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[Thread begun by Enochf 19:36, 13 October 2006 (UTC)]

I don't know how many others do this, but the search feature is great for finding and eliminating typos. I've eliminated a handful, but a lot still remain.


Here's the idea. I'll list a typographical error, anybody can add to the list, and as soon as no articles contain that particular typo, it gets crossed out. Maybe this thread will die out in an hour, or maybe not. But as a suggestion, if you do find a typo, don't just fix it. Look to see if there are other instances, and if there are too many to fix, add it to the Hunt, and maybe other contributors can fix it in their spare time.

I guess we can also include the non-preferred British spellings here.

NOTE: Crossed-out words can and do reappear. Some of them are very common. In my experience, the most frequently recurring typo is "millenium" (comes back literally every two or three days and requires constant correcting, especially in the main character bios).

Typo listEdit

  1. abandonned (abandoned)
  2. abilty (ability)
  3. accidentaly (accidentally)
  4. accidently (accidentally)
  5. accomodate (accommodate)
  6. accomodation (accommodation)
  7. accomodations (accomodations)
  8. accross (across)
  9. activites (activities)
  10. adherance (adherence)
  11. agaisnt (against)
  12. aggresive (aggressive)
  13. agianst (against)
  14. aginst (against)
  15. agression (aggression)
  16. agressive (aggressive)
  17. agressively (aggressively)
  18. agressor (aggressor)
  19. alchoholic (alcoholic)
  20. Aldeeran (Alderaan)
  21. aliance (alliance)
  22. alledged (alleged)
  23. alligned (aligned)
  24. allready (already)
  25. allthough (although)
  26. alltogether (altogether)
  27. althought (although)
  28. amoung (among)
  29. annouced (announced)
  30. aparatus (apparatus)
  31. apearances (appearances)
  32. apparantly (apparently)
  33. appearence (appearances)
  34. appearences (appearances)
  35. apperances (appearances)
  36. aquire (acquire)
  37. aquired (acquired)
  38. aquiring (acquiring)
  39. artifical (artificial)
  40. artillary (artillery)
  41. assasain (assassin)
  42. assasin (assassin)
  43. assasination (assassination)
  44. assasinating (assassinating)
  45. assasinated (assassinated)
  46. assasinate (assassinate)
  47. assasins (assassins)
  48. assassain (assassin)
  49. assassaination (assassination)
  50. assualt (assault)
  51. attemped (attempted)
  52. auxillary (auxiliary)
  53. availible (available)
  54. batallion (battalion)
  55. battallion (battalion)
  56. becuase (because)
  57. begining (beginning)
  58. beleive (believe)
  59. beleived (believed)
  60. belived (believed)
  61. beseiged (besieged)
  62. betwen (between)
  63. bizzare (bizarre)
  64. Boussh (Boushh, although even official sources can't keep this one straight. One remaining, which is an image.)
  65. breif (brief)
  66. buisness (business)
  67. bureacracy (bureaucracy)
  68. C-3P0 (C-3PO)
  69. camoflage (camouflage)
  70. camoflauge (camouflage)
  71. captial (capital)
  72. catched (caught)
  73. charasmatic (charismatic)
  74. cheif (chief)
  75. civillian (civilian)
  76. civillians (civilians)
  77. comissioned (commissioned)
  78. comitted (committed)
  79. commisioned (commissioned)
  80. commited (committed)
  81. commmand (command)
  82. completly (completely)
  83. concieve (conceive)
  84. concieved (conceived)
  85. conjuction (conjunction)
  86. conotations (connotations)
  87. continous (continuous)
  88. controled (controlled)
  89. controling (controlling)
  90. cought (caught)
  91. councillor (councilor)
  92. crafts (plural does not have s, unless talking about arts and crafts)
  93. creatues (creatures)
  94. crusier (cruiser)
  95. curiousity (curiosity)
  96. decieve (deceive)
  97. decieved (deceived)
  98. definately (definitely)
  99. dependant (dependent)
  100. desparate (desperate)
  101. desparately (desperately)
  102. destory (destroy)
  103. develope (develop)
  104. devestated (devastated)
  105. devestating (devastating)
  106. devestation (devastation)
  107. dextrous (dexterous)
  108. diarmed (disarmed)
  109. disasterous (disastrous)
  110. duelled (dueled)
