Good grief, is it Saturday already? And Wordle #770! In just a week or so it’ll be #777 which is only slightly less evil than Wordle #666. Not too long after that—before September, in any case, and before autumn—it’ll be Wordle #800.
In any case, it’s the weekend and I’m trying not to work too much and actually enjoy this fine summer, which is blossoming gorgeously and wetly into monsoon season, so I’m going to call this preface to a close. Let’s get on with it—and Wordle!
How To Solve Today’s Wordle
The Hint: My hair.
The Clue: This word has more consonants than vowels.
See yesterday’s Wordle #769 right here.
Wordle Bot Analysis
This was actually kind of a tough Wordle, though I was also playing Call Of Duty while I was trying to solve it, which might have had an impact on my guessing game. I regret nothing. I played some stellar games of CoD today:
In any case, my opening guess—rainy—wasn’t bad, leaving me with just 40 words to choose from. Unfortunately, I didn’t do so well after that. Sorry (not sorry) left me with 8, which is still not quite narrow enough for a win on #3. I guessed crumb next to narrow down my options, but even then I had two to choose from.
I guessed curvy because I like curves, but alas and alack the Wordle was curly instead.
I lose 1 point for guessing in five and 1 point for losing to the Wordle Bot. -2 points for me today and zero huzzahs…
Today’s Wordle Etymology
The word “curly” is derived from the Middle English term “curli,” which emerged around the 14th century. It is believed to have been influenced by the Old French word “corole” or “curule,” which meant curly or curled. The Old French term likely has its roots in the Latin word “curvulus,” meaning small curve or curl.
Over time, the word “curly” evolved in English to describe hair or other objects with a twisted or wavy shape. It has been used to refer to various things, such as curly hair, curly leaves, or anything with a characteristic spiral or coil-like pattern.
As languages evolve, words can undergo changes and borrowings from other languages, making their etymology an interesting study in understanding the linguistic history and cultural interactions of a given term.
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 Erik
- 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 Erik
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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