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Shashi Tharoor trolled for misspelling Ahmedabad, calling it 'North Indian' city

The Congress leader was trolled for misspelling Ahmedabad and calling it a part of 'North India' in 'his Appiitto' post

Jagyaseni Biswas

To err is human, they say; but what happens when the demi-God of language himself makes more than one error in a statement? Well, in the new age and time, he gets trolled.

Tables turned last week when Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, who has left the nation in awe of his prowess as a linguist hundreds of times, made not one but two glaring errors in a tweet he shared.

In a post meant to school Indians about understanding the nuances of language, more specifically South Indian languages, in this case, the Thiruvananthapuram MP misspelt "Ahmedabad" and referred to the city as a part of "North India".


The post was shared on March 15 and deliberated on the controversy surrounding an Ahmedabad-based restaurant opening an outlet in Kochi. News about the restaurant began doing the rounds after people realised that the name of the restaurant -- Appiitto, meant "did you poop" in Malayalam.

Commenting on it, the MP shared a photo of the restaurant's board, the picture of which went viral on social media, and said this proves the ignorance of 'North Indians' when it comes to South India. "The hilarious consequences of most North Indians’ ignorance of Southern languages! Popular restaurant chain in Ahmadabad recently opened its outlet in Kochi. But the hotel is struggling to find patrons. If they asked a Malayalam-speaker, they would understand why!", the MP wrote.

However, Twitter users were quick to spot that he had misspelt Ahmedabad in the post with an ‘a’ preceding ‘d’ instead of an ‘e’, and also referred to the west Indian city as a part of North India, and thus began the troll game.

We take a look at some of the interesting ones, especially targeted at schooling the master.

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First Published on Mar 18, 2019 02:32 pm
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