in my case it’s vety difficult! (i love my computer) Ma yo MUST, do something for me.

    I must think im, in love wit’ U butt, i don’t see because im alone. Im just a child right now. I know im happy too, it’s paradoxal butt i am… I think i don’t want to realise all now, im still too young to it (it right, not sex…). You can study all day long what im writing here i know, and it’s georgeous. It’s so hard lol!!!
    I think i just need you woman. That’s strange because i think of your parents, i saw them yes.
    I can’t say to myself, i’ve stop dreaming in fact(s)..

    )i need time maybe. Maybe it’s too hard for u either i don’t know d:-D, Yeah maybe i’ve just stoped dreaming LOL
    Ok, forget you are thinking and write me an email, i’ll be so glad believe me on words.
    Christmas in france tu tulu tutu…

  10. J’aime être millionnaire, tu serras avec moi.. Ma femme

    • Anonymous says:

      I think the problem is you are unable to separate your unreal fantasies from the reality. I guess what the reason is and it must be really difficult for you.

  11. HYMNIm dying!!OpenId’s the killer..
    DN

  12. hott4urblog says:

    POP..Pop..Pop Muzak… Pop.. Pop..Pop Muzak….Not a Candy Striper? (What iz a Candy Striper ne-wayz?)
    Gorby popped off a good one… huh? Glad it was a Short Quiz… I only got Short Answers…. So, let’s get Cookin! I need Home-Schooled… All I want for Christmas iz You wrapped-up in Your Hot Baby-Blue Satin Outfit, ‘neath my Tree Christmas Morning!

  13. Kim Colard says:

    Ha ha ha, you’re too smart for your audience! :)
    But your teachings are entertaining… Thanks!

  14. Aaron Koch says:

    Hello My Beautiful Taecher,
    Happy Birthday! Just interested in maybe learning about some of your favorite activities.
    Your Loyal Student,
    Aaron

  15. leoNard says:

    I liked that one…

    HotForWords should do a lesson on the “rear-end”…. rounded portions of the anatomy located on the posterior of the pelvic region of apes and humans, and many other bipeds or quadrupeds, and comprise a layer of fat superimposed on the gluteus maximus and gluteus medius muscles. Physiologically, the buttocks enable weight to be taken off the feet while sitting.

    —->sourced of wikipedia ~~~~~~~~The English word of Greek origin “callipygian” indicates someone who has beautiful buttocks.Sense: two large fleshy halves of the posterior part of the body–ha-ha!

  16. blam says:

    Hi! im wandering if you have lived a sweet birthday… i have not so much doubt your bitrthday was titanic d;n) i hope you have not think about too much and that you feel vety happy.. AHAH. well i wish you to live on a white cloud some DAYS!!! and then come back to lovely reality d;n) i love you marina.
    Nicolas

  17. daniel09 says:

    Oh, I’m a bit late. But also a “Happy Birthday!” from me.
    I hope you enjoyed your day.

  18. Anonymous says:

    I’ve learned a new word: itemology. Is itemology the study of objects that are parts of sets? :)

  19. Who is that? What is that? I don’t know but this one is mind blowing…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XIXdpHO-bg
    It’s the same music over and over but you can’t stop watching it.

    • PageDoll says:

      My goodness, It could be the same bunch of babes. :-0

      What’s weird is you replied to a post that didn’t exist yesterday. I made the reply to myself shortly after my first post but it didn’t take and disappeared. It got to the point where I was copying my posts before I refreshed the page because they would disappear! Thats why my dance party ended so early, I got tired of having posts vanish. But now here it is! The thread you replied to was a repost of a original post(below)that vanished, but now there both here.
      This is second time I’ve typed this post. I noticed(unfounitly)that the reply box will let me type-away without being signed in! I didn’t realize I wasn’t signed in! I guess I could’ve signed in with FB or twitter but I didn’t want to. I wanted to sign in with my HFWs user name and password. When I did, my post was lost. Bummer.

  20. BigBhd95 says:

    you are very welcome My Dearest Teacher!

    I take this opportunity to send you again,

    Happy & Healthy birthday wishes from me & mine,

    to you & yours. May all your wishes come true!

    ( if you decide you want that ride on my hog, let me know ) it can be arrainged B.B.

  21. BigBhd95 says:

    you are very welcome My Dearest Teacher!

    I take this opportunity to send you again,

    Happy & Healthy birthday wishes from me & mine,

    to you & yours. May all your wishes come true!

    ( if you decide you want that ride on my hog, let me know ) it can be arrainged B.B.

  22. Patrick Jouannès says:

    My question : When are you going to learn French ?

  23. Patrick Jouannès says:

    My question : When are you going to learn French ?

  24. Steve Hayter says:

    Dear Marina,

    I was just talking to a friend of mine about how the {zeitgeist} of the Christmas season has changed over the years. He thought I’d made the word up, which is when I realized that there were probably plenty of others out there that don’t know what it means either.

    I know it’s similar in origin to poltergeist, but it’s such a great word, I hope you’ll consider giving your students a lesson on it.

    Kind regards,
    Steve

    PS: belated birthday wishes; I hope you had a wonderful day.

  25. CheVolay says:

    Marina I got you some birthday cake http://tinyurl.com/26dwdgp

  26. CheVolay says:

    Ooops! I just typed in http://www.hotforweed.com in the address bar.

    Guess I was thinking about Marina’s birthday gift. ;)

    • Anonymous says:

      It looks like a good address for those who want to teach people how to properly grow cannabis plants at home… And the address is still not used.

  27. thematrix75 says:

    And if you missed my other comment . Have a very wonderful and Happy Birthday! Just letting you know I’m here and that I care, see you soon hopefully!

  28. thematrix75 says:

    Thank you, I was searching, everywhere and going crazy over trying to find the forum pages, now they are back. Great news, me and some friends share a common interest, and would be a shame to get rid of them. All of you that like the forums speak up now, or forever hold your peace. We can’t afford to lose these precious groups where we get together as brothers, and share all our passions and interests. I probably would quite if the forums were taken away. That’s how much I like the forums. I hope you are listening Marina, these forums are a definite part of Hot For Words, I was disappointed last night, when I went to use it, and couldn’t be found anywhere, so that was a very big let down for me! And hopefully others! I think I made my case known, that is if Marina is watching and reading everybody’s comments. I out some much time, and had fun, it is my passion to be able to reach out to fellow members in a search for people with the same interest. Stand up you all, we can’t afford to lose these great forums. So it is written so it shall be done! LOL! Just here showing my support for the forums, I hope everyone else follows suite, I see my friend VenomRock has done so, good for you my man, I love having you for a fellow partner in the forums, it would never be the same again without them! Peace! If you have ever listened to anything I have ever said Marina, hopefully at least at this moment in time and space my message is heard! I was wondering what happened to the forums, I thought I was going crazy, not being able to find them LOL! Thank you for your time Bye!

  29. Pat says:

    Happy Birthday Marina

  30. Yuriy says:

    Добрый день
    На аукционе Ebay я часто встречаю словособитание “mint condition”. Хотелось бы узать откуда оно взялось.
    Спасибо

    P.S. Вижу у вас день рождения. Присоединяюсь ко всем поздравлениям.

    • Evan Owen says:

      словособитание — не понимаю. Что это? Word – something?

      Yeah, best birthday wishes from the rest of us, too! :grin:

  31. Anonymous says:

    Marina,
    My love much on your birthday.

    Happy Birthday Marina

    Love

    John

  32. PageDoll says:

    Ok people, its time for a birthday dance party! Kickin’ it off with a little old school. Another Nite

  33. mehdi says:

    hallo,i am new here and i wonna ask how do you figure out HOT FOR WORDS, is that because you specialized on itemology?and the same time because you’re hot?
    And also i am asking if is that your real character or just pretend,because your method is very impressive.
    thank you for sharing us your knowledge…

    • Evan Owen says:

      As-salaam alaikum, mehdi. Yes, you are right about “HOT FOR WORDS,” and “itemology” could be a fun new word for us to learn and use.

      Is “HotForWords” Marina’s real character? She puts on an act for her videos; she can’t be like this all the time in real life. Off-camera, she works very hard and can be very serious. But those who have met her say she is fun to be with. :smile:

      • Anonymous says:

        Marina is a master of self-creation and psychological influence. I don’t know how much it is learned and to what extent it is her natural talent. If we analyze everything what she does, we can see that it is much more systematic and planned that it looks at first glance. Her marketing actions work better than many of those strategies conducted by big companies. I don’t mean nothing bad, on the contrary: I think in the future her way to success may be analyzed by many theoreticians of business. This is one of the most brilliant successes I’ve ever seen.

  34. PageDoll says:

    Fairy tales can come true
    I can happen to you
    If you’re young at heart

    For its hard you will find
    to be narrow of mind
    if you’re young at heart

    You can go to extremes
    with impossible schemes
    You can laugh while your dreams
    fall apart at the seams
    And life get more exciting
    with each passing day
    And love is either in your heart
    or on its way

    Don’t you know that its worth
    every treasure on earth
    to be young at heart?

    For as rich as you are
    Its much better by far
    to be young at heart

    And if you should survive
    to a hundred and five
    look at all you’ll derive
    out of being alive

    And here is the best
    you have a head start
    if you are among the very young at heart. – Frank Sinatra

  35. PageDoll says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARINA!!!!! May all your birthday wishes come true.

    “I’ve got you under my skin. I got deep in the heart of me…” Frank Sinarta

  36. Capman911 says:

    Happy Birth Day Marina. ;-) May this day and the rest of your life be filled with Happiness and fulfillment. ;-)

    Mike

  37. HotForNumbers says:

    Happy Birthday, Marina!
    My best wishes, again, and lotssss of Love!

    Your trusty HotForNumbers

  38. cufan71 says:

    (-: Hope you have an AWESOME Birthday today Marina!!!!!! :-D

  39. Dr Teeth says:

    My dear teacher,

    I am currently learning French as my second language, and am enjoying the process so much I want to learn a third one. I’ve been thinking about German or Spanish. Which language do you think would be the most useful to learn for an English/French speaker?

    Do you speak any other languages apart from Russian and English, if not which one would you like to learn?

    • Evan Owen says:

      Oh, by all means learn German; then you’ll see the first half of where English came from (the second being French.) :cool:

      While you’re at it, study Welsh, then you’ll see what they spoke in what is now England before the English arrived! :razz: Iaith y Brenin Arthur ydy’r Gymraeg! :mrgreen:

      Y por supuesto, despues de aprender el frances, el espanol seria muy facil! :wink:

  40. Anonymous says:

    Marina tweeted:

    Life is a busy beach, always keep ur sea shells close to you in case you run out of water! (I don’t know what that means??)

    I prefer simpler metaphors: “Life’s a bitch and then you die”.

    Someone tweeted to Marina:

    StrokerAce90
    @hotforwords Happy Birthday Teach, how many spankings do you have coming to you? ;)

    OMG, is this “tradition” with birthday spanking also known in the USA?

  41. Videos response : IM HOTTER.
    Heaven, some stuffs still works aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah
    d:-D (G:p
    yeah, that’s it.
    Nico

  42. Fuck it’s ur birthday, i was thinking it was on the twelve…
    Damn, thirty…….. that’s a long way to it, right? and then when you get ‘em we all say fuck, it’s awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!! ahahah ahha
    For me it was as crazy as : im soooooooooooo happy!!!!, in real..
    I just hope it’s the same for you honeysugar! Hope you enjoying it, breath warm air, feel it strong and lightfully sweet. As i really want you to live it. Im sorry you still alone, im happy you smile.
    I’ll send you a letter for your birthday (only lol) and, well yeah when i will finish her…
    Ok so, have an awesome day, party tonight (REALLY!!!!) and sleep and wake up with a* smile.
    Nicolas

  43. Hm.

    Im starting to plagarise again, i love primus again!!!! and yeah there’s a lot of work remaining ahahah but, it’s gonna be cool, so (yeah i hope!) .. so, yeah nothing.
    uh yes, i love you (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) and, well it’s just nothing (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
    and u know (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! …)
    like before to say it!
    kiss
    nico

  44. VenomRocK says:

    What happened to the group forums and posting updates? I can’t find any of the material I posted along with the stuff other people posted there?

  45. thematrix75 says:

    Happy Birthday Marina, have a good one!

  46. thematrix75 says:

    Hello everyone, how you all doing? What’s up with the class today? Snow and cold over my way, even Marina talking about snow! Gorby is one of those what you call circus dogs, that was born in his genes to learn tricks, and play a lot more easier than a normal dog, at least that’s what he looks like to me, I guess I should use the proper term, I always have trouble remembering their right name, but I see fglrx got it a toy Maltanese. If he is a full blooded one, he must have cost you a fortune! Well let’s get into the mixed bag.
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    A circus owner runs an ad for a lion tamer and two people show up. One is a retired golfer in his late sixties and the other a gorgeous blond in her mid-twenties. The circus owner tells them: ” I’m not going to sugar coat it, This is one Ferocious lion. He ate my last tamer, so you two had better be good or you’re history. Here’s your equipment– chair, whip, and a gun. Who wants to try out first?”

    The girl says, ” I’ll go first. ” She walks past the chair, the whip and the gun and steps right into the lion’s cage. The lion starts to snarl and pant and begins to charge her. About halfway there, she throws open her coat revealing her beautiful naked body. The lion stops dead in his tracks, sheepishly crawls up to her and starts licking her feet and ankles. He continues to lick and kiss her entire body for several minutes and then rests his head at her feet.

    The circus Owner’s jaw is on the floor. He says, ” I’ve never seen a display like that in my life. ” He then turns to the retired golfer and asks: ” Can you top that? ” The tough old golfer replies: ” No problem, just get that lion out of there.”

    —-

    I am seven months pregnant and my 8 year old daughter asks me how big the baby is now. I tell her it’s rough;y the size of a banana . She replies : ” Then why is your butt the size of a watermelon?”

    ———–

    A Scotsman was dating a pretty woman and decided to buy her some cloth for her birthday, so she could make herself a pretty dress. After buying the cloth, he decided to buy some of the same material for himself and had a pair of underpants made from it.

    On the day of her Birthday, he puts on his kilt but forgets to put on the underpants. When he got to hid girlfriend’s home, he tells her he is going to give her a hint as to what her birthday present is.

    With that being said, he then said: ” Look close.” And did a pirouette in front of her. He then said: ” Aye lass. Did ye see that?” “No”, she said, ” I did not see. ” So he does another pirouette only bigger. He then said, ” And now; lass. Did ye see that? ” “Aye” , she said ” I saw.” To which he replied: Aye lass, I’m giving you three yards of that for your birthday.”

    ———

    This blonde is on main street and she sees this TV in the window. So she walks in and says to the man at the counter, ” I would like to buy the TV in the window, please. ” ” Sorry, we don’t sale to blondes, ” replied the dude at the counter. The blonde left, a little sad and puzzled.

    She goes home and dyes her hair brown. She went back to the store and says to the same man at the counter: ” I would like to buy the TV in the window, please.” Sorry, still don’t sale to blondes. ” The blonde was getting mad now. ‘I’ll fix him’ she thought to herself.

    So she goes home and dyes her hair black this time. ” Alright, I’d like to buy the TV in the window, please. ”
    ” Look lady, we don’t sale to blondes. ” The blonde stood there for a minute. “How do you keep knowing it was me?” ” I know it’s you because that in the window is a microwave. ”


    What do you give a man for Christmas who has everything? Answer. Antibiotics.

    A man was married to a beautiful girl. He wanted to be with her every night. But the wife answered: ” Sorry. I am tired. Tomorrow. ” ” O.K. sweety”, And went to sleep.

    One day, the man was tired of that story, so he told his wife, please dress with a short skirt ans a sexy blouse. We will go to the zoo. The wife curious but followed her husband.

    At the zoo, they went to see a gorilla. The husband told her: ” Please show your legs. O.K. show your beautiful breast.” The gorilla was very enthusiastic and become furious braking the cage. The wife asked the husband: ” What I will do now?” The husband answered: ” Tell him that you are tired, that tomorrow will be a better day!”

    —–
    An elder couple was lying in bed after they awakened just chatting. The husband suggested whomever thought of the best rhyme could get breakfast in bed. She thought a bit and said: ” Ok, shoot.”

    He thought for a bit and then said: ” 2 and 2 are 4, 4 and 5 makes 9. I’ve got my hand on yours, you’ve got your hand on mine,” She thought a bit then said: ” 2 plus 2 is 4, 4 and 5 makes 9, I know the length of your, you don’t know the depth of mine.”

    ———

    The Short Off A Story!

    This is a story about four people named Everybody, Someone, Anybody, and Nobody.

    There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure Somebody would do it.

    Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.

    Somebody got angry about that, because it was Everybody’s job.

    Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it.

    It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have.

    Funeral Procession

    A woman leaving a convenience store with her morning coffee when she noticed a most unusual funeral procession approaching the nearby cemetery.

    A long black hearse was followed by a second long black hearse about 50 feet behind the first one. Behind the second hearse was a solitary woman walking a pit bull on a leash. Behind her, a short distance back, were about 200 women walking single file.

    The woman was so curious that she respectfully approached the woman walking the dog and said, ” I am so sorry for your loss, and I know now is a bad time to disturb you, but I have never seen a funeral like this. Whose funeral is it?”

    ” My husband’s ”

    The woman replied, ” My dog attacked and killed him.”

    She inquired further, ” Well, who is in the second hearse?”

    The woman answered, ” My mother-in-law. She was trying to help my husband when the dog turned on her. ”

    A poignant and thoughtful moment passed between the two women.

    ” Can I borrow the dog?”

    “Get In Line.”

    Ohio Fliers

    The U.S. Postal Service issued a stamp honoring the hundredth anniversary of the first flight by the Wright Brothers.

    The first man in powered flight was from Ohio.

    The first man ever to orbit earth was from Ohio.

    And the first man on the moon was from Ohio.

