Oxford Dictionaries on Thursday said that the image tweeted by Congress president Rahul Gandhi is fake and the word 'modilie' does not exist in any of their dictionaries. The tweet was made in response to Gandhi's earlier tweet saying that the word 'Modilie' has been added to English Dictionary.
There’s a new word in the English Dictionary. Attached is a snapshot of the entry :) pic.twitter.com/xdBdEUL48r— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 15, 2019
The image shows a snapshot of a website that has a layout similar to that of Oxford Dictionaries. Although the word 'Oxford' is not visible in the image tweeted by Rahul Gandhi.
Here is the reply given by Oxford Dictionaries:
We can confirm that the image showing the entry ‘Modilie’ is fake and does not exist in any of our Oxford Dictionaries.— Oxford Languages (@OxLanguages) May 16, 2019
Rahul Gandhi has often accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of lying to Indians. He has used many words to describe what he calls are 'lies' of PM Modi.
In the past, Gandhi has said that each word of PM Modi is a 'Jumla'. He has especially targetted PM Narendra Modi and his government of corruption in Rafale deal. 'Chowkidar Chor Hai' is how Rahul Gandhi chose to describe PM Modi.
However, Rahul Gandhi has had to apologise for this remark after the Supreme Court took objection to the jibe.