Wordle 255 answer: Rupee sparks SHOCKING reactions on Twitter
The Wordle 255 answer, Rupee, has met with a furious reaction from the fans who have taken to Twitter to post about their frustrations.
Yesterday's Wordle solution has led to multiple anger-filled posts on Twitter. The Wordle 255 answer was RUPEE, a word for the currency of India and some other nations. However, many players from the western countries struggled to guess the word correctly due to its regional nature and obscurity in the west. Some players even lost their winning Wordle streaks as a result of it. Soon after, a large number of tweets were seen, all of which were complaining about the word of the day. While one user called the word political in nature, another said it was barely an English word.
However, this is not the first time Wordle has landed itself in controversy. In the past, after the New York Times acquired the game from its creator Josh Wardle, many raised their concerns that the game might go behind a paywall and restrict access to many. That has not happened so far. But the controversies did not stop there. Last month, when the word of the day was TACIT, many complained that the game was becoming too hard and that NYT was interfering with the game to make it more difficult. Later, it was revealed that the game's source code has remained the same since its release and the words are already fed in till 2027. Also recently, many users were upset when the word of the day was BLOKE, calling it too regional and not a common word to be included in the game. ANother tough word was CAULK. It seems that with the word ‘Rupee', the frustration of players has again returned.
Wordle 255 answer results in Twitter sloganeering
The entire hate-campaign on Twitter started with people calling out NYT for again messing with the game and adding difficult and obscure words on purpose. The word was definitely a tricky one and it resulted in some players losing their streak, which people were not happy with. Some people even cautioned that Wordle was now getting political and adding words that barely pass the eye test for being English. This, despite the fact that the word Rupee, by itself, has no political association. Further, the word has been very much a part of the Oxford dictionary, giving it a full English word status.
“I wonder if NYT is trying to make Wordle political now lol” was the reaction of one user while another wrote “They're toeing the line of what are English words I see”. However, these people were in the minority and soon others started calling them out.
“It's in the dictionary. It's not political. Quit been dramatic. See it as expanding your vocabulary if you failed to get it right,” posted a user who goes by the username @rambling_lens.
“For those complaining that @nytimes is "ridiculously hard" and "political" this morning, a 5 letter English word that scores 7,600,000 google hits and is used by a quarter of the world's pop as currency, is no more hard or political than "pound",” said @andrewahala.
Wordle India players were quite happy with the choice of word however. A few users commented how it signified the inclusion and diversity of the words and offered a great learning experience.
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