    It sounds like a lot of people are trying to get out of Ohio.

    A Letter From School

    Dear Dad,

    $chool i$ really great. I am making lot$ of friend$ and $tudying hard. With all my stuff, I $imply can’rt think of anything I need, $o if you like, you can ju$t $end me a card, a$ I would love to hear from you.

    Love, Your $on.

    A week later… the response from Dad arrived:

    Dear Son.

    IkNOw that astroNOmy, ecoNOmics amd oceanNOgraghy are eNOugh to keep even an hoNOr student busy. Do NOt forget that the pursuit of kNOwlegde is a NOble task and you can never study eNOugh.

    Love, Dad.

    Motherly Lessons, Part 1

    My mother taught me LOGIC…”if you fall off that swing and break your neck, you can’t go to the store with me.”

    My mother taught me MEDICINE…” If you don’t stop crossing your eyes, they’re going to freeze that way.”

    My mother taught me TO THINK AHEAD… ” If you don’t pass your spelling test, you’ll never get a good job!”

    My mother taught me ESP… ” Put your sweater on; don’t you think that I know when you’re cold?”

    My mother taught me TO MEET A CHALLENGE… ” What were you thinking? Answer me when I talk to you…Don’t talk back to me!”

    My mother taught me HUMOR… ” When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don’t come running to me.”

    My mother taught me how to BECOME AN ADULT… ” If you don’t eat your vegetables , you’ll never grow up.

    My mother taught me about GENETICS… ” You are just like your father!”

    My mother taught me about my ROOTS… ” Do you think you were born in a barn?”

    My mother taught me about the WISDOM of AGE… ” When you get to be my age, you will understand.”

    My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION… ” Just wait until your father gets home.”

    My mother taught me about RECEIVING… ” You are going to get it when we get home.”

    And my all time favorite thing-JUSTICE… ” One day you will have kids, and I hope they turn out lust like YOU..then you’ll see what it’s like.”

    My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE… ” If you’re going to kill each other, do it outside- I just finished cleaning!”

    My mother taught me RELIGION… ” You better pray that will come out of the carpet. ”

    My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL… ” If you don’t straighten up, I’m going to knock you into the middle of next week!”

    Motherly Lesson’s, Part 2

    My mother taught me LOGIC… ” Because I said so, that’s why.”

    My mother taught me FORESIGHT… ” Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you’re in an accident.”

    My mother taught me IRONY… ” Keep crying and I’ll give you something to cry about.”

    My mother taught me about science of OSMOSIS… “Shut your mouth and eat your supper!”

    My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM… ” Will you just look at the dirt on the back of your neck!”

    My mother taught me about STAMINA… ” You’ll sit there ’till all that spinach is finished. ”

    My mother taught me about WEATHER… ” It looks as if a tornado swept through your room. ”

    My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY… ” If I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a million times- Don’t Exaggerate!!!”

    My mother taught me THE CIRCLE OF LIFE… ” I bought you into this world, and I can take you out.”

    My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION… ” Stop acting like your father!”

    My mother taught me about ENVY… ” There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don’t have a wonderful parents like you do!”

    Ways To Get Rid Of Telemarketers, Part 1

    An Old One, But A Good One…

    1. If they want to loan you money, tell them you just filed for Bankruptcy and you could sure use some money.

    2. If they start out with, “How are you today?” say, “Why do you want to know?” Or you can say, I’m so glad you asked, because no one seems to care these days ans I have all these problems, my sciatica is acting up, my eyelashes are sore, my dog just died…” When they get back to the sell, just continue your problems.

    3. If they say they’re Joe Doe from the XYZ Company, ask them to spell their name, then ask them to spell the company name, then ask them where it is located. Continue asking them personal questions or questions about their company for as long as necessary.

    4. This one works better if you are a male: Telemarketer: ” Hi my name is Judy and I’m with Canter and Siegal services….. You: “Hang on a second.” (few second pause) “Okay, (in a really huskt voice) what are you wearing?”

    5. Crying out, in well- simulated tones of pleasure and surprise, “Judy!! Is this really you? OH my gosh! Judy, how have you BEEN/” Hopefully, this will give Judy a few brief moments of terror she tries to figure out where the hell she could know you from.

    6. Say,”No” , over and over. Be sure to vary the sound of each no, and keep an even tempo even as they’re trying to speak. This is the most fun if you can keep going until they hang up.

    Ways To Get Rid Of Telemarketers, Part2

    7. If MCI calls trying to get you to sign up with their Family and Friends plan, reply, in a sinister a voice as you can muster, “I don’t have any friends…would you be my friend?”

    8. If they clean rugs, “Can you get blood out, you can? Well, how about goat blood or HUMAN blood.

    9. Let the person go through their spiel, providing minimal but necessary feedback in the form of an occasional “Uh- huh, really, or :That’s fascinating.” Finally, when they ask you to buy, ask them to marry you. They get all flustered, but just tell them you couldn’t give your credit card number to someone that;s a complete stranger.

    10. Tell them you work for the same company they work for. Example: Telemarketer: “This is Bill from Watertronics.” You: ” Watertronics!! Hey I work for them too. Where are you calling from?” Telemarketer: ” Uh,Dallas, Texas.” You: “Great they have a group there too? How’s business/the weather? Too bad the company has a policy against selling to employees!
    oh well, see ya.”

    11. Answer the phone. As soon as you realize it is a telemarketer, set the receiver down, shout or scream, “Oh. my goodness!!!” and then hang up.

    12. Tell the Telemarketer you are busy and if they will give you their phone number you will call them back. If they say they are not allowed to give out their number, then ask them for their home phone number and tell them you will call them at home. ( This is usually the most effective method of getting rid of Telemarketers)

    An Antartian woman came into a bar and asked the bartender for a drink. Then she started to yell, “Yeah! ” “Yeah!” Then five more Antartians came in and started to do the same thing. Then three more Antartians came in and one of them had a Barney puzzle. The bartender asked one of them, “Why are you yelling ‘yeah yeah!’?” Then one responded, “We did this puzzle in three hours and it says 2-3 years.”

    Famous Quote
    Reveal Yourself
    “Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.”

    Entertainment Joke

    Due to inherit a fortune when his sickly, widower father died, Charles decided he needed a woman to enjoy it with. Going to a singles’ bar, he spotted a woman whose beauty took his breath away.

    “I’m just an ordinary man, ” he said, walking up to her, “but in just a week or two, my father will die and I’ll inherit 20 million dollars. ”

    The woman went home with Charles, and the next day she became his stepmother.

    Goodbye to you all. Enjoy! Peace

  47. tom38servo says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MY BELOVED TEACHER!!!

    How do people celebrate birthdays in Russia? How are you going to
    spend this special day?

    S DNJOM RAZHDENIJA, MARINA!!!

  48. Samuel says:

    HaPPy BIrThDAy My DEaR TeaChEr! O Marina, I am late to the game, but have become a big fan of yours. You are lovely to behold, with those big…eyes and those gorgeous…lips and those hard..cheekbones. I can watch your lessons over and over. Listening to your sexy accent makes learning so interesting and fun. And so I celebrate your birthday with you and all of your students world-wide. I would like my trusty hotforwords to investigate the word {fun} if you haven’t done that already, because, my dear teacher, you are {fun} and I thank you for letting me play with you. HAppY BiRThDaY MaRiNA!

  49. Smokey Lightfoot says:

    Marina… I imagine that tonight you will be reflecting on all the wonderful things that have passed… as you leave 29 years of age behind. Please don’t cry… the journey into 30 will surely be “wordy” and worthy! Thanks for doin’ what you do.

  50. wetsuit5 says:

    OMG!!!

    Just watched “The Sum Of All Fears” again.

    Boy did my ears perk up and my jaw drop to the floor when they mention and had scenes from Arazmas.

    But alas no cameos.

    Blah, Blah, Blah this is where we build nukes Blah, Blah…
    (thinking.. oh that’s Marina’s hometown)
    Next scene…”Arazmas 16, Russia”…

  51. Anonymous says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARINA!

    Мы все тебя желаем здоровья, cчастья и удачи во всём, что делаешь!

  52. dsfoto says:

    Поздравляем вашего дня рождения, желаю вам здоровья, счастья, жизни, любви и удачи

  53. danielpool says:

    Hi Marina question. What do you think you will be doing in ten years from now ?

  54. Anonymous says:

    Watching how Marina was playing with her dog, I understood why it is called a toy Maltanese.

  55. Smokey Lightfoot says:

    Marina… a question.

    Do you alone… own the content of your website?

  56. James says:

    Question: Will the long hairt return?

