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Re: misc/53432: "cactus" is not in /usr/share/dict/words

The following reply was made to PR misc/53432; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Steffen Nurpmeso <>
Subject: Re: misc/53432: "cactus" is not in /usr/share/dict/words
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2018 16:20:57 +0200

 David Holland wrote in <>:
  |From: David Holland <>
  |Subject: Re: misc/53432: "cactus" is not in /usr/share/dict/words
  |Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2018 06:38:35 +0000
  | On Sun, Jul 08, 2018 at 05:10:01AM +0000, Robert Elz wrote:
  |>| "cactus" is not in /usr/share/dict/words. It only has "cacti".
  |>  cactus might not be but Cactus is.
  | It appears that's there because it used to be a genus name, which has
  | apparently since been subdivided.
  | Wikipedia shows enough things named Cactus to leave it, though, so
  | I'll just add a lowercase version.
  | (software using the file should not be implicitly lowercasing words,
  | so both should be present when appropriate)
 There is also David Bowie:
   Tactful cactus
   by your window
   Will all the cacti
   find a home?
 |Der Kragenbaer,                The moon bear,
 |der holt sich munter           he cheerfully and one by one
 |einen nach dem anderen runter  wa.ks himself off
 |(By Robert Gernhardt)

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