Time to enter "spelling fascist" mode.
The leader of the DNC is Terry McAuliffe. Please note the spelling. One C.
I am by no means a fan of the man (I think he's a slimy, despicable worm), but I also realize the importance of spelling his name correctly.
After seeing yet another blogger misspell his name (I won't specify the blog, but it is one I read on a continuing basis), I did a little check on Google. The spelling "Terry McCauliffe" produced 198 hits, the vast majority of which were blogs, on both sides of the political spectrum. It's especially annoying to see the blogger misspell the name, and then quote a snippet of an article with the name spelled correctly.
This is not a typo issue; I myself am a lousy typist. It's not even a case of lousy proofreading. This is a case of not carefully reading one's source material. It bugs me tremendously, although I am not sure why.
(UPDATE18July/9:00PMIn the same vein, it is Megan McArdle, not McCardle. Google shows 436 results for the misspelled version. Let it be known that I hold Ms. McArdle in mush higher esteem than the odious Mr. McAuliffe.)
posted on July 18, 2003 07:14 PM