  57. Tammo says:

    Hello Marina,
    I’ve heard that Ukrainian women normally get married very early at about the age of twenty. Is that similar in Russia and if so, why? Is it a cultural thing?
    Greetings,
    Tammo

    • aLx says:

      since russia is even farther to the east, things are worse. most russian girls marry at the age of about 18. they are expected to be pregnant at about 20 at the latest. that’s because the average life expectancy of russian women is 37.4 years. so, by getting a child at about 20, society makes (more or less) sure that the child can be raised by its mother and that it will be an adult if and when their mother dies.

      that’s so sad. :(

    • Anonymous says:

      since japan is even farther to the east, things are worse. most japanese girls marry at the age of about 17. they are expected to be pregnant at about 19 at the latest. that’s because the average japanese man becomes impotent at 21.2 years. so, by getting a husband at about 19, society makes (more or less) sure that the child can be at all begotten.

      that’s so sad. :(

      • neuroway says:

        Geez.. 21.2 years of potency expectency in Japan, eh? I wonder how are things in China and India. Are the children there in any danger or being unbegotten? Do they have enough ginseng in their daily diet to ensure that they will grow and sustain a suitable quantity of stamina in their daily life? If they need help, someone should step in and give it to them, ASAP.

      • Capman911 says:

        Impotent at 21 years old. Dang what happened to them did they wear the thing out?

        That is sad……

        • Anonymous says:

          I hope you didn’t believe. I just made fun of aLx’s story which was equally true as mine.

          • Capman911 says:

            Alex has been on here since day one. Buzzword and Alex used to be the two top commenters on the site. Buzzword, Alex and a few more of us joined back when Marina first started this site. Some of us just appear from time to time just to see what is going on. There are a new batch of members now that have dominated the site as it should be. Alex is his real name he just shortened it to aLx to be different like the rest of us. :-)

            • Anonymous says:

              I remember some of the times when he commented much more and used the nicks like alex or äläx, so I also know he has a specific sense of humor :)

        • CheVolay says:

          Blame it on eating too much Tofu. :)

        • neuroway says:

          Pimp yer calculator, Capman! Impotent at 21.2 years old! Not 21!!! That’s 73 more days of potency to acknowledge! Ponder this: Pit 73 fertile women in their prime against 73 days of potency. That’s a lot of action, for sure, and multiplication. But think about optimization, not artificial insemination. And stop thinking now! This is not p0rn!

  58. veritanuda says:

    :) Hehe.. Oooo Marina.. Been a pretty miserable week here for a whole host of reasons but that actually made me laugh, despite myself. Thank you. You are a striper Pffff :D

    {Pop} quiz huh? How very apposite. Just what is pop and how did it become a drink and noise and a culture, huh?

    Something to ask too. Sunshine or snow? On which side do you stow, your good times or bad times and which would you forgo?

    Love the bed, need to try it sometime :)

  59. Anonymous says:

    Dear teacher,

    I am very delighted to see your great Russian splendor! all and every facet of you.
    Could you tell us more about your background, traditional dishes that you like, customs and traditional celebrations that are unique to the region you call mother land?

  60. Samuel says:

    Good Morning My Dear Teacher, Yes I do like like the bed set, but maybe not so much the little dog. I did check out ‘hotforfood’ and subscribed as you suggested. Your friend is cute, but you are sexy like no one else. My question is this- What do you want for your birthday?

  61. NicodEAN says:

    she had done this by the past, maybe she can but, translation often translates “everything” you know… im sure that’s why she don’t put them everytime.

  62. Anonymous says:

    Hi,

    I have two questions :

    What kind of food do you eat ? (I hope you don’t eat a lot of milk or meat because it’s not sexy !)

    Could you add subtitles in your movies ? that could be very useful for non-english speaker.

    Cédric

    • leoNard says:

      Check out you-tube…

      Hey guys… today we have a pop quiz… but put those pencils away… this time you’re the teacher and I’m the student!

      So let’s get started.

      Dangstac asks:

      I’m from a small town a couple hundred miles outside of Moscow called Arzamas.. it’s in Nizhny Novgorod Oblast and has a population of only around 100,000 people.. well.. 99,999 when I left!

      Here are some pics of me there:

      Next up, fglrx asks:

      It depends… I’m cool with a little mermaid or flower on the ankle perhaps.. or a cute phrase tattooed on my body:

      But I’m not so sure about a full body, full forehead job!

      Next up…

      jdeboni.. well I tried for a second.. but I kept making these stupid, funny looking faces.. like I had just eaten a lime.. or some people a duck face… so it didn’t quite work out!

      Actually….

      Show dude on computer.. there is a knock on the door… dude “Come in!”

      Marina -Are you YouTube user cunninglinguist? I’m here for your private lesson.

      Dude.. NOOOO WAAAAAYYYY!!!

      GameGuideXbox asks..

      You want me to go to the ATM?

      MutliGamingWorld asks me if I am a striper….

      How did you guess? Yes.. I used to draw the middle stripe on the road when I was younger!

      herrTraak asks:

      Funny you ask..

      That’s it for today’s HotForWords pop quiz!

      For your homework, ask me some more questions in the comments below.. and I’ll make another reverse pop quiz video!

      A candy striper was traditionally a young, female hospital volunteer; a concept that originated in the 1940s. …~~~~~~~~~~~~

      So let’s get started.

      Dangstac asks:

      I’m from a small town a couple hundred miles outside of Moscow called Arzamas.. it’s in Nizhny Novgorod Oblast and has a population of only around 100,000 people.. well.. 99,999 when I left!

      Here are some pics of me there:

      Next up, fglrx asks:

      It depends… I’m cool with a little mermaid or flower on the ankle perhaps.. or a cute phrase tattooed on my body:

      But I’m not so sure about a full body, full forehead job!

      Next up…

      jdeboni.. well I tried for a second.. but I kept making these stupid, funny looking faces.. like I had just eaten a lime.. or some people a duck face… so it didn’t quite work out!

      Actually….

      Show dude on computer.. there is a knock on the door… dude “Come in!”

      Marina -Are you YouTube user cunninglinguist? I’m here for your private lesson.

      Dude.. NOOOO WAAAAAYYYY!!!

      GameGuideXbox asks..

      You want me to go to the ATM?

      MutliGamingWorld asks me if I am a striper….

      How did you guess? Yes.. I used to draw the middle stripe on the road when I was younger!

      herrTraak asks:

      Funny you ask..

      That’s it for today’s HotForWords pop quiz!

      For your homework, ask me some more questions in the comments below.. and I’ll make another reverse pop quiz video!

  63. NicodEAN says:

    Je vois mademoiselle marina… tu sais que je vois tout :-|
    ur love, nick.

  64. NicodEAN says:

    Oh my goodness (that’s the case) Ma!!!!!
    You friend (i don’t know her name hm) is really really nice and pretty (i don’t know why im saying this, no it’s a joke..) but if she can teach me cooking, i mean, that’s just , great…
    Ok cool, have a sweet day Ma Ma!
    Boubouboubouyakasha!!! ahahhah
    Nick yo!

  65. stigmatasaurus says:

    My question for you, dear Marina: are you planning on becoming a U.S. citizen? I will gladly teach you about the Constitution and U.S. history!

  66. Smokey Lightfoot says:

    My friend said that in Mexico they don’t really differentiate the status of people according to the type of work they do… like they do in America.

    What is this like in Russia? Do people hold certain professions in high esteem.

    What does your father do and what is he like?… in 15000 words or less! (smile)

  67. leoNard says:

    Do porn makers use models?...

    Yesterday, President Obama mentioned a {“holy grail.”} What does it mean exactly?

    …Are Elton John and Lady Gaga related?…R~I~P…Elton John on The Cher Show in 1976

    …and here thee—-Elton John & John Lennon LIVE – Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds {d i a

    M
    o n d s}

  68. Michael says:

    What is the the biggest difference between the Russian and American cultures that you like and dislike?

  69. Anonymous says:

    Marina, my daughter-in-law is Russian and she is beautiful also. I’ve met many of her Russian friends and they are beautiful too. Yet in films of Moscow most women seem to be old, overweight Babushka’s. At what age do the beautiful Russian girls go bad?

    • Camp Kohler - Sacramento CA says:

      It has nothing to do with age; a wrinkly M will still be a bee-yooti-ful M. :-)

      All those seen wandering around on the streets are not the cute ones; I am sure they are kept under wraps or are driven around town.

  70. Smokey Lightfoot says:

    Time to spark things up around here… and get the blood flowing back to the brain… let’s rock!

  71. PaparazziKid says:

    ****Marina**** Quick Fix for status update extra code warning (Warning: call_user_func_array() [function.call-user-func-array]: First argument is expected to be a valid callback, ‘bp_community_stats_status_count_posted_clear_cache’ was given in /var/www/hotforwords.com/htdocs/wp-includes/plugin.php on line 395)

    Go into the “bp member profile stats” plugin, go to “bp-member-profile-stats.php” file, and delete this line of code: It is already stated in plugin.php, just delete the line.

    “add_action( ‘bp_activity_posted_update’, ‘bp_community_stats_status_count_posted_clear_cache’, 3 );”

    I had the same problem with this, so here’s the fix! :)

  72. Very funny Marina! I’ll be in touch with your manager i the new year re: Australian project.
    Take care & have a great christmas & new years. xo

  73. blam says:

    I have no idea what you’re saying my friend…….

  74. blam says:

    I have no idea what you’re saying my friend…….

