WHAT DO THOSE COLORED BLOCK MEAN THAT SHOW UP ON SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS? ANSWER: IT’S A GAME

Written by on January 13, 2022

I spend a fair amount of time on social media trying to keep up on what folks are talking about and what are the current trends. This is also a great way for me to keep up on my favorite sports teams and see what they are up to. Lately, I kept seeing posts with a series of colored blocks on them with no real reference or hashtags. I figured I was missing out on some symbolic code that only millenials or people between the ages of 18 and 30 knew about. When I saw the Vikings put up a post after they defeated the Bears with it I could see a “W” in the purple and grey pattern. I looked at other posts and couldn’t find any letters in the patterns, but did notice they all had the same 3 colors in them of green, yellow, and grey. I still had no references or clues and didn’t want to ask feeling like the last person to know about the latest cool thing to know. While scanning Twitter today I finally found my answer after the phrase “Wordle” was trending. Apparently today’s word was a difficult one. What is “Wordle”? As I thought, it is a game where you have 5 guesses to figure out what the word is. As you put words in it will let you know how close you came to spelling it. The colors stand for 1. Green – you got the letter in the right spot 2. Yellow – the letter is in the word, but you have it in the wrong spot. 3. Grey – the letter isn’t in the word at all. It all seems simple, but people are playing daily either bragging about their proper guess, or lamenting the fact they couldn’t crack the spelling. What is interesting and a form of backwards thinking is that it is NOT an app to download to your phone and there is no advertising before or during play. It’s an old school delivery that is free and just on a site on the internet. Anyone of any age can play it on a level playing field. Wow! How 2003 of them! So if you’re looking for a fun and daily brain teaser to keep you mind a little sharper try out “Wordle”

Click here to play Wordle.


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