ANOTHER DAY, another Wordle controversy.
The hit online puzzle game has taken social media by storm once again, with American fans branding the answer today as “too British”.
- WARNING: Spoiler for Wordle number 250 below
It followed the backlash yesterday’s solution which the player encounters problems because of being too vague.
Unpopular Answers hasn’t done much to stave off accusations that the game has gotten tougher since it changed owners last month.
“I’m really sick,” one user wrote on Twitter. “Imma has to talk to the creators of the story about this.”
Another said: “Someone sent me an answer to Wordle today that I can only describe as an act of terrorism.”
Wordle challenges players to find a five-letter word in six guesses and is played by millions around the globe.
A new word comes out every day, and fans often use social media to compare their scores.
The uproar over Thursday’s quiz, number 250, went viral on social media this morning.
The answer, “Bloke”, was criticized for being too confusing Anglicanism for English speakers outside the UK.
One fan said on Twitter: “THIS IS THE BEST HERO JOB I’ve taken. F**KING BLOKE”.
Another groaned: “Nobody else uses ‘bloke’ but the British”.
Others weren’t quite as confused, with one fan joking: “These NYTs are really easy” – a reference to the game’s acquisition by the New York Times in January.
Wordle is developed by software engineer born in Wales Josh Wardle and was sold to the Times for an undisclosed seven-figure sum.
The former Reddit employee created the game for himself and his wife during Covid-19 lockdown.
As a word is entered, the cells will change color to help infer what the word might be.
The orange boxes indicate that a letter is present in the word but in the wrong place, while the green cells indicate that you have selected the correct letter and position.
If a tile is grayed out, it’s not in the word and will be highlighted as such on the game’s virtual keyboard.
The controversy “exploded” following similar complaints about Wednesday’s answer, “trove,” which also left fans ruffled.
“Is it me or are the words getting more and more blurred?” a user has piped.
“We can have a Wordle that’s not to please,” another complained.
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