If you’re reaching the point where a daily flood of yellow, green and black squares are becoming rather irritable, then a NSFW version of the popular word guessing game Wordle – known as Sweardle – may be up your street.
While there are similarities to the original challenge set up by New York Times puzzle fan Josh Wardle (the pun is definitely intended), there are a few changes – the main one being that every secret word a user needs to guess is a swear word.
Freelance writer Stuart Houghton unveiled the sweary version on Twitter earlier this month, writing: “*sigh* If you want something doing you have to do it yourself…”
Now that a fair amount of people have stumbled upon the naughtier take on the word game, people have taken to Twitter to express their delight at the cheeky puzzle – and how easier it is to guess four-letter curse words than ‘clean’ five-letter words:
Very pleasing. https://t.co/UCgTw9IOhK
— Jen '100% Skyrim trash' Williams (@Jen '100% Skyrim trash' Williams)
Can confirm SWEARDLE is more fun than a gentleman my age should have, but I will not be posting any of my solutions… https://t.co/K7iKVC6unC
— Steve Christey Coley, BS (@Steve Christey Coley, BS)
It’s not the only Wordle parody to surface in recent weeks, as you can also have a go at Absurdle, where the game is “actively trying to avoid giving you the answer” and may end up “changing the secret word if need be”.