Just graded an assignment from African Studies; one part of it was to ask three people the first five thoughts that come when they hear the word 'Africa'. All the responses were pretty typical. One really stood out to me.
This girl wrote that her mom "thought of beautiful things like the exotic animals and the Saaphyri."
That is how she spelled safari.
I can only blame it on Flava of Love and Charm School -- Vh1 tv shows.