NEW DELHI: Oxford Dictionaries turned into dragged into India’s sour election on Thursday because it rubbished a declare that “Modilie” — referring to prime Minister Narendra Modi — is a known word.

Rahul Gandhi, Modi’s main challenger within the election, tweeted what he said became a display screen shot of an online dictionary access for the word combining the phrases Modi and lie. “There’s a new phrase within the English Dictionary. Attached is a photograph of the access :),” the scion of India’s Nehru-Gandhi political dynasty wrote in a submit forwarded nearly 10,000 times.

The photograph used a similar font, layout and emblem to Oxford Dictionaries’ internet site, but did no longer use the word Oxford. Oxford Dictionaries answered on its confirmed Twitter account. “we will verify that the photograph showing the entry ‘Modilie’ is fake and does not exist in any of our Oxford Dictionaries,” it said.

Gandhi, forty eight, also tweeted a link to a website referred to as www.Modilies.In that he said “catalogues the excellent Modilies!”

published in sunrise, might also seventeenth, 2019