Good afternoon! I hope you’re having a great day!

Today on the show, we played Song Poetry, and Name that Tune for Game Time Tuesday!
Our Song Poetry prompt for today was…

“It’s time to get our hands dirty
Be love there’s a whole lot of hurting
Calling all hearts
Calling all hands
Calling all feet to take a stand”

Congratulations to our winner, Kimberly of Utica who answered correctly!
The song was “Be One’ from Natalie Grant!

Our Name That Tune today was ‘Gold’ from Britt Nicole!
Congratulations to Bre from Mt. Vernon who guessed correctly and won!

For uplifting news today, we talked about one of my favorite bigger animals, the elephant, and a 94 year old man who donned his flying jacket one last time!
Check out these heartwarming stories!

“Elephants in northern India have been sporting colorful woolen jumpers knitted by local women. Staff at the Wildlife SOS elephant sanctuary in Mathura were worried that the animals might not survive the freezing winter nights. All 20 animals there were rescued from abusive owners, and some remain physically frail. When the village women heard of the elephants’ plight, they knitted a bulk load of huge, pajama-like garments to keep them warm.”

A WWII fighter pilot has taken to the skies for the final time, at the age of 94. Dr Sandy Saunders suffered 40% burns when his plane crashed in 1945. He was given a skin graft by the pioneering plastic surgeon Sir Archibald Mcindoe, joining a group of patients known as the “Guinea Pig Club”. Saunders, who has terminal cancer, donned a flying jacket and scarf to fly a vintage Tiger Moth for a new BBC documentary. “It just brings it all back,” he said. “I wish I were young again.”

Our word of the day today was a fun one!
Whizzo!
This is British slang. which means absolutely first-rate; superb; excellent. It’s used as an exclamation of approval,wonder, or pleasure.
Like many slang terms, the source or sources of whizzo are hard to trace precisely. The final -o is the common suffix used to form colloquial nouns and adjectives. The whizz part of whizzo may derive from whiz, a noun meaning “a person expert in a particular activity,” from the verb whiz “to make or move with ahumming or rushing sound.” Just as plausibly, whizzo may be an alteration and shortening of the colloquial British usage of wizard “excellent,” used as an adjective and exclamation. Whizzo entered English in the early 20th century.

Thanks for listening! – Lilly

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