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What is Wordle?  Explain the pun that is becoming an Internet obsession and why it was created.

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What is Wordle? Explain the pun that is becoming an Internet obsession and why it was created.

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PHILADELPHIA – “Guys, I’m obsessed with Wordle.”

“I can’t stop. I won’t stop.”

These are just a few of the things that are said by Wordle game players.

OKAY. OKAY.

So what is Wordle?

It’s a free word game.

The mission is to guess a five letter word in six tries or less. After each guess, the tiles change color.

Green means this is the right letter and is in the right place.

Yellow means the letter is in the word but in the wrong place.

Gray means the letter is not in the word at all.

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It’s kind of like that old “Lingo” game show.

It’s the same word every day for everyone, and you can only play once a day.

The game was created by software engineer Josh Wardle as a gift for his partner who loves guessing games.

There is no application. It’s just a website, no ads and you don’t need to enter your email.

“Rejecting some of that stuff has actually drawn people to the game because it looks pretty innocent and just wants you to have fun with it,” Wardle told NPR.

But then, in a move that many are calling “shady,” a man by the name of Zach Shakked released “Wordle the App,” a game with the same concept and a pro mode with unlimited play for a $ 30 annual subscription.

The Twitter community was not happy.

“FLY is a five letter word, congratulations,” tweeted games reporter Kate Gray.

Apple pulled Shakked’s game and similar knockoffs from the App Store on Tuesday.

Shakked has since apologized.

Meanwhile, Josh Wardle is happy that his free-to-play game brings people together in an era like this.

OK, if you want to get into the game there are a few words you can use as a first guess to help you refine the letters.

For vowels, try the word “farewell” – which contains four vowels.

For consonants, try the word “snort” – it has four of the most popular consonants.

IN LINE: https://www.powerlanguage.co.uk/wordle/

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