It’s the first Saturday of summer vacation. The sun shines. The birds are chirping. Children are free.
It’s also a big weekend for the TV shows I follow. Yellowjackets just finished his second season with a truly terrible finaleand then on Sunday he has both Success and Barry broadcast the finale of their series. I’m pretty mad about it Yellowjackets has gotten so bad, and I’m sad that these other two shows will end so soon.
Anyway, I hope you all have a great weekend and (unofficially) kick off summer! I can’t believe it’s almost June already. . . .
Let’s do this Wordle!
How to solve today’s Wordle
Clue: This word has more consonants than vowels.
Today’s etymology of the word
The word “ramen” is derived from the Chinese word “lamian”, which means “pulled out noodles”. Ramen is a popular Japanese dish consisting of Chinese-style wheat noodles served in a meat or fish broth, often flavored with soy sauce or miso, and topped with a variety of ingredients such as sliced pork, seaweed, eggs, and vegetables.
The origin of ramen can be traced back to China, where it was introduced at the end of the 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 has 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 in the early 20th century. It is believed to be derived 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” appeared.
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 around the world.
Wordle Bot analysis
After I finish Wordle, I always go to login Wordle Bot to see how I scored, both in terms of each individual guess and if I outsmarted the Bot or not.
Well, that was lucky! I actually tried to say Maine as my first guess, but it wasn’t accepted, so I just replaced the ‘E’ with an ‘S’ and networks he did well, giving me one green box and two yellow boxes.
At this point I was really, really stunned. Nothing worked! I finally remembered ramen and was quite shocked when it turned completely green – but it turned out to be the only choice left! Mains eliminated all other possible solutions!
Today’s score: I wish this was yesterday’s word because 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 played a horrible game of PvP Wordle against my nemesis Wordle But. Now you should play against me! I can be your enemy! (And your helpful guide to Wordle, of course). You can also play against the Bot if you have a subscription to the New York Times.
- Here are the rules: 1 point to get Wordle in 3 guesses.
- 2 points to get in 2 guesses.
- 3 points to get in 1 guess.
- 1 point for beating Erik
- 0 points to get in 4 guesses.
- -1 point to get in 5 guesses.
- -2 points to get in 6 guesses.
- -3 points for loss.
- -1 point for losing to Eric
You can keep track of your score if that’s your jam or just play day by day if you prefer.
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