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TRMS has long been fascinated by the various ways that you can spell the anglicized name of the now-deceased “Brotherly Leader” and “Guide of the Revolution” (as he liked to refer to himself).

Even his death today failed to yield a consensus on exactly who was killed in Sirte, Libya

To NBC News? He was Moammar Khaddafy.  To the Associated Press? Moammar Gadhafi. To the BBC? Muammar Gaddafi.

And in Washington…

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), called him Muammar Qadhafi.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), called him Moammar Qaddafi.

Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations committee, combined the two into Muammar Qaddafi.

Which is also the way Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) spelled the name of that interesting man with the ranch.

But his best buddy Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) swaps out the Q for a G, calling him Muammar Gaddafi

Even the White House can’t settle on a single spelling.  The blog calls him Muammar el-Qaddafi while the press room calls him Muammar Qaddafi.

Good luck googling his obituary.

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