The word 'lowly' has disappointed fans as Wordle 285 poses an unexpected challenge for game players and many lose their previously successful streaks.
The word 'lowly' left fans gobsmacked and many were confused as to why the game makers would choose this challenging word to be the answer. The word 'lowly' means low in status or importance, but it is not a popular word in most people's vocabulary.
In addition to the word being uncommon, fans were also shocked as the word contained duplicate letters, an uncommon word format, and a 'w' from the end of the alphabet, making this word completely unfathomable for some.
Many took to social media to share their disappointment, and some even swore to never play the game again.
"There went the 79-day streak. Might stop playing now #Wordle 285 X/6," said one disappointed fan.
"So pissed RN Lost my streak there are too many word options left. F**k you NY times," said another angry player.
One fan took to social media to post a crying photo and say, "UGHH F**K I LOST MY STREAK F**KING HELL I've never been this sad my whole life."
Wordle 285 X/6⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛🟩🟨⬛⬛⬛🟩🟩⬛⬛🟩🟩🟩⬛⬛🟩🟩🟩⬛⬛🟩UGHH FUCK I LOST MY STREAK FUCKING HELLI've never been this sad my whole life pic.twitter.com/NtnhRYihD9March 31, 2022
Others were more frustrated with the word choice and took their anger out on the game makers. "Worst wordle ever. Who the f**k uses the word lowly," said one frustrated fan on Twitter.
"Dare I say a 'lowly' move by wordle," said another.
Other players were still in denial about this devastating loss, "never used this word in my entire life, therefore it does not exist."
Wordle 285 5/6⬛🟨⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛🟨⬛🟨🟩🟩⬛⬛⬛🟩🟩⬛⬛🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩Never used this word in my entire life, therefore it does not exist.March 31, 2022
Although there were of course some players who managed to work out this challenge, they were drowned out on social media by the numerous complaints from those who failed the challenge.
There are also Wordle alternatives to play when you've completed the daily challenge. Fan favorites include the musical version of Wordle, Heardle. This game plays a small section of a song and challenges players to guess the song before the time is up. It's a tricky game that has songs from lots of different genres and eras, and can help players to widen their music knowledge.
Another Wordle spin-off, Foodle, is another great word challenge that asks players to guess five letter food-related words every day. While this may sound easy, the five-letter words are related to foods from cultures all over the world and really puts players' knowledge to the test.
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