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Was Wordle playing an April Fool’s joke? Players think they missed a trick

It’s April 2022 and people are still playing Wordl.

The free online word game was created in October 2021 by Brooklyn-based software developer Josh Wardle.

He created the puzzle for his wife, in which people try to guess a five-letter word in six or fewer tries.

After great success in his family, Josh took the game public and it went viral before it was bought by newspaper giant The New York Times.

The Wordle craze has fizzled, but there are still millions of people playing the daily puzzle.

Many were convinced that the game would play an epic April Fool’s joke today (April 1) and were greatly disappointed by the lack of jokes.

Others, however, think the game pulled a subtle April Fool’s joke after all…

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Wordle certainly missed a trick today. The New York Times could have played a legendary prank on its millions of players, but it didn’t.

The possibilities for Wordle April Fools’ Day were endless. You could have answered “April,” “Fool,” or “Idiot,” to start with.

Or they could have given everyone a different word. That would have been awesome.

Then they could have made it look like everyone guessed the word in one try. Genius!

Except Wordle didn’t do that. The pun has done absolutely nothing and players are incredibly disappointed. Or have you?

The players are very disappointed

Wordle players have taken to Twitter to express their disappointment at the lack of April Fools’ jokes.

You missed a golden opportunity.

Why didn’t they make the word “fools”?

Well, that’s unfortunate.

Now that would have been ridiculous.

You better start taking notes in Wordle.

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Wait, was that an April Fool’s joke?

Wordle may not have played an obvious April Fool’s joke, but some are convinced the choice of words was a bit tactical.

If you haven’t made today’s Wordle, then read no further because we’re about to reveal the answer.

Today’s Wordle answer is “snout”, one of those really annoying words that are hard to guess even if you have four letters right.

This is because there are many words with the same letter layout. For example “shout”, “spout”, “scout” and “stout”.

This isn’t the first time this has happened, but many people think the New York Times chose the word for April Fools’ jokes on purpose.

It might just be a coincidence that it’s not an April Fool’s joke at all, but it certainly feels like it!

Heardle pulls a great prank

Wordle might have been boring today, but his musical clone, Heardle, definitely got the April Fool’s Day memo.

In the free online song game, players try to guess a song by listening to a short snippet of it.

Today’s answer was Never Gonna Give You Up by English singer-songwriter Rick Astley, who was part of a hilarious April Fool’s joke.

Visiting the Heardle game today, many didn’t even get a chance to hear a song or guess an answer.

Instead, an error message appeared stating, “Oh no! It seems today’s track is not available in your location on SoundCloud.”

“We’re really sorry. However, the answer is here if you want to keep your streak going. We won’t tell,” the game continued alongside a clickable link that took you to Rick Astley’s music video on YouTube.

This is an old internet joke called “rickrolling” that has been around since 2007.

“Rickrolling” is the process of trolling someone on the internet by sending them the link to the music video for Rick Astley’s 1987 song Never Gonna Give You Up.

The person on the receiving end of the prank clicks a link and thinks they’re watching a completely different video, but that actually turns out to be it Never Gonna Give You Up music video.

The meme is pretty pointless but still provides a lot of entertainment for netizens.

In other messages, “Do you want to hear a joke, Murray,” explained the comment on Will Smith’s TikTok

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Zack Zwiezen

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