Jumble Answers for 02/18/2019

VOREG = GROVE

RHEBT = BERTH

SRLIPA = SPIRAL

RANWID = INWARD

 

CARTOON ANSWER:

GREBETSPRAINRD = BRIDGE PARTNERS

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Jumble Answers for 02/17/2019

WRCEUF – CURFEW

OREKBR – BROKER

KALECC – CACKLE

OMHOCS – SMOOCH

GTONTE – GOTTEN

AOWWLO – WALLOW

CARTOON ANSWER:  THE FASHION MODEL REFUSED TO TRY ON ANYTHING AND WOULD SOON – – – 

URE   OER   ACE   MH   OTE   WLW  =  WEAR OUT HER WELCOME

Good Morning, Everyone!                👗  FASHION (NON) SENSE 👗

🎶 Well every time I turn around, you’re standin’ at my door, I’d like to ask you over but you ain’t my gal no more…You’re gonna WEAR OUT YOUR WELCOME treatin’ me like you do…Why don’t you leave me alone…’Cause you and I are through…🎶 “Wear Out Your Welcome” – Wayne Hancock 2016  https://tinyurl.com/y4eqgtw8

👗 The attitudes of models, these women food deprived,
May sometimes come off hinky, may seem a bit contrived…
The pressure to stay rail thin, success is not illGOTTEN,
The sleep CURFEW, the air-blown SMOOCH…the men a lot besotten’
The critics love to CACKLE, like nails on a chalkboard…
The media may criticize, yet still the girls adored…
They BROKER for these coveted spots, and then when they are chosen,
You’d think the most important thing would be just do the posin’…
But sometimes one may WALLOW in the thought that they’re the best..
And feel that personal fashion sense puts them above the rest.
So when an ego rears its head…and diva one becomes,
I guess a model easily may WEAR OUT HER WELCOME...👗

WEAR have I seen WALLOW before? On the Just Jumble App I supPOSE, because it’s not showing up in the Archives. But all our other words are, with CACKLE going back as far as 2016, and SMOOCH being PLANTED this past July. And while we’re FACED with masterful anagrams this morning, the word that PUT ON the most pressure?  CURFEW. It had it’s LIMITS…

Today our cartoon brings us onto the set of a FASHION SHOOT. We see the CLOTHING STYLIST, the PHOTOGRAPHER, the DESIGNER and finally our girl of (…those who get paid very well by…) the HOUR, our MODEL. Being shown the dress chosen for her to WEAR, we hear her having a bit of a FIT, and refusing to do so. With her attitude WEARing THIN on the nerves of both the Photographer and the Designer, we learn that this Designer won’t STAND for behavior of this FASHION, and it’s resulting in our MODEL being told to WALK. She managed to…WEAR OUT HER WELCOME. News FLASH…David’s done it again! Good JOB David!

Ok, eye candy. Without much detail displayed in the panel today, I didn’t need to RACK my brains out looking for eye candy. There’s the DRESSES, the photographers’ CAMERA, and the two adjustable light stands in the background. I don’t know…I supPOSE I’m being just a little too CLOTHES-minded, but I think it FITTING that I take a pass and WALK today…So, There you have it Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone! Hope it’s PICTURE perfect…👗🙋🏻

PS: 3:30 and still no colored puzzle to be seen…and I’m WORN out waiting! I’ll fill you in on the colors later..🎨

Later: COLOR COMMENTARY: The panel, a soft very pale BURCH…The dresses, all on red hangers: The one the model deKLIEINs: A medium blue, spaghetti strapped affair, with a deeply jagged hemline. (L-R)…A green one-shouldered number, with a pleated, I QUANT to say…tulip-like draping? A black top, red bottomed boxy piece, with a large red bow at the neckline, and lastly, a two-toned purple number, with a lighter shaded spiked neckline, matching an ornately shaped petalled bottom. The dress is fitted until the waist, and then spreads out FORD effect, into a ballooned LAUREN. ( Why? KORS I was going for “lower end”. Hmm…Not so much? Oh well, I took a shot)! The Model: Black halter top, with skinny white jeans and black spike-heeled CHOOS. The stylist: Teal T-shirt, tan pants. The photographer: Black tee, with jeans, (maybe WANGler’s), the camera he’s KARAN, gray with an olive green strap. And our designer: A mauve tunic, WORN with a black beaded necklace. Sans earrings…SAND MAN...😴💤😴

