Jon Stewart and the Limits of Fame
Jon Stewart has been host of the popular “Daily Show” for a decade now and has been on national television longer than that. Yet a goodly number of the bloggers I read and commenters on my blog routinely mispell his first name with the more common “John.”
What’s up with that?
I get that some names have multiple spellings and that using the less popular variants invite confusion for those who have only heard the name. But we’re talking about people who are writing, quite often in response to a written article — sometimes even having themselves quoted the correct spelling in the piece.