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Gandhi says 'Modilie' added to dictionary, OED denies

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A day after Rahul Gandhi, mocking Narendra Modi, posted a snapshot that a new word "Modilie" has been added to English dictionaries, the authoritative Oxford English on Thursday said that there no such word not exist in any of its dictionaries.

However, Gandhi continued to target the and tweeted on Thursday that "Modilie" is the new word that has become popular worldwide.

"Now there's even a website that catalogues the best Modilies," he said, sharing the address of the website listing alleged lies of Modi since he came to office in 2014.

On Wednesday, Gandhi had targeted Modi saying "Modilie" is the new word in the

"There's a new word in the English Attached is a snapshot of the entry," he said in a tweet. Attached was a screen shot of a page of "English Living Dictionaries" describing the word "a mass noun" that means "to constantly Modify the truth, to lie incessantly and habitually and to lie without respite". The meanings were followed by example sentences.

However, the OED said no such word exists.

"We can confirm that the image showing the entry 'Modilie' is fake and does not exist in any of our Oxford Dictionaries," it posted from its official handle in reply to Gandhi's tweet.

This led to users trolling the with some of them accusing him of resorting to lies.



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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 22:10 IST