Beach Day by Rodger Bliss
May 2024

Bonus Unsolved Riddle

Where does the term “winging it” come from and what does it mean?

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13 guesses to Bonus Unsolved Riddle

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  • it means give it a try and do your best.

  • dude

    No, that’s not it. Keep trying.

  • Sid

    Winging it means complaining about something. And comes from the Scottish language.

  • Dude

    Nope, that’s not it. Keep trying.

  • Olivia and Bella

    You’ve already done this one, it comes from learning the lines quickly in “the WINGS” of a theatre.

  • Olivia and Bella

    It means making it up on the go, by the way.

  • Dude

    Incorrect, but close.

    Keep trying.

  • K

    Authors have long used ‘wing’ as a verb and referred to birds that ‘winged their way’.

  • Dude

    Nope, keep trying.

  • Nanao Ise

    I swear I’ve seen this one before…

    I believe in around the Shakespearean times (?), they didn’t have understudies. So if a fellow actor fell sick for a performance, or something of the sort, another would have to quickly learn their lines in the wings of the stage before quickly going out and performing, right then and there.

    Winging it.

  • Dude

    Very very close but nobody has nailed it yet. Keep trying.

  • Robin Sparkles

    It comes from when a character in a show didn’t learn their character well, so would rely to someone on the wings to help them.

  • Dude

    Exactly correct, Robin Sparkles.

    When an actor would forget his line, somebody would whisper it to him from the wings.

    You are today’s winner.