Jumble Answers for 02/16/2019

ZEIES – SEIZE

BNARD – BRAND

RSHOCC – SCORCH

QUPALE – PLAQUE

CARTOON ANSWER:  THE FLIGHT ATTENDANTS WERE UNDER A LOT OF STRESS AND WERE FEELING THE – – – 

SEIE   BRN   SRC   PAU  =   CABIN PRESSURE 

Good Morning, Everyone!                 ✈️ ERROR PLANE? ✈️

🎶 Why won’t you watch that CABIN PRESSURE like you said?…You’re flying low, you’re flying low…Now please be seated with your safety seat belts on…You’re flying low, you’re flying low…That’s really not a secret anymore, and it can save us all…You’re flying low, you’re …flying low 🎶 “Cabin Pressure” – Ted Glen Extended 2012 http://tinyurl.com/y3bcnkry

✈️ Remember in the old days when flying could be fun?
When seats were so more spacious and through airports we could run?
When delays were much less common, no SCORCH sitting on a plane…
And we’d SEIZE upon the chance to wait for passengers that came?
But today things are just all BRAND new…restrictions steady mount,
And all the regulations are like PLAQUE…I just lose count…
So on top of all the Airline’s bull, some passengers like these?
Who make things all more difficult and need to be appeased?
You’d think with all the body checks akin to search for treasure…
Something could regulate us all from suffering CABIN PRESSURE.✈️

I couldn’t find PLAQUE in the Archives this morning, although once again, I feel as if we’ve seen it before. Plaque, a homograph, was always a word that intrigued me somewhat…such polar opposite definitions. I like plaques, commemorating achievements and all…but then there’s plaque…and well…Uh, let’s not go there, especially since most of you are probably enjoying your breakfast…Anyway, it nailed a few of the Early Birds to the wall this morning, and SCORCH also BURNT a few TAIL feathers…SCORCH, seen by 5 of the 11 Birds to be Chorus, also comes in as our most recently SCHEDULED word. We last saw it on June 17th, ’18, as CROCHS, while BRAND hasn’t appeared since 2016, when David offered us NARDB, which I think was a more difficult scramble than today’s. All total, I’ve found today’s words to have been used 7 times since 2015, and not once has any of the anagrams been the same. Good work, David…LETTER perfect!

Ok…Our cartoon. We’re sitting in a PLANE, seeing a group of FLIGHT ATTENDANTS, dressed in blue short sleeve shirts, black vests and white ties,  experiencing a HIGH LEVEL of frustration. One passenger, whom I’m calling HELI COPTER, HELL for short, with the smarmy look of a BOEING constrictor, is causing the staff a good amount of STRESS. He not only caused a FLIGHT DELAY with his LATE ARRIVAL, but he’s being rude, especially with the NON-STOP use of his phone. We see the attendants, yellow Oxygen Masks in hand, looking as if they really need to take a deep BREATH to keep from CHOKING this guy! With his cushy neck pillow, drink in hand, and his phone still turned on, he’s the quintessential definition of a TERMINAL CONTROL freak! And he’s really upset the staff. What we’re seeing hAIR is a seriously bad case of CABIN PRESSURE!…And once again, David’s LANDED a good one! David, I’m in YAW of you!

Ok, eye candy…What I want to mention FIRST, CLASS, is that the dialogue of the female attendant at back refers to “them“. And even though we see a woman sitting in front of HELL, she doesn’t seem to be causing any TURBULENCE. I mean she looks a little BOARDFLIGHTy almost, but I don’t think she’s adding to the problem. It seems to be all him. And there’s another female passenger at right, looking on surprised at the SEATuation. Anyway…Three little things have caught my eye…One, you can actually see two ice cubes floating in our protagonists’s drink… a ROCKY little deTAIL. Kudos, Jeff. Two, our female attendant at back is the only one wearing a WING pin…and lastly, if you look real closely, behind the head of the attendant conFRONTing Hell, you can see a finger EXTENDed UPWARD, turning on the OVERHEAD light. There’s no body or arm seen, but it sure was the BRIGHT SPOT for me! So, There you have it, Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone…And I hope you enjoyed the IN-FLIGHT Show! ✈️🙋🏻