  75. blam says:

    and yeah fglrx, it’s a MA BELLE pseudo, not a blame at all… ihihah

  76. blam says:

    A MODEL FOR FUCKING BITCH YOU ALL MOTHERFUKAZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and a so sweet one..
    yeah, glasses ah ah .*****
    nico the las

  77. blam says:

    Yeah i will love her, i always thought i diserve to live there, forget it people, i mean yes of course, there (….) and 1
    PERFECT

  78. Camp Kohler - Sacramento CA says:

    As soon as I saw that Disqus thing, the vision of some ginormous new block of code that we will have to deal with appeared in my head. What does “Reply to your next comment via email….” mean? How will it know what my “next” comment will be and why would I want to reply to it? Obviously this is just a bit of muddled verbiage that needs to be cleaned up. (PS: “…your respond” should be “…your response.”) What happens if I choose not to sign up?

    Don’t you dare get a tattoo! Not even a little one. A tatto on a beautiful female is just graffitti.

    Are the room backgrounds in the latest videos (other than the red bed) green-screened in? The decor looks too modern and perfect to be real.

    Why is the comment box effectively only two lines high? All that scrolling around is an inconvenience; we should be able to see a two-inch-high comment in one view.

  79. Camp Kohler - Sacramento CA says:

    As soon as I saw that Disqus thing, the vision of some ginormous new block of code that we will have to deal with appeared in my head. What does “Reply to your next comment via email….” mean? How will it know what my “next” comment will be and why would I want to reply to it? Obviously this is just a bit of muddled verbiage that needs to be cleaned up. (PS: “…your respond” should be “…your response.”) What happens if I choose not to sign up?

    Don’t you dare get a tattoo! Not even a little one. A tatto on a beautiful female is just graffitti.

    Are the room backgrounds in the latest videos (other than the red bed) green-screened in? The decor looks too modern and perfect to be real.

    Why is the comment box effectively only two lines high? All that scrolling around is an inconvenience; we should be able to see a two-inch-high comment in one view.

  80. PageDoll says:

    Marina,
    With nearly 600 video uploads on your main YouTube channel do you still have the excitement or nervousness that you had uploading your 1st or 2nd video?

    I was excited when I uploaded the first two videos I put on YT. For 1, The only person in them was you! :) And 2, Because of number 1 I knew I’d put a smile on your face and your fans would probably like them too. However, for video number 3 I was a giant nerveball. I mean really, if you were posting something like Hoarder Wars you’d be a tad nervous as well.

  81. blam says:

    “have” yeah and yeah no of course, and yes, it’s something very beautiful from here (the moon ahah)
    I LAUVE IU MAWINA OWLOBA ahahah Kisses!

  82. blam says:

    U know i restarted electric guitare Ma ( a red les paul) and i fucking a huge smile on now, because of you ONLY ahahahahahahah
    lov’ yo!!
    gringo mustacho ahahahaahhaahahahah

  83. blam says:

    Vety! aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahaaaaaaaahahahaahhahaaaaahahahahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahah ihihih ahah.
    Ni uh yeah, colas, like the coca one with yeah an “s” not better… ahahah

  84. blam says:

    Uh, ex cuse me madam’ … i have sort of an idea passing by my brain (to say hello lol) hm, r u, i mean r u that….. that….. R U?????????? d:|
    Im……. how to say, ………imrpessed i’d say……………… aLOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ahahah
    me the chicanos lol

    • Anonymous says:

      I don’t want to hurt you, but I noticed that your messages became barely comprehensible again. I understand that you experience a flight of ideas in your head, but I think you should try to concentrate if you are able to do it and write less posts, but more informative ones. It would be sad for Marina to be forced to add you to the black list.

  85. blam says:

    Blabla, ur nearly as cool as me ma, it’s awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ahahahhahhah
    hm yeah.
    Also i want to wish a good living without me, i know thas hard d:-D
    and, yeah like something sweet more, ok yulat’
    nico

  86. tonyb says:

    Maybe you are both so beautiful and intelligent at the same time becAuse you are the product of selective breeding in Russia? I had seen a doccumentary on LINK TV about Eugenics in the 1900′s. Some countries tried selective breeding to produce super kids who were both geniusses and physically attractive. They sure did a good job with you!! You are the Real Thing!!! Said with Love.

  87. Patrick Haskett says:

    You seem self confident but are you cautious about marriage as someone may take advantage of you? What styles of music do you like and which of those styles do you keep hidden from others? The modeling lip thing is hilarious, I know just what you’re talking about.

  88. Smokey Lightfoot says:

    30 years ago today… John Lennon died… a major event that rippled around the world.

  89. Anonymous says:

    Question for Marina:

    Which language do you like more: English or Russian?
    Which one do you feel more comfortable with?
    Which one do you find more beautiful?
    Which one do you regard as more precise?
    Do you dream in English or still in Russian?
    Do you subvocalize your thoughts in English or some of them in Russian?
    Are some domains of your life associated with thinking in English and others with thinking in Russian?
    Is your “verbal” content of your mind and memory a mix of English and Russian, or has everything gotten automatically translated by your subconscience into English?

    • Camp Kohler - Sacramento CA says:

      In the 60′s I had a friend who was a Japanese transplant and he could remember the exact moment that he first thought in English (vs. translating it mentally). I guess that is when you really know a language. I think it would be kind of scary if I suddenly thought of something and it wasn’t in English.

      • Anonymous says:

        When I write in English, I don’t need to translate it from my mother tongue, but I’m still far from the real knowledge of English. But it’s probably the first indication that the real knowledge of the language is attainable.

        Sometimes I think of something and then realize it is not in my native language – and it doesn’t seem scary at all.

        That’s funny because I don’t live in any English-speaking country and there is no variant of English that I may stick to. So my mind contains a mix of everything. When I for example write on American forums (like here) I try to use American vocabulary and spelling and when I write on British forums I try to do it according the British rules. Sometimes I mistake them.

        What should be universal English of the Internet like?

        • Anonymous says:

          I will perceive my English as good when I can discuss every topic with the same ease as in my native language and when I’m able to throw some rhymes in English without much thinking.

  90. Anonymous says:

    I noticed a paradox: American English is more European than British English; it seems to be easier to understand for foreigners and more compatible with the continental European languages than British English. British people tend to use more sophisticated phrases, more idioms, more oblique statements than Americans. Furthermore, idiomatic expressions coined in the USA are more intuitive than the British ones, even the American slang is more intuitive with meanings easier to deduce from the context.

    • Smokey Lightfoot says:

      Hi fglrx,

      Where are you from? (and any other info you want to share) You are a very literate person.

      • Anonymous says:

        I’m from Poland. I’ve never lived or even been to any English-speaking country, all what I know is only based on books and the Internet. I’m fascinated very much with the English language and I try to do everything to know it better and better every month.

        I’m still afraid of sharing too much information about me here. I used to wrote on many forums in the past and some people could easily google me if I revealed too much about myself.

        • Smokey Lightfoot says:

          You are doing very well with the use of the English language.
          I like how you wrote… “people could easily google me”. It sounds kinda funny in a way.

          A guy walks into the doctor’s office and the doctor asks, “What can I help you with?” The guy says, “I think I have a split personality.” Doctor asks, “How so?”. The guy replies, “When people start ‘googling’ me… I SPLIT!”. funny?! no?

          Yes, I am in Canada. I live in an igloo. I snack on back bacon and sip maple syrup while watching NHL hockey on TV… besides visiting HotForWords of course!

          • Anonymous says:

            Yes, I try to be kinda funny here, as it’s not the type of forum when we are expected to be deadly serious.On the other hand, believe or not, even if I can write in English, I’m not good at speaking English. My spoken English still remains at the level of a kindergarten child or even not. When I write, I have some time to retrieve the needed words from my memory, but in speech everything must happen real-time. If you tried to talk to me, you’d be shocked. Every time when I “talked” to native speakers or just people from abroad who knew English, I cried later with helplessness and shame. Foreign languages are definitely not child’s play.Here we can experiment with the language with no negative consequences, even if it’s not our mother tongue (although for most of users it is).I would add that Canada is a great country, similar to the Scandinavian countries in Europe, with a very high standard of life and without such a mess as it sometimes happens in the USA.

            • leoNard says:

              According to the US Department of Defense, Polish ranks in Category III of difficulty for a native English speaker, together with other Slavic languages (the top Category IV includes Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean).

              above information sourced from….> http://hubpages.com/hub/Most-difficult-languages-Polish

              …one of my University doctor(teacher0{professor}—stated that polish speaks one way and writes another/like Latin and Greek or anything against germanic/nordic

              WHY POLISH IS THIS WAY

              Polish belongs to the family of Slavic languages, along with Russian, Ukrainian, Czech, Croatian etc. All those languages are synthetic languages, which means the interactions between words are expressed by manipulating the form of a word, unlike e.g. in English, which manipulates word order to express those interactions. Moreover, all words are gender-specific. That is why it is not enough to memorise a word – it is also necessary to learn how this word needs to be changed to express desired meaning, what is its gender, etc.

