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Today’s ‘Wordle’ #1016 Hints, Clues And Answer For Sunday, March 31st

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Good grief, it’s the last day of March. We’re officially one quarter of the way through 2024. Paying such close attention to the date every day now makes me think about death.

That’s fitting! It’s Easter after all. Easter is all about death—and resurrection, of course. Rebirth requires death.

Next Easter I’m making rabbit pot pie. Those rabbits will be reborn into my belly!

How To Solve Today’s Wordle

The Hint: Cultural no-goes.

The Clue: Today’s Wordle has a double letter.

Okay, spoilers below!




The Answer:

Wordle Analysis

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I should have gotten this in three but I chose poorly for my last guess (even though Wordle Bot told me after that it was exactly the word it would have chosen in my shoes).

My opening word—scare—was supposed to do better than it did. I really had a good feeling about it! But I was left with 218 words that were quickly boinked down to just 5. From here about left me with just one word to choose from. The word I almost picked instead: taboo.

How To Play Competitive Wordle

Guessing in 1 is worth 3 points; guessing in 2 is worth 2 points; guessing in 3 is worth 1 point; guessing in 4 is worth 0 points; guessing in 5 is -1 points; guessing in 6 is -2 points and missing the Wordle is -3 points.

If you beat your opponent you get 1 point. If you tie, you get 0 points. And if you lose to your opponent, you get -1 point. Add it up to get your score. Keep a daily running score or just play for a new score each day.

Competitive Wordle Score

I get 0 points for guessing in four and lose 1 point because the wicked, sneering, vile Wordle Bot guessed in three. Alas!

Today’s Wordle Etymology

The word ‘taboo’ has an interesting etymology, tracing its roots back to the Polynesian languages, particularly from Tongan and other Pacific dialects. In Tongan, the word “tapu” or “tabu” means “sacred,” “forbidden,” or “set apart.” It was first introduced into English by Captain James Cook, who encountered the concept during his Pacific voyages in the late 18th century. Cook and other explorers noted the widespread practice of tabu/taboo across Polynesian cultures, where certain objects, people, or practices were considered sacred or off-limits, often under threat of supernatural punishment for violators.

The term was quickly adopted into English and other European languages, broadening in meaning to encompass general prohibitions or social sanctions beyond the religious or supernatural context initially implied by its Polynesian origins. Today, ‘taboo’ is used globally to describe actions, objects, topics, or words that are avoided or prohibited by social norms or cultural practices, extending far beyond its original Polynesian context.

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