SPOKANE, Wash. – Wordle is a play on words that many people like, but some people start to feel tense.
In short, Wordle is a puzzle game in which players have to guess a five-letter word in six attempts. Every day a new puzzle appears, and everyone needs to decipher the same word.
The New York Times bought Wordle in late January and is starting to get some reaction. Many Wordle players say the NYT uses niche words in everyday puzzles that some say don’t even exist.
It is still popular as before, as Wordle does not go without trends on Twitter. However, most tweets are now filled with hatred. Some are frustrated that their streaks of speculation are finally coming to an end.
Words like “bury” and “agora” angered players, as past puzzles used mostly ordinary words. There is also a tendency for words to use the same letter twice, which rarely happened before the NYT bought it out.
However, it is impossible to please the masses. Wordle’s previous owner, Josh Wardle, is Welsh, and he also received a backlash for using words that were too “British”. Since most of the players in the game are Americans, the NYT has seen a time to shine.
Now hundreds of thousands of tweets every day either demonstrate their guessing skills or talk about impossible puzzles, almost without gaps.
As more and more fake Wordle starts to fill the app store, the question arises as to whether the word game will survive or someone will do it better.
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