WHATS IN A NAME? KADHAFI’S, GADDAFI, GADHAFI, KHADDAFI, EL-GADHAFI, AL GATHAFI?

Panga Management has the most endearing little problem with spelling, more to the point, it’s fair to assert PM kinda can’t spell. PM is not ashamed to admit that PM main lines the medicinal loving touch of spell check 40 times a day and sometimes even that does not combat the spelling mistake pain. So it was not the least bit surprising, that when PM typed Gaddafi’s name, it got that thin- red –wiggly- line underneath, you know the one that draws your attention to your spelling fuck- ups.

What was surprising however is that when PM attempted to ascertain the correct spelling by Googling, the only thing that became clear is that nobody spells it right, or maybe PM will be diplomatic and say that everyone spells it differently .  PM found more variations to the spelling of his name than spices in a Brijani. FYI there are a number of variations to the spelling of Brijani too.  Anyway back to the point, PM has examples ; Moamer Kadhafi ,Muammar Gaddafi, Moammar Gadhafi, Muammar Khaddafi, Moammar El-Gadhafi, Muammar Al Gathafi and PM’ s personal favourite Asshole -Colonel Gaddafi.

PM could not resist this close up! Photo credit (Reuters: Antony Njuguna)

So PM did a bit more research and came across the below “facts” and cut and pasted them from Wikipedia.

An article published in the London Evening Standard in 2004 lists a total of 37 spellings of his name, while a 1986 column by The Straight Dope quotes a list of 32 spellings known at the Library of Congress.[178] ABC made a post on its blog identifying 112 possible spellings.[179]

So there you have it…….. what PM wants to know is how does he spell his own name in English? cause until such a time as he personally corrects PM, PM is going to continue spelling his name Asshole- Colonel Gaddafi

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