Friday, October 26, 2012
Presidents Most All Had Nicknames - Need One That Can Be Used in Polite Company
We had "Stonewall, Honest Abe, Tricky Dicky, Bushie and Georgie, Cal, FDR, Teddy, Bobby, etc," but I don't recall one for Barack Hussein Obama that has been used by the media. BHO doesn't ring like FDR, Stonewall might be pretty good but that nickname is already in use. Tricky could be used again as that would be appropriate. But an insult to the Nixon relatives.
What was his nickname in school? Everybody that was anybody had a school nickname, My dad was Donat Widmer, nicknamed Tony by everyone in the community. So I was called Doughy, Doughnut, Dwony, Charlie, after I wrote for a Charles Atlas Body Building pamphlet, Wid, Widdy, Merle the Pearl and Coach, later on old Coach, and a few I can't remember. Or want to forget.
But what about Obama? I decided in polite company that he should be called "BO" Obama, not to be translated into BOO except perhaps on Halloween. Or unless he would be reelected and that would be scary.
What do you think? Hey, Bo, has a pretty good sound.
Of course, we know his real, legal name is Barry Soetoro. He took on this name of his step-father, Lolo Soetoro, in 1966 in Indonesia and never had it legally changed. He was called Barry Soetoro during most of childhood and teenage years.