Does Spelling Count?

Much to the chagrin of our favorite blog troll “DKMFAN” (hi Sean Mill!), Matt Cunningham and I are Facebook friends and we do carry on a combination of chatter and debate on our respective Facebook pages.  Lately, the conversation has to do with President Obama’s action (or inaction) in regards to Libya.

No regardless of whether or not you agree with the President’s policy in Libya, my pressing question is just how the heck do you properly spell the Libyan dictator’s name?

ABCNews has a list of 112 ways to do so.

Pick the one you like best:

  • Qaddafi, Muammar
  • Al-Gathafi, Muammar
  • al-Qadhafi, Muammar
  • Al Qathafi, Mu’ammar
  • Al Qathafi, Muammar
  • El Gaddafi, Moamar
  • El Kadhafi, Moammar
  • El Kazzafi, Moamer
  • El Qathafi, Mu’Ammar
  • Gadafi, Muammar
  • Gaddafi, Moamar
  • Gadhafi, Mo’ammar
  • Gathafi, Muammar
  • Ghadafi, Muammar
  • Ghaddafi, Muammar
  • Ghaddafy, Muammar
  • Gheddafi, Muammar
  • Gheddafi, Muhammar
  • Kadaffi, Momar
  • Kad’afi, Mu`amar al- 20
  • Kaddafi, Muamar
  • Kaddafi, Muammar
  • Kadhafi, Moammar
  • Kadhafi, Mouammar
  • Kazzafi, Moammar
  • Khadafy, Moammar
  • Khaddafi, Muammar
  • Moamar al-Gaddafi
  • Moamar el Gaddafi
  • Moamar El Kadhafi
  • Moamar Gaddafi
  • Moamer El Kazzafi
  • Mo’ammar el-Gadhafi
  • Moammar El Kadhafi
  • Mo’ammar Gadhafi
  • Moammar Kadhafi
  • Moammar Khadafy
  • Moammar Qudhafi
  • Mu`amar al-Kad’afi
  • Mu’amar al-Kadafi
  • Muamar Al-Kaddafi
  • Muamar Kaddafi
  • Muamer Gadafi
  • Muammar Al-Gathafi
  • Muammar al-Khaddafi
  • Mu’ammar al-Qadafi
  • Mu’ammar al-Qaddafi
  • Muammar al-Qadhafi
  • Mu’ammar al-Qadhdhafi
  • Mu`ammar al-QadhdhāfÄ« 50
  • Mu’ammar Al Qathafi
  • Muammar Al Qathafi
  • Muammar Gadafi
  • Muammar Gaddafi
  • Muammar Ghadafi
  • Muammar Ghaddafi
  • Muammar Ghaddafy
  • Muammar Gheddafi
  • Muammar Kaddafi
  • Muammar Khaddafi
  • Mu’ammar Qadafi
  • Muammar Qaddafi
  • Muammar Qadhafi
  • Mu’ammar Qadhdhafi
  • Muammar Quathafi
  • Mulazim Awwal Mu’ammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Qadhafi
  • Qadafi, Mu’ammar
  • Qadhafi, Muammar
  • QadhdhāfÄ«, Mu`ammar
  • Qathafi, Mu’Ammar el 70
  • Quathafi, Muammar
  • Qudhafi, Moammar
  • Moamar AI Kadafi
  • Maummar Gaddafi
  • Moamar Gadhafi
  • Moamer Gaddafi
  • Moamer Kadhafi
  • Moamma Gaddafi
  • Moammar Gaddafi
  • Moammar Gadhafi
  • Moammar Ghadafi
  • Moammar Khadaffy
  • Moammar Khaddafi
  • Moammar el Gadhafi
  • Moammer Gaddafi
  • Mouammer al Gaddafi
  • Muamar Gaddafi
  • Muammar Al Ghaddafi
  • Muammar Al Qaddafi
  • Muammar Al Qaddafi
  • Muammar El Qaddafi
  • Muammar Gadaffi
  • Muammar Gadafy
  • Muammar Gaddhafi
  • Muammar Gadhafi
  • Muammar Ghadaffi
  • Muammar Qadthafi
  • Muammar al Gaddafi
  • Muammar el Gaddafy
  • Muammar el Gaddafi
  • Muammar el Qaddafi
  • Muammer Gadaffi
  • Muammer Gaddafi
  • Mummar Gaddafi
  • Omar Al Qathafi
  • Omar Mouammer Al Gaddafi
  • Omar Muammar Al Ghaddafi
  • Omar Muammar Al Qaddafi
  • Omar Muammar Al Qathafi
  • Omar Muammar Gaddafi
  • Omar Muammar Ghaddafi
  • Omar al Ghaddafi

This is a long running joke and different media organizations have different spellings.  Can’t we decide on one?

  4 comments for “Does Spelling Count?

  1. kepdapeace
    March 17, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    My favorite way to pell it is, Terrorist Murderer.

  2. Advantage Title Flunky
    March 18, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    I would have dropped by sooner to tell you fellas that mother say’s its Mo’ammar Gadhafi, but I was out picking up a suit for my BFF Bobby Joyces arraignment on charges of robbing a wheel chair bound vet. Take my word on this. He’s as innocent as Sal Tinajero’s dad was of stealing those roosters, as innocent as Nativo Lopez being bat shit crazy and as innocent as Art Romo and Sana Ojeda of selling drugs to Santa Ana’s kids.

    All my friends are upstanding members of the community, just ask mother.

    (Comments intended as political satire and are protected as free speech-no imitation of an actual advantage title flunky, Santa Ana planning commissioner or his mother is implied)

  3. Sean's Mommy
    March 18, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    What my Boomerang son said. Look it up. Look up “power bottom” while you’re at it.

  4. Advantage Title Flunky
    March 19, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Mother, I’ll be home soon from OC Jail soon. Bobby Joyce says hi. I brought along Ted Moreno and he’s says the place has really changed since he was last here. Don’t forget that I’m doing the kiddie krawl at the LA Marathon tomorrow. You promised to help me carbo load by making me a plate of spaghetti-Os and sharing your case of Keystone Light. I’ve got a quick stop to make. Important Commissioner stuff. Love, your baby boy.

    (Comments intended as political satire and are protected as free speech-no imitation of an actual advantage title flunky, Santa Ana planning commissioner or his mother is implied)

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