  111. duelling (dueling)
  112. embarass (embarrass)
  113. embarassed (embarrassed)
  114. embarassing (embarrassing)
  115. embarassment (embarrassment)
  116. embued (imbued)
  117. emited (emitted)
  118. emnity (enmity)
  119. emporer (emperor)
  120. enroute (en route)
  121. enviroment (environment)
  122. enviroments (environments)
  123. equiped (equipped)
  124. excercise (exercise)
  125. excercises (excercises)
  126. excecuter (executor)
  127. exept (except)
  128. existance (existence)
  129. extremly (extremely)
  130. familes (families)
  131. faught (fought)
  132. feild (field)
  133. fiance (fiancé for male or fiancée for female, usually fiancée is intended)
  134. fledgeling (fledgling)
  135. forsaw (foresaw)
  136. forsee (foresee)
  137. forseen (foreseen)
  138. fortunatly (fortunately)
  139. frieghter (freighter)
  140. frieghters (freighters)
  141. fufill (fulfill)
  142. fulfil (fulfill)
  143. fullfill (fulfill)
  144. galatic (galactic)
  145. goverment (government)
  146. grandaughter (granddaughter)
  147. grap (grab)
  148. grapped (grabbed)
  149. graps (grabs)
  150. gaurded (guarded)
  151. gruelling (gruelling)
  152. headquaters (headquarters)
  153. heros (heroes)
  154. human (Human)
  155. illegaly (illegally)
  156. Illum (Ilum)
  157. immediatly (immediately)
  158. immitate (imitate)
  159. immitated (immitated)
  160. immitating (immitating)
  161. inaccessable (inaccessible)
  162. inadvertantly (inadvertently)
  163. inbetween (in between)
  164. indefinately (indefinitely)
  165. indepedent (independent)
  166. independant (independent)
  167. independantly (independently)
  168. infact (in fact)
  169. infared (infrared)
  170. infermary (infirmary)
  171. inflitrated (infiltrated)
  172. infomation (information)
  173. infrarred (infrared)
  174. inhabitated (inhabited)
  175. iniative (initiative)
  176. inital (initial)
  177. initally (initially)
  178. invovled (involved)
  179. Januray (January)
  180. labelled (labeled)
  181. langauge (language)
  182. layed (context could call for "lay," which is past tense of "lie," or "laid")
  183. lept (leapt)
  184. letal (lethal)
  185. liason (liaison)
  186. maintainance (maintenance)
  187. manafactured (manufactured)
  188. manuever (maneuvered)
  189. manueverability (maneuverability)
  190. manueverable (maneuverable)
  191. manuevering (maneuvering)
  192. manuevers (maneuvers)
  193. manuevrability (maneuverability)
  194. manufacter (manufacturer)
  195. manuver (maneuver)
  196. manuverability (maneuverability)
  197. manuverable (maneuverable)
  198. martialled (i.e., court-martialed)
  199. matriarchial (matriarchal)
  200. memebers (members)
  201. mercanaries (mercenaries)
  202. mercanary (mercenary)
  203. metalic (metallic)
  204. milita (militia)
  205. millenia (millennia)
  206. millenium (millennium)
  207. miltary (militiary)
  208. miscellania (miscellanea)
  209. missle (missile)
  210. missles (missiles)
  211. moreso (more so)
  212. mucous (mucus; note: do not change if used in phrase "mucous membrane" or if used as an adjective)
  213. neccessary (necessary)
  214. noteable (notable)
  215. noticable (noticeable)
  216. noticably (noticeably)
  217. occassion (occasion)
  218. occassionally (occasionally)
  219. occassions (occasions)
  220. occured (occurred)
  221. occurence (occurrence)
  222. occurences (occurrences)
  223. occuring (occurring)
  224. offical (official)
  225. offically (officially)
  226. officals (officials)
  227. oponents (opponents)
  228. oppurtunity (opportunity)
  229. orbitted (orbited)
  230. orbitting (orbiting)
  231. orginally (originally)
  232. particuarly (particularly)
  233. particpate (participate)
  234. particpated (participated)
  235. particpates (participates)
  236. passangers (passengers)
  237. paticular (particular)
  238. patroled (patrolled)
  239. patroling (patrolling)
  240. payed (paid)
  241. percieved (perceived)
  242. perimiter (perimeter)
  243. persistant (persistent)
  244. personel (personnel)
  245. personnal (personal)
  246. persue (pursue)
  247. persued (pursued)
  248. persuing (pursuing)
  249. posessed (possessed)
  250. posesses (possesses)
