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Old 08-26-2011, 11:01 AM
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Spelling of the erstwhile Libyan Leaders name

25 years ago Cecil attempted to explain one of the mysteries of our time; how to spell. Gadhafi /Qaddafhi/ Khadaffis name.

Now as his passport has been discovered, should'nt that controversy end?








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He spells it Gathafi
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Old 08-26-2011, 11:02 AM
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Ok, I managed to get the title screwed up. Please mods fix!
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:52 PM
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I don't know that he was consistent in the transliteration.

It was spelled "Khadafy" by the Chicago Tribune and other newspapers until 1986, when the Libyan leader wrote a letter to a third-grade class in suburban Chicago, and signed his name in Roman characters as "Moammar El-Gadhafi." The story was covered in the Tribune on May 22, 1986, and an accompanying sidebar explained that the the paper, now having evidence of the man's own preference for transliteration, would begin using "Gadhafi."
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Old 09-01-2011, 07:47 PM
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[QUOTE=AK84;14186377]25 years ago Cecil attempted to explain one of the mysteries of our time; how to spell. Gadhafi /Qaddafhi/ Khadaffis name.

His name is now spelled "M--U--D".
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