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Wordle? Not Wordle! Hit game spawns meme playing off its grid format

The Bat-Signal, a Spidey suit, Ted Lasso and more all show up on a Wordle-style grid.

To be, or not to be? Wordle, or Not Wordle? Wildly popular online gameΒ WordleΒ has spawned a meme playing off the game's colorful grid format, and some pretty famous names are joining in.Β 

It's a pretty simple format. The images begin with the words"Not Wordle," then displays a Wordle grid designed to reflect some joke or trend.Β 

Stormy weather

The Weather Channel tweeted one showing squares of blue and gray, reflecting the nor'easter winter storm that's expected to hit the East Coast this weekend.

Ted Lasso love

A fan account called Lego Ted Lasso, based on the hit Apple Plus show, showed a Lego figure of Jason Sudeikis' American turned English soccer coach sitting in a grid of blue chairs, similar to the show's opening credits.

The Force be with Wordle

One grid proclaimed "Not Wordle, just the rank of Grand Moff." (Star Wars fans will get it even without the photo.)

The way the cookie crumbles

Oreo Cookie's account formed the Wordle grid into a Double Stuf Oreo.

Lights, camera, action!

One grid looked a lot like the chart moviegoers see when they select a reserved seat, but with only one seat selected, and was labeled, "Not Wordle, just the perfect cinema experience."

Holy Wordle, Batman!

DC Comics got into the act, with a grid labeled "Not Wordle, just the Bat-Signal."

Web-crawling web game

The Spider-Man: No Way Home movie account delivered "Not Wordle just a Spidey suit."

Other Wordle grids that made their way into the meme include an Among Us crewmate, a chess board, and just about anything that can be creatively formed out of colorful squares. Hey, internet addicts need something to do while they wait for the next Wordle puzzle.

Also, check out ourΒ favorite starter words and tips on how to win,Β other word games, and evenΒ how to cheat at Wordle.