Collaborative word-exclusion list for Word
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Excluded word
(in alphabetical order, please)
Example lookalike word (that you’re trying to preserve in favor of the excluded word)Added byDate addedOther notes
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alrightall rightAshley Bischoff2017-07-04
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assesassessAshley Bischoff2017-07-04
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backwardsbackward [or the opposite if one were to be editing BrE]Ashley Bischoff2017-07-04
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barleybarelyJerry Kindall2017-08-23
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boarderborderJerry Kindall2017-07-13
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briningbringingAshley Bischoff2017-07-04
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bustybusyAshley Bischoff2017-07-04
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buttbutJerry Kindall2017-07-11
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clothsclothesJerry Kindall2017-07-11
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costumercustomerJerry Kindall2017-07-18
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cratecreateJerry Kindall2017-08-22
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CupertinocooperationJerry Kindall2017-07-11https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cupertino_effect
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c***countJerry Kindall2017-07-26
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defiantlydefinitelyJerry Kindall2017-07-11for when "definately" autocorrects to "defiantly"
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clodcoldJerry Kindall2017-07-11
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delverdeliverAshley Bischoff2017-07-04
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discusdiscussAshley Bischoff2017-07-04
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dongdoingJerry Kindall2017-07-13
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elfselfJerry Kindall2017-08-23
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fiendfriendJerry Kindall2017-07-11
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frimfirmPatty Boyd2017-10-20
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frofor, from, formAshley Bischoff2017-07-04
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gaffgaffeJerry Kindall2017-07-11
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greygray [or the opposite if one were to be editing BrE]Ashley Bischoff2017-07-04
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HardonHadronMike Pope2017-07-04
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hartheartJerry Kindall2017-07-11
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hellhe'llJerry Kindall2017-07-26
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heroinheroineJerry Kindall2017-07-11
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HIPPAHIPAAJerry Kindall2017-07-11
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impotentimportantAshley Bischoff2017-07-04
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lighteninglightningJerry Kindall2017-08-11
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mangermanagerAshley Bischoff2017-07-04
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mangers[same]Ashley Bischoff2017-07-04
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manger's[same]Ashley Bischoff2017-07-04
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mangers'[same]Ashley Bischoff2017-07-04
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massagemessageMededitor2017-07-04
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metingmeetingJerry Kindall2017-07-19
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palaceplaceJerry Kindall2017-07-19
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penispen isJerry Kindall2017-07-11
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positonposition (or positron, if you're editing a physics paper)Jerry Kindall2017-07-11
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potionportionAshley Bischoff2017-07-04
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preform, preformed, preformingperform, performed, performingPatty Boyd2017-11-17
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pubicpublicAshley Bischoff2017-07-04
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PubicPublic [because Word’s exclusion list is case sensitive]Ashley Bischoff2017-07-04
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sexsixJerry Kindall2017-07-11
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shitshin, ship, shot, shiftMededitor2017-07-04
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siliconesiliconJerry Kindall2017-07-11or vice versa depending on topic
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soldersoldierJerry Kindall2017-07-11
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solidersoldierJames Gallagher2017-07-07
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statuestatuteJerry Kindall2017-07-25For legal topics
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theethese, the, threePatty Boyd2017-07-14
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titbut it (if AU mistyped the space, it could become “bu tit”)Ashley Bischoff2017-07-04
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towardstoward [or the opposite if one were to be editing BrE]Ashley Bischoff2017-07-04
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trailtrialJerry Kindall2017-07-11
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treatthreatJerry Kindall2017-07-11
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UntiedUnited, UntitledPatty Boyd2017-07-06
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utilizeuse [as a stuffiness canary]Ashley Bischoff2017-07-04
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walewhale, wailJerry Kindall2017-07-26
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wetherweather, whetherAshley Bischoff2017-07-04
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wenwhenJerry Kindall2017-07-26
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whitwhite, witJerry Kindall2017-07-11
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wilewhileJerry Kindall2017-07-26
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wontwon'tJerry Kindall2017-07-19
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A big list of homophones that may give you further ideas:https://www.cooper.com/alan/homonym_list.html?
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Sets of comonly-confused words to serve as furher fodder:http://grammar.yourdictionary.com/style-and-usage/commonly-confused-words.html
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See also the third sheet for tips on how to use this list ⤵
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