Here's something in the same vein as the "Jew" thing, but worse:
Apparently in the world of electronic Boggle, queer is verboten: offensive and therefore not a word.
Now, first of all, the word queer—way more than gay—has a pretty valid claim to having lots of use outside of the context of homophobia. As a verb, I don't think it even has any association with anti-gay bigotry—does it? So ruling it out on account of its being a nasty term...well, there's an awful lot of verbal collateral damage, there, innit?
But even as a slur... Seriously, I can't think of another slur that has so successfully been appropriated and repurposed by the relevant oppressed minority. We call that empowerment, right? Do there even exist empowerment stories so victorious?
I mean, in the colleges you don't have "Nigger Studies" or "Cunt Studies": you've got African-American Studies, Women's Studies, and Queer Studies. Queer Studies! Is this because Queer Studies is run by sneering homophobes?
That was a rhetorical question, and the non-rhetorical answer is: no, it's because the word queer has been so thoroughly taken over by the "queers" that Homer Simpson had to whine about it to John Waters's (gay) character on The Simpsons: "That's our word for making fun of you. We need it!"* And that was in 1997!
Electronic Arts, you are a pack of preposterous dingbats. Here's hoping you're a little embarrassed with yourself for this shit—because if not, you are seriously fucking stupid.
* Quoting from memory, may be slightly off.