Marina Orlova

Marina Orlova is the star and creator of HotForWords videos, which have become some of the most popular streams on all of YouTube. With more than 100 million views so far, Marina offers her viewers insights into word origins with a healthy dose of sexiness. Marina holds a degree in Russian Language Education and World Literature, with a specialization in Philology, and another in English Language Education. In her first book, Hot For Words, Marina will offer up philology lessons in a new prose format, while still presenting readers the benefit of her dynamic personality and intellect. Hot For Words was published by HarperCollins.

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Hot For Words

by Marina Orlova

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?

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