People whose names are hard to spell

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Especially because of unexpected double consonants, or single consonants where one might expect a doubling, or because of consonants that want to transpose or seem to have gone missing or moved to a different position in the name or have moved to or been borrowed from another name entirely.

Release Radar Raheem (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 29 November 2016 10:24 (five years ago) link

Michael Hofmann

Release Radar Raheem (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 29 November 2016 10:25 (five years ago) link

Harry Mathews

Release Radar Raheem (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 29 November 2016 10:25 (five years ago) link

Meredith Willson

Release Radar Raheem (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 29 November 2016 10:25 (five years ago) link

Georgia O'Keeffe

Release Radar Raheem (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 29 November 2016 10:26 (five years ago) link

Pete Townshend
John Entwistle

Release Radar Raheem (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 29 November 2016 10:27 (five years ago) link

Dan Aykroyd

Release Radar Raheem (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 29 November 2016 10:27 (five years ago) link

David Raksin

Release Radar Raheem (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 29 November 2016 10:28 (five years ago) link

Thelonious Monk.

There's even an ILM thread about it:
TheloniOus Monk, goddamnit! There's a second O in the man's name! GODDAMNIT! GET IT RIGHT! SHOW SOME FUCKING RESPECT!

Tuomas, Tuesday, 29 November 2016 11:57 (five years ago) link

Minnie Riperton

Just one p in there.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 29 November 2016 11:58 (five years ago) link

I see 'Martin Scorsese' spelt 'Martin Scorcese' a lot

Darcy Sarto (Ward Fowler), Tuesday, 29 November 2016 12:18 (five years ago) link

These are all good. Keep them coming.

Release Radar Raheem (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 29 November 2016 12:23 (five years ago) link

Kyle MacLachlan

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 29 November 2016 13:15 (five years ago) link

Isiah Thomas (because the prophet Isaiah)

Release Radar Raheem (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 29 November 2016 13:47 (five years ago) link

(Who will be the first to enter a misspelling in place of the correct spelling?)

Release Radar Raheem (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 29 November 2016 13:48 (five years ago) link

dwyane wade

mookieproof, Tuesday, 29 November 2016 13:51 (five years ago) link

Ted Chaough

dow, Tuesday, 29 November 2016 14:01 (five years ago) link

often need a couple of goes when typing Tuomas or Geir

happy to accept this is my problem but still

Doubt you are alone in this.

dwyane wade

Dwayne Burno

Release Radar Raheem (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 29 November 2016 14:32 (five years ago) link

Liza Minnelli

Also, for someone so famous it's remarkable that Barbra Streisand's name is so frequently misspelled AND mispronounced (it's -sand, not -zand)

Josefa, Tuesday, 29 November 2016 17:05 (five years ago) link

Jakub Blaszczykowski

mint challop (Will M.), Tuesday, 29 November 2016 18:55 (five years ago) link

Reince Priebus

the last famous person you were surprised to discover was actually (man alive), Tuesday, 29 November 2016 18:58 (five years ago) link

mike foltynewicz
carl yastrzemski
sicnarf loopstok

mookieproof, Tuesday, 29 November 2016 21:21 (five years ago) link

Pharoah Sanders

“a tub of horses” (Myonga Vön Bontee), Tuesday, 29 November 2016 21:43 (five years ago) link

David Fahrenthold

I know hoes that know Ali Farka Toure (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 29 November 2016 21:43 (five years ago) link

Eadweard Muybridge

I Walk the Ondioline (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 3 December 2016 21:02 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

Harry Mathews

RIP

In Walked Bodhisattva (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 26 January 2017 00:43 (five years ago) link

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffery_Amherst

Tuomas, Thursday, 26 January 2017 10:16 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

Terri Lyne Carrington

And Run Into It And Blecch It (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 24 March 2017 17:21 (five years ago) link

three months pass...

Names where you have to suppress impulse to add an extra 'e', such as
Dave Clark
Samuel R. Delany

Pharoah Sanders

― “a tub of horses” (Myonga Vön Bontee), Tuesday, November 29, 2016 9:43 PM


Pheeroan akLaff

Guidonian Handsworth Revolution (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 3 July 2017 15:41 (four years ago) link

one month passes...

Justin Meldal-Johnsen

When I Get To The Borad (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 27 August 2017 00:54 (four years ago) link

six months pass...

Kalmon Dolgin

Whiney On The Moog (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 17 March 2018 15:28 (four years ago) link

ten months pass...

Hamiet Bluiett

Only a Factory URL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 9 February 2019 19:49 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

Elisabeth Welch

Theorbo Goes Wild (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 31 March 2019 16:14 (three years ago) link

Curly Putman.

