"Pussy", "pupal" and "agora" among words removed from Wordle after move to New York Times

They removed agora because they think agoras are how you get socialism? It’s cancel culture gone mad!

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Is forum still on the list? Are they Hellenophobes?

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Glad I saved it before it switched to the Times. I can just play on my own server and keep the “dirty” words!

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All of these are terrible starter words.

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Did you cache the website prior to it moving, perhaps? I did, but since I do Wordle on iOS I haven’t figured out how to play it without going through NYT.

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Actually, no. Entering a guess that’s not in the Wordle list will trigger the message “Not on word list”.

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And now it jiggles!

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I dislike the new interface and font. But that’s okay, any reason to avoid giving the NYT traffic is a feature.

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i didn’t actively do anything, I just went to my bookmark same as every day, solved it, and later found this post/thread.

I do run a bunch of script blockers. ff/android.

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Hmmm, I’ll be curious. I wordled this morning and it was on the original platform, but just went to check after seeing this and got re-routed to the NYT platform. And it appears to have lost my stats in the transition :frowning: Have you checked in the last few hours?

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Same, solved this morning on the original site, checked later and it was on times. Had a blank today, but kept my previous stats. I resisted the temptation to get it in 1 and filled back in my starter words.

Slept
Rainy
Dough

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I did not resist that temptation! :smiling_imp:

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jeeze, I bet you can’t even guess qanon.

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Heroic efforts will be needed to find yet further words if your starters are taken with this move.

that was it. but I did take my screenshot while I was here in this thread; the original address was still being served for some people after it had been reported as cut off.

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off-topic, but got it in TWO today!
Wordle 238 2/6

:yellow_square::white_large_square::yellow_square::green_square::white_large_square:
:green_square::green_square::green_square::green_square::green_square:

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Psst:

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What’s wrong with ‘pupal’?

Perhaps they didn’t know its meaning relating to insects and thought it was just a variant of “pupil” and deleted for the same reason as “fibre”?

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Big Brother Shrug GIF by Big Brother After Dark

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