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Old 08-13-2019, 11:52 AM
Morgyn is offline
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Originally Posted by Acsenray View Post
I just have to ask. I don't know of anyone in the world actually named "Westley," as opposed to "Wesley," but I often see it spelled this way on the internets. I wonder what gives.
Confusing the name with Westley from The Princess Bride, maybe?

Actually, I have a vague recollection of people deliberately misspelling the name because they hated the character so much.

Which, damnit, was not Wil Wheaton's fault. The writers just didn't know what to do with the character, so he became the go-to for either doing really dumb things to get an episode started or really smart things to solve the episode's problem. Given what he had to work with, Wheaton did a decent job and could have done better, as is evidenced by his work in movies like Stand By Me or guest roles in other series like The Big Bang Theory or Criminal Minds.