Jumble Answers for 02/15/2019

HTISF – SHIFT

TOPOH – PHOTO

ACCSTU – CACTUS

LEEUFY – EYEFUL

CARTOON ANSWER: WHEN THE ANCHORMAN WAS TOLD THERE WAS A PURSUIT IN PROGRESS HE – – – 

SHT   HOT   CACT   EEU   =   CUT TO THE CHASE 

Good Morning, Everyone!      🎶...AND THE CHASE IS ON 🎶

🎶 Keep on TRUCKIN’ Baby…I got to keep on TRUCKIN’...Got to get to your good lovin…Huh…huh…huh…huh…huh…🎶 “Keep on Truckin'” – Eddie Kendricks 1973 https://tinyurl.com/yypv4ctr

🚓 The police chase when it happens, can always cause a stir,
Attention in a minute can SHIFT to him or her…
We all pay close attention, an EYEFUL‘s what we want,
The moving PHOTO we look for, we’re all part of the hunt.
Cross city streets or parkway lanes, a CACTUS we might see,
For some reason we’re all drawn in, there’s camaraderie…
The news follows the story, the cameras keep up pace,
And every local station says “We’ll now CUT TO THE CHASE” 🚓

While none of today’s words are new to our Jumble mix, we have seen SHIFT only 9 days ago on the 6th, when it appeared as FISTH. PHOTO, last seen back in August 2017, is our oldest word for the day. And while CACTUS STUCK a few of the Early Bird Jumblers, it’s EYEFUL that seems to be the word calling for the real second LOOK… It wasn’t a stumper, but it caused a few BLINKS

Today we’re finding ourselves at the news desk of a local network, “J” TV. We see that our Anchorman, who I’ve dubbed BEN THERE, has just been told that a “pursuit is in progress“, and as a result, we’re going “live” to the scene of the police CHASING A STOLEN TRUCK. Since the Anchorman pictured doesn’t have that usual generic look of our Jumble characters, and being unfamiliar with “Jumble-TV”, I tried looking for PHOTOs of the on-air personalities at a local Indiana station, since Jeff lives in Indiana. And I thought I hit the “J”ackpot when I found a news personality that I felt bore a pretty close resemblance to the Anchorman we see here in our cartoon. Turns out his name is Dave…only thing is he’s a Sportscaster…So, it was either keep looking, or just CUT TO THE CHASE and do the eye candy…

So…The eye candy. Our panel today is shaded in a soft shade of light brown. Ben’s DESKed out in a gray suit, and a black tie. The CHASE scene playing out on the monitor behind him, is totally shaded in blue, and I can see three police cruisers, lights flaring, CHASING the stolen TRUCK. But looking closely I see what looks to be an Ice Cream Cone, crossing atop an Ice Cream Pop, pictured on the TRUCK, beside a window. Sweet detail, Jeff. And the “J” on the front of the Anchor desk is bright red…But my EYE Witness News? If you look closely at Ben’s right ear, where his hand is touching? You can see a tiny little COILED WIRE leading down into his collar…Another nice detail, Jeff…Now let’s just hope the police COLLAR our suspect! So, There you have it, Folks, Done! Have a great day, Everyone!…And 🎶Keep on Truckin‘🎶…🚓🙋🏻

Jumble Answers for 02/14/2019

POMHO = OOMPH

LEYID = YIELD

YALVEL = VALLEY

EEWIDV = VIEWED

 

CARTOON ANSWER:

THE PIGEONS HAD BEEN MARRIED FOR YEARS BUT WERE STILL – – –

OOYEVLYVED = LOVEY DOVEY


Happy Valentine’s Day, Jumble friends! Today’s puzzle showcased a brand new clue word with VIEWED making its way into gameplay. It was also my choice for the most difficult anagram of the day while OOMPH came in at a close second. The anagram used for YIELD has been seen three times in the past which made it no trouble at all. David L. Hoyt was kind enough to leave us a special video message detailing how he chooses the clue words and you can click HERE to take a peek. It’ll also be on the front page later this afternoon for your viewing pleasure. Happy Valentine’s Day, David! You’re the best!

