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The Wordle Developers Have Made People Mad For A Very Specific Reason

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The Wordle Developers Have Made People Mad For A Very Specific Reason

If you’ve been within ten foot of Twitter in recent moments, you would have spotted a series of black, green and yellow grids with the hashtag #wordle. But the latest social media trend to go viral has actually sent fans of the game into a frenzy - and this is why. 

Twitter users have flocked to the platform to express their anger at the Wordle developers because of their use of American English spelling in the game, rather than British English spelling. 

The slight difference in spelling has meant that players are divided about the correct way to write the common five-letter words on the game, leading to frustration among British players who can’t seem to hack the daily wordle.

One user took to the social media platform to share their wordle grid in distaste and write: “My first wordle fail because American English needs to get in the bin”, while another wrote: “American English, my old nemesis”. 

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Some users made light of the situation, writing: “The whole internet loves wordle guy, the guy that made wordle. *A couple of days later* We regret to inform you that wordle guy did an American English spelling.”

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Others have created their own memes out of the great American English/British English debate, like @rose_k01, who shared a skit from Michael McIntyre when he was on The Jonathan Ross Show alongside the caption “American English” with two laughing emojis.

The hilarious video heard the comedian explaining why American English is so different from British English, with McIntyre saying: “The thing about Americans that I’ve thought about the language, they say they speak English but they’ve had to change it to make them understand it more.”

He continues, explaining: “Go with me on this, ‘cause I’ve thought it through. They’ve changed some of the words. So they’ve taken the English language, and they thought, ‘no, no, I think we need a little more explanation here’... So things like ‘pavement’, so they can’t work with pavement, so they’ve changed it to ‘sidewalk’.”

“They needed more information, they needed to know where they’re going to be walking so that they wouldn’t get run over.”

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Jonathan Ross then chimes in, adding: “I didn’t think of that!”

“Pavement - sidewalk,” McIntyre reiterates. “I think there must have been a period of time where they ran with the word pavement but they kept getting hit by cars, so they changed it to sidewalk.”

The hysterical comedian then goes through his reasoning for the words and phrases: bin vs. waste paper basket, glasses vs. eyeglasses, squash vs. racquetball, and horse riding vs. horseback riding. 

You can watch his hilarious sketch below:

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Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Twitter, Gaming, Social Media

Gabriella Ferlita
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