It’s the first Saturday of summer break. The sun is shining. The birds are chirping. The kids are free.
It’s also a big weekend for the TV shows I’m following. Yellowjackets just wrapped up its second season with a truly terrible finale, and then on Sunday there’s both Succession and Barry airing their respective series finales. I’m pretty bummed out that Yellowjackets has gotten so bad, and I’m sad that these other two shows will be ending so soon.
In any case, I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend and (unofficial) start to summer! I can’t believe it’s already almost June . . . .
Let’s do this Wordle!
How To Solve Today’s Wordle
The Hint: Noodles.
The Clue: This word has more consonants than vowels.
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Today’s Wordle Etymology
The word “ramen” is derived from the Chinese word “lamian,” which means “pulled noodles.” Ramen is a popular Japanese dish consisting of Chinese-style wheat noodles served in a meat or fish-based broth, often flavored with soy sauce or miso, and topped with various ingredients such as sliced pork, seaweed, eggs, and vegetables.
The origins of ramen can be traced back to China, where it was introduced during the late 19th century. Chinese immigrants brought their culinary traditions to Japan, and ramen quickly gained popularity as an affordable and delicious street food. Over time, ramen developed its own distinct Japanese style and flavor profiles, reflecting the country’s unique culinary preferences.
The term “ramen” itself became widely used in Japan during the early 20th century. It is believed to have originated from the pronunciation of the Chinese characters used to write “lamian” in Japanese. The characters “拉麺” (pronounced “la mian” in Mandarin) were adapted to the Japanese language, and the term “ramen” emerged.
Ramen has since become an integral part of Japanese cuisine and has gained international popularity, with countless regional variations and styles available throughout Japan and across the world.
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.
Well that was lucky! I actually tried to put the word Maine in as my first guess but it wasn’t accepted, so I just swapped the ‘E’ out with an ‘S’ and mains went through fine, giving me one green box and two yellow boxes.
At this point I was really, really stumped. Nothing worked! Finally I thought of ramen and was pretty shocked when it came up all green—but it turns out it was the only remaining choice! Mains had eliminated every other possible solution!
Today’s Score: I wish this had been yesterday’s word since it was 2XP Friday, but oh well. I get 2 points for guessing in two and 1 point for beating Wordle Bot (who got it in four) for a whopping 3 points! Huzzah!
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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