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The Onion’s Guide To Wordle

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Wordle is the internet’s new sensation. But why are people so obsessed with it? The Onion answers your burning questions about Wordle.

Q: How does it work? 
A: Once a day, there’s a word puzzle, and you have six guesses to figure out why this is fun.

Q: What are some of its unique features?
A: Players can post results on social media to let people know they did pretty much as well as everyone else.


Q: Two Z’s in one five-letter word? Are you kidding me?
A: We know, that one was ridiculous.

Q: Why is it so addicting?
A: It taps into users’ need for a pathetic little sense of accomplishment.


Q: Does it cost money to play?
A: While Wordle has no upfront costs, eventually, everyone pays.

Q: Is “splen” a word?
A: No.

Q: Is it full of obnoxious popup ads? 
A: Give it time.

Q: I guessed the word! Now what do I do?
A: Tell the world, child! The people have been waiting years for this joyous news!