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09:34 UK time, Tuesday, 17 June 2008

"Pak" - George Bush abbreviates Pakistan.
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George Bush is clearly very time-poor, what with running America and squeezing in a farewell tour to Europe before his presidency expires in January. And having that much-written about four course meal to get through yesterday with Gordon and Sarah Brown (salmon, pea soup, roast beef and trifle), it left little time to get every syllable out in his last UK press conference alongside the prime minister. Perhaps in an effort to be efficient with his time, or his words, he's calling Pakistan "Pak", as in "the Pak government". The Times' Ann Treneman muses "I don't know why, perhaps just because he can."

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