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Swiper  (Level: 154.6 - Posts: 875)
Wed, 9th Aug '06 8:17 PM


I submitted a quiz about Barbara Streisand. I got the spelling off her CD. The Editor sent it back with various corrections I needed to make and also said he changed the name to the correct spelling. So I checked the CD again and then I Googled it to make sure. It is Barbara, not Barbra. I know people spell it differently but this is her way. Either way, I'd like your advice on whether to send back my version and hope it will go thru' and go thru' this again or leave it the Editor's way. It doesn't matter to me, but I'm sure it would matter to Barbara. Thanks for your help!
P.S. Being a Kelley, with an EY, I go thru' this every day.

Gypsylady  (Level: 149.2 - Posts: 6102)
Wed, 9th Aug '06 8:49 PM

When I used the search engines, it came up both ways, Barbra and Barbara. On, if you type it in the search bar, all of her albums have Barbra. Sometimes when I write music quizzes, for example, the word is lookin' instead of looking. I write a note to the editor stating this was how it was written; however, since I found both spellings, I guess it would just be up to you what you do or whether you take the chance that they may send it back. Don't know if this helped.


Suzer22  (Level: 166.3 - Posts: 1982)
Wed, 9th Aug '06 9:38 PM

Many years ago I remember a bruhaha about the spelling of Barbra, and it is indeed supposed to be spelled without the extra 'a'.

When I google "Barbara Streisand" I get 1,630,000 hits BUT most of them are actually spelled 'Barbra'. When I google "Barbra Streisand" I get 16,200,000 hits. I am certain that the correct spelling is without the middle 'a' and at least 15 and a half million more people think so too.

I cannot imagine what CD you are looking at that spells it 'Barbara' but it is wrong. I have to back up the editor on this one!

[Did you hear that, editors? I'm on your side!]

Smoke20  (Level: 62.6 - Posts: 2812)
Wed, 9th Aug '06 10:19 PM

Born Barbara, professionally shortened to Barbra in the early 60s I think.

Bigbird  (Level: 250.3 - Posts: 3348)
Wed, 9th Aug '06 10:22 PM

All the official websites appear to say Barbra. Didn't she also have an album called "My Name is Barbra"?


Sploofus Editor
Wed, 9th Aug '06 10:38 PM

Hi Swiper - Your Barbra quiz is live now. In fairness, the spelling of her name was not the reason it was returned to you; I had corrected that before sending it back.

Both her official website, and her imdb site give her name as Barbra. That is official enough for me.


Philkon  (Level: 274.3 - Posts: 474)
Wed, 9th Aug '06 11:20 PM

Here are her official websites:

Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand

She spells it BARBRA.

Swiper  (Level: 154.6 - Posts: 875)
Thu, 10th Aug '06 10:57 AM

Hi everyone, Thanks for all the responses. With all respect to the editor, I admit that you didn't send it back to me for that reason. With all the information out there, I tend to lean towards Smoke's response, but I will research it further. Thanks Everyone! It's good to know I can come here for your help. K

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