Today’s cartoon was absolutely stunning and it featured two different scenes. The top half is where the main action and dialogue takes place. We see two love-birds atop an arch and the male bird is seen offering a piece of bagel to his sweetheart. The female bird is staring deep into her lovers eyes and informs us that this is the spot where they first met. Below them is a couple of young lovers standing in the middle of the arch and they’re in a loving embrace.

There were quite a few extra details in the panel that made it extra special on this day of love. The bagel offering had a cute little bow to indicate that it’s a special gift. The arch was the most detailed portion of the piece with the emblem on the left containing a left-side profile drawing of Jumble artist Jeff’s face. On the opposite side was a right-side profile view of David Hoyt! Between the the emblems was a woman doing the Jumble while enjoying a cup of coffee. And finally, the couple kissing are dressed for cold temperatures with the man having a hat on and she’s wearing earmuffs.

The final solve was an anagram consisting of 10-letters. The L and V made LOVE pop out at me leaving LOVEY DOVEY an easy find based upon all of the visual clues. I wish all my readers a very happy Valentine’s Day, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

Jumble Answers for 02/13/2019

CIFNH = FINCH

PEYMT = EMPTY

LWWIOL = WILLOW

EPCORP = COPPER

 

CARTOON ANSWER:

HE NEEDED TO GET STARTED ON HIS NEW NOVEL AND WOULD BEGIN – – –

INETWWOR = WRITE NOW”


Happy Wednesday, Jumble friends! Today’s game was a piece of cake with all of our clue words being recycled favorites. I didn’t think any of them were particularly difficult, but COPPER did require a brief pause so I’ll choose it as the most difficult anagram of the day. The anagram for WILLOW has been used before, two times in 2017 to be exact, while the other three are coming up as new. It was interesting to see that David shied away from spelling out words within the anagrams after two days of doing so but, like a good book, it always comes to an end.Our oldest clue word was the aforementioned COPPER with a gameplay date of 10/14/16 while WILLOW provided our most recent encounter on 11/24/18.

Today’s cartoon introduced us to two characters that were having a brief interaction in a home-office. They didn’t appear to be our run-of-the-mill characters as the attention to detail was too exacting. The “Maine” t-shirt allowed me to immediately identify the male half as Stephen King and I presumed that the female was his wife, Tabitha.

We see Mr. King seated at his desk and he’s writing on a notepad with a pencil. On the desk is a computer monitor, keyboard, assorted books and papers, as well as 2-tiered paper organizer. His wife inquires if he’s ready to go but King states that he has a story idea that he’d like to jot down first. My favorite detail of the piece was the 6-string guitar that’s partially visible in the background. Looking closely at the headstock you can see “Jumble” written in cursive with a small squiggly line underneath. Welcome to the Jumble caricature club, Mr. King!

The final solve was an 8-letter anagram that solved into a 5-letter word in quotes and a 3-letter word. The visual clue of Mr. King writing on his notepad brought “WRITE” to mind with NOW being instantly visible within the remaining letters.

Mr. King is a very talented writer and I’ve read several of his books. He creates three-dimensional characters that you grow to love and the use of flashbacks within his books is absolutely amazing. I’m not a fan of horror or psychological fiction so I generally pass over his works. One of my New Year’s resolutions was to read 100 books and I’m a day away from finishing number 11. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens has been my favorite so far and I’m just about to finish “I Owe You One” by Sophie Kinsella. If you’re an avid reader, please let me know what pages you’ve been turning in the comments section below! Have a wonderful Wednesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow. 📚

 

 

Jumble Answers for 02/12/2019

MWASP = SWAMP

GUYNO = YOUNG

NUTIDC = INDUCT

ARMCEA = CAMERA

 

CARTOON ANSWER:

THE NEW HUMAN-POWERED GREEK SHIP WOULD BE ABLE TO STAY AT SEA FOR – – –

SWYONIDARA = DAYS IN A ROW


Happy Tuesday, Jumble fans! We have a new clue word this morning with SWAMP making its debut into gameplay. I could have sworn that we’ve seen it before, but a quick check of the archives showed that it was swampy that I was thinking of. We’ve seen swampy a total five times over the past few years so SWAMP was a breeze to figure out. David continued his trend of making words within the anagrams with wasp, guy, no, nut and arm being spelled out for us. It didn’t throw me off track at all, but his touch of whimsy sure brought a smile to my face. As for the most difficult anagram of the day, I ended up choosing CAMERA. It’s one of those words that gets me every dang time it’s in play and I just can’t seem to commit it to memory. INDUCT was our oldest clue word of the day with a date of 12/8/17 and YOUNG was our most recent repeat on 9/19/18.

