Hot For Words’ own Marina Orlova actually covered something I’ve always been curious about. Where does the word ‘blurb’ come from? I’ve written some for fellow authors and the word has always intrigued me. If you’re not familiar with Marina, you’re in for a treat… or be prepared to be offended. Depending what side or the puritan scale you’re on. This video is tame compared to some of the others I’ve seen, but normally she likes to spice her lessons up with a little innocent PG-13 sensuality.
The bonus with this video is she’s writing a book on word origins, and she’s asking for blurbs from her public. Have fun. Be her public. Blurb her.