Theorbo Goes Wild (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 31 March 2019 17:09 (three years ago) link

Leslie Fiedler

Ward Fowler, Monday, 1 April 2019 11:04 (three years ago) link

My internet name

xyzzzz__, Monday, 1 April 2019 11:07 (three years ago) link

Shia LaBeouf, because it should be Le Boeuf or, better yet, Le Bœuf.

pomenitul, Monday, 1 April 2019 11:08 (three years ago) link

xyzzzz__
Posted: 1 April 2019 at 12:07:36
My internet name

^Just realised there are four zeds, not three. Shook tbh

A funny tinge happened on the way to the forum (wins), Monday, 1 April 2019 11:14 (three years ago) link

Alanis Morissette

Angry Question Time Man's Flute Club Band (Tom D.), Monday, 1 April 2019 11:18 (three years ago) link

Matthew mcconaghey (??)

rip van wanko, Monday, 1 April 2019 11:23 (three years ago) link

McConaughey, apparently.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Theorbo Goes Wild (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 1 April 2019 22:58 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

Cyndi Lauper

Careless Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 12 May 2019 21:54 (three years ago) link

my primary school teacher miss issippi

estela, Monday, 13 May 2019 00:34 (three years ago) link

Lol

Careless Love Battery (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 13 May 2019 00:45 (three years ago) link

Shia LaBeouf, because it should be Le Boeuf or, better yet, Le Bœuf.


I agree. Took me some time to "master" it. Lol.

nathom, Monday, 13 May 2019 11:14 (three years ago) link

Lucian Freud

fetter, Monday, 13 May 2019 13:55 (three years ago) link

(xp) That's more People Who Can't Spell Their Own Names.

Ned Caligari (Tom D.), Monday, 13 May 2019 14:05 (three years ago) link

Haha true.

nathom, Monday, 13 May 2019 17:31 (three years ago) link

Then there's People Who Can't Pronounce Their Own Names.

Ned Caligari (Tom D.), Monday, 13 May 2019 17:42 (three years ago) link

two months pass...

Jacqueline Susann.

Ask Heavy Manners (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 14 July 2019 18:43 (two years ago) link

I kept typing Kawhi as "Kahwi" at first--the pronunciation wouldn't seem to change--but I eventually got it right.

clemenza, Tuesday, 16 July 2019 22:07 (two years ago) link

ppl often misspell charles schulz's last name as "schultz," which is kind of sad given that he signed his name to the world's most widely read comic strip more than 17,000 times for 50 years

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Tuesday, 16 July 2019 22:12 (two years ago) link

three months pass...

Glenn Wallichs

Ferlinghetti Hvorostovsky (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 26 October 2019 21:47 (two years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Kevlin Henney

Irae Louvin (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 20 November 2019 13:02 (two years ago) link

Meshell Ndegeocello

Yul, Tied: A Celebration of Brynner in Bondage (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 20 November 2019 14:06 (two years ago) link

^good one!

Irae Louvin (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 20 November 2019 14:34 (two years ago) link

As evidenced by ctrl+f-ing 'michelle' itt and getting zero results.

Yul, Tied: A Celebration of Brynner in Bondage (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 20 November 2019 14:36 (two years ago) link

Buuuuuuuut then I guess that would've been the result either way I spelled it as she hadn't been mentioned yet itt.

Look, it's early still, whaddaya want from me.

Yul, Tied: A Celebration of Brynner in Bondage (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 20 November 2019 14:38 (two years ago) link

Harry Potter

(Sorry, that's "People whose spells are hard to name")

Hideous Lump, Friday, 22 November 2019 05:47 (two years ago) link

four months pass...

Hall Willner

Three Hundred Pounds of Almond Joy (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 8 April 2020 22:33 (two years ago) link

Ha!
Hal Willner

Three Hundred Pounds of Almond Joy (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 8 April 2020 22:34 (two years ago) link

three months pass...

Emitt Rhodes

buzza, Monday, 20 July 2020 04:28 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

Queequeg

She Thinks I Will Dare (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 9 October 2020 14:00 (one year ago) link

Elias Pettersson

Wayne Grotski (symsymsym), Friday, 9 October 2020 17:06 (one year ago) link

nine months pass...

Names where you have to suppress impulse to add an extra 'e', such as
Dave Clark
Samuel R. Delany

Claude Rains

Two Severins Clash (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 15 July 2021 23:49 (ten months ago) link

three months pass...

Steve Sesnick.

Double Chocula (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 17 October 2021 11:49 (seven months ago) link

(People want to put an ‘lz’ in there)

Double Chocula (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 17 October 2021 11:49 (seven months ago) link

As evidenced by decades of my misspelling his name, Nicholas Cage.

Gimme some skin! Because I don't have any skin. (Old Lunch), Sunday, 17 October 2021 16:05 (seven months ago) link

two months pass...

Lejaren Hiller

Heatmiserlou (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 28 December 2021 00:49 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

Ian Paice

Tapioca Tumbril (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 3 February 2022 21:35 (three months ago) link

two months pass...

Soo Catwoman

Came Here to Roll the Microscope (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 6 April 2022 15:58 (one month ago) link

NIck Zinner

Ramones Leave the Capitol (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 16 April 2022 00:46 (one month ago) link

Company with a misplaced apostrophe in its name:
Lands' End.

Eric B. Mash Up the Resident (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 29 April 2022 15:10 (three weeks ago) link

Brett Favre

Not hard to spell, but how do you get "Farve" out of that?

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Friday, 29 April 2022 15:18 (three weeks ago) link

Tramell Tillman

Don't Renege On (Our Dub) (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 9 May 2022 23:14 (one week ago) link


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