Today’s cartoon brings us to the Aegean Sea where we see a Greek ship leaving port. The two characters in the foreground provide the dialogue for the panel with both of them touting the advantages of this new class of warship. In the background we see the boat, which appears to be a Trireme, being rowed out to sea by a group of ten men. Standing watch over the oarsmen is a burly looking man who appears to be shouting instructions at them. The crew is comprised of all men and they look focused, and perhaps a bit nervous, as they row into the waters in an effort to help the Greek empire maintain her maritime dominance.

These ships often had a layer of brass at the tips which made them work effectively as a battering ram when needed. In today’s cartoon, we see that Jeff added this detail in an effort to make his cartoon appear as authentic as possible. While researching these primitive ships, I discovered that the crews were comprised of citizens as well as hired foreign hands. In rare cases, slaves were used but they were deliberately set free before being employed.

Moving along to the final solve, we were given an anagram consisting of 10-letters. The anagram didn’t spell out any words like the clue words did, but it was cryptic nonetheless. The leading nature of the cartoon sentence brought DAYS immediately to mind leaving IN A ROW to be found in the remaining letters. Today’s game seemed easier than yesterday’s but no doubt we’ll have a more challenging one schooner or later. Have a terrific Tuesday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow! 🚣‍♀️

 

 

Jumble Answers for 02/11/2019

TAKEW = TWEAK

RSUBT = BURST

DOGRUN = GROUND

SIYEFT = FEISTY

 

CARTOON ANSWER:

AFTER RECEIVING A PATENT FOR THE RUBBER HEEL, HUMPHREY O’SULLIVAN MADE – – –

TEARSTGRDEIS = GREAT STRIDES


Happy Monday, everyone! Our puzzle began with David showing off his anagram astuteness by offering up three Jumbles that spelled out other words within them. Even though we’ve seen them all before, they were still semi-challenging for a Monday game. TWEAK was the only word to slow me down this morning making it my choice for the most difficult anagram of the day. Our oldest clue word was GROUND and it was last used on 11/19/15 where it was the same anagram that we see today. Our most recent repeat was BURST and it was scrambled as SUBTR the last time we saw it in play on 8/21/18.

Moving along to the cartoon, we see two well dressed gentlemen looking at a large detailed drawing of what appears to be a shoe part. The cartoon sentence informs us that the drawing is actually a shoe patent, and one of the characters is named Humphrey O’Sullivan.

Mr. O’Sullivan was born in Ireland on October 7, 1853. At age 15 he began a five-year apprenticeship to become a skilled typesetter and a member of the Printer’s Union. The young printer came to the United States and first settled in Yonkers, NY to work in his trade. He soon moved to Lowell, MA and continued working for three more years at a local newspaper.

Legend has it that the invention of the rubber heel occurred in that Lowell, MA print shop. O’Sullivan walked on a stone floor while feeding a printing press, and to ease his footsteps, he bought a rubber mat on which to stand. His fellow employees kept “borrowing” the mat, so Humphrey cut out two pieces of the mat that were the size of his heels and nailed them to his shoes. I guess you could say the results were good for his sole, and he eventually went on to patent his idea.

The final solve was an anagram consisting of 12-letters. David spelled out TEARS in the beginning of the layout to further showcase his wordsmith mastery. The odd-letter seemed to be the G and I spotted GREAT after a few moments of staring at the letters. STRIDES came into view shortly thereafter which completed the solve and left us with a super “stinky” shoe pun finish! Have a marvelous Monday, and I’ll see you right back here tomorrow! 👞

