On Wednesday, Congress president Rahul Gandhi tweeted that a new word had made it to the English dictionary. He introduced the word as ‘Modilie’ which essentially was a combination of the words ‘Modi’ and ‘lie’.
”There’s a new word in the English Dictionary. Attached is a snapshot of the entry :),” Rahul tweeted along with a ‘screenshot’ of ‘English Living Dictionaries’ which defined the word ‘Modilie’.
We can confirm that the image showing the entry ‘Modilie’ is fake and does not exist in any of our Oxford Dictionaries.
— Oxford Dictionaries (@OxfordWords) May 16, 2019
However, the reputed Oxford Dictionaries on Thursday dubbed Rahul’s claim as ‘fake’ and said no such word exists in any of the Oxford Dictionaries.
“We can confirm that the image showing the entry ‘Modilie’ is fake and does not exist in any of our Oxford Dictionaries,”
Rahul’s tweet yesterday was an attempt at taking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The dictionary screenshot tweeted by Rahul described the ‘word’ ‘Modilie’ as a mass noun, which meant “to constantly modify the truth”, “to lie incessantly and habitually” and ”to lie without respite”.
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