  251. posession (possession)
  252. posessions (possessions)
  253. posses (possess)
  254. possesed (possessed)
  255. possesion (possession)
  256. possesions (possessions)
  257. possibile (possible)
  258. predecesor (predecessor)
  259. prefered (preferred)
  260. preperation (preparation)
  261. prescence (presence)
  262. presense (presence)
  263. primarly (primarily)
  264. proceded (proceeded)
  265. propoganda (propaganda)
  266. publically (publicly)
  267. R22-D2 (R2-D2)
  268. recieve (received)
  269. recieved (received. Reappears very frequently)
  270. reciever (receiver)
  271. recievers (receivers)
  272. recieves (receives)
  273. recieving (receiving)
  274. reconaissance (reconnaissance)
  275. reconnaisance (reconnaissance)
  276. refered (referred)
  277. refering (referring)
  278. reknowned (renowned)
  279. reminicent (reminiscent)
  280. rendevous (rendezvous)
  281. renowed (renowned)
  282. reponse (response)
  283. reponsible (responsible)
  284. reptillian (reptilian)
  285. republc (Republic)
  286. resemblence (resemblance)
  287. resistence (resistance)
  288. responsable (responsible)
  289. resuce (rescue)
  290. revelled (reveled is the American spelling)
  291. sabaac (sabacc)
  292. sabatoge (sabotage)
  293. sabatoged (sabotaged)
  294. sacrelige (sacrilege)
  295. scences (could be "senses," but almost always this is a misspell of "behind the scenes")
  296. seeked (sought)
  297. seige (siege. One instance left--please do not change)
  298. seiges (sieges)
  299. seperate (separate)
  300. seperated (separated)
  301. seperately (separately)
  302. seperates (separates)
  303. seperating (separating)
  304. seperation (separation)
  305. seperatist [1] "seperatist" is a redirect, so it can be hard to search, this link works
  306. seperatists (separatists)
  307. severly (severely)
  308. sieze (seize)
  309. siezed (seized)
  310. siezing (seizing)
  311. similiar (similar)
  312. solider (Check context to make sure "soldier" is intended. Could also be solder, solid, etc.)
  313. soliders (Check context to make sure "soldiers" is intended. Could also be solders, solids, etc.)
  314. souces (sources)
  315. speach (speech)
  316. submited (submitted)
  317. subsidary (subsidiary)
  318. succeded (succeded)
  319. succes (success)
  320. succesful (successful)
  321. succesfully (successfully)
  322. suceed (succeed)
  323. suceeded (succeeded)
  324. sucess (success)
  325. sucessful (successful)
  326. sucessfully (successfully)
  327. sucessor (successor)
  328. sufferred (suffered)
  329. sufficent (sufficient)
  330. sufficently (sufficiently)
  331. supress (suppress)
  332. suprise (suprise)
  333. suprised (suprised)
  334. surrended (surrendered)
  335. surveillence (surveillance)
  336. sytem (system)
  337. sytems (systems)
  338. tendancies (tendencies)
  339. tendancy (tendency)
  340. targetted (targeted)
  341. tempermental (temperamental)
  342. terrestial (terrestrial)
  343. theif (thief)
  344. theives (thieves)
  345. themself</s) (themselves)
  346. <s>thier (their)
  347. thoughout (throughout)
  348. Thracken (Thrackan Sal-Solo, sometimes this typo appears in print too) all gone, except for one from a publisher's summary which has a [sic] after it
  349. threatend (threatened)
  350. throught (Could be through, thought etc.
  351. thrusted (thrust)
  352. topedos (torpedoes)
  353. tranceiver (transceiver)
  354. transciever (transceiver)
  355. transfered (transferred)
  356. transfering (transferring)
  357. transmited (transmitted)
  358. transporation (transportation)
  359. travelled (traveled)
  360. tyrrany (tyranny)
  361. uknown (unknown)
  362. unbeknowest (unbeknownst)
  363. unbeknowst (unbeknownst. This one reappears every now and then. Check often.)
  364. unforseen (unforeseen)
  365. unfortunatly (unforunately)
  366. unkown (unknown)
  367. unoffical (unofficial)
  368. unsuccesful (unsuccessful)
  369. unwieldly (unwieldy)
  370. usally (usually)
  371. vaccum (vacuum)
  372. villian (villain)
  373. vincinity (vicinity)
  374. weaponary (weaponry)
  375. weilded (wielded)
  376. weilding (wieding)
  377. Wessell (Zam Wesell)
  378. wherabouts (whereabouts)
  379. withdrawl (withdrawal)

