Monday returns and with it high wind warnings in my neck of the proverbial (and literal) woods. 20 to 35 mph gusts, just the stuff to knock down trees, power lines and blow open trash cans, scattering trash in the streets. Worse, this is a dry, hot time of the year with no rain in sight. Nothing spreads wildfires like a strong wind. Pray for rain, my dearest Wordlers.
Maybe a rain dance or two, even?
When I really want rain, I listen to The Dancer by Leo Sayer. Specifically, I watch this YouTube video of one of his live performances of this masterpiece of a song. He’s wearing clown makeup in the video because it helped him with stage fright when he was young. In any case, you’re welcome in advance:
Alright, let’s Wordle!
How To Solve Today’s Wordle #737 (Monday June 26th)
The Hint: Try the grey stuff it’s delicious, don’t believe me ask the dishes! They can sing, they can dance, after all this is France!
The Clue: This word ends in a consonant.
Wordle Bot Analysis
Not too shabby today, though I’m kicking myself over my second guess. My first—rather odd, I know—guess was wildly lucky. I wanted to guess gorey but that isn’t how you spell gory so I thought rather than start from scratch, let’s see if gores works, and it did! I wasn’t expecting a green box and two yellows.
I realized at this point that my options were narrowed significantly, though I wasn’t aware only three choices remained: geese, guise and guest. I wavered between guest and guise for my second guess and ended up choosing poorly. It was a coin toss! Guest on guess #3 for the win!
Even with a botched second guess, I did okay today. 1 point for guessing in three and 0 for tying the bot. Not too shabby, indeed!
Today’s Wordle Etymology
The word “guest” has its origins in Old English, with its earliest recorded form being “gæst” or “gast.” The Old English term is derived from the Proto-Germanic word “*gastiz,” which meant both “guest” and “stranger.” The Proto-Germanic term, in turn, can be traced back to the Proto-Indo-European root “*gʰóstis,” which carries the sense of “stranger” or “foreigner.”
The word “guest” shares its etymological roots with related terms in other Germanic languages. For example, in Old High German, the word was “gast,” in Old Norse, it was “gestr,” and in Gothic, it was “gasts.” These cognates reflect the common linguistic heritage of various Germanic-speaking peoples.
Over time, the meaning of “guest” has evolved to refer specifically to someone who is invited to stay or participate in an event, such as a gathering or a meal, and is treated with hospitality. However, the underlying notion of a “stranger” or an “outsider” is still present in the word’s etymology.
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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