Thursday, February 5, 2009

The Man of Many Names Has a Website

His Arabic name is romanised as "Mu'ammar Al-Qadhafi," according to the U.S. Department of State, but other organizations tranliterate it in different ways. Many different ways. The U.S. Library of Congress lists 53 variations on the spelling of his name (see below).

But I have just discovered the true spelling direct from the clotheshorse's mouth. It turns out he is actually Brother Leader "Al Gathafi," and he has lots of weighty things to say at Al Gathafi Speaks.

Here are the spelling variations listed in the Library of Congress's Name Authority Record for the Brother Leader:

Gadhafi, Moammar
Kaddafi, Muammar
Qadhafi, Muammar
El Kadhafi, Moammar
Kadhafi, Moammar
Moammar Kadhafi
Gadafi, Muammar
Mu'ammar al-Qadafi
Moamer El Kazzafi
Moamar al-Gaddafi
Mu'ammar Al Qathafi
Mo'ammar el-Gadhafi
Muammar Kaddafi
Moamar El Kadhafi
Muammar al-Qadhafi
Mu'ammar al-Qadhdha
Qadafi, Mu'ammar
El Kazzafi, Moamer
Gaddafi, Moamar
Al Qathafi, Mu'ammar
Qadhdhai, Mu'ammar
Khaddafi, Muammar
Muammar al-Khaddafi
Mu'amar al-K'ad'afi
K'ad'afi, Mu'amar al-
Ghaddafy, Muammar
Ghadafi, Muammar
Ghaddafi, Muammar
Kaddafi, Muamar
Quathafi, Muammar
Gheddafi, Muammar
Muammar Ghaddafy
Muammar Ghadafi
Muammar Ghaddafi
Muamar Al-Kaddafi
Muammar Quathafi
Muammar Gheddafi
Khadafy, Moammar
Qudhafi, Moammar
Qathafi, Mu'Ammar el
El Qathafi, Mu'Ammar
Kadaffi, Momar
El Gaddafi, Moamar
Moamar el Gaddafi
Kazzafi, Moammar
Gheddafi, Muhammar
al-Qadhafi, Muammar
Muammar Al-Gathafi
Al-Gathafi, Muammar
Gathafi, Muammar
Kadhafi, Mouammar
Al Gathafi, M.

and finally,

Gathafi, M. Al

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