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Somehow, the word procede has made its way into my OS X system as a correctly spelled word. If I type it in Text Edit, BBEdit, or Mail, the spell checker will not mark it with red underlines.

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How can I fix this? That is, how can I have my system correctly flag this word as incorrect spelled? The word does not appear in my

~/Library/Spelling/LocalDictionary

file. My system has no files in

/Library/Spelling

I've stared at the spelling and grammar options in multiple applications and don't see any obvious ways to tell the system to remove a word from the dictionary.

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Whilst many words are in ~/Library/Spelling/LocalDictionary, there's also words contained in the localisation that you are currently in, such as en or en_GB.

Try looking in such files for the word. You can find which file it's in using the following Terminal command:

grep -lr "procede" ~/Library/Spelling/
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+1 for good information, but it doesn't solve my specific problem. Also — it seems like there should be a UI for this. – Alan Storm Dec 18 '13 at 21:20

I'm still not sure what the ultimate reason for this is, but I was able to fix this problem by going to

Edit -> Spelling -> Show Spelling Panel

and changing the selected dictionary from Automatic By Language to U.S. English.

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