This is really crazy to me to think that someone put the work into charting all this, but this guy Shri Kapaldi took the time to set up a visualization of the 2,309 words that make up the pool from which the word game Wordle draws its daily challenges. Here's a snippet of it. To see it all, click the link above.


Just hover on a letter and it will darken the connections with all possible other letters to show you what's available. It's nuts!

But what's even nuttier to me is that there are only 2,309 in the Wordle pool that conform to the rules they use to establish this list. No, not every word imaginable is considered viable. I don't think they allow plurals or conjugations or foreign words that are not actually considered part of our lexicon or proper nouns, etc. It's actually even stricter than Scrabble.

But given this limit, the Wordle game will have to start reusing words after 6.33 years and I believe the game has been around 3 years already. Nope, it started pre-pandemic.

Screenshot 2023-03-22 at 9.29.50 AM

So you're gonna start seeing reused words beginning about September 16, 2024.

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