              The Polish language and culture have been in close contact with foreign languages and cultures since the beginning of Polish statehood in the 10th century AD.
              ps—Do you work the neurosurgical procedure, a form of psychosurgery, also known as a leukotomy or leucotomy (from the Greek λευκός – leukos: “clear/white” and tome)—> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lobotomy

              • Anonymous says:

                I love the idea of strong and united Europe. I am an incurable federast.

                Not only has the EU developed into a political community with comprehensive regulatory powers and a proper mechanism of territorially defined exclusion and inclusion (Union citizenship). It shares most features of what the literature defines as a federation:

                a) The EU is a system of governance which has at least two orders of government, each existing under its own right and exercises direct influence on the people.

                b) The European Treaties allocate jurisdiction and resources to these two main orders of government.

                c) There are provisions for `shared government’ in areas where the jurisdiction of the EU and the Member States overlap.

                d) Community law enjoys supremacy over national law, it is the law of the land (Bundesrecht bricht Landesrecht).

                e) European legislation is increasingly made by majority decision obliging individual Member States against their will.

                f) At the same time, the composition and procedures of the European institutions are based not solely on principles of majoritarian representation, but guarantee the representation of `minority’ views.

                g) The European Court of Justice serves as an umpire to adjudicate conflicts between the European institutions and the Member States.

                h) Finally, the EU has a directly elected parliament (since 1979).

                The EU only lacks two significant features of a federation. First, the Member States remain the `masters’ of the treaties, i.e., they have the exclusive power to amend or change the constitutive treaties of the EU. Second, the EU lacks a real `tax and spend’ capacity, in other words, there is no fiscal federalism. Otherwise, however, the European Union today looks like a federal system, it works in a similar manner to a federal system, so why not call it an emerging federation?

        • Smokey Lightfoot says:

          You are doing very well with the use of the English language.
          I like how you wrote… “people could easily google me”. It sounds kinda funny in a way.

          A guy walks into the doctor’s office and the doctor asks, “What can I help you with?” The guy says, “I think I have a split personality.” Doctor asks, “How so?”. The guy replies, “When people start ‘googling’ me… I SPLIT!”. funny?! no?

          Yes, I am in Canada. I live in an igloo. I snack on back bacon and sip maple syrup while watching NHL hockey on TV… besides visiting HotForWords of course!

        • daniel09 says:

          Maybe it’s because the majority of the first Americans came from Europe (with people, who didn’t speak english). I think there’s still a big difference between the UK and the continental Europe (I’ve never been in the UK, but my teacher told me this).

          I’m not very good in english, so I started to improve it a few months ago. Since then I (try to) read English books, watch english videos and surf more on english internet sites. That’s the reason why I discovered Marina’s YouTube channel.
          I hope it will help me to improve my english (without getting an russian accent :-) ).

    • neuroway says:

      Lovely jubbley fglrx! Quite a mighty paradox indeed! So the fact that American English is easier to understand, uses less sophisticated sentences, is closer to slang and more intuitive than British English makes it more European then? So Canadian English would be a little more Asiatic then, and Australian English a bit more African, right?I noticed also this strange paradox: Indian English is more American than British English, which seems to be a little more alien, as there is a slight Klingonian outer space flavour into it. This is without mentionning the Scottish English, which seems to be more compatible with China actually.

      • Anonymous says:

        No, Asian languages belong to a different language family than Indo-European languages and this fact makes any variant of English incredibly hard for people natively speaking Asian languages.

        I wrote about the semantic structure of American English that is more similar to the languages used in continental Europe (especially Germanic and Romance) than in British English. As about slang, I didn’t claim that AE is more slangy, but that the American slang seems more intuitive than the British slang.

        The whole issue may make sense. The USA were created and settled through a few ages by people from many European countries, not only from Britain, so the variant of the language used in the USA has more influences of other European languages than British English has (or rather many variants of English used in the UK have).

        • Anonymous says:

          Scouse and Geordie – even some British people have problems with understanding them – that’s how English with less European influences really sounds.

        • Camp Kohler - Sacramento CA says:

          I noticed you said “The USA were….” That’s British, because they refer to collective nouns (like company, club, etc.) in the plural; Americans refer to them in the singular, e.g. “The USA was…” We think of the noun as a single entity, whereas the Brits think of the individuals that comprise the group.

          Now what happens when a company, say, consists of one person? Do the Brits have to know the makeup of a group in order to properly use it, or do they simply assume that a group is comprised of more than one member?

          • Anonymous says:

            Since now I will remember that the name of the United States, although looks like a plural form, is officially singular and has been treated as such since the end of the Civil War.

            As for the collective common nouns like club, company, what what should be the rule in International English or offshore English? The American form seems to be more logical than the British one and consistent with many other languages, where the predicate should remain in agreement with the subject also in terms of the grammatical number.

    • How about the double accent problem… I was in a math class and the professor was from India and there was a also Chinese girl in class (they both had accents).
      Everyone else in the class could understand the girl or the professor perfectly.
      But if they tried to talk to each other the accents were incomprehensible to one another.
      They were both speaking English but needed an English interpreter anyway.
      I’m not making fun of them… it was just pretty funny.

      • leoNard says:

        I know what you are saying….I was in an {economic class}(university) with an
        asian lady from Thailand; and the professor was from Pakistan—now look at
        indo-china/france & colony

        ________________________________

  91. VenomRocK says:

    How many close friends do you have? (Offline)

    Were you popular in school and do you remember your favorite teacher?

    Do you have a secret talent and what is it?

    • Anonymous says:

      good questions. If I may, the last question about Love is deep. I think that religion is very broad in scope because it deals with beliefs concerned with ultimate values and
      actions. When power and authority is given to people the use of that power can be used
      for good or bad. So, Humility in a good sense and mercy, with tolerance must be follow-
      ed. I beleive that any society secular or religious can be arbitary and follow a might is right agenda. You are right to expect mercy and justice from any religion. In JESUS’sreligion, his brother James wrote, in Jamesa Chapter1, verse 27:Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this:to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep being polluted by the world./ I hope this can help.all my best.

      • VenomRocK says:

        Yes, that last question about love is deep.

        “When power and authority is given to people the use of that power can be used for good or bad. So, Humility in a good sense and mercy, with tolerance must be followed. I beleive that any society secular or religious can be arbitary and follow a might is right agenda.”

        So what you could be saying there is Religion is pure, it’s the people that can be evil and the cause of wars?
        I didn’t come up with that question ‘Why do religions that support love cause so many wars?’ myself. That question is just something I can relate too and it expresses my feelings towards religion in general. I could say that religions have never been about love. They are about lies, deceit and last but not least, control. I know, it’s probably more complicated then that. I did attempt to read the bible of Jesus’s religion years ago and for some reason became fixated on just these passages:
        Matthew 10:34-36 Jesus said “Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.”
        Luke 12:49-53 Jesus said “I came to send fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how distressed I am till it is accomplished! Do you suppose that I came to give peace on earth? I tell you, not at all, but rather division. For from now on five in one house will be divided: three against two, and two against three. Father will be divided against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.”
        These sound like they contradict Luke 2:14 “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” You hear this in some Christmas movies.
        I feel that if you happen to be a nonbeliever of these faiths and think outside of their box, they may tell you that they are accepting of others but deep down inside if you don’t follow their way, you are dead to them. Jesus said he is the way, the only way. Let’s not forget them muslims either.
        Sorry about my long reply back. It’s just a little opinion. I could add more but I’ll just leave it like this for now.

        -Peace from VenomRocK ;-)

        • Daniel Pool says:

          Hello VenomRock I think Jesus was speaking metaphorically his death alone proves that. He was speaking of division and separation. That people did not expect him and people would not expect his followers. Anything can be took out of context ? :-) have a good day

        • Anonymous says:

          hi.please keep in mind that the elite in Jesus’s day,both Jew and Roman, rejected Christ to keep their
          power,and had him executed. Jesus warned his hearers that his -give all or nothing for God and others- would divide families and everyone in society. The poor in spirit and pure in heart would see God one day;and he said, Blessed are the peacemakers. He always acted in love. I hope this helps. I struggle but believe in his death in our place, and hi mercy .

          • VenomRocK says:

            Well, I’m not going to argue to say that you’re wrong on what you believe. If it helps you get through your struggles then I guess it would be a positive for your life. ;-)I’ve seen it with people who rely on faith to get them through hard times. Hey, if they believe that’s what helped them out, more power to them.I think that it’s the individual that has the will power to overcome obstacles. Mind over matter but sometimes the obstacle can be just too great and that’s just the way it is.

  92. matt says:

    I haven’t seen you on the O’Reilly Factor in awhile, where have you been? It was one of my favorite segments of his. Do you think Putin takes Obama as weak? If you still follow politics in your home country of course.

  93. cufan71 says:

    Besides word origins, what are some of your other favorite hobbies?

