NetHack demands accurate spelling skills of its users most of the time, but occasionally it can be forgiving. For example, typing "grey dragon scale mail" (like one would do in the UK) and "gray dragon scale mail" (the US spelling) when prompted for a wish will yield the same item. There are several other items which will admit varied spellings[1]:

The plural of some entities of non-English or unusual origin is the same as the singular[2]:


  1. objnam.c#struct_alt_spellings
  2. objnam.c#line1328

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