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?
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!