  94. cufan71 says:

    AWESOME video Marina!!! :-) Yes, I like the setting! Use it more! I agree, Melissa is AWESOME!!!! :-)

  95. Anonymous says:

    Marina has a great sense of humor! Only intelligent people can laugh at themselves. (Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused). She demonstrates a better perception of word-based humor in her new language than 1/3 of the native speakers of English (see the tweet with the joke about the blonde and the password and the reactions to it).PS. Her vivid gestures and facial expression must have been one of the reasons why she drew attention of so many Youtube viewers. She has her own style, impossible to imitate. You can love her or hate her, but you are not able to stay indifferent. PSPS. Marina has such a strong personality! She’s a kind of person who can achieve everything she wants. A bunch of haters are constantly trying to hurl abuse at her, but their insults only backfire on them.

  96. Trusty is a famous person from Arzamas…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A…It isn’t on google street-view but there are hundreds of

    pictures…http://maps.google.com/maps?f=…You drop the google man on a blue spots.I

    looked at some of the pictures… it looks like a nice place. Some of the pictures look it is freezing cold though…

    depends on when they were taken. A lot of nice summer shots too. p.s. why is there a giant flux particle over the

    town :-)

  97. Anonymous says:

    Trusty is a famous person from Arzamas…
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arzamas

    It isn’t on google street-view but there are hundreds of pictures…
    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=arzamas&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=28.667509,54.84375&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Arzamas,+Arzamasskiy+rayon,+Province+of+Nizhny+Novgorod,+Russia&ll=55.403241,43.836565&spn=0.010112,0.026779&t=h&z=15

    You drop the google man on a blue spots.
    I looked at some of the pictures… it looks like a nice place. Some of the pictures look it is freezing cold though… depends on when they were taken. A lot of nice summer shots too.

    p.s. why is there a giant flux particle over the town?
    http://www.gootar.com/hfw/arzamas.jpg

  98. Anonymous says:

    Marina answered my question that had been directed in fact to thematrix75 :)

    A little bit disturbing, as the question was utterly stupid :oops:

    I shouldn’t write here anymore under the influence of antidepressants :)

  99. thematrix75 says:

    Hello my fellow classmates, and dear friends, How are you doing today? What’s up with the class today. It seems Marina has a new lesson called Pop Quiz! Very interesting, and cool! You done your job very well! now I’m diving into my bag of oddities , funny, bizarre, hopefully interesting to at least some of you loyal friends, and classmates. 15 Cartoons About Technology Gone Wrong
    Neuroscienctist Reveal Magicians Secrets
    First Horned Dinosaur South Korea Triceratops
    How Monowheels Work?
    Newest Fastest Train In China
    Ford Trucks

    Jokes, and stuff

    A man driving home late at night in his Volkswagen beetle car was stopped by policemen on patrol. The Police asked the man to produce his car document. When they could not fault the document, the next question to the man was: “My friend, do you realise that you committed a criminal offence by driving alone in this car at late night?” The man became angry and responded: “How could you say that? God the Father, the son and holy spirit, prophet Elijah and Angels Michael and Gabriel are all with me in the car.” The policeman replied: “You mean, all these people are in this small car> I charge you for overloading!”

    ————————

    A blonde and two brunettes where watching a school play, at the end of the play Santa came out and of course first thing he said was ‘Ho, Ho, Ho!!!’ The blonde looked at the two brunettes and said: “How did he know we were here?

    An Early Happy Valentines Day Card from Marina & Gorby Must be last year, but I still got it!

    A Weird Al Video

    School Papers Part 1

    A compilation of statements from actual grade school papers:

    1. Ancient Egypt was inhabited by mummies and they all wrote in Hydraulics. They lived in the Sarah Dessert and the climate of the Sarah is such that the inhabitants have to live elsewhere.

    2. Moses led the Hebrew slaves to the Red sea, where they made unleavened bread which is bread without any ingredients. Moses went up on Mount Cyanide to get the ten commandments. He died before he ever reached Canada.

    3. Solomon had three hundred wives and seven hundred porcupines.

    4. The Greeks were a high;y sculptured people, and without then we wouldn’t have history. The Greeks also had myths. A Myth is a female moth.

    5. Actually, Homer was not written by Homer but by another man of that name.

    6. Socrates was a famous Greek teacher who went around giving people advice. They killed him. Socrates died from an overdose of wedlock. After his death his career suffered a dramatic decline.

    7. Eventually the Romans conquered the Greeks. History calls people Romans because they never stayed in on place for long.

    8. Julius Caesar extinguished himself on the battlefield of Gaul. The ides of March murdered him because they thought he was going to be made king. Dying, he gasped out: “Tee hee, Brutus. ‘

    9. Joan of Arc was burnt to a steak and was canonized by Bernard Shaw. Finally Magna Carta provided that no man should be hanged twice for the same offence.

    10. Another story was William Tell who shot an arrow through an apple while standing on his sons head.

    School Papers, Part II

    A compilation of statements from actual grade school papers:

    11. Queen Elizabeth was the ‘Virgin Queen.’ As a Queen she was a great success. When she exposed herself before her troops they all shouted ‘hurrah.’

    12. It was an age of great inventions and discoveries. Gutenberg invented removable type and the Bible. Another important invention was the circulation of blood. Sir Walter Raleigh is a historical figure because he invented cigarettes and started smoking.

    13. The greatest writer of the Renaissance was William Shakespeare. He was born in the year 1564, supposedly on his birthday. He never made much money and is famous only because of his plays. He wrote Tragedies, comedies, and hysterectomies, all in Islamic pentameter. Romeo and Juliet are an example of heroic couplet.

    14. Writing at the same time as Shakespeare was Miguel Cervantes. He wrote Donkey Hote. The next great author was John Milton. Milton wrote Paradise Lost, Then his wife died and he wrote Paradise Regained.

    15. One of the causes of the revolutionary War was the English put tacks in their tea. Also the colonists would send their parcels through the post without stamps. Finally the colonists won the war and no longer had to pay for taxis. Delegates from the original 13 states formed the contented congress. Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin were two singers of the declaration of independence. Franklin discovered electricity by rubbing two cats backwards and declared, ‘ A horse divided against itself cannot stand.’
    Franklin died in 1790 and is still dead.

    16. Johann Bach wrote a great many musical compositions and had a large number of children. In between he practiced on an old spinster which he kept up in his attic. Bach died from 1750 to the present. Bach was mostly famous composer in the world and so was Handel, Handel was half German and Half Italian and half English. He was very large.

    17. Beethoven wrote music even though he was deaf. He was so deaf he wrote loud music. He took long walks in the forest even when everyone was calling for him. Beethoven expired in 1827 ans later died from this.

    18. The ninteenth century was a time of a great many thoughts and inventions. People stopped reproducing by hand and started reproducing by machine. The invention of the steam boat caused a network of rivers to spring up. Cyrus McCormick invented the McCormick raper, which did the work of a hundred men.

    19. Louis Paster discovered a cure for rabbis. Charles Darwin was a naturalist who wrote the organ of the species. Madam Curie discovered radio. And Karl Marx became one of the Marx Brothers.

    20. The first world war, caused by the assignation of the Arch Duck by an anahist, ushered in a new error in the anals of human history.

    Expressions Explained, Part 1

    In George Washinton’s days, there were no cameras. One’s image was either sculpted or painted. Some paintings of George Washington showed him standing behind a desk with one arm behind his back while others showed both legs and both arms. Prices charged by painters were not based on how many people were to be painted, but by how many limbs were to be painted. Arms and legs are “limbs” therefore painting them would cost the buyer more. Hence the expression, “Okay, but It’ll cost you an arm and a leg.”

    As incredible as it sounds, men and women took baths only twice a year (May and October)! Women kept their hair covered, while men shaved their heads (because of lice and bugs) and wore wigs. Wealthy men could afford good wigs made from wool. They couldn’t wash the wigs, so to clean them they would carve out a loaf of bread, put the wig in the shell, and bake it for 30 minutes. The heat would make the wig big and fluffy, hence the term “big wig.” Today we often use the term ” here comes the Big Wig” because someone appears to be or is powerful and wealthy.

    In the late 1700s, many houses consisted of a large room with only one chair. Commonly, a long wide board folded down the wall, and was used for dining. The “head of the household” always sat in a chair during while everyone else ate sitting on the floor. Occasionally a guest, who was usually a man, would be invited to sit in this chair during a meal. To sit in the chair meant you were important and in charge. They called the one sitting in the chair the “Chair man.” or “Chairman of the Board.”

    —-

    Personal hygiene left much room for improvement. As a result, many woman and men had developed acne scars by adulthood. The woman would spread bee’s wax over their facial skin to smooth out their complexions.When they were speaking to each other, if a woman began to stare at another woman’s face she was told, “mind your own bee’s wax.” Should the woman smile.” In addition, when they sat close to the fire, the wax would melt…therefore, the expression losing face.”

    ——

    Expressions Explained Part 2

    Ladies wore corsets, which would lace up in the front. A proper and dignified woman, as in “straight laced,” wore a tightly tied lace.

    —-

    Common entertainment included playing cards. However, there was a tax levied when purchasing playing cards but only applicable to the “Ace of Spades.” To avoid paying the tax, people would purchase 51 cards instead.

    Yet, since most games required 52 cards, these people were thought to be stupid or dumb because they weren’t “playing with a full deck.”

