Today’s Wordle answer: Wednesday March 2, #256

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It’s Wednesday March 2, and we just got today’s Wordle word in 4 guesses. That‘s not a huge boast; the answer wasn’t a remotely rare or complicated one. Certainly no QUIRT, for instance. The only thing that made it a little tricky was having to wait up till midnight to do Wordle battle, watching David Lynch’s Dune and eating air fried chicken thighs. That will confuse you, let us warn you. Nonetheless, we nailed it in four. If you’re reading this, presumably it’s not going so well for you, but that ain’t no thing. Everyone needs a little help now and then.

Want to know more about this game? Here’s everything you need to know about Wordle, including how to always win, the secret of whether it’s got harder since the poindexters at the New York Times took it over, and an archive of recent Wordle words so you can relive the magic day when the answer was ‘CAULK’. 

Today's Wordle hint

This word may not be very nice, but it is pretty easy to work out. Janet Jackson famously sung it. 

Is there any Wordle controversy today?  

No. Even the kind of people who think ‘swill’ is a complicated word can’t really complain about this one. Yesterday’s word ‘rupee’ received a lot of plaudits from Indians and other south Asians, who knew it as their national currency. One Twitter user said that nobody who wasn‘t south Asian could possibly have got it right, but that seems like a bit of a stretch to us. Not least because we got it right, and we’re not south Asian. 

Today's Wordle solution

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Aced that one

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Today’s answer is NASTY. Pronounced nast-AAAY. The antithesis of NICE and yet, in today’s argot, it can be a desirable thing to be. Just like being ‘sick’, ‘bad’, and ‘ill’.

From Janet Jackson to Ariana Grande, the will to be NASTY has been an enduring source of lyrical inspiration, with the word’s original meaning of being unpleasant and vicious being replaced with a more ironic context wherein to be ‘nasty‘ is to be aggressive, go-getting and unapologetically sexual. So one may say, for instance, ‘Yo, I’m a get nasty with that freak’. This can lead to confusion when people who use the word in that, more modern context run into sentences such as, ‘Vladimir Putin seems like a nasty man’ or ‘I’ve got a nasty case of gastroenteritis and will be in the lavatory for quite some time’.

But that’s the beauty of language. 

Duncan has been writing about tech for almost 15 years, during which time he has attended every event going, apart from Apple ones, as he mysteriously doesn't get invited to them. He has covered everything from smartphones to headphones, TV to AC and air fryers to the movies of James Bond and obscure anime. 

Duncan's current brief is everything to do with the home and kitchen, which is good because he is an excellent cook, if he says so himself. He also covers cycling and ebikes – like over-using italics, this is another passion of his. Duncan also edits T3's golf section because fuck it, someone has to. Dave Usher does all the real work on that bit, though. In his long and varied lifestyle-tech career he is one of the few people to have been a fitness editor despite being unfit and a cars editor for not one but two websites, despite being unable to drive. He also has about 400 vacuum cleaners, and is possibly the UK's leading expert on cordless vacuum cleaners, despite being decidedly messy.

Before T3, Duncan was a music and film reviewer, worked for a magazine about gambling that employed a surprisingly large number of convicted criminals, and then a magazine called Bizarre that was essentially Reddit before the invention of Reddit. There was a lengthy period where he essentially wrote all of T3 magazine every month for about 3 years. 

A broadcaster, raconteur and public speaker, Duncan used to be on telly loads, but an unfortunate incident put a stop to that, so he now largely contents himself with telling people, "I used to be on the TV, you know."