Libyan Dictator: What is the correct spelling of his name?

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Libyan Dictator: What is the correct spelling of his name?

Post by rogerwimmer » Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:18 pm

Doc: When reading the news every day for the past several weeks, I have seen the Libyan dictator's name spelled about 10 different ways . . . Gadafi, Gaddafi, Kadafi, and so on. Do you know the correct spelling of his name? - Anonymous

Anon: Interesting question for which I have no specific answer. However, if you read this short article published in 2009, you'll see why I'm also confused – click here.

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