My computer helpfully comes with the file /usr/share/dict/propernames, a list of proper names that can be used for spellchecking. Consider my surprise at the following interaction:
rfk@mango ~ $ rfk@mango ~ $ wc -l /usr/share/dict/propernames 1516 /usr/share/dict/propernames rfk@mango ~ $ grep 'Ragnar' /usr/share/dict/propernames Ragnar rfk@mango ~ $ grep 'Rainer' /usr/share/dict/propernames Rainer rfk@mango ~ $ grep 'Reinhard' /usr/share/dict/propernames Reinhard rfk@mango ~ $ grep 'Rodent' /usr/share/dict/propernames Rodent rfk@mango ~ $ grep 'Ryan' /usr/share/dict/propernames rfk@mango ~ $
One thousand, five hundred and sixteen names and "Ryan" still doesnt make the cut. To whom should I submit this travesty of a bug??
Well, at least I can take solace in the relative availability of "Ryan" mugs and keyrings throughout Australia...