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August 25, 2011

Rebel discovers Qaddafi passport


Specifically, a passport belonging to the Libyan leader's eldest son, Mohammed. Now we know how to spell his name.

A much-circulated 2009 ABCNews.com story found 112 different ways to render the Libyan leader's last name in the Latin alphabet, used in English and most other Western European languages. But, according to this passport, and presumably the Libyan man himself, the accurate Latinized spelling is one of the least commonly used of those 112: Gathafi.

Hopefully this knowledge arrives just as we no longer need it.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at August 25, 2011 06:48 AM