Channel hopping during this Libyan conflict finds every major news network using a different spelling for this kook’s name.

CNN uses ‘Ghadafi’, Fox News Channel uses ‘Qaddafi’, and MSNBC uses ‘Khaddafy’ – I’m sure I’ve seen others.

The U.S. Government uses ‘Qadhafi’ on the State Dept site (http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/5425.htm#gov)

I got curious which was correct – apparently they all may be. I found this post (http://virtuallinguist.typepad.com/the_virtual_linguist/2011/03/gaddafi-or-qaddafi-or-kadhafi-or-khadafy-.html) which sheds some light on the matter.

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