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It's pretty absurd that the first meaning is "1. An African surname​.", and president Obama is only the second. If there was no president Obama, there wouldn't be this dictionary entry either. -- 15:01, 31 December 2016 (UTC)

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Kept. See archived discussion of November 2008. 21:30, 18 November 2008 (UTC)


From User Talk:Oolong talk page. Thanks for your contributuions. As to Obama#Guarani, what is the source for this? Also, it belongs at obama, if it is real. DCDuring TALK 12:32, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

It's from a Paraguayan friend - unfortunately I can't find a really good dictionary for the language online, but it's readily verified that 'ba' (or 'va') means 'transform', and she seems to be correct in telling me that the -ma ending is a suffix for simple future conjugation. As I understand it the O attached to the beginning is the Guarani way of dealing with the pronoun here. But fair enough if all this doesn't live up to Wiktionary's marvellously rigorous standards of verification - and you are right, of course, that it shouldn't be capitalised. --Oolong 21:57, 29 January 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply. I'm going to copy this conversation to the talk page at Obama. DCDuring TALK 22:35, 29 January 2009 (UTC)

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Rfv-sense: cool, etc. Could be. Might be lower case. Needs to be shown as or gradable or comparative/superlative. DCDuring TALK 23:13, 9 August 2009 (UTC)

"Clocked out DCDuring TALK 21:32, 4 October 2009 (UTC)

RFV failed, section removed. —RuakhTALK 16:47, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

Hypernym: "Marxist"[edit]

User Vahagn Petrosyan put "Marxist" in as a hypernym for Obama. Isn't that somewhat politically subjective? It clearly aims at painting Barack Obama as a far-left ideologue which I, having read Marx in school, do not think he is. Please review. -- 11:12, 2 November 2011 (UTC)

Haha I love Vahag... I'll get rid of this. :) — [Ric Laurent] — 11:15, 2 November 2011 (UTC)
That's because you hate America and you want terrorists to win. Also, you are a gay Mexican trying to steal my job. --Vahag 18:41, 2 November 2011 (UTC)