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Re: Today's Wordle ------- spoilers alert!
« Reply #3850 on: February 21, 2024, 04:48:26 pm »

Sonja, may I give you a bit of unsolicited and very possibly unwelcome advice? I hope I'm not out of line. I notice you frequently guess TYRES as your second word. The answer will probably never be TYRES, because that's the British spelling, which Wordle doesn't tend to use (especially since the American version, TIRES, is so close). They seem to avoid plurals as well. I can totally see why you use it -- it's a good word that contains two common vowels and three very common consonants. So feel free to go on using it and I won't mention it again! I just wanted to let you know you're probably not going to get 2/6 with that. Again, apologies if you already knew that but that was part of your strategy.


No apologies needed, Katy, and thanks for the advice. In fact, I didn't know it's the British spelling (or rather, I didn't know the word has different spellings in England and America). I use if for the exact reason you mentioned: it covers the two vowels I haven't already used, plus three common consonants. I never expect to get 2/6, I'm just happy I'm able to find the correct word at all!  ;D

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Re: Today's Wordle ------- spoilers alert!
« Reply #3851 on: February 21, 2024, 04:52:46 pm »
Wordle 977 5/6

⬜🟩🟩⬜⬜ OUIJA
⬜🟩🟩⬜⬜ RUINS
⬜🟩🟩⬜⬜ QUITE
⬜🟨⬜⬜🟨 PLOMB
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 BUILD

I used PLOMB to get more letters since I was totally stuck and couldn't think of any other word with U and I in those places.

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Re: Today's Wordle ------- spoilers alert!
« Reply #3852 on: February 21, 2024, 04:54:11 pm »
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Totally impossible today, too many things I have no idea about.

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Re: Today's Wordle ------- spoilers alert!
« Reply #3853 on: February 21, 2024, 05:31:46 pm »
Totally impossible today, too many things I have no idea about.

Yeah, I guess it's kind of heavy on the colloquialisms.

Glad you weren't offended by my suggestion, Sonja! I don't want to discourage you from using it; letter-wise, it's useful for American words in general. And actually when anyone gets 2/6 it almost always seems like sheer luck -- almost like getting 1/6.

I've noticed that people for whom English is a second language usually were taught the British version. I mean, I haven't seen any Eurobrokies spell it colour or call an elevator a lift (though maybe they do when they're not talking to 'muricans.)

I never fail to be impressed at Eurobrokie's mastery of English. I took 4-5 years of French but I couldn't do Connections in French and probably wouldn't get too far in Wordle after guessing maybe FAIRE and PARLE.

This inspired me to quickly google British colloquialisms and I'll have to say I'm glad we don't have to do Connections or Wordle in British! https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/12-sayings-only-british-people-understand-a6968256.html

As still another experiment, I did a search for various letters on this very page. For the letters T, Y, R, E and S it found between 281 for Y and 954 for T. Whereas letters like C, G and B are in the 100s to 200s. And forget X, Q and Z!



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Re: Today's Wordle ------- spoilers alert!
« Reply #3854 on: February 21, 2024, 05:53:47 pm »
While we're on this I looked up PLOMB. There is a word PLUMB in American that is a verb meaning to do plumbing work or to investigate. I thought PLOMB was a European word for lead, but it turns out that it is an archaic word meaning "any inert material inserted into a body cavity for therapeutic purposes." Yuck!
"chewing gum and duct tape"

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Re: Today's Wordle ------- spoilers alert!
« Reply #3855 on: February 21, 2024, 06:30:34 pm »
Yeah, I guess it's kind of heavy on the colloquialisms.

Glad you weren't offended by my suggestion, Sonja! I don't want to discourage you from using it; letter-wise, it's useful for American words in general. And actually when anyone gets 2/6 it almost always seems like sheer luck -- almost like getting 1/6.

I've noticed that people for whom English is a second language usually were taught the British version. I mean, I haven't seen any Eurobrokies spell it colour or call an elevator a lift (though maybe they do when they're not talking to 'muricans.)

I never fail to be impressed at Eurobrokie's mastery of English. I took 4-5 years of French but I couldn't do Connections in French and probably wouldn't get too far in Wordle after guessing maybe FAIRE and PARLE.

This inspired me to quickly google British colloquialisms and I'll have to say I'm glad we don't have to do Connections or Wordle in British! https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/12-sayings-only-british-people-understand-a6968256.html

As still another experiment, I did a search for various letters on this very page. For the letters T, Y, R, E and S it found between 281 for Y and 954 for T. Whereas letters like C, G and B are in the 100s to 200s. And forget X, Q and Z!

I've got 2/6 a couple of times and, yes, it was sheer luck.

We were indeed taught British English when I went to school, and my guess is that was the case in most European countries. I don't know about nowadays, though. It's possible that today's English teachers are more influenced by American English.

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Re: Today's Wordle ------- spoilers alert!
« Reply #3856 on: February 21, 2024, 06:34:06 pm »
While we're on this I looked up PLOMB. There is a word PLUMB in American that is a verb meaning to do plumbing work or to investigate. I thought PLOMB was a European word for lead, but it turns out that it is an archaic word meaning "any inert material inserted into a body cavity for therapeutic purposes." Yuck!

According to my dictionary (you know, the crazy socialist one  ;)) it also means filling (in a tooth), and that's what it means in Swedish too. I had no idea if it was an English word or not when I tried it, but it fit my purpose and wordle accepted it.

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Re: Today's Wordle ------- spoilers alert!
« Reply #3857 on: February 22, 2024, 08:44:22 am »
PLOMB is French for "lead" (from Latin plumbum meaning lead, where we get plumber, etc).  I guess teeth fillings were once made of lead. 

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Re: Today's Wordle ------- spoilers alert!
« Reply #3858 on: February 22, 2024, 09:19:01 am »
Beat the bot today.

Wordle 978 3/6

⬜⬜🟩⬜🟨CRANE
⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜TOILS
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩HEAVY

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Re: Today's Wordle ------- spoilers alert!
« Reply #3859 on: February 22, 2024, 09:21:39 am »
I even got the burple category!

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