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Archive | Word of the Day

Hot for Words: Filibuster

Marina Orlova explains the origin of the word filibuster. Who is the YouTube ‘Hot for Words’ girl? Marina Orlova (born 10 December 1980) is a Russian philologist, etymologist, and author who has become an Internet celebrity, hosting one of the most popular channels on YouTube, HotForWords, and a corresponding website. She also hosts a bi-weekly […]

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Hot for Words: Lesbos and Lesbians

Here is the origin of the terms Lesbian, Lesbianism and Sapphism. Marina Orlova goes into more detail this time around. Who is the YouTube ‘Hot for Words’ girl? Marina Orlova (born 10 December 1980) is a Russian philologist, etymologist, and author who has become an Internet celebrity, hosting one of the most popular channels on […]

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Hot for Words: Myth, Legend and Folklore

Is Robin Hood a Myth? a Legend? or part of Folklore? Marina Orlova ‘Hot for Words’ explains the etymological background of each. Watch the video and find out about myth, legend and folklore. Who is the YouTube ‘Hot for Words’ girl? Marina Orlova (born 10 December 1980) is a Russian philologist, etymologist, and author who […]

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Hot for Words: Redundant Acronym Syndrome and the ATM Machine

ATM Machine and PIN Number are examples of RAS Syndrome — Redundant Acronym Syndrome. Learn about John Shepherd-Barron, who invented the ATM or Automated Teller Machine, not the ATM machine. Who is the YouTube ‘Hot for Words’ girl? Marina Orlova (born 10 December 1980) is a Russian philologist, etymologist, and author who has become an […]

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Hot for Words: Murphy’s Law. If Anything Can Go Wrong, It Will

You know Murphy’s Law, right? If anything can go wrong, it will. Marina Orlova ‘Hot for Words’ explains the etymological background of “Murphy’s Law.” Is Murphy some unlucky guy that bad luck is named after? Watch the video and find out about Murphy’s Law, including when it came into existence. Who is the YouTube ‘Hot […]

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Hot for Words: Marina Teaches Her Students the Meaning of Homo Sapiens and More …

Marina Orlova ‘Hot for Words’ explains the etymological background of “Homo” — as in Homo Sapiens, homosexual, homicide … HINT: HOMO= SAME (Greek). Marina explains that “homo” by itself is derogatory, but actually means ‘same’ Greek (translation). She also lists some famous homosexuals: Alexander the Great, Socrates, Sappho, Lord Byron and more. Check out her […]

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Hot for Words: ‘Animal Magnetism’ Uncontrollably Hot and Sexy

Marina Orlova ‘Hot for Words’ explains the etymological background of “Animal Magnetism.” Who is the YouTube ‘Hot for Words’ girl? Marina Orlova (born 10 December 1980) is a Russian philologist, etymologist, and author who has become an Internet celebrity, hosting one of the most popular channels on YouTube — YouTube.com/hotforwords — and a corresponding website […]

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Hot For Words: Appreciate, On Sale! Only 10 Bucks!

What exactly does appreciation mean here? Marina Orlova ‘Hot for Words’ explains the etymological background of “appreciation.” Who is the YouTube ‘Hot for Words’ girl? Marina Orlova (born 10 December 1980) is a Russian philologist, etymologist, and author who has become an Internet celebrity, hosting one of the most popular channels on YouTube, HotForWords, and […]

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The Word of the Day for Obama: ‘Corpsman’

Video of President Barack Obama incorrectly pronouncing the word ‘Corpsman’ twice at the National Prayer Breakfast Thursday, February 4, 2010. President Obama was speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast and was telling the story of a Navy Corpsman who assisted the suffering people of Haiti. corpsman |ˈkôrmən| noun an enlisted member of a military medical […]

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What Does ‘Cadillac Tax’ Mean? Unions Exempt for Eight Years

What is Cadillac Tax? A tax on those insurance companies who offer more expensive medical coverage to those who can afford it. Arguments against the Cadillac tax comes from powerful labor unions, who claim that in many cases middle-class union members gave up wage increases in return for better medical coverage and more extensive healthcare […]

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Natural User Interface (NUI)

“NUI” or natural user interface. Incorporating more natural forms of interaction such as touch, speech, gestures, handwriting, and vision.

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Marist Poll: Most Annoying Word Phrases 2009? Here’s a Few of Our Own

Here are the results of the most annoying word phrases, from a telephone survey conducted by Marist University in August 2009 … Whatever (especially disliked in the Midwest/55%) — 47% chose it as most disliked You know — 25% chose it as most disliked It is what it is — 11% chose it as most […]

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