As a creator of Smartle I play it every day, well, almost everyday. I love word hunt games in general and can say that I know quite a lot of them. In my previous post I described how good Smartle daily word puzzles are for your brain, for mental wellbeing in general and also for learning the language. Even if you are a native English speaker. These positive effects are great but to be very honest, they can more or less apply to any daily word game. But recently I found one benefit which is specific only to playing the Smartle. With the introduction of word definitions I realized that some words are just written differently then I thought they were. Here are a couple of my latest examples.
For years, I confidently referred to a certain icy surface as an "ice ring," assuming its circular shape warranted the term. I'm skating around, calling it an "ice ring" because, well, it's round, right? Wrong! It wasn't until encountering the word "rinks" in the Smartle word game that I realized my error. "Rinks," the plural form of "rink," refers to a sheet of ice prepared for sports like hockey or curling. This discovery not only corrected my misconception but also broadened my understanding of ice sports terminology.
Another eye-opening moment came when encountering the word "aisle" in Smartle Daily Word Puzzle. Previously, I'd mistakenly spelled it as "isle," envisioning a serene island rather than the designated passage between rows. Turns out, it's not about sunshine; it's the path between shelves. Who knew? Smartle daily word hunt game.
Confusion struck again when I stumbled upon the word "break" in another daily word hunt. For the longest time, I'd used "brake" to refer to taking a pause or stopping something in motion. Little did I know, "break" is the correct term for that much-needed pause, while "brake"is the mechanism used to stop or slow down vehicles. I was today year old when I learned this.
Similarly, I often interchanged "complimentary" and "complementary," assuming they were interchangeable synonyms. Found this word not while playing the word hunt game, but just remembered my other misunderstanding. "Complimentary" means free stuff, while "complementary" is all about making things better together. In other words, "Complimentary" refers to something provided free of charge, while "complementary" denotes something that completes or enhances something else. This newfound clarity improved my communication (hopefully).
Those were my findings. Probably basic for most of the people. Eye-opener for me. I would be glad to know about your experiences and mistakes when you didn’t use the word correctly, or used the wrong one. Smartle isn't just about solving puzzles; it's about expanding your knowledge one word at a time. Who would've thought that a daily word game could offer such unexpected insights?
Keep playing, keep learning, and let Smartle daily word puzzle be one of your many tickets to word wisdom!