Today’s Wordle answer: Wordle 276 is the best Wordle word ever

Wordle 276 answer explained, with clues and solution

Today’s Wordle answer 276
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Today’s Wordle answer – #276 – is a doozy. Recent Wordle answers have been a fun mix of (a little bit) challenging and easy. Wordle 276, by contrast, feels like it could upset a few people… but we love it. Today’s Wordle answer is an unusual and fun word. It’s probably going to cause some Wordle players to lose their rags on Twitter – but that‘s fun too. 

If you can’t figure out today’s Wordle solution, we are pretty sure that you’re not alone. We got it in four guesses, but then we’ve got that kind of mind. By the admittedly genteel standards of Wordle, today’s answer was a faintly outrageous word. 

Hints and clues for Wordle 276

Scientists finding Wordle solution

Wordle 275: it’s not rocket science 

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This is a rather liquid-y word, that could relate to boozing. In fact, being boozed up might even help you get this Wordle right. It‘s an onomatopoeia and everyone loves those. Right?

Want more before we move on to the big reveal? Try our guide to Wordle 274 from two days ago and yesterday’s Wordle 275. Advanced students may then want to move to our Wordle archive and guide, where you can read about our 100% Wordling success rate and the winning strategies and tactics that got us there.

Wordle #276 answer

Today’s Wordle answer

We were so happy with this result, we’ve placed the winning screen at a jaunty, slightly drunken angle  

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SLOSH! Bet you never saw that one coming. Slosh is the noise that liquid makes as it, uh, sloshes around. In British slang, it just so happens the term ‘sloshed’ is yet another way for British people to say ‘drunk’. Firstly because you might start by ‘sloshing’ your drink around in its glass, and then down your gullet. But alsho – no, hear me out, hear me out – becaush when you have jusht a FEW too many lil’ drinkies, you shometimesh start to shlur your wordsh. And slosh happens to sound like a slurred word, even when you‘re not actually slurring. 

Monty Python celebrated this in their ‘Philosophers Song’, which imagined the great minds of philosophy as if they were hopeless drunks. This included Ludwig Wittgenstein, who was described as ‘a beery swine‘ and habitually, ‘Just as sloshed as [Karl Wilhelm Friedrich] Shleigel.’

Our 15 or so regular readers will note that we eschewed our usual approach today – starting with  ALIEN, followed by SHOUT – and endeavoured to play this stupid game properly for once. By guess 3 we thought. ‘Well there are several possible options here but do you know what? God damn it, we’re going with SLOSH.’ And fortune favoured the brave, for SLOSH it duly turned out to be. Life just doesn’t get much better than this. 

Duncan Bell

Duncan is the former lifestyle editor of T3 and has been writing about tech for almost 15 years. He has covered everything from smartphones to headphones, TV to AC and air fryers to the movies of James Bond and obscure anime. His 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. 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. A cricket fan for over 30 years, he also recently become T3's cricket editor, writing about how to stream obscure T20 tournaments, and turning out some typically no-nonsense opinions on the world's top teams and players.

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 like a cross between Reddit and DeviantArt, before the invention of the internet. There was also 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."