This article is from the Puzzles FAQ, by Chris Cole firstname.lastname@example.org and Matthew Daly email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
What word has the most variant spellings?
There's eight spellings in Webster's Third.
If you look in Random House, you will find one more which doesn't appear
in Web3, but it only differs by a hyphen:
Dan Tilque -- firstname.lastname@example.org