Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Question # 91

X is a Russian philologist (although primarily an etymologist) who has become an internet celebrity, hosting one of the most popular channels on YouTube, Y, and a corresponding website. She also hosts a bi-weekly radio show on Maxim Radio on Sirius Satellite Radio. The theme of X's YouTube videos, which begin with the tagline "Intelligence is Sexy", and of her website is tracing the origins of English words. Some of her entries focus on common everyday words such as irony and OK, while other address lengthy and rarely used tongue-twisters such as floccinaucinihilipilification and antidisestablishmentarianism. Some entries also address idioms, including "let the cat out of the bag", "dressed to the nines" and "three sheets to the wind" or new words like the verb "to google".

Id X and Y

Question by Sumit Gupta


  1. X=marina orvolo

    my favourite channel

  2. X-Marina Orlova
    Y-Hot for Words

  3. See the above comments for answer.