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I understand that what's on screen or other authoritative production is what we go by in terms of the creation of articles. Well and good, but "humoral socket" [1] seems wrong in this context; it's "humeral", as in relating to the humerus. Was I right to make the amendment? Also I’m tremulously certain that "gleniod" is accurate from I've googled, but if anyone’s more sure pls let me know or amend--Archer4real 14:34, June 14, 2012 (UTC)

Our practice normally is to use the script spelling where possible, unless the spelling was depicted on screen. In this case, this article probably should be spelled how it is in the script, with a background note to the wikipedia article explaining that is the proper spelling. However, it might have been spelled that way to aid in pronunciation, so I'm not entirely sure how to proceed here. I'd probably favor the script spelling, but I won't fight to the death over it. :) 31dot 01:48, June 15, 2012 (UTC)
Though i respect the script writers for what they wrote, they shouldn't be treated as if they wrote they holy gospel and are completely infallable. The correct spelling should be used, with a note marking the incorrect script spelling. --Alan (talk) 00:36, February 15, 2019 (UTC)


31dot disagrees with you, and I think I do too. So now what?--Archer4real (talk) 14:44, February 17, 2019 (UTC)

More opinions might help? I submit to you that since common sense says this was a typo, we should correct it, as allowed by the common sense policy. -- Capricorn (talk) 05:11, February 18, 2019 (UTC)
31dot doesnt exactly disagree with me, since his comment precedes my own, but regardless, i think we are also overlooking a simple fact that above all, "Information from other valid resources can be used in an appendix section..." We already know, from common sense, how to spell the term in question, we even acknowledge that by defining the incorrectly spelled term with the definition for the correctly spelled equivalent. So as I said before, we can't simply roll over and play dumb because a writer forgot to use his spell check that day. Scripts are useful for spelling fictional words, but it comes across rather counterintuitive to use it for justifying the incorrect spelling of real words. (With the exception perhaps being to resolve the use of hyphens in compound words.) --Alan (talk) 14:45, February 18, 2019 (UTC)
Do we have a page or hidden category listing all these misspelled terms? --LauraCC (talk) 16:58, February 20, 2019 (UTC)
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