The answer to today’s Wordle puzzle (#434 – August 27, 2022) is ruder. Apart from the definitions we’ve mentioned above, it also means to be in a raw(er) or (more) undeveloped state (via Merriam-Webster). In other contexts, it would also describe a state of being simple, elemental, or rudimentary. If you’re looking for an example of a famous person that embodies this word, look to Rihanna or Prince, for there are none ruder.
The word rude has roots in Middle English, from Anglo-French “rudus,” which means “broken stone”; and Latin “rudis,” which means “unwrought”; and probably from Latin “rudus,” which means rubble.
Like yesterday, we picked WordleBot’s favorite starter word, crane. We followed up with the word route, and by the third try the answer became apparent. It’s a lucky strike that we hope we (and you) carry into the rest of the weekend.