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'box' missing from web2?

From: Chris Morris
Subject: 'box' missing from web2?
Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2011 17:18:32 -0800


I find this to be a truly strange email to be writing, and even as I write it, 
I am questioning my understanding of the /usr/share/dict files (the location on 
my Mac OS 10.6 system).

I have always used these files as a quick way to grep for the spelling of a 
word, and today, I discovered that the word "box" does not appear in any of 
these files.  

I just downloaded the 1.4.2 files from here: 
http://directory.fsf.org/project/miscfiles/ and confirmed that the word still 
does not appear.  There are a ton of variations of the word, like 'boxy', 
'boxcar', 'boxer', etc ... but no 'box'.

Am I missing something here, or should this word be present.  

I posted my findings here:


I am sorry for taking your time with this.  I just found this to be a bit 
surprising and disturbing.



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