The PJ Tatler

Scotland Yard code name for Obama: "smart alec"

Brits woke up this morning to learn that Scotland Yard has code-named President Obama “smart alec” during his visit to Britain.

For the Presidential code word, Scotland Yard are using a Punjabi term “Chalaque”.  According to the Daily Mail it means “to denigrate someone who we think is too clever for their own good.”  Another interpretation says the Daily Mail is “‘cheeky, crafty and cunning.”

The premier police agency claims the code name was randomly selected by computer. But when the offensive term came up Scotland Yard could have selected an alternative.  They did not.