Today is the last day of August. There will never be another August 31st, 2023 so drink it in, dearest Wordlers. This is the end.
Of course, one month’s end is another’s beginning. September brings some fun things to my neck of the woods: A county fair, a bluegrass festival, the start of Autumn.
Yesterday was Wordle Wednesday and I gave you a puzzle to solve. Many of you messaged me the correct answer—bravo!
This was the riddle:
George, Helen, and Steve are drinking coffee. Bert, Karen, and Dave are drinking Pepsi. Following this pattern, is Elizabeth drinking coffee or soda?
The correct answer is “coffee” because each of the people drinking coffee has two letter E’s in their name, whereas everyone drinking Pepsi has just one.
Let’s do this Wordle!
How To Solve Today’s Wordle
The Hint: Groom.
The Clue: This word ends with a vowel.
See yesterday’s Wordle #802 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.
Man, I was so hoping to get this in three once I realized I only had two words to choose from (or only two that I could think of) after Guess #2.
My opening guess—diode, though I first had diadem pop into my head, and that’s obviously too long so I went with something phonetically similar—cut my remaining options down to just 10. Chubs slashed that number to 2, though if I’d guessed slurp I’d have fared better according to the Wordle Bot.
I guessed abide because the Dude abides, and I am basically the Dude if he wrote Wordle Guides, but alas it was bride, and like the Dude I have no need for one of those. The Dude abides, with or without brides.
Total wash. 0 for guessing in four, 0 for tying the Bot. ZERO. Huzzah!
Today’s Wordle Etymology
The word “bride” has its origins in Old English and is related to other Germanic languages. Its etymology can be traced back to the Proto-Germanic word “*brūdiz,” which referred to a woman who is being married or has been newly married. This word is also cognate with the Old High German word “prūt,” Old Norse “brúðr,” and Gothic “brūþs,” all of which share a similar meaning.
The root of the word likely comes from the Proto-Indo-European root “*bʰruH-” or “*bʰerH-,” which is associated with words related to “to cook” or “to boil.” The connection here is that a bride is often seen as a woman who is newly prepared or initiated into her role as a wife and homemaker within the context of marriage.
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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