Hey it’s Friday! Huzzah! Not only is this the end of the work week for many of us, it’s also 2XP Friday for Wordle solvers if, that is, you play Competitive Wordle with yours truly.
It’s been a busy, hectic week so far and I’m still a little amazed the weekend is already here. Maybe it just came fast because of Labor Day, or maybe because I’ve just been that busy. Whatever the case, here we are at last.
Let’s do this Wordle!
How To Solve Today’s Word
The Hint: To awaken.
The Clue: This word has more vowels than consonants.
See yesterday’s Wordle #810 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 feel quite good about my guessing game today, in no small part because I was able to eliminate all the words except 1 in my second guess. Broke got me down to just 15 so this isn’t the greatest achievement, but still: I’m happy when I can come up with a second guess (thugs in this instance) that gets me to the answer in guess #3. I was 99% sure I had it narrowed down to just rouse when I made that guess and sure enough, I was right! Huzzah!
Unfortunately, Wordle Bot also got the Wordle in three today. So that’s 1 point for guessing in three, 0 points for tying the Bot and x2 for 2XP Friday bringing my total to 2!
Today’s Wordle Etymology
The word “rouse” has its origins in Middle English and can be traced back to Old English and Old Norse roots. Here’s a breakdown of its etymology:
- Old English: The word “rūsian” in Old English meant “to shake, agitate, or disturb.” It was used to describe actions like shaking or stirring something, often to awaken or excite. This Old English term laid the foundation for the modern word “rouse.”
- Old Norse: Another influence on the word “rouse” comes from Old Norse, where the word “rausa” or “rausn” meant “to rouse” or “to shake.” Old Norse had significant linguistic influence on the English language due to the Viking invasions and settlements in England during the medieval period.
Over time, these Old English and Old Norse terms evolved and merged, giving rise to the modern English word “rouse.” Today, “rouse” is primarily used to mean “to awaken or stir someone or something from a state of rest or inactivity,” or more broadly, “to excite or provoke.” It can also refer to stimulating someone’s interest, enthusiasm, or energy.
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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