The Irish Times.

Anyone else?

No, just the Times. It’s their ‘thing’.

Seriously? No other news organisation. Nobody?

It’s a solo run, dude. Check out this Google news search:

Heavens. They really are alone on this.

Or it could be just a long-running typo.

No. You think?

Anything’s possible with the Old Lady. You know that.

Well. Thanks.

You’re most welcome,  bro

Thanks Rex Banner, Eoghan Glynn

10 thoughts on “Who Says Gadafy?

  1. Goff

    Does Al Jazeera not count as a legitimate source of news? It was priceless. Here’s a brief youtube of the clip. He’s sitting in a Tok Tok with an umbrella, probably farting. Remember that this is an Evil Dictator who has ordered air strikes against protesters to realise how utterly bizarre this is:

  2. Quint

    One of the most prominent and best-known dictactors/world-leaders of the last four decades. They still got it wrong.

  3. John Ryan (Not From Broadsheet)

    There are about 20 different ways to spell the Libyan leader’s name:

    As tweeted by IT foreign affairs correspondent Mary Fitzgerald: To all those querying spelling of ‘Gadafy’ in the Irish Times, transliteration from the Arabic throws up several possible phonetic spellings so NYT use el-Qaddafi, BBC use Gaddafi, LA Times use Kadafi etc etc.

  4. John Ryan (Not From Broadsheet)

    Worth noting also that until recently The Guardian also used to spell leader’s name as ‘Gadafy’…

  5. CD

    I bow to The West Wing’s Leo McGarry on this, even though it seems I’ve seen the Libyan leader’s name spelled every which way in that last 30+ years:

    Leo: 17 across. Yes, 17 across is wrong… You’re spelling his name wrong… What’s my name? My name doesn’t matter. I am just an ordinary citizen who relies on the (NY) Times crossword for stimulation. And I’m telling you that I met the man twice. And I recommended a pre-emptive Exocet missile strike against his air force, so I think I know how…

    Leo: Margaret, please call the editor of the New York Times crossword and tell him that Khaddafi is spelled with an H and two D’s and isn’t a seven-letter word for anything.

  6. Goff

    CIA run with Qadaffi. They also used to say Usama, instead of Osama, going so far as to claim UBL in documents. and the CIA are NEVER wrong.
    Oh, wait….
    You can’t translate any Arabic name to Western letters. All of the above are as correct as each other.

  7. Sheila

    Ha, someone recommended broadsheet.ie to me earlier today, said it was my kind of publication…

    I then I go and google gadafy to see if it’s just the IT that spells it this way and I find your article… broadsheet is definitely my kind of publication!

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