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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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Looking forward to 2012 where Chalaque gets Shellacked.
Yeah, but jackass would have worked just as well.
“Mildly offensive” is so much nicer than my codewords for him.
(Yeah, I know that the word is Yiddish rather than Hebrew.)
They should call him “Zelig”. It doesn’t matter what country he is in — he claims to be one of them.
You know it really translates to “Smart Ass!”
‘The Hindi code name, which translated into “smart alec” or “cheeky, crafty and cunning” was “randomly generated by computer”, the Daily Mail reported, quoting Sunday Times police sources.”
God works in mysterious ways.
Seems a bit odd that the codename used “for security purposes” would be disclosed before the visit.
"Maybe we need a moat. A moat with alligators in it."
No, we need a president. A president with brains in his head.
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