Wordle fans left fuming again after today's 'stupid American' spelling tops Twitter trend

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9 Feb 2022, 15:41

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Wordle on the street is that players are livid about another confusing US spelling. Once again, users have been thrown off the scent by the rogue letters.

It's not the first time this has angered players. One user vented alongside a picture of Prince Harry: “The Brits are gonna have a tough time with today's Wordle."

Another joked: "Thank you Wordle for helping me understand with dazzling clarity what it is to be British. I solved you, but I felt cheapened in the process. I think I am done with you."

A third added: "Wordle. Disappointed. American spelling."

A user agreed: "Stupid American spelling made this unreasonably difficult."

One person claimed: "I am not American."

And: "Wordle hates those of us who don’t write in American English."

So what's the big deal with the game? Each time you play, you have just six attempts at guessing the hidden five-letter word with a hint from the colour-coded system. If you guess a right letter, the tile turns green and you're onto the next line.

There is a lovely story behind the game too. Created by Josh Wardle, a Wales-born software engineer now based in Brooklyn, he said about its popularity: “It going viral doesn’t feel great to be honest. I feel a sense of responsibility for the players. I feel I really owe it to them to keep things running and make sure everything’s working correctly.

“I get emails from people who say things like ‘hey, we can’t see our parents due to Covid at the moment but we share our Wordle results each day’. During this weird situation, it’s a way for people to connect in a low effort, low friction way.”

Low friction? Not at the moment...