Happy Saturday, weekend Wordlers! The work week is behind us, and the weekend sprawls out into the hazy distance. My goal is to get to the gym at least once this weekend, and get the dogs out hiking at least once. Big ambitions, I know.
I also have some shows to catch up on (see my weekend streaming guide here) and an endless parade of chores and projects to get through, as per usual. The fun never stops, no ma’am.
In any case, we have a Wordle to solve and there’s no time like the present. Let’s do it!
How To Solve Today’s Wordle
The Hint: Never good to preach to this particular group.
The Clue: This Wordle begins with a pair of consonants.
See yesterday’s Wordle #796 right here.
Wordle Bot Analysis
After each Wordle I solve I head over to the Wordle Bot homepage to see how my guessing game was.
I must say, I’m disappointed in my guessing game here. Looking at how many words were left after my opening guess—brain—I wonder why I was unable to use mine to greater effect. Wordle Bot made a very good point that cleft would have been a better second guess. At least I’d have gotten the ‘C’ in green, which would probably given me the answer in three. Instead, I guessed strip and then relic and only after that was I able to narrow it down to choir. Oh well.
Sadly, I lose a point today. -1 for losing to Wordle Bot and zero for guessing in four. No huzzahs for your humble narrator today!
Today’s Wordle Etymology
The term “choir” comes from the Old French word “quire” (also spelled “quer” or “choir”), which in turn comes from the Latin word “chorus.” In Latin, “chorus” referred to a group of singers or dancers performing together, often in a religious or theatrical context. This Latin term was borrowed from the Greek word “khoros,” which also meant a group of singers and dancers.
The development of the word “choir” in English followed the path of borrowing from Old French and Latin, maintaining its meaning of a group of singers, often within a religious context. Over time, “choir” specifically came to refer to a group of singers who perform together during religious ceremonies, typically in a church setting.
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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