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Hot for Words: Answers to All Your Burning Questions about Words and Their Meanings

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Publisher Comments:

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?

Synopsis:

YouTube sensation and philologist Orlova makes word histories sexy--etymologyhas never been so hot.

Synopsis:

Brilliant philologist and sexy YouTube sensation Marina Orlova is Hot For Words—and you will be too when you join her on a titillating journey through the origins and meanings of words and phrases. Combining fascinating philology and etymology with provocative, full-colored photos of the alluring author, Hot For Words makes intelligence almost unbearably sexy…and lots of fun!

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061776311
Author:
Orlova, Marina
Publisher:
Harper Paperbacks
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Etymology
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
English language -- Etymology.
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Subject:
Linguistics - Etymology
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.02x5.08x.39 in. .57 lbs.

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Brilliant philologist and sexy YouTube sensation Marina Orlova is Hot For Words—and you will be too when you join her on a titillating journey through the origins and meanings of words and phrases. Combining fascinating philology and etymology with provocative, full-colored photos of the alluring author, Hot For Words makes intelligence almost unbearably sexy…and lots of fun!

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