shako mako
 other.— «Another man holds up a small mirror and yells the Iraqi slang phrase “Shako mako? (what’s up?)” as he hops inside a locked ward.» —“Psychiatric Hospital Struggles to Heal in Iraq” by Michael Georgy in Baghdad, Iraq Reuters June 21, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  1. andrew says:

    Another spelling would be Shaku Maku.

    It’s Baghdadi Iraqi Dialect for what’s going on. It literally means “What is there and what isn’t there?”

    شكو مكو

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