Wednesday, February 23, 2011

How Do You Spell "Ruthless, Demented Autocrat?"

By the way, somebody asked why I spelled Gadhafi's name as "Qadaffy." It turns out that reporters once asked him what the preferred spelling of his name should be in the Roman alphabet. He replied that he didn't give a damn, and people could spell it any way they pleased. So, as I explained in a Boomerang footnote, I made up my own spelling, Qadaffy, as in Daffy Duck.

ABC news has compiled some 112 different variations of the name, but mine is not among them, so that makes 113. But any way you spell it, he's got to go.

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