Jumble Answers for 02/10/2019

CAMTIP – IMPACT

TECDAH – DETACH

NALFUT – FLAUNT

DOYWSO – WOODSY

NROYER – ORNERY

SAWLEE – WEASEL

CARTOON ANSWER:  THE STORE ONLY SOLD GLOVES, MITTENS AND SHOES, AND CUSTOMERS WERE – – –

IAT   DH   FNT   OOD  ONE   WA  =  WAITED ON HAND (and) FOOT

Good Morning, Everyone!         🙌🏻 FROM HERE TO ….EXTREMITY 👣

🎶 Papa told Willie “You’ll ruin my home…you and that HAND jive has got to go”…Willie said “Papa, don’t put me down…Been doin’ that HAND jive all over town”…HAND jive, HAND jive…HAND jive, doin’ that crazy HAND jive…🎶 “Hand Jive” – Johnny Otis 1958    https://tinyurl.com/y6ash7zb

🎶 Get on your FEET…Get up and make it happen…Get on your FEET…Stand up and take some action…🎶 “Get On Your Feet” – Gloria Estafan 1989 https://tinyurl.com/yxk5brao

🙌🏻 I realize men don’t hardly care ’bout gloves matching the shoes…
But women like the IMPACT that comes from different hues.
To FLAUNT the shades from WOODSY-green to WEASEL-tones of brown…
There’s nothing ORNERY about accessories we’ve found…
DETACH ourselves from leather, suede? It’s definitely too off-put
This store would be just perfect to be WAITED ON HAND AND FOOT👣

Of our six words today, five are Repeat-Repeats. Although DETACH is showing for just the 3rd time, we have WEASEL, coming in with its’ 5th appearance, FLAUNT its’ 7th, IMPACT, its’ 9th, and ORNERY its’ 10th. IMPACT dates back to August 12th, 2014, while FLAUNT was last seen on August 26th, 2018, making them are oldest and most recent entries. WOODSY, is making its debut, while ORNERY was voted just that…ORNERY!...It came in as the one that took the longest to unscramble…

Today’s cartoon brings us inside a store with a novel idea. FITTINGly, I’m calling it “From Here to Extremity”. We see six Jumble characters, three customers and three sales personnel, and Jeff’s FIT them into the panel quite well. At left we see a man needing new work GLOVES, and the salesman is ready to HAND them right over. At right, a woman looking for MITTENS, is agreeing with the young salesgirl that they do “fit her like a GLOVE“. And at front, we find a woman being FITted for BOOTS, with the salesman sitting at her FEET, offering up HANDS on attention. You gotta HAND it to them…the service here is very personalized, and customers are WAITED ON with that special TOUCH. You can see that they’re made to feel as if they’re the SOLE customer in the store. So between the dialogue and the leading nature of our question…the solution is right at HAND…The customers were..WAITED ON HAND AND FOOT! Good one, David..You deserve a HAND! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Ok, eye candy, and today Jeff’s given us quite A HANDful!…Our panel is colored with a more true to life feel. The backdrop SOLEly is shaded in beige, but all of our characters and a good number of the accessories are shown in vibrant color. The three salespeople are dressed uniformly in white short-sleeved polo shirts with beige pants. They each sport a name tag, but no names are visible. Starting left, we see two pairs of brown gloves hanging on the wall, one fleeced lined. Our bearded and mustachioed workman, dressed in a red plaid flannel shirt and a matching cap, is holding his old GLOVES in his right HAND, while the salesman is seen POINTing to a display showing four different new styles. The salesgirl at right, sporting a pony tail, is FITTING her customer with light green MITTENS, contrasting perfectly with the woman’s green woolen coat, with its white scarfed collar. On the showcase next to them, we see a pair of patterned MITTENS, with fleece cuffs. And our female customer at front, being WAITED ON by the mustachioed SHOE salesman, is dressed in a purple top and black jeans, and is having the laces tied on purple BOOTS that suit her outFIT perfectly. Behind the man we see a two-tiered display, with a patterned SNEAKER, a two-toned laced short BOOT, and a patterned SLIP-ON. But the eye candy? Easy to put my FINGER on..Next to the display of work GLOVES,  if you look real closely, you’ll see a fisted GLOVED HAND, either gripping a rolled up piece of paper or sitting on a GLOVE stand of some sort.  BEFITTING, I suppose, but I’m not getting a definite READ into it…So, There you have it, Folks, Done. Have a great day, Everyone…And I hope nothing comes along today that you can’t HANDle! 👏🏻👣🙋🏻