It’s the day of the sun and really a wonderful and wonderful weekend here, wedged sharply between two snow storms. The little one passed leaving the world and icy reflective white. A bigger one is on the way, promising blizzards and drifts. For now, we’re enjoying the sun on our faces and the crisp, clear mountain air.
Oh, and Wordle of course. We have one of those to solve today, I believe. Let’s dive right in!
How to solve today’s Wordle
The hint: On the verge of a great breakthrough or triumph or something.
The Clue: This Wordle has a double letter in it.
Every day I check the Wordle Bot to see how I did. You can check your Wordles with Wordle Bot right here.
I thought crime because I just wrote a review True Detective: Night Country. The show was criminally bad! What a disappointment! But for me, crime left only 58 possible solutions. I thought sure soapy i would clear most of the rest, but i was out of luck, with 9 more to choose from, many of which were quite similar. i used kind because it fit so nicely crime and that did the trick, leaving me with just one word: lip for the win! Huzzah!
Competitive Wordle Score
Full wash. 0 points for guessing all four and 0 for tying the Bot. That’s life!
Today’s Wordle etymology
The word ‘verge’ has an interesting etymology that goes back to both Latin and Old French origins. The term comes from the Latin word virga, meaning ‘stick’, ‘stick’ or ‘wand’. This Latin root reflects the original meaning of the word as something related to a physical boundary or marker.
From Latin, the word evolved into the Old French word lip, meaning “rod” or “mask”, but is also used to denote “penis” in a more vulgar sense. The Old French term retained the meaning of a rod or rod used as a symbol of authority or power, such as the ceremonial staff carried by some officials.
By the time it entered Middle English, ‘verge’ had acquired a variety of meanings, including one’s rod or staff, one’s edge or margin, and even a limit or boundary. Today, ‘verge’ is commonly used in English to refer to one’s edge or brink, such as being on the verge of a breakthrough or event, reflecting its historical roots in the concepts of limits and boundaries.
This layered etymology shows how ‘verge’ has evolved over time, bringing with it notions of power, boundary and transitions from its Latin origins to modern English usage.