Normally on a Friday I’d configure some rendition of TGIF—thank God it’s Friday. Today, however, I’m not so sure. That’s because today is Friday the 13th.
Friday the 13th isn’t just a horror movie franchise, of course. Interestingly, the unluckiness of the number 13 has similar origins to the names of the days of the week—in Norse folklore.
According to legend, 12 Norse gods were having a feast when the trickster god Loki showed up as the 13th guest. Loki tricked Höðr into shooting Balder with a mistle-toe tipped arrow and Balder—son of Odin and Frigg—died, casting the world into darkness.
The origin of Friday the 13th specifically being an unlucky day is both more recent and a bit murkier. Fridays are considered unlucky in some cultures and the combination of an unlucky day and an unlucky number seems to be all there is to it.
And of course in very recent times the Jason Voorhees movies have cemented our fearful notions of the day and its bad and ominous luck.
Anyways. Hopefully your luck doesn’t run out with your Wordle streak. I’m here to help, as always. I actually got this one pretty quick, even if Wordle Bot thinks my first guess is always bad and wrong since I don’t guess ‘crane’ every time.
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Today’s Wordle #328 Hint And Answer
Friday the 13th isn’t the only scary thing you face today, dear readers. There are also SPOILERS ahead! BEWARE!
First, a hint: It’s Friday and before long many people will be [the answer].
And the answer is . . . .
So my first guess popped into my head because I recently wrote this article about Elon Musk’s Elden Ring build—aka, the type of character he created and what stats and gear his character focuses on in the action-RPG. If you’re interested in that sort of thing, give it a read.
It wasn’t a terrible first guess, since it certainly eliminated some common letters, but it wasn’t a very great guess either. I only got an ‘I’ and that in yellow, no less.
My second guess wasn’t much better. Singe got the ‘I’ into green and a yellow ‘S’. Quite frankly, I was pretty shocked when tipsy ended up being the right word!
Just going off of what Wordle Bot informs me, my first guess was a “solid choice” and typically reduces possible solutions down to 258. It only reduced possible answers to 174 this time, which left me with lots of possibilities.
Wordle Bot gave me a ‘Great choice’ for my second guess which brought 174 down to just 10 possible solutions. For my third guess, Wordle Bot gave me perhaps the highest praise it ever has, noting: “Great choice—and the right answer! Good job.”
Thank you, Wordle Bot. Maybe you’re not that big of a jerk, after all.