I’ve never been a great speller and it’s especially difficult for me to catch typos in my own writing. Unfortunately, I’ve noticed that Apple’s built-in spell catcher has been failing me more often in El Capitan.
Recently in a post I used the word “amaizing” instead of “amazing” and the built-in spell check didn’t catch it as an error.
Since this was happening more often, I did a little digging I discovered that “amaizing” is the title of Track 4 on a Kanye West album, at least according to Spotlight. Perhaps Spotlight is pulling from a typo in the meta data or perhaps Kanye uses a non-traditional spelling. Either way, the web is full of typos and mistakes and that could be causing you issues.
This Apple Support Article on Look up words and El Capitan offered some guidance and clues for a fix. First, I turned off Wikipedia as a source in the preferences in Apple’s Dictionary App.
Next, I turned off “Allow Spotlight Suggestions in Look up” in the Spotlight System Preferences.
Hopefully these two changes will help avoid (some) future embarrassment by pulling look up information from only standard dictionaries.