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 (two years ago) Permalink

Michael Hofmann

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

Harry Mathews

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

Meredith Willson

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

Georgia O'Keeffe

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

Pete Townshend
John Entwistle

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

Dan Aykroyd

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

David Raksin

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

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 (two years ago) Permalink

Minnie Riperton

Just one p in there.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 29 November 2016 11:58 (two years ago) Permalink

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

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

These are all good. Keep them coming.

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

Kyle MacLachlan

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 29 November 2016 13:15 (two years ago) Permalink

Isiah Thomas (because the prophet Isaiah)

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

(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 (two years ago) Permalink

dwyane wade

mookieproof, Tuesday, 29 November 2016 13:51 (two years ago) Permalink

Ted Chaough

dow, Tuesday, 29 November 2016 14:01 (two years ago) Permalink

often need a couple of goes when typing Tuomas or Geir

The Codling Of The London Suede (Legal Warning Across The Atlantic) (DJ Mencap), Tuesday, 29 November 2016 14:08 (two years ago) Permalink

happy to accept this is my problem but still

The Codling Of The London Suede (Legal Warning Across The Atlantic) (DJ Mencap), Tuesday, 29 November 2016 14:09 (two years ago) Permalink

Doubt you are alone in this.

dwyane wade

Dwayne Burno

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

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 (two years ago) Permalink

Jakub Blaszczykowski

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

Reince Priebus

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

mike foltynewicz
carl yastrzemski
sicnarf loopstok

mookieproof, Tuesday, 29 November 2016 21:21 (two years ago) Permalink

Pharoah Sanders

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

David Fahrenthold

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

Eadweard Muybridge

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

one month passes...

Harry Mathews

RIP

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

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

Tuomas, Thursday, 26 January 2017 10:16 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Terri Lyne Carrington

And Run Into It And Blecch It (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 24 March 2017 17:21 (one year ago) Permalink

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 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Justin Meldal-Johnsen

When I Get To The Borad (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 27 August 2017 00:54 (one year ago) Permalink

six months pass...

Kalmon Dolgin

Whiney On The Moog (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 17 March 2018 15:28 (eleven months ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

Hamiet Bluiett

Only a Factory URL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 9 February 2019 19:49 (one week ago) Permalink


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