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We have arrived at the very last day of May. June is knocking at the gates. Pride Month. My birth month. The last month of Spring and the first month of Summer.
I was trying to remember the Mother Goose rhyme about the months and how many days they each have and had to look it up, but here it goes:
Thirty days hath September,
April, June and November.
All the rest have thirty-one,
Excepting February alone,
And that has twenty-eight days clear
And twenty-nine in each leap year.
The two months Julius and Augustus Caesar added to the calendar—July and August—each were given 31 days in honor of their imperial importance. January and February were added hundreds of years prior and also given 31 days. Prior to the creation of those two months, winter was simply a time without months.
That’s almost fitting, I think. As if time itself reached the ledge of winter and simply vanished into the frigid wastes. All things in hibernation and gloom. Then the calendar awakens once more, shakes off its slumber, and we start counting the days again.
Alright, let’s do this Wordle!
How To Solve Today’s Wordle
The Hint: Nimble, quick.
The Clue: This word has more vowels than consonants in it.
Wordle Bot Analysis
After I complete a Wordle I always head over to check in with Wordle Bot to see how I scored, both in terms of each individual guess and whether or not I outsmarted the Bot.
I’m not terribly pleased with my guessing game today, though I had one good guess that saved me. My opener, dream, was more of a nightmare. Well, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but I was left with 156 possible words and two yellow boxes.
That’s not the worst bit. My second guess, peaks, was really not great and I should have thought a bit harder before plugging it in. 47 words remained after this one, and still just two yellow boxes.
At this point, I realized that just because I had two vowels, didn’t mean I had all the vowels I needed. I considered guessing alone but went with alien instead, which ended up being my one lucky guess, slashing my remaining choices down to just one: agile.
Today’s Score: Alas! I get 0 points for guessing in four, and once again Wordle Bot beat me by guessing in just three. That’s a grand total of -1 for the day. Boo!
Today’s Wordle Etymology
The word “agile” comes from the Latin word “agilis,” which means “nimble” or “quick.” It is derived from the verb “agere,” which means “to do” or “to act.” The concept of agility has long been associated with physical speed and dexterity.
In the context of software development and project management, the term “agile” emerged in the 20th century. It was initially introduced in 2001 with the publication of the “Agile Manifesto,” a document created by a group of software developers who sought to establish a new approach to software development that emphasized flexibility, collaboration, and responsiveness to change.
The term “agile” was chosen to reflect the desired qualities of the methodology, which included the ability to quickly adapt to changing requirements, deliver working software incrementally, and promote close collaboration among team members. Since then, the term “agile” has become widely recognized and adopted in the software development industry, and it has also been extended to other fields and industries that value flexibility and adaptability in their processes.
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 Erik
- 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 Erik
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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