We’ve reached the big day! The Ides of March are upon us, but unlike Caesar, we won’t have to reckon with Brutus and all the other conspirators, knives out, taking down the Roman dictator.

Instead, we can celebrate Wordle #1000 on 2XP Friday with a special bonus: Today is going to be 3XP, so if you play Competitive Wordle, you can triple your points. How’s them apples?

I’ve been pretty stoked about reaching this milestone, even though it’s ultimately meaningless and requires me to type an extra digit every Wordle guide I put out. But hey, we have to find meaning in these lives we lead. Not just find it, but make it ourselves. Weave meaning out of the chaos.

Onto the Wordle!

How To Solve Today’s Wordle

The Hint: The first track on Bastille’s first album “Bad Blood.”

The Clue: This Wordle begins with a vowel.




The Answer:

Wordle Analysis

Every day I check Wordle Bot to see how I did. You can check your Wordles with Wordle Bot right here.

Can you solve today’s phrase?

Well I guessed Roman because it’s the Ides of March, obviously, and Caesar is too long. So is emperor and so forth. I considered march but I already guessed that, on April 1st and it was a Wordle-in-one guess.

Roman did lousy. I had one solitary yellow ‘R’ and 268 remaining words to choose from. I guess I was feeling a bit REM because stipe came to mind and ended up being pretty great—only two words were left: crept and erupt and since I was in that ancient Roman mood—Pompeii was destroyed by a massive eruption back in the days of the Roman empire—I went with erupt for the win. Huzzah!

Competitive Wordle Score

I feel quite wonderful about today because I beat the Bot on the 1000th Wordle, and all because I was thinking about ancient Rome, which is funny because there’s that meme going around about how men always think about ancient Rome all the time. In any case I get 1 point for guessing in three and 1 point for beating the Bot. That’s 2 points x3 for 3XP Friday = 6 points. HUZZAH!!!

Today’s Wordle Etymology

The word ‘erupt’ comes from the Latin word ‘erumpere’, which is derived from ‘e-‘ (a variant of ‘ex-‘, meaning ‘out’) and ‘rumpere’ (meaning ‘to break’). So, ‘erumpere’ means ‘to break out’. This term has been used in English since the 17th century to describe the sudden and often violent release of energy or material, such as lava and gases from a volcano, or more generally to describe any sudden outbreak or burst of activity. The transition of this word into English kept the essence of its Latin origin, referring to the sudden and forceful release of something from a confined space.

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