misc/149756: The word "children" is missing from ?/usr/share/dict/words

Oliver Fromme olli at lurza.secnetix.de
Wed Aug 18 07:26:18 UTC 2010

Nick Johnson <freebsd at spatula.net> wrote:
 > > Number:         149756
 > > Category:       misc
 > > Synopsis:       The word "children" is missing from /usr/share/dict/words
 > [...]
 > > Description:
 > Somehow in compiling /usr/share/dict/words the fairly common word, "children" was omitted.
 > > How-To-Repeat:
 > grep -w children /usr/share/dict/words
 > > Fix:
 > Could just add the word, but it would be more useful to figure out how it came to be that this particular
 > word ended up being omitted.

Just a quick answer to that question:  The "words" file was
derived from a dictionary and doesn't contain plural forms,
including irregular ones.  For example, it doesn't contain
the word "feet" either.

Of course, in order to be useful for spell checking, it would
make sense to add those words.

Best regards

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