The New York Times has removed the word “fetus” from its Wordle answers to keep the game “distinct from the news”, a move apparently related to last week’s leaked Roe v Wade supreme court draft ruling...
The game’s answer-list is pre-written and assigned to a date. “When we discovered last week that this particular word would be featured today, we switched it for as many solvers as possible,” the newspaper said...“At New York Times Games, we take our role seriously as a place to entertain and escape, and we want Wordle to remain distinct from the news,” the Times said... When the Times acquired Wordle it also removed words such as “lynch,” “slave” and “wench”.
11 May 2022
I understand that some people are offended by words, but I think this is an overreaction.