Why Is jQuery Spelled the Way It Is? Direct Answer from John Resig

You’ve gotta love Twitter. Yesterday, Greg Schaefer asked in the forums for my Enhancing the User Experience with jQuery course at USPJ Academy why jQuery is spelled the way it is. I had no idea, so off to the InterWebs.  I didn’t see an obvious answer after a little Binging, so I figured I’d tweet the question:

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Bil Simser joined the game and decided he really wanted to know the answer, too. 

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Of course John Resig knew the answer, as Bill pointed out, but we’re just two of his 29,809 followers.  I didn’t figure that this would get his attention.

Bil sweetened the pot.

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Et voila: the real answer from the master himself. “Felt right” is good enough for me!

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