I don’t Wordle, and neither does Himself, but so many of the people I know are Wordlers (if such a word exists) that my Twitter feed is filled with images of those little coloured squares and, this past week I’ve noticed it on Facebook too. Before you know it, there’ll be an Instagram hashtag for it – #wordlegrammers anyone – and TikToks of people Wordling while dancing 😀
I understand there is now also a Wordle 2, a Nerdle, a Quordle and Le Mot (Wordle in French).
If you’ve managed to avoid it all, nice work – and it can only be because you avoid all forms of social media other than WordPress. Hopefully my mentioning the word over here on WordPress multiple times won’t be like some form of invocation of Beetlejuice….
As someone who knows how easy it is to get addicted to this sort of stuff on my phone, I’ve not allowed myself to take even a look – as that never ends well. Yet, little by little, I’ve gone from having absolutely no idea what that pattern of coloured squares means, to a growing understanding of what’s going on. I can appreciate when someone’s had a cracker of a result, and when someone has been frustratingly close but it’s ended up being no cigar. I am also vastly amused by the outpouring of disgust when a word has befuddled my British friends by being spelt the American way. I’ve no idea if the reverse is frustrating to Wordlers across the pond, so if you are one – do tell 🙂
I’ll admit, I can see the lure – especially as it’s only one word a day – but still I refuse to be lured. Knowing my luck, it would immediately signal the NY Times putting it behind that expected paywall – and no-one would thank me for that 😀
For now, I remain on the outside of the Wordle world – and contentedly so.
What about you – do you Wordle? Do you play any other games on your phone? Or do they have absolutely no lure for you?
© Debra Carey, 2022