A new fan project that copies the hit game Wordle was released last Friday by the Holy Swift podcast. The rules of the game, called “Taylordle,” are the same, but the words chosen and allowed to be used all relate to Taylor Swift and her pop culture lore throughout the years.
Upon release, fans immediately started trying their luck at guessing the words right, with many of them starting to struggle and get frustrated. This frustration was then turned into memes and social media posts by the slew of participants.
🚨Calling all Swifties who Wordle🚨
All of the words are part of the Swiftie universe! Play now at https://t.co/rFf0IG6syj.
— Holy Swift Podcast (@holyswiftpod) January 28, 2022
now why is taylordle getting harder than wordle– 😭
— ً (@fancysnaake) January 29, 2022
the first two things i do when i wake up: listen to taylor swift and play taylordle / wordle
— Irene 🤍 (@lillyswiftt13) January 30, 2022
Taylordle makes me feel like a fake fan how are y’all doing this?
— Blakeleigh (@blakeleigh) January 30, 2022
everytime i try to do the taylordle it’s like all my knowledge about taylor swift disappears from my brain
— veronica (@soitfuckingoes) January 31, 2022
wordle? sorry dont know her i just know TAYLORDE pic.twitter.com/yVbcMZGEjF
— lorelai (@icldfly) January 30, 2022
This sensation of joy and love with a new website and daily game for Swifties was quickly dashed, however, when the February 1st word came around. The word of the day on Tuesday was Kanye, who has quite a bad history with Taylor. Though he definitely fits the description of being a significant part of the TSwift lore, many fans were upset with his inclusion in the game, as it was “nothing but bad vibes.”
This frustration was also compounded by some words that are significant to Taylor, such as her dog Benji not being an allowable word choice despite being paramount to the Taylor Swift Experience.
today’s taylordle… no❤️.
— ً (@fancysnaake) February 1, 2022
Why is Taylordle using words that have a negative relationship with Taylor? I thought this was supposed to be a fun and lighthearted word game 😅
— Alyssa Hope 🌟🏳️🌈 (@fearlys97) February 1, 2022
Me to taylordle today pic.twitter.com/8povXPxs8W
— clare (spelling is fun era) (@intheclareyet) February 1, 2022
@ taylordle i wanna talk pic.twitter.com/DQyc6Upe5N
— nani ➶ (@iamhaunted13) January 29, 2022
taylordle do better pic.twitter.com/1eKz9jN4sk
— andie ☾ (@augusthalo) January 30, 2022