I was feeling pretty under the weather all day Saturday, so all my big plans—the gym, house projects, etc. etc. etc.—fell by the wayside. You can’t help it when a stomach bug attacks!
In any case, these days on Sunday we take a look back in history. Today—September 10th—in history these big and important events took place:
- 1813: The United States defeated the British in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. The victory ensured American control over Lake Erie and the surrounding regions.
- 1846: Elias Howe received a patent for the sewing machine, which revolutionized the textile and clothing industries.
- 1939: Canada declared war on Germany during World War II, joining the Allied forces.
- 1960: The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was founded by Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela in Baghdad, Iraq.
- 1963: Twenty black students entered public schools in Birmingham, Alabama, under heavy police protection, marking a significant step in the desegregation of schools in the American South.
- 2008: The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator, was inaugurated near Geneva, Switzerland.
- 2019: Spain’s Supreme Court ruled against the suspension of the exhumation of former dictator Francisco Franco’s remains from the Valley of the Fallen.
Alright, let’s do this Wordle!
How To Solve Today’s Word
The Hint: Word for word.
The Clue: This word has more vowels than consonants.
See yesterday’s Wordle #812 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.
Not too shabby today, dearest Wordlers. My opening guess—court—did far better than I expected. I was left with three yellow boxes, and later learned that only ten words remained.
From here I decided to go with a ‘QU’ word just in case, and it panned out—though I was so close to getting it in two. Oh well! I was certain I knew the answer at this point and guessed quote for the win.
It was only later that I learned a second option existed: quoth. Now that would have been a tricky Wordle! quoth the raven, “Never more!”
I tied the bot today so only 1 point for guessing in three. Still, a point is a point. Huzzah for me!
Today’s Wordle Etymology
The word “quote” has its origins in Middle English and Latin:
- Middle English: The word “quote” first appeared in Middle English in the late 14th century as “quouten” or “qwoten.” It was derived from the Old French word “coter,” which meant “to mark a book with chapter and verse numbers” or “to say, state.” In Middle English, “quote” initially referred to the action of citing or referring to a passage from a text.
- Latin: The Latin root of “quote” is “quotare,” which means “to count, number, or reckon.” This Latin word evolved into the Old French “coter,” which eventually gave rise to the Middle English “quote.”
Over time, the meaning of “quote” expanded to encompass not just citing or referencing specific text passages but also the act of reproducing someone’s exact words or statements. Today, “quote” is commonly used to refer to the act of repeating or reproducing someone’s words verbatim, often with attribution to the original source.
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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