In the ever-furious media quest for clicks, another pillar of journalism has crumbled: People keep spelling “wookiee” with only one e. Although at first brush “wookie” might appear to be the proper arrangement of letters — thanks to actual words “cookie” and “rookie” — it is wrong. That the right way to spell wookiee requires two es is demonstrated by no less an authority than StarWars.com’s Databank, where you can learn about famous wookiees such as Chewbacca, and the wonderfully onomatopoeic Wullffwarro.
Which of us media ewoks gets it right? Here are the publications, ranked unscientifically by Google search result for both “wookie” and “wookiee.”
The Associated Press has 0 wookiee to 1 wookie. Pro-wookiee ratio: 0.0. This is the best media organization, notwithstanding its scant coverage of Kashyyyk-based Star Wars sidekicks.