Hot for Words
Answers to All Your Burning Questions About Words and Their Meanings
By Marina Orlova
(Harper Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780061776311, 208pp.)
Publication Date: September 2009
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Intelligence is sexy.
Good morning, dear students, and welcome to my favorite class: philology, or the love of words.
For me, nothing is more seductive than a good word origin story. I can't get enough. I mean, have you ever wondered what the word "cocktail" has to do with drinks? Or whether "hussy" was always an insult? Or why Benedict got his very own egg recipe? These are the types of questions that keep me awake all night long.
Whether you've been a straight-A follower of my YouTube channel or this is your first adventure in philology, I think that soon you'll be just as hot for words as I am! Are you ready for class to begin?
Voted the Sexiest Geek of the Year and a Hottest Woman of the Web, Marina Orlova has degrees in Russian and English language instruction. Her popular YouTube channel has more than 170,000 subscribers, and she's a regular on The O'Reilly Factor. Marina lives in California.