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Why would a dictionary not have the word orka, rarefied in it?

Asked by flo (13313points) April 24th, 2017

It’s one of those major (in the top 5) dictionaries, (paper not online) from a decade or so ago. So, why wouldn’t it have those words?

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Tropical_Willie's avatar

Are you talking about ORCA Killer whales.

I find rarefied every where I look in dictionaries!

janbb's avatar

Or okra?

flo's avatar

Orka the whale.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

It is spelled Orca – - @flo.

flo's avatar

oh Thanks for the correction.
Interesting. They spell it wrong here.
I don’t know where else I saw that spelling before..

2davidc8's avatar

OK, but what is a rarefied orca?

ragingloli's avatar

That video was posted by a Dutch. They, correctly, spell it Orka.

kritiper's avatar

Rarified, in this case, might mean a old, rare spelling of “orca.”

LuckyGuy's avatar

Flip side of the coin. Years ago I noticed I had spelled a few words incorrectly in a document but my dictionary did not flag it.
Upon investigation I discovered my then 7 year old was adding words the spell checker had flagged because he “knew” his spelling was correct and they were wrong! Oy!

ragingloli's avatar

Reminds me of that Microsoft? chat AI that they trained using the internet.
The web raised it to be a vile Neonazi.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Yup @flo sounds like @LuckyGuy ‘s son was correcting the spellcheck.

flo's avatar

Ooops I posted the wrong tinyurl

@LuckyGuy This is when I wish English was a phonetic language.

Thanks everyone.

flo's avatar

@ragingloli You’re right, I see that a lot of the other images I clicked are not from English speaking countries.

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