Adequacy front page
Stories Diaries Polls Users

Home About Topics Rejects Abortions
This is an archive site only. It is no longer maintained. You can not post comments. You can not make an account. Your email will not be read. Please read this page if you have questions.
Correct spelling:

Ousama ben Laden   15 votes - 1 %
Usama ben Ladin   9 votes - 0 %
Oussama bin Laden   21 votes - 2 %
Ossama bin Ladin   121 votes - 13 %
Usama ben Laden   41 votes - 4 %
Ussama ben Ladin   4 votes - 0 %
Ousama bin Laden   35 votes - 3 %
Usama bin Ladin   204 votes - 22 %
Oussama ben Ladin   21 votes - 2 %
other   442 votes - 48 %
913 Total Votes

More Polls
Should we have Banner Ads? And if so, what sort?
Should gays be allowed in the British army?
Because of its Satanic ties, should Dungeons & Dragons be banned?
The religion that is most likely to be true is
Favourite Multinational Corporation:
Most Dangerous Sexual Position?
Natalie Portman was the most charming in:
Favourite `terrorist` organisation:
Your favourite Serial Killer is:
While Adequacy was down I...
Favorite operating system
Best way to spend time with friends:
Who is your favourite Artist?
Who is most responsible for Tuesday's attacks?
Favourite race?
Who's Online?
Best football player of all time
In a fight, the winner would be
If you lived in London, England which US funded terror group would you rather be bombed/gassed by ?
Who is your favorite terrorist?
What will you be doing during Ramadan?
It's deer season!
Favorite nearly (if not already) extinct language:
Favorite Harry Potter book
What is the state of the Adequacy?
Favorite Argentine Senator
Best Mediterranean Vacation Activites
Which country is coolest?
Which kind of government is the best?
New Year's Resolution
What is your favorite torture?
Best Utopian Novel?
Patron Saint
What is your annual household income?
Favorite Ethnic Dish
Favorite Vodoo loa:
Favorite Station of the Cross
What is your favorite Maldivian atoll?
Who is your favorite assassinated politician?
What is the more superfluous gender?
Hottest Aussie Hottie ?
Favorite AIDS infection vector:
Circle of Hell?
Guns ?
i believe (3.00 / 2) (#1)
by Anonymous Reader on Fri Feb 1st, 2002 at 08:21:50 AM PST
i believe that the correct spelling is "eric s. raymond"

thank you

osama (none / 0) (#18)
by Anonymous Reader on Mon Feb 11th, 2002 at 10:36:00 AM PST
actually, the correct spelling is:
dick head!

God's messenger (1.00 / 1) (#2)
by Anonymous Reader on Fri Feb 1st, 2002 at 08:23:59 AM PST
Punishing us for our liberalist sins

More spellings (1.00 / 1) (#3)
by jvance on Fri Feb 1st, 2002 at 09:04:16 AM PST
Ogi ben Doggie

Seriously, you forgot "Usama ibn Laden" and all the related permutations.
Adequacy has turned into a cesspool consisting of ... blubbering, superstitious fools arguing with smug, pseudointellectual assholes. -AR

trick question (3.00 / 2) (#4)
by Anonymous Reader on Fri Feb 1st, 2002 at 04:29:00 PM PST
There is no correct spelling for Usami ben Laden because it is not a real word. It's like "Linux Trovalds" where you just try to spell it how it sounds because it's not a realy English word.

Linux Trovalds? (none / 0) (#14)
by Anonymous Reader on Sat Feb 9th, 2002 at 03:38:23 AM PST
It's Linus Torvalds =)

Ousama bin Laden (1.00 / 1) (#5)
by Anonymous Reader on Fri Feb 1st, 2002 at 09:22:56 PM PST
Who'sa ma been laiden?

Correct Answer (3.00 / 2) (#6)
by Anonymous Reader on Sat Feb 2nd, 2002 at 04:02:35 PM PST
Everyone outside of the US of A knows that his real name is Chaim Rosen Goldberg.

Osama bin Laden (0.50 / 2) (#7)
by Anonymous Reader on Sun Feb 3rd, 2002 at 12:54:12 AM PST
Osama bin Laden is the correct spelling. Now, since I am the first to say it, MOD THIS FUCKER UP BITCHES! Thanks for your time.

name (3.00 / 3) (#8)
by Anonymous Reader on Sun Feb 3rd, 2002 at 03:53:16 AM PST
Usamah Bin Mohammad Bin Laden
Americanized Name Osama bin Laden

Real Name. Bill Gates

Poster #7 you're wrong (none / 0) (#9)
by Anonymous Reader on Mon Feb 4th, 2002 at 12:50:23 PM PST
See Post #4.
Just because that is the spelling used by the American government in their CNN broadcasts does not make it correct.

Now go back to your trailer park, and don't bother us again.

