Lazy Sunday has arrived, though I plan on hiking and cleaning and staying generally busy. I was pretty lazy on Saturday, so I have to balance that out today.
Balance in all things. That’s what I aim for in life. It doesn’t always work out, but it seems like a worthy goal.
Besides, there is always so much to get done! The projects never stop. The moment the house is cleaned up it gets messy again. I finish one item on my checklist and another one rears its ugly head. But enough griping! Lets’ Wordle!
How To Solve Today’s Wordle
The Hint: Terrible anger.
The Clue: This Wordle only has one vowel.
See yesterday’s Wordle #784 right here.
Wordle Bot Analysis
I basically went as close to Wordle Bot’s favorite opening guess—slate—as I possibly could without actually using the word. Spate was almost as good for my purposes today, leaving me with just two remaining guesses: wrath and loath.
Well I was loath to use loath so I went with wrath instead, and lucky I did because that was the Wordle! A lot of people guess slate as their opening guess, and that leaves you with just wrath since the ‘L’ removes loath from the possible solutions list. A whole bunch of people are going to get this Wordle on guess #2, in other words.
I get 2 points for guessing in two, and zero for tying Wordle Bot for a grand total of 2. Huzzah!
Today’s Wordle Etymology
The word “wrath” originates from Old English “wrǣððu” (pronounced like “wrayth-thoo”), which means “anger” or “fury.” It is related to other Germanic languages, such as Old High German “reid,” Old Norse “reiðr,” and Gothic “wriþs,” all of which also mean “anger” or “wrath.” The word “wrath” has been in use in English since the early Middle Ages and has maintained its meaning of intense anger or fury throughout its history. It’s likely that the word’s origins are tied to the emotional and expressive nature of human language and communication, evolving over time to convey the concept of strong negative emotions.
Play Competitive Wordle Against Me!
I’ve been playing a cutthroat game of PvP Wordle against my nemesis Wordle But. Now you should play against me! I can be your nemesis! (And your helpful Wordle guide, of course). You can also play against the Bot if you have a New York Times subscription.
- Here are the rules:
- 1 point for getting the Wordle in 3 guesses.
- 2 points for getting it in 2 guesses.
- 3 points for getting it in 1 guess.
- 1 point for beating me
- 0 points for getting it in 4 guesses.
- -1 point for getting it in 5 guesses.
- -2 points for getting it in 6 guesses.
- -3 points for losing.
- -1 point for losing to me
You can either keep a running tally of your score if that’s your jam or just play day-to-day if you prefer.
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