    Early politicians required feedback from the public to determine what the people considered important. Since there were no telephones, TV’s or radios the politicians sent their assistants to local taverns, pubs, and bars. They were told to “go sip some ale” and listen to people’s conversations and political concerns. Many assistants were dispatched at different times. You go sip here” and “You go sip there.” The two words “go sip” were eventually combined when referring to the local opinion and, thus we have the term “Gossip”

    At local taverns, pubs, and bars people drank from pint and quart-sized containers. A bar maid’s job was to keep an eye on the customers and keep the drinks coming. She had to pay close attention and remember who was drinking in “pints” and who was drinking in “quarts,” hence the term minding your “P’s and Q’s. ”

    Computers can never replace humans. They may become capable of artificial intelligence, but they will never master real Stupidity.

    False Idols
    “Idolatry is committed not merely by setting up false gods, but also setting up false devils.”

    A different kind of story

    ~THE PRINCE AND THE MAGICIAN~

    One upon a time there was a young prince, who believed in all things but three. He did not believe in princesses, he didn’t not believe in islands, he did not believe in God.

    His father, the king, told him that such things did not exist. As there were no princesses or islands in his father’s domains, and no sign of God, the young prince believed his father.-

    -But then, one day, the prince ran away from his palace. He came to the next land. There, to his astonishment, from every coast he saw islands, and on these islands, strange and troubling creatures whom he dared not name. As he was searching for a boat, a man in full evening dress approached him along the shore.

    “are those real islands?” asked the young prince.
    “Of course they are real islands, ” said the man in evening dress.
    “and those strange and troubling creatures?”
    “They are all genuine and authentic princesses.”
    “Then God also must exist!” cried the prince.
    “I am God, ” replied the man in full evening dress, with a bow.
    The young prince returned home as quickly as he could.

    “So you are back, ” said his father, the king.

    “I have seen islands, I have seen princesses, I have seen God,” said the prince reproachfully.

    The king was unmoved.
    “Neither real islands, nor neat princesses, nor a real God, exist.”

    “I saw them”

    “Tell me how was God dressed.”

    “God was in full evening dress.
    “Were the sleeves of his coat rolled back?”
    The prince remembered that they had been. The king smiled.
    “That is the uniform of a magician. You have been deceived.”

    At this, the prince returned to the next land, and went to the same shore, where once again he came upon the man in full evening dress.

    “My father the king told me who you are, ” said the young prince indignantly. “you deceived me last time, but not again. Now I know that those are not real islands and real princesses, because you are a magician.

    The man on the shore smiled.

    “It is you who are deceived, my boy. In your father’s kingdom there are many islands and many princesses. But you are under your father’s spell, so you cannot see them.

    The prince returned pensively home. When he saw his father, he looked him in the eyes.
    “Father, is it true that you are not a real king, but only a magician?”

    The king smiled, and rolled back his sleeves.
    “Yes my son, I am only a magician.

    “Then the man on the shore was God.”

    “the man on the shore was another magician.

    “There is no truth beyond magic. ” said the king.

    The prince was full of sadness.
    He said, ” I will kill myself.”

    The king by magic caused death to appear. Death stood in the door and beckoned to the prince. The prince shuttered. He remembered the beautiful but unreal islands and the unreal but beautiful princesses.

    “Very well, ” he said. ” I can bear it.”

    “You see, my son, ” said the king, “you too now begin to be a magician.”

    THE END

    ——————————————————–

    See you all later, I hope you all enjoy my post. It’s way past bedtime here. So I will bid you’ll gooodnight! Peace

    • Anonymous says:

      I liked especially your links to the articles about the “magic tricks” and the neuronal lateral inhibition (as I’m a beginner neuroscientist) and about the trains in China (as I’m a railfan).

      Can you believe, that two railway enthusiasts from Austria managed to enter North Korea by train and go to Pyongyang. They had a laptop and a camera with them and nobody confiscated it from them!

      Here is the blog about the whole rail journey from Vienna to Pyongyang!
      http://vienna-pyongyang.blogspot.com/

      • Anonymous says:

        Here is their compilation of videos recorded and photos taken inside North Korea

        The interior of a North Korean sleeping car (Moscow-Pyongyang) that is coupled up once a week to the Russian trans-Siberian fast train No 1 “Rossiya” (Moscow-Vladivostok).

        I split the links into two post to cheat the spam filters.

      • thematrix75 says:

        I’m glad you like some of my posts, I just got around to check, a few of my links that I thought were cool and funny, didn’t work, I tried to transfer them from my email to post here, but it looks like nether one of them worked. Your a beginner Neuroscientist, that sounds cool, I hope you enjoy it!Your a railfan great, not to be to much of a pest, but I thought of this gruesome and true story, about the railroads, if your interested, here is the link Tsavo Maneaters Well you have a good one! Peace!

        • Anonymous says:

          The ultimate dream of Brits in Africa during the colonial times was to build the trans-African railway from Cairo to Cape Town. If it had happened, the economy of Africa might look now quite different.

  100. Evan Owen says:

    Questions for Marina…

    How well did you get along with your father? Do you stay in touch with him? Does he say anything about your work? What do you like most / least about him (aside from snotty handkerchiefs)?

    My reason for asking: I am the father of two beautiful, bright, blonde, bilingual teenage daughters, and wondering how they’ll think of me in ten years… :wink:

  101. Will you be selling another calender for 2011?

  102. Anonymous says:

    Loved the pop quiz! Give you an A+. Do you have any family–brothers, sisters? Why is it that Russian women are so hot?

  103. Smokey Lightfoot says:

    What would be the speed of lightning if it didn’t zigzag?

    If olive oil is made from squeezing olives, then what is baby oil made from?

    • Camp Kohler - Sacramento CA says:

      The speed is always the same*, whether it zigzags or takes any other path. It is the time of travel from one place to the other that would change if the length of the path changes. Yes, I know that is being picky, but you asked, didn’t you?

      *Disregarding other variables, such as the exact chemical makeup of the air, the temperature, the humidity and the like.

    • Anonymous says:

      Because the lightning follows the path of the least resistance, if it didn’t zigzag, although its speed would remained the same (see Camp Kohler), it would have less amperage, so the discharge would last longer to pass the whole electric charge from the cloud to the ground.

  104. sniperskaya says:

    “An ANGLE”??? Do you mean an “ANGEL”? (Are you an obtuse angle???)

    How long do you think you can keep making a profit off of the “Hot For Words” property?

    Do you foresee yourself doing anything different in the future, like having your own language teaching program like Rosetta Stone, or maybe getting married and having children??

    Also, since you are (were?) Russian, do you like caviar and vodka? What are some of your favorite foods?

    Did you get American citizenship or are you still have Russian?

    What do you want most for Christmas, Marina?

  105. CheVolay says:

    Oh, a new feature. Nice

  106. leoNard says:

    What is your favorite color? Sometimes you scare me!!…was their fear of your country getting attacked?

    …When you were growing up…did you have chores to do?

    What jobs did your mom and dad do?..love your bed …

  107. Anonymous says:

    Dear Marina,
    You look wonderful in this video! It’s nice to see you with bright red lipstick, because you usually wear lighter colors. The lipstick color fits with the new, snazz7y, bright wheels you bought for your BMW convertible! It was like giving your car Louboutin shoes, hm? Well, it all looks great!
    Per your instructions, I saw a few of the Hot For Food videos. Because I already cook welll enough, I’m not too interested, s she did ordinary items like burgers, sloppy joe sandwiches and such. I’d rather learn how to fold Pelmeni, or make more Dim Sum. Yum Yum!
    Here’s a question for your next pop quiz video: Are you a loud girl? When you hear a good joke, do you laugh out big and loud? I have a feeling that you are very noisy when you are happy, and I hope I will find that out someday!
    I went shopping this weekend, but I didn’t buy any more Neuro drinks. I did have lunch ar a Carl’s Jr. restaurant. Are you still doing commercials for them?
    SeesixCM6

  108. wetsuit5 says:

    Interesting town on Google Earth.
    Alot of pictures too.
    But couldn’t find Marina’s School to report for Detention.
    Where did you hide it Marina?

  109. George says:

    Which is water and which is vodka: vod-eech-ka/vodechka? Choo-choot.

  110. May be it’s true that Men rule the world but it is a FACT that Women rule the Universe!

    http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitpi…Question… I wanted to know if you are ummm… you know?http://twitpic.com/3dmsqc

  111. animalntaz says:

    HotForFood? I’ve already discovered HotForCooking so many months ago: http://www.youtube.com/user/hotforcooking XD

    (I’ve just now noticed that DISQUS doesn’t have emoticons, what else is different?)

  112. thoughtonfire says:

    Marina,

    What is your stance on Religion and Spirituality?

    ThoughtOnFire

  113. samuel3d says:

    Hi Marina, just wondering besides word origin books what other books do you like to read? I like to read Literiture.

  114. PageDoll says:

    Well that was a great video.
    Was that kinda like the ask Marina segment? Even if it wasn’t keep making those kinds of videos every now and again, they are very cool. :-)

  115. Smokey Lightfoot says:

    When was the war of 1812? … and who won?

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