Over the weekend, Allied Forces (America, #@$% yeah!) went bombs away on Libya in an effort to squeeze out a surrender from
Libya-anese? Libyan dictator General Muammar Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi. While the bombings continue, the endgame looks to be within reach. It’s only a matter of days before Tripoli will be overtaken by rebel forces, bringing an end to Gaddafi’s military regime. So, the big question isn’t whether Gaddafi will surrender…
No, it’s how do you spell his goddamn name?
The Library of Congress prefers spelling it “Muammar Qaddafi“. Hillary Clinton of the U.S. Department of State uses “Mu’ammar Al-Qadhafi“, although the White House and the New York Times both choose to spell it “Muammar el-Qaddafi“. Ask the Chicago Tribune or the Los Angeles Times and they’ll tell you it’s “Moammar Kadafi“. “Muammar Gaddafi” is the spelling used by TIME magazine, and BBC News. While the Associated Press, MSNBC, and CNN like to use “Moammar Gadhafi“. FOX News likes its versatility using both “Qaddafi” and “Gadhafi” — in the same article!
My brain just did this: