It’s interesting to me how many of the things we do or take for granted were designed in the distant past. Calendar for one person. All the names of the months were made thousands of years ago. During the reign of Julius Caesar, astronomers told him that the year should be 12 months instead of 10 months.
So January and February were added to the calendar, and the fifth and sixth months of the year were renamed July and August, after Julius and Augustus Caesar. The two months were given 31 days to emphasize their importance. All this happened more than 2,000 years ago. We’ve been using the same calendar – with some modifications – ever since.
There are no more new months, no new names for months. No world leader is powerful enough to mark his name a month later and make the whole world embrace it. The seven-day week has remained unchanged since 321 CE when Emperor Constantine changed it from an eight-day week, but the Romans were borrowing from earlier civilizations. The Babylonians had a seven-day week and named five of the days after the planets they knew: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, plus a day for the sun and one for the moon.
Now, thousands of years later, we still have Sunday. We still have Saturn day. Some of the names of our days were mixed with the gods of Teutonic mythology. Thor Day, for example. But they were all named after gods (or planets named after gods). All of this is incredibly old, but it continues in a way, though in many ways the calendar is just a way of tidying up the essentially abstract. Time is a concept that brings structure to our lives.
Anyway, let’s do this Wordle.
How to solve Wordle today
hint: Oh baby, it’s cold outside.
Hint: This word has more consonants than vowels.
Wordle Bot Analysis
After I complete Wordle, I always head over to check in word bot To see how you scored, both in terms of everyone’s guess and whether or not you beat the bot.
Well, I don’t always know where my opening guess comes from, but today it’s pretty clear: The Legend of Zelda: Kingdom’s Tears, Which I’ve been playing since it came out on Friday. It’s a great and great game so far and since zelda is not a word Wordle accepts, tears It was the second best thing.
It turned out to be a really great guess. I only had 11 words left, although many of them were eerily similar. I kept coming up with guesses, but I knew if I guessed one at a time, it could easily take four or five. Words I thought of included:
There were others but I jotted these down and then tried to come up with a word that had as many letters in it as possible and finally settled nymph (See bold letters in the words above). The irony of this conjecture becomes apparent when you look at my word list. The only person who didn’t have an email nymph Wordle himself was, scarf. Luckily, nymph I knocked all the other words out of the race and managed to land just three overs. This actually required a lot of patience and problem-solving, something I don’t always have when I’m doing Wordle. I could guess any one of those words and get it on one or two more guesses. Fun to get it in three, though!
my score today: Just like yesterday, I’m wearing green again! You get 1 point for guessing in 3 and 1 point for defeating Wordle Bot, who gets it in four. That’s a total of 2 points! I’m on tour this weekend. . . . estate! (See the rules below).
Word Etymology Today (via ChatGPT)
The word “scarf” comes from the Old Norse word “skarfr,” which referred to a piece of cloth or a band worn around the neck or head. This word later evolved into the Middle English word “scharf” or “scarf”, which continues to be used to refer to a piece of cloth worn around the neck. Over time, the word’s meaning expanded to include various types of long, narrow pieces of cloth or fabric, such as those used to cover or wrap things, and the word “scarf” acquired its modern meaning.
Play competitive Wordle against me!
I’ve been playing a brawler game of PvP Wordle against my enemy Wordle but. Now you must play against me! I can be your opponent! (And your handy Wordle guide, of course). You can also play against a bot if you have a New York Times subscription.
- Here are the rules: 1 point For a wordle in 3 guesses.
- 2 points To get it in two guesses.
- 3 points To get it at one guess.
- 1 point to hit Eric
- 0 points To get it in 4 guesses.
- -1 point To get it in 5 guesses.
- -2 points To get it in 6 guesses.
- -3 points for his loss.
- -1 point for losing to Eric
You can either keep a running tally of your score if that’s your jam or just play day in and day out if you prefer.
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