Saverin posts congrats to 'Zukerberg'

On the eve of Facebook's IPO, the estranged company co-founder offers congratulations to fellow co-founder but manages to mangle the surname spelling.

After all the coin that's about to come his way, you would think that Eduardo Saverin would know how to spell the name of his co-founder at Facebook. Apparently not.

In a post on his personal Facebook page, Saverin offered props to one `Mark Zukerberg.'

On the eve of the Facebook public float, 8 plus year in the making, I as co-founder wanted to look back and cherish Facebook's early beginning. Congrats to everyone involved in the project from day one till today, and I especially wanted to congratulate Mark Zukerberg on keeping tremendous stead-fast focus, however hard that was, on making the world a more open and connected place.

In the Portuguese version of that note posted by Saverin, who was born in Brazil, Zuckerberg was also referred to as "Zukerberg."

Saverin also posted a screen image of Facebook when it was still a Harvard dorm project.

Screen shot from early version of Facebook. Eduardo Saverin

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