It is regularly cited as the most hated word in the English language, and even Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has clearly struggled to use it. But now the word “wet” is out there for good – in a song written by a New Zealand school principal that aims to help children meet guidelines for social distancing.
Shirley Șerban, of Brunner Lake School on the South Island, wrote the song Moist Breath Zone as a health and safety message for students returning to school after the Covid-19 lockout.
A three-and-a-half-minute clip posted to YouTube features two dogs, two hugging chimpanzees, a yawning lama, a coughing kitten and a sleeping Staffordshire Terrier, among others.
“We are back in school, it’s really cool to be here together. We succeeded and I missed you, the country is improving, “begins the song.
“I’m going to share my news, but my food is for me alone. If I feel your breath, I’ll sit by myself. Always wash your hands – make them soapy, full of foam. “
“And stay out of my humid breathing zone!” “
A wet breathing zone is the area in which you can smell or smell someone else’s breath.
The song was praised by the New Zealand Ministry of Education, which called the banerban efforts “fantastic.”
In case you missed it – this fantastic song by Shirley Șerban, principal of the Brunner Lake school, was created to help children understand expectations when they return to school at the level of alert 2.
Ka mau te wehi – fantastic job, Shirley! https://t.co/oVqDwX0klh
– Ministry of Education NZ (@EducationGovtNZ) May 13, 2020
The word “wet” has an eventful history in popular culture. Last month, Trudeau shook his head in embarrassment when he accidentally used the word at a press conference outside his house.
“It protects others more than it protects you because it prevents you from breathing or talking … with moisture on them,” said Trudeau, before looking very awkward.
“What a terrible picture,” he said.
The New Zealand children will return to school on Monday after seven weeks of home schooling under strict country control. The