Bad word list

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A bad word list (BWL) is a list of words compiled by Distributed Proofreaders that are flagged in WordCheck.


Bad word lists are one of two types of word lists used in WordCheck.

WHY words are on a Bad Word List

Being on a bad word list does not mean that the word does not appear in the project's page images. These words are flagged in the WordCheck utility to draw the proofer's closer examination for one of a number of reasons:

Types of Bad Word Lists

There are two types of bad word lists:

See also

For more information, see good word list, Proofing Advice and the WordCheck FAQ.