I am sleepy, dearest Wordlers. I needed to sleep in this morning but my kids had other plans—namely, shutting doors too loudly in our small house. I need a nap, but I suspect that would be rudely interrupted; if not by kids, then by dogs.
Scoundrels, the lot of them!
Oh well. That’s the way it goes. I love my little pack, and soon the kids will be grown and move out, and the dogs will grow old, and then what will I do with myself? These are the thoughts that keep bubbling to the surface. Parenting is hard work and takes its toll, but I don’t look forward to them leaving me behind (even if another part of me is excited to have more freedom).
In any case, sleepy ruminations for a Sunday. I think I’ll take that nap now.
But first, let’s do this Wordle!
How To Solve Today’s Word
The Hint: In yesterday’s hint I name two people who do this.
The Clue: This word begins with a consonant.
See yesterday’s Wordle #819 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.
Not bad! I opened my guesses up with Roman today because a friend posted about the Roman Empire on Facebook and I thought “that’s a pretty good opening guess!” I also fairly regularly discuss the Roman Empire here in my Wordle guides, usually when talking about days and months and so forth.
In any case, this left me with 63 words though I didn’t know it at the time. All I knew is I had one ‘M’ in a yellow box and had to find some vowels. I went with miles next and swapped the yellow M for a green one, snagging two yellow letters at the same time. What I didn’t realize is that I’d actually slashed all the remaining solutions away but one: music to my ears! Huzzah!
Once again, I lose a point for losing to the Bot (who got the Wordle in three today) and get 0 for guessing in four. -1 for yours truly. Boo!
Today’s Wordle Etymology
The word “music” has its origins in ancient Greece. It is derived from the Greek word “mousike” (μουσική), which referred to the art of the Muses. The Muses were the nine goddesses in Greek mythology who presided over various forms of the arts and sciences, including music, poetry, dance, and literature. The term “mousike” encompassed all of these artistic pursuits.
Over time, the word “mousike” evolved into “musica” in Latin and then into “musique” in Old French. Eventually, it made its way into Middle English as “musik,” and finally, it became the modern English word “music.”
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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