June 17, 2024

Word of the Day #766 Tips, Hints And Answers For Tuesday, July 25th

It was Tuesday and I thought we would go through ten historical events that happened during the time on July 25th. We read right in:

  1. 306 AD: Constantine I is proclaimed Roman emperor by his troops in Eboracum (present-day York, England). He would later become known as Constantine the Great.
  2. 1593: Henry IV of France converted from Protestantism to Catholicism in order to secure his position on the throne and end the Wars of Religion.
  3. 1759: British forces, under the command of General James Wolfe, began their attack on French-held Quebec City during the Seven Years’ War (French and Indian War). The battle would result in a British victory, but both Wolfe and the French commander, General Montcalm, were killed.
  4. 1795: The French government approved the “Metric System” as the country’s standard system of weights and measures.
  5. 1861: The United States Congress passed the Crittenden-Johnson Resolution, stating that the Civil War was being fought to preserve the Union and not to end slavery.
  6. 1909: French aviator Louis Blériot made the first flight across the English Channel in a powered aircraft, flying from Calais, France, to Dover, England.
  7. 1943: Benito Mussolini, Italy’s former fascist dictator, is ousted from power and arrested after the fall of his regime during World War II.
  8. 1952: Puerto Rico became a self-governing commonwealth belonging to the United States after its constitution was approved by the United States Congress.
  9. 1978: Louise Brown, the world’s first child conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF), was born in Oldham, England.
  10. 2000: Air France Flight 4590, a supersonic Concorde aircraft, crashed shortly after takeoff from Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, killing all 109 passengers and crew on board and four on the ground.

Okay, Wordle time!


How to Solve Today’s Word

The Tip: Turn, turn, turn.

The Lean: There is a double letter in this word.

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See yesterday’s Wordle #765 here.


Wordle Bot Analysis

Well I guess you can chalk this one up to pure luck. I guess and and it left only one choice that was very clear to me. Wheel clearly rolled into the scene and I guess it for the win! Huzzah!

Today’s Score

A pretty awful day for your humble narrator. I get 2 points for guessing two and 1 point for beating the bot, which took four. That’s three points for me! Huzzah!!!

Can you solve today’s phrase?


Today’s Words

The word “wheel” has an old word that can be traced back to Proto-Indo-European (PIE), the hypothetical common ancestor of many modern Indo-European languages. The PIE root for “wheel” is *kʷékʷlos, which meant “wheel” or “disk.”

From a PIE root, the word evolved into various forms across various Indo-European languages:

  1. Old English: “hweol” or “hweowol”
  2. Old Norse: “hvel”
  3. Old High German: “huol”
  4. Latin: “rota”
  5. Greek: “closed” (κύκλος)

These linguistic developments show how the concept of the wheel was present and essential in the early societies that spoke these languages. The word “wheel” has remained remarkably consistent throughout history and is still widely used in many languages ​​today, reflecting the continued importance of this invention in human civilization.

Play Competitive Wordle against me!

I was 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 too play against the Bot if you have a New York Times subscription.

  • Here are the rules: 1 point to get the Wordle in 3 guesses.
  • 2 points to get it in 2 guesses.
  • 3 points to get it in 1 guess.
  • 1 point for beating Erik
  • 0 points to get it in 4 guesses.
  • -1 point to get it in 5 guesses.
  • -2 points to get it in 6 guesses.
  • -3 points your loss.
  • -1 point for losing Erik

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