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Codename'smart alec' British police label Obama with 'mildly offensive' Punjabi word for visit...
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| Daily Mail Reporter
Posted on 05/24/2011 6:09:43 PM PDT by blueyon
More than one person has wanted to call Barack Obama a 'smart alec', and now British police will get the chance to do so without getting reprimanded.
That's because Scotland Yard has tapped the codename 'Chalaque' to refer to the U.S. president for security reasons during his upcoming state visit to the United Kingdom May 24-26.
Indarjit Singh, a Punjabi speaker in the UK who is director of the Network of Sikh Organisations, told the Sunday Times the word 'is sometimes used when we want to denigrate someone who we think is too clever for their own good'.
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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: codename; obama; queen; uk
posted on 05/24/2011 6:09:53 PM PDT
Looking forward to 2012 where Chalaque gets Shellacked.
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Yeah, but jackass would have worked just as well.
posted on 05/24/2011 6:14:51 PM PDT
“Mildly offensive” is so much nicer than my codewords for him.
posted on 05/24/2011 6:18:22 PM PDT
(Sarah 2012, or sooner)
Yes, and if Obama visited Israel right now, I bet Shin Bet would codename him "Schmuck."
(Yeah, I know that the word is Yiddish rather than Hebrew.)
posted on 05/24/2011 6:23:45 PM PDT
They should call him “Zelig”. It doesn’t matter what country he is in — he claims to be one of them.
posted on 05/24/2011 6:27:55 PM PDT
(Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
You know it really translates to “Smart Ass!”
posted on 05/24/2011 6:32:41 PM PDT
(What do we do after reelection? The $1,000,000,000.00 fix is in.)
Then let's go with dumb ass.
posted on 05/24/2011 7:02:03 PM PDT
(Dear spell check - No, I will not capitalize the "m" in moslem!)
posted on 05/24/2011 7:04:09 PM PDT
by Ann Archy
(Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
...because "dumb Alec" was already taken...
posted on 05/24/2011 7:54:51 PM PDT
by Hunton Peck
(See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
Seems a bit odd that the codename used “for security purposes” would be disclosed before the visit.
posted on 05/24/2011 9:00:19 PM PDT
(The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
That's just what he is. A smartass.
"Maybe we need a moat. A moat with alligators in it."
No, we need a president. A president with brains in his head.
posted on 05/24/2011 10:02:13 PM PDT
(Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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