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        american-english - a list of English words


        /usr/share/dict/american-english  is  an  ASCII  file which contains an
        alphabetic list of words, one per line.


        There may be any number of word lists in  /usr/share/dict/.   /etc/dic‐
        tionaries-common/words  is  a  symbolic  link  to  the currently-chosen
        /usr/share/dict/<language> file.  /usr/share/dict/words is  a  symbolic
        link  to /etc/dictionaries-common/words, and is the name by which other
        software should refer to the system  word  list.   See  select-default-
wordlist(8) for more information, and/or to change the currently-chosen
        word list.
        The directory /usr/share/dict can contain  word  lists  for  many  lan‐
        guages,    with    name    of    the   language   in   English,   e.g.,
        /usr/share/dict/french and /usr/share/dict/danish contain  respectively
        lists  of  French and Danish words if they exist.  Such lists should be
        coded using the ISO 8859-1 character set encoding.
select-default-wordlist(8),  and  the  Filesystem  Hierarchy


        The  words lists are not specific, and may be generated from any number
        of sources.
        The system word list used to be  /usr/dict/words.   For  compatibility,
        software  should  check that location if /usr/share/dict/words does not


        Word lists are collected and maintained by various authors.  The Debian
        English  word  lists  are built from the SCOWL (Spell- Checker Oriented
        Word Lists) package, whose upstream  editor  is  Kevin  Atkinson  <kev‐


What does Ubuntu mean?
Ubuntu is an African word meaning 'Humanity to others', or 'I am what I am because of who we all are'. The Ubuntu distribution brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the software world.