Monday, Monday. Here we are again. I’ve stopped thinking of weeks as lines, but rather as circles. Round and round we go, when we stop nobody knows.
It’s interesting to me how even in the summer, when neither of my kids in school, and I work from home and basically do the same amount of work every day, all week long spread out across week and weekend, it still feels like a weekend on Saturday and Sunday. There’s nothing really about it that’s special or differentiates it from Monday or Thursday or any other day, but the weekend still feels like a weekend. I’m not sure why that is.
Oh well, it’s over now. Monday is upon us, and whatever tasks and obligations that entails. I need to hit the gym and take my dogs on a hike. Probably a dozen other less fun things, as well. But for now . . . .
Let’s do this Wordle!
How To Solve Today’s Wordle
The Hint: Unwise.
The Clue: This word has a double letter in it.
Wordle Bot Analysis
Ouch. Today was rough. My first guess got a tepid response, leaving me with a staggering 531 remaining solutions. This guess and the next two were described by Wordle Bot as “strong” but “incredibly unlucky” today. That goes for groan, which only slashed my remaining words down to 33, and lousy which, well, you know where I’m going with that one!
My final guess, chaff, was intended to rule out as many possible words as possibly, including holly and coyly as well as what would ultimately be the answer, folly. If none of those letters had been correct, I’d have guessed jolly.
I get -1 point for guessing in five and -1 point for losing to the Bot, who guessed in just four. -2 total! Boo!
Today’s Wordle Etymology
The word “folly” comes from the Old French term “folie,” which was derived from the Latin word “folia” meaning “leaves” or “leafy branches.” In its earliest usage, “folie” referred to a type of architectural ornamentation featuring decorative leaf motifs. Over time, the meaning of the word expanded to include the notion of something whimsical, foolish, or lacking in good sense, akin to the idea of leaves being blown about by the wind, thus denoting a lack of stability or reason. This sense of the word evolved further to encompass the concept of a foolish or imprudent action or behavior. Today, “folly” generally refers to an act or idea lacking in wisdom, practicality, or common sense.
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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