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aka

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TRANSLATION

aka = alias, auch bekannt als --- GOOGLE INDEX aka: approximately 8,000,000 Google hits

STATISTICS

IN THE PRESS

Every year more than 35 million people visit and lose themselves in the casinos, bars, shows and shopping malls on Las Vegas Boulevard, AKA The Strip.

(BBC News)

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Jamie Lee, AKA Roc Dukati, and a 24-year-old man whose name was not released were gunned down after a fight broke at about 2 am yesterday on Tremont Street among several men who had been attending a record release party...

(Boston Herald)

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aka
abbreviation

- abbreviation for also known as: used when someone has another name

(Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)

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During the war in Iraq in May 2003, Iraqi Information Minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf (aka "Comical Ali") became a laughing stock for his optimistic outlook in the face of the Allied invasion of Baghdad. Following the war, Ali appeared in a video featuring his greatest sound-bites.

"I triple guarantee you, there are no Americans in Baghdad," he proclaimed as allied troops stormed the city. "Iraq has already achieved victory, apart from some technicalities." Then, as they took over Baghdad's airport, Ali famously declared: "They are nowhere near the airport, they are lost in the desert... They cannot read a compass... They are retarded!"

Note: The abbreviation aka may also be written as AKA or a.k.a. and stems from its use by law enforcement personnel to identify a criminal who has an alias or several aliases.


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SMUGGLE OWAD into today's conversation

"Bob, a.k.a. The Sales Terminator, signed up another new customer today!"

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