Kaddafi, Gaddafi, or Qaddafi?

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    So, what's with the constant changing of the spelling of his name?

    Gaddafi? Kadafi? Qaddafi? What's the correct spelling? - CSMonitor.com

    And for that matter, why is Koran now spelled Quran? Moslem has turned into Muslim.

    Who initiated these changes? Obviously, the older versions smack of political incorrectness, racism, and intolerance, right? ;)
     
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    Hell, I thought it was Gadhafi.

    However you spell it, the pronouncation is "motherfucker".
     
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    Gazunheit !
     
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    The NY Post spells it "Khadafi" and sometimes "Khadafy". Nj Newsroom spells it "Gadhafi"

    Libya owns a 5 acre estate in Englewood NJ. There's speculation he could flee there. Oh brother.

    Will Gaddafi flee Libya for Englewood, N.J.? | International | NewJerseyNewsroom.com -- Your State. Your News.
     
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    They change the spelling for the west. Kind of like Mao Zedong is western Chinese. The Chinese changed a lot of their spelling for western civilization. Us Americans can't handle their spelling. Of course when they come here, we don't show them the same courtesy.
     
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    Well, to be fair, there's no one to one, character to letter "translation" for the idiographic languages in English, Lulu.
     
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    Holy shit.
     
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    al Qaeda... al Qaida...

    :)

    peace...
     
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    Personally, who the fuck cares??
     
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    It's probably like when (41) would mispronounce "Saddam"...

    It's probably Insulting to them.

    :)

    peace...
     

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