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It’s lazy Sunday, though I’ll be working on the second wood floor this week, installing a floating laminate floor in my daughter’s room to replace the filthy old carpet she currently has. I’m pretty sure that carpet is dangerously toxic at this point! I should probably wear a mask and goggles when I tear it up.
So yeah, not lazy Sunday for me, but I hope it’s lazy and lovely for all you fine Wordlers. Sometimes on Sundays I like to share important events that happened on this day in history because it’s always fun to take a look back into the past and by digging through what’s old, learn something new.
Here’s just a sampling of the big, important things that happened on September 24th throughout history:
- 1789: The United States Congress passed the Judiciary Act of 1789, which established the federal judiciary system, including the Supreme Court.
- 1869: “Black Friday” occurred when a group of speculators tried to corner the gold market, leading to a financial panic and a sharp drop in gold prices.
- 1934: Babe Ruth played his last game as a New York Yankee at Yankee Stadium. He was traded to the Boston Braves shortly after.
- 1948: The Honda Motor Co. was founded by Soichiro Honda in Japan. Honda would go on to become one of the world’s largest and most well-known automobile manufacturers.
- 1957: The Brooklyn Dodgers played their last game at Ebbets Field before the team moved to Los Angeles.
- 1960: The USS Enterprise, the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, was launched.
- 1979: CompuServe, one of the earliest commercial internet service providers, introduced its first consumer-oriented online service.
- 1996: The United States and the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) opened for signature at the United Nations. The treaty aims to ban all nuclear explosions for both civilian and military purposes.
- 2014: The Mars Orbiter Mission (Mangalyaan), an Indian spacecraft, successfully entered orbit around Mars, making India the fourth space agency in the world to reach the Red Planet.
- 2019: Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg delivered a passionate speech at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York City, urging world leaders to take stronger action against climate change.
Alright, let’s do this Wordle!
How To Solve Today’s Word
The Hint: This word has many meanings, one of which is “just.”
The Clue: This word ends with three consonants.
See yesterday’s Wordle #826 right here.
Wordle Bot Analysis
After each Wordle I solve I head over to the Wordle Bot homepage to see how my guessing game was.
Wow I got lucky today. I mentioned above that I’ve been doing flooring and carpets are filthy and disgusting, and my house is a total mess because everything has to be pulled out of one room and dispersed throughout the house. I suppose it’s no surprise the word ‘dirty’ popped into my mind.
It ended up being a great guess, leaving me with just 12 remaining options, one green box and two yellows. The funny thing here is that I didn’t even come up with any other words. I put the ‘R’ in the first box and the word ‘right’ just lay there before me. I figured at the very least I’d learn where to move my letters around. Fortunately, I got super lucky and guessed the right word!
I get 2 points for guessing in two and 1 point for beating the Bot, so that’s 3 points total and the best day I’ve had in a long, long time. Huzzah!
Today’s Wordle Etymology
The word “right” has a complex etymology and has evolved over time. Its origins can be traced to several languages, primarily Old English, Old High German, and Old Norse. Here is a simplified overview:
- Old English: In Old English, the word “right” was spelled as “riht” and meant “straight,” “direct,” or “correct.” It was derived from the Proto-Germanic word “*rehtaz.”
- Old High German: In Old High German, the word “reht” had a similar meaning of “straight” or “just.” This word is related to the Old English “riht.”
- Old Norse: Old Norse had the word “reitr,” which also meant “right” or “just.” This word is related to both the Old English and Old High German terms.
These early meanings of “right” were associated with concepts of correctness, justice, and straightness. Over time, the word developed additional meanings related to morality, law, and direction. For instance, in the context of morality and law, “right” came to signify what is morally or legally just or proper.
In terms of direction, “right” came to refer to the opposite of “left,” likely because in many cultures, the right hand was considered the dominant and stronger hand, and the word “right” came to be associated with the right side of the body or a direction indicating correctness or preference.
The word “right” has continued to evolve in meaning and usage in the English language, encompassing a wide range of concepts related to correctness, justice, authority, and direction.
Play Competitive Wordle Against Me!
I’ve been playing a cutthroat game of PvP Wordle against my nemesis Wordle But. Now you should play against me! I can be your nemesis! (And your helpful Wordle guide, of course). You can also play against the Bot if you have a New York Times subscription.
- Here are the rules:
- 1 point for getting the Wordle in 3 guesses.
- 2 points for getting it in 2 guesses.
- 3 points for getting it in 1 guess.
- 1 point for beating me
- 0 points for getting it in 4 guesses.
- -1 point for getting it in 5 guesses.
- -2 points for getting it in 6 guesses.
- -3 points for losing.
- -1 point for losing to me
You can either keep a running tally of your score if that’s your jam or just play day-to-day if you prefer.
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