POPULAR online puzzle game Wordle shows no sign of going away any time soon. Here’s how to learn how to live with this population-enslaving time-waster.
Know your enemy
Wordle is currently sweeping through the population at an exponential rate, with even people who aren’t tragic nerds falling victim to it. But what is Wordle? According to scientists it is a novel word-based guessing game that was first detected in October 2021. A more contagious version is yet to emerge, but it’s only a matter of time.
Don’t be afraid to block people
Your social media feed is probably flooded with people posting their daily Wordle test results, but thankfully you can filter them out by blocking them or unfriending them altogether. And given that everyone you follow seems to be showing off that they got today’s word in three guesses, you’ll be friendless and free of your social media addiction in no time.
No matter how much you try to self-isolate from Wordle, curiosity will eventually get the better of you and you’ll give it a go. Don’t panic. This does not mean that you are now the sort of person who reads the Scrabble dictionary for fun. In fact some people who play Wordle go on to live relatively normal, happy lives.
Even though you’ve played Wordle that doesn’t mean you’re now safe. It’s important that you show some restraint and don’t stay up until midnight desperately waiting for the next word to drop. Also, try to remember that Wordle was invented by an American, so go easy on yourself when you can’t figure out their dumb spellings.
Get other people into it
The sooner everyone in the country has been exposed to Wordle, the sooner we can all become immune to its charms and return to normality. To help the public achieve Wordle herd immunity, talk to colleagues about it and post your score on every social media platform. That includes the days where you fail and feel like a f**king idiot.