MacOS – How to permanently delete text substitutions


How do I permanently delete text substitutions from System Preferences > Keyboard > Text. I have deleted them several times using the (-) key, but they annoyingly reincarnate themselves after a restart.

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  • I have experienced this myself since OS X 10.10.1 and since iOS 8.1.x. I think it is an iCloud syncing bug. Old deleted entries return. Duplicates get created. I haven't attempted to, but I believe the only solution is to contact Apple support. Or wait for it to hopefully resolve itself.