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Oxford dictionary adds new words and meanings on the basis of political jargon of India

22, Mar 2014 By shikshit ganwar™

Oxford dictionary has added new meanings to the words, in the latest addition, according to their popular usage by Indian politicians.

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Oxford press spokesperson explained, “We have a committee that keeps revising the words periodically for their new meanings, we also add new words that have come in vogue recently. One new member of our committee, who is an Indian, pointed out that thousands of politicians in India use these words for a totally different purpose than their actual meaning suggests. So we put our attention towards Indian political jargon and this time updated the dictionary accordingly.”

Here are few of the words from latest Oxford dictionary:

Secular – A non-Muslim person who wears skull-cap, typically worn by devout Muslims during prayers.  E.g. – Mahendra is not secular because he refused to wear skull-cap, giving the excuse that it is too hot to wear a skull-cap.

President’s rule – Rule of president in an Indian state after suspending local government. This is something which is done occasionally by central government in India, but demanded almost daily by opposition parties of every state. E.g. – Mulayam Singh is asking for president’s rule to be imposed in U.P., because two buffalos were stolen from his village and BSP government could not do anything.

Communal – A derogatory word for a politician who does not mention religion or caste in his speeches. E.g. – Amarmani does not mention freebies on the basis of religion and caste, he must be a communal.

Elect – To unanimously select a person, by vote for an office, who is nominated by the owner of the political party. E.g. – Lalu Prasad, his wife, his son and his daughter