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Tag Archive | "Hot for Words"

Ask Your Physical Education Teacher What ‘Gymnasium’ Really Means; ‘Hot for Words’ Isn’t Kidding

‘Gymnasium’ from ‘Gymnasion’ from ‘Gymnazein’ from ‘Gymnos’ which literally means something you would never expect. But Greek gyms weren’t anything like today’s Xsport Fitness, LIFETIME FITNESS, LA Fitness, or the YMCA — or except maybe the song by Village People. “Gymnasium” comes from the Greek words “gymnasion,” which meant a “public place for athletic exercises, […]

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Hot for Words: Why do all Russian Female tennis players have last names ending in -ova?

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: ‘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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