I asked ChatGPT to write an introdcution to a Wordle post just for fun and here’s what it kicked out:
Welcome, word enthusiasts and puzzle aficionados! Prepare to embark on a captivating journey into the fascinating world of Wordle, the sensational online word-guessing game that has taken the internet by storm. Whether you are a seasoned player seeking new strategies or a curious newcomer eager to explore the realm of wordplay, this post aims to illuminate the allure and intricacies of Wordle.
Wordle, with its minimalist design and addictive gameplay, has captured the attention and imagination of countless language lovers worldwide. It challenges players to decipher a five-letter mystery word within a limited number of attempts. With each guess, the game provides feedback, guiding players to uncover the correct letters and their respective positions in the target word. The blend of logic, deduction, and lexical intuition required in this delightful puzzle has undeniably struck a chord with language enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds.
I guess it’s more chipper than my musings on time and death and the cycle of seasons and life and the way time grinds us down and whatnot. I can get a little grim sometimes!
Alright, let’s do this Wordle!
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How To Solve Today’s Wordle
The Hint: Not kosher.
The Clue: This word begins with a consonant.
Today’s Wordle Etymology
The word “swine” comes from Old English “swīn,” which referred to a pig or a hog. The term can be traced back to the Proto-Germanic word “*swīnan,” which had a similar meaning. This Proto-Germanic term is believed to have derived from the Proto-Indo-European root “*sū-” or “*sū̆i-,” meaning “swine” or “pig.”
The word “swine” has cognates in other Germanic languages, such as Old High German “sū,” Old Norse “svín,” and Middle Dutch “swijn.” These languages share a common ancestor with Old English and evolved from the same Proto-Germanic language.
Over time, “swine” has remained relatively unchanged in its meaning, referring to domesticated pigs. It is worth noting that “swine” is generally used to refer to the species collectively or in a more generic sense, whereas “pig” is often used to refer to young or small domesticated swine, and “hog” is used to refer to larger domesticated swine, especially those raised for meat.
Wordle Bot Analysis
After I complete a Wordle I always head over to check in with Wordle Bot to see how I scored, both in terms of each individual guess and whether or not I outsmarted the Bot.
This went better than I expected after my first guess, their, which I guess I thought of for lack of anything better. Two yellow boxes and over 100 words remaining. I decided to flip the letters around with spiel and reduced the remaining choices to three, though I could only think of one.
Actually, first I almost entered shine but then I remembered that I’d already used an ‘H’ so I went with swine instead, for the win! Lucky me!
Today’s Score: I get 1 point for guessing in three and 0 points for tying Wordle Bot, for a grand total of 1 point. Since it’s 2XP Friday, that doubles to 2 points. Huzzah!
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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