New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi had tweeted that there is a new word in English dictionary called 'Modilie'. Responding to it, the official Twitter handle of Oxford Dictionaries on Thursday 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,” the tweet read.
On Wednesday, Gandhi Rahul, took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi by posting on Twitter a screenshot of the entry in the English Living Dictionaries, which described 'Modilie' as a mass noun, that meant "to constantly modify the truth", "to lie incessantly and habitually" and 'to lie without respite'.
Rahul claimed that the new word has been formed by a combination of the words 'Modi' and 'lie'.
The screenshot that the Congress president had shared on Twitter, the three "meanings" of "Modilie" are displayed along with their use in sentences.
He also sent out another tweet which read, “‘Modilie’ is a new word that’s become popular worldwide. Now there’s even a website that catalogues the best Modilies! (sic)”. He linked it to a website modilies.in.
Congressmen said that the IT cell team of Congress has created the site, and several members were tweeting about it. Gandhi tried to publicise the tweet.
However, it is not confirmed whether Gandhi himself tweeted the photo or his social media team had done it.