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Last Updated : May 17, 2019 01:40 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Modilie: RaGa tweets ‘photoshopped’ dictionary entry for new word to taunt PM

Rahul was presumably alluding to frequent Congress allegations accusing the PM of lying on several occasions.

Jagyaseni Biswas
PM Narendra Modi
PM Narendra Modi

Mocking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi shared a new word “Modilie” with netizens on Wednesday. He tweeted a photoshopped screengrab of a replica of the Oxford Dictionary website showing an entry of the word.

Rahul wrote: “There’s a new word in the English Dictionary. Attached is a snapshot of the entry.”

In the screen grab, the word “Modilie” is listed as a noun and is defined as: “to constantly Modify the truth”, “to lie incessantly and habitually”, and “to lie without respite”. In the subsequent paragraphs, there is a list telling readers how the word can be used in a concrete sentence, such as “Modiliar” and “Modilying”.

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Rahul tweeted the same information twice. In the first screenshot he shared, the logo read “Oxford Living Dictionaries”. The new screenshot, on the other hand, had a logo that read “English Living Dictionaries”.

He later went on to post more such pictures and memes on Twitter.


Of course, no such word is actually listed on the Oxford Dictionary website, and they replied to Rahul's tweet later, to make sure no one is misconstrued.

Rahul was presumably alluding to frequent Congress allegations accusing the PM of lying on several occasions.

Notably, this is not the first time the Congress party has used the word “Modilie”. It can, in fact, be traced back to 2012, when it was used to criticize Modi, who was then the chief minister of Gujarat.

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First Published on May 17, 2019 11:52 am
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