American government? (5.00 / 1) (#10)
by tkatchev on Mon Feb 4th, 2002 at 01:00:53 PM PST
You mean there are governments other than the American Government?

I don't believe it, it must be a horrible Liberal myth.

Peace and much love...

It's people like you... (none / 0) (#19)
by Anonymous Reader on Mon Feb 11th, 2002 at 04:10:00 PM PST
It's people like you that make the #4 comment far more humourous.

Ben at the waist (none / 0) (#11)
by sublingual on Wed Feb 6th, 2002 at 10:27:59 AM PST
Let's take this name in three parts, and let's start in the middle. "Bin." That's wrong on the face of it. It's not "ben"; that is a transliteration of Hebrew, not Arabic. But it's not "bin" either. Most scholars would settle for "Ibn." That's the best we have in English. "Laden" doesn't cut it either. That's like the Goldfarbs coming to the U.S. and changing their name to Green, or Gold, or Greengrass even. The best transliteration would be "Ladn," possibly "Lad'n" or maybe even "Ladin," as in "Alladin," which is short for "Ali al-Din." Let's choose that last option and review. We now have "Ibn al-Din," which would translate in Arabic as "the son of the second." Yes, that's the meaning of his family name. I'd wage a holy war and besmirch my family heritage if that were my name too. Now, onto that troublesome "osama-usama-sama-sama-hey-sama-ree-bop" business. In Arabic, Mosama (or Musama) means "smiling man," or "man of smiles." Let's say that that shortens into "'Usama" or "'Osama." There's no standing convention for whether to choose o or u in these cases--Arabic has no official vowels, only diacritical marks that guide the reader/speaker. So let's just can the vowel entirely and call the dude 'Sama, or Samy for short. So "Samy Ibn al-Din" (or Smiley, Son of the Second) is how I'd spell his name.

bin laden and the protocals of the elders of zion (none / 0) (#12)
by Anonymous Reader on Thu Feb 7th, 2002 at 12:30:23 PM PST
i call the fucker osama Bin Liner cos thats what he is the fucker, a giant bin liner sucking up stuff mind you see he could also be the force of good rebelling againsta police state, he hates the jews he hates the cristians..

see i read the protocols of the elders of zion reputed to be a fake but proved otherwise.

you take a read of that and then u decide what u think.. not that i am on the sid eof a terrorist but where does it all lead is my question.

read it and see.. look here



Official 9-11 Story Impossible (none / 0) (#13)
by Anonymous Reader on Fri Feb 8th, 2002 at 10:21:28 PM PST
Russian Air Force Chief Says
Official 9-11 Story Impossible
[Posted 13 September 2001]

As one considers the terrible events of Sept. 11 and observes U.S. media reaction, so pervasive and consistently military that it appears choreographed, doubts increase. The following is from, a Russian language Website (politically centrist, nationalist). In some places the English translation is confusing, so we added alternate phrasing in brackets.
- Jared Israel

[Start report from Russia] "Generally it is impossible to carry out an act of terror on the scenario which was used in the USA yesterday." This was said by the commander-in-chief of the Russian Air Force, Anatoli Kornukov. "We had such facts [i.e., events or incidents] too", - said the general straightforwardly. Kornukov did not specify what happened in Russia and when and to what extent it resembled the events in the US. He did not advise what was the end of air terrorists' attempts either.

But the fact the general said that means a lot. As it turns out the way the terrorists acted in America is not unique. The notification and control system for the air transport in Russia does not allow uncontrolled flights and leads to immediate reaction of the anti-missile defense, Kornukov said. "As soon as something like that happens here, I am reported about that right away and in a minute we are all up," - said the general. [End report from Russia.]
Pasted from:

Maybe... (none / 0) (#15)
by Anonymous Reader on Sat Feb 9th, 2002 at 06:51:52 PM PST
I think the right spelling is "Dead Mother Fucker"

I know.... (0.00 / 1) (#16)
by Anonymous Reader on Sun Feb 10th, 2002 at 02:58:12 PM PST
It's spelled B-I-L-L G-A-T-E-S or it can also be spelled W-I-N-D-O-W-S either way they are dangous and must be stopped.


I know.... (none / 0) (#17)
by Anonymous Reader on Sun Feb 10th, 2002 at 02:58:37 PM PST
It's spelled B-I-L-L G-A-T-E-S or it can also be spelled W-I-N-D-O-W-S either way they are dangous and must be stopped.



All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective companies. Comments are owned by the Poster. The Rest ® 2001, 2002, 2003 The name, logo, symbol, and taglines "News for Grown-Ups", "Most Controversial Site on the Internet", "Linux Zealot", and "He just loves Open Source Software", and the RGB color value: D7D7D7 are trademarks of No part of this site may be republished or reproduced in whatever form without prior written permission by and, if and when applicable, prior written permission by the contributing author(s), artist(s), or user(s). Any inquiries are directed to