It only took a few months after Billy Mays passed away (btw: my favorite Halloween costume of 2009) for DC Shoes to find another spokesmodel to blow your mind. Hot for Words – or Marina Orlova – the Russian born Philologist who has been providing the origins of English words over the internet for at least a few years now.

In this video, Hot for Words will straighten your crankshaft while educating you on the ins, and outs, of Gymkhana and the now one-year old, groundbreaking, DC Gymkhana video. She also does pretty well interviewing DC’s Ken Block on Gymkhana TWO

Marina Orlova
Main Entry: Ma ri na Or ol lo va
Pronunciation: or- l l -v r
Function: Noun
Etymology: Southern Californian philologie, from Latin philologia love of learning and literature, and Latin or-, os mouth; akin to Old Norse ss mouth of a river, Sanskrit s mouth
Date: 13th century

1 : A person in love orally; especially: loving with parts relating to the mouth

2: A lover of linguistics; especially: historical and comparative linguistics

3: The study of human speech especially as the vehicle of literature and as a field of study that sheds light on cultural history

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