British spellingsEdit

  • I consider this optional, though I personally find the "ise" in place of "ize" distracting
  1. armour
  2. armouring
  3. armourless
  4. armours
  5. armoury
  6. centre (some are appropriate)
  7. centred
  8. centres
  9. centring
  10. civilisation (none found now, 9/4/2006)
  11. colour
  12. coloured (remaining spelling is encoded into an image)
  13. colouring
  14. colours
  15. counsellor (counselor)
  16. defence (defense) (Some in image filenames)
  17. defences
  18. favour
  19. favours
  20. grey (note: some names are spelled this way, like Grey DeLisle & Ottegru Grey)
  21. harboured
  22. honour
  23. kilometre
  24. kilometres
  25. manoeuvrability
  26. metre
  27. metres
  28. neighbour
  29. neighbouring
  30. neighbours
  31. organisation
  32. organisations
  33. practised
  34. realise
  35. realised
  36. realising
  37. recognise
  38. recognised
  39. recognises
  40. recognising
  41. rumour
  42. rumoured
  43. rumours
  44. sympathiser
  45. targetting
  46. terrorise
  47. terrorised
  48. terrorising
  49. travelled
  50. traveller(s) (got all except for in article names)
  51. travelling (many are direct from sources)
  52. whilst

Improper compound wordsEdit

  • Words that should be hyphenated or separated, also optional. Science fiction often invents words like this, so it's more of a stylistic thing than an error
  1. commlink (preferred Star Wars spelling is comlink)
  2. crashland
  3. crashlanded
  4. crashlanding
  5. crashlands
  6. darkside ("darkside" is a redirect, can be hard to search, here's a link: [2]) (some are correct)
  7. darksider(s) (Got all but ones in quote and publisher's summary)
  8. homeplanet (Went through and did this one again - a few changes needed to be made.)
  9. plantlife
  10. shortlived
  11. wartorn (should be hyphenated) (Didn't find any.)
  12. taskforce should be task force, found a lot of instances and could fix many of them except for those pages that are protected (Luke Skywalker and Commander) and where taskforce was the original way of spelling (HoloNet thingy).


  • You might want to check Wookieepedia:List of common misspellings too. Have fun. :-P -- I need a name (Complain here) 19:04, 13 October 2006 (UTC)
    • I didn't find feild anywhere, so I deleted it. Chack Jadson 19:22, 13 October 2006 (UTC)
      • There's one result for seige but don't delete it because it was done on purpose. Chack Jadson 21:24, 14 October 2006 (UTC)
  • I made some progress on "seperate", but that is one heck of a widespread typo. Havac 07:04, 15 October 2006 (UTC)
  • P.S. valid point: "duelled"/"duelling" are not incorrect. My spell-check hiccoughs at them, and yours probably does too, but you'll find the alternative in the dictionary as acceptable; however, the one L is listed first as preferred. Same with the "travel" variations. The spelling "Traveller," especially is very common in titles and shouldn't be changed.
    • I thought my search showed a title with Duelling but maybe it wasn't media title. Thanks for getting those. -Fnlayson 00:30, 16 October 2006 (UTC)
      • Those spellings are archaic. The one-l form is now standard and should be used. Havac 02:36, 16 October 2006 (UTC)
  • Anybody have an opinion on ‘darkside’ and ‘homeplanet’ as one word? I put a space in between when I encounter them, personally, but I'm not sure if there's any official ’pedia stance on these two. My position is homeworld is one word, home planet is two. Enochf 21:25, 16 October 2006 (UTC)
    • dark side of the force article serves as an example for dark side at least. I would generally add a space for those. -Fnlayson 21:49, 16 October 2006 (UTC)
      • Added Darksider. I think the article Darksider should be moved/renamed to Dark-sider or Dark sider as well. Anybody have a problem with that? -Fnlayson 18:45, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
  • Wow, this is impressive --Eyrezer 08:57, 17 October 2006 (UTC)
  • I unprotected Ship classification, so go ahead and do your stuff on that one. --Imp 23:10, 18 October 2006 (UTC)
  • No "throughout" misspells? Hmm. Weird. Somebody must've fixed them and not updated the file. I don't add typos to the list unless I find at least three instances. Enochf 18:26, 22 October 2006 (UTC)
  • "Blond" and "blonde" are getting mixed up. It seems most people use blonde, but both are correct. In fact, "blond" generally refers to males, and "blonde" (with an 'e') to females. --Xwing328(Talk) 01:03, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
  • I can't keep up with you guys! ^_^ I add a typo to the list, and two minutes later it's gone. Enochf 19:05, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
  • 'Travelling' is going to be hard to remove because it's attributed to The Travelling Jindas article.--Ranat 23 22:36, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
    • Yeah, we shouldn't ever change titles. Just make a note that there's two, three, however remaining instances, and that they're OK, then cross it out, I guess. I've already gotten in trouble for editing text that turns out to be verbatim off a dusk jacket or something, and the typo was in the original (seems to me they should've put a (sic) note there, but oh well) Enochf 22:42, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
      • Actually, if you come across something like that, you probably should put the [sic] in there. jSarek 00:27, 24 October 2006 (UTC)
        • The 2 L spellings are archaic and not preferred, but are listed as alternate spellings in dictionaries. -Fnlayson 03:22, 24 October 2006 (UTC)
          • I did most of the British spelling hunts some months ago. Don't be surprised if you haven't found many instances. - TopAce 09:54, 30 October 2006 (UTC)
  • I've checked paper dictionaries on "dextrous/dexterous", and they appear to indicate that it's a matter of personal preference, rather than an American-British thing. Given that it's pronounced without the extra e, is there any danger in us settling on dextrous instead of dexterous? Cortle Steeze 22:50, 24 December 2006 (UTC)
    • Hmm, yeah, my dictionary indicates "dextrous" as a variant of "dexterous"... and I know my spell-check hiccoughs at "dextrous." I'd say since with an E is preferred, we should try to standardize, with the understanding that the no E spelling is apparently acceptable. Enochf 23:15, 24 December 2006 (UTC)
  • One thing that makes me mad is the common misuse of the apostrophe. I'm not immune to it myself, but what I'm talking about is elementary stuff; things like using an apostrophe to denote plurals (e.g., "weapons's manufacturers", "imperial entanglement's", "death star's" [when referring to both Death Stars] and the like). I've corrected a couple and will keep it up as I see them. A good technique to find pages to typo-hunt is to keep hitting the "Random Article" link.--Goodwood 04:37, 25 December 2006 (UTC)
    • quite alot of the words there are just different spellings, so look things up before you type them as a "mispelling", and there are british wookieepedia members, so why have a problem with their spellings, after all they did create english. Unsigned comment by DeathFromBelow (talk • contribs).
      • First, please sign your comments by typing four tildes like so: ~~~~ As this was started as an American English wiki, the British spellings are not preferred. However, they are optional, and it is not required that they be changed. —Xwing328(Talk) 20:15, 18 January 2007 (UTC)
        • And P.S., it's "a lot," not "alot," Mr. Look Things Up. Enochf 21:15, 18 January 2007 (UTC)
  • Any chance of getting the Search feature for Wookieepedia to be capitalization specific? If someone is doing a search to correct human to Human, doing a search for "human" with a small h also pulls all the results of the word with a capital H. - JMAS 19:19, 3 March 2007 (UTC)
    • That would help tracking down jedi, sith, and padawan, too. Unfortunately, that's not the case - TopAce 19:20, 3 March 2007 (UTC)
  • What's the proper spelling for "Dreadnaught/Dreadnought?" It's used both ways many times--Ryluk Shouja(Bounty Hunters Guild)11:01, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

A good place to systematically check for typos, (but only those that are redlinks), is at Special:Wantedpages. ~ Jaywin

  • They are used interchangeably in the books; the only difference between the two is that "dreadnaught" is the American spelling, and "dreadnought" is the British spelling. I was just wondering if we had any policy about preferred spelling of the word. And yes, JMAS, currently that is how they are being used. --Ryluk Shouja(Bounty Hunters Guild)07:00, 7 March 2007 (UTC)
    • The reason that that's how they're being used is that's how the Star Wars folk are using them. The Dreadnaught Heavy Cruisers are uniformly spelled with an "a," while the use of Dreadnought as a descriptor (e.g. the aforementioned Star Dreadnought usage) is spelled with an "o" in the sources. jSarek 12:53, 7 March 2007 (UTC)
  • Note:if you click "search" instead of "go" or just hitting "enter" on the keyboard, it looks for mentions of that word instead of articles. ----Ryluk Shouja(Bounty Hunters Guild)11:14, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

I've added civilisation and travelled to the list. I've seen them in quite a few articles. While the first is not overly significant, the second is such. Master Aban Fiolli (Alpheridies University ComNet) NR Seal 19:10, 2 September 2007 (UTC)

  • I fixed travelled (even though it is a Brittish spelling). Micah Giett 01:03, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

'Taskforce' occurs so many times because it is part of an infobox. First of all, that infobox template should be changed. Domlith 16:39, 2 December 2007 (UTC)

I found a typo yesterday, at the varactyl page. There stood "panting" except for "painting" - Upaw -Upaw

I taken a hell of a long time (2 hrs), but I've given correct spellings for all of the typos in the first section. I've verified every one on Hope you find it useful. Soresumakashi 11:48, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

I've also added a few new typos and taken some incorrect ones out. Some are now hyperlinked as well. Soresumakashi 11:50, 30 May 2008 (UTC)

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