How to solve today's Wordle.
Since it’s Sunday, and we’re all required by law to be lazy unless we have permission to work, I like to skip any lengthy preamble and instead list out some of the big, important historical events that took place on this day in history. There were some big ones today, and we’ll kick this list off with one of the most famous speeches in American history:
Now that we’ve basked in the warm glow of history, let’s do this Wordle!
After each Wordle I solve I head over to the Wordle Bot homepage to see how my guessing game was.
I was quite lucky today, though my opening guess-flare—didn’t really do much for me. One lousy green ‘E’ and 136 words remaining.
Scion left me with no new boxes, neither green nor yellow, but I knew that only ‘E’ and ‘U’ remained as vowels, and was pretty sure ‘Y’ was out of the running given where the ‘E’ was located.
I figured, let’s pick a word that uses as many vowels as possible and see what sticks, so I came up with queue thinking it would just nudge me a little closer to the Wordle, what with two E’s and two U’s. Imagine my surprise when each box turned up green! Pretty dang lucky!
I get 1 point for guessing in three and 1 point for beating the Bot, who guessed in four. 2 points! Huzzah!!
Today’s Wordle Etymology
The word "queue" comes from the French word of the same spelling, which means "tail" or "end line." Its use in English dates back to the late 15th century. The French term, in turn, comes from the Latin word "coda" or "cauda," which also means "tail." Over time, the word evolved in English to specifically refer to a line of or vehicles waiting their turn. The pronunciation of "queue" in English, which is akin to just the letter 'Q', is a result of the word's adaptation and simplification in English phonetics.