I am thoroughly wiped out as I type up this post. Between an OrangeTheory class, a hike with the dogs and other physical activities today I have completely run myself into the ground. I tried to nap and fell asleep for a measly ten minutes—not enough!—before some door slammed and woke me.
Ah well, such is the cost of doing business I suppose. You don’t get in better shape sitting around doing nothing, though you can keep your mind muscle strong by doing your daily word puzzles. On that note, let’s Wordle!
How To Solve Today’s Wordle
The Hint: Scary, sporty, posh.
The Clue: This Wordle ends with a vowel.
See yesterday’s Wordle #793 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’m pretty sure I guessed piece because I’d just read something about the Netflix One Piece live-action adaptation and the word just sort of popped in to my head as a decent opening word, though I got super lucky with it given I used a double letter (two E’s) which I try to never do.
In any case, after that I had just one word remaining. I had to think about it for awhile but at last I came up with spice and it ended up being very nice, indeed, for ‘twas the Wordle! Huzzah!
It’s a shame this isn’t 2XP Friday! I got 2 points for guessing in two and 1 point for beating Wordle Bot, who took three today. That’s 3 points! Huzzah and hooray!
Today’s Wordle Etymology
The word “spice” has its origins in the Old English word “spice,” which was derived from the Latin word “species” meaning “kind” or “sort.” In Latin, “species” evolved to also mean “spices” or “aromatic substances.” These spices were considered valuable and were used for their flavor, fragrance, and even medicinal properties.
The term “species” in Latin originally referred to a specific type of something, and it later extended to include the idea of valuable commodities like spices, which were often imported and traded over long distances. This evolution in meaning from “kind” or “sort” to “spices” reflects the historical significance of these aromatic substances in trade, cuisine, and cultural practices.
Over time, the word “spice” continued to be used in English and various other languages to refer to a wide range of flavorful and aromatic plant-based substances used to enhance the taste and aroma of food. This includes various herbs, seeds, fruits, and other plant parts that are valued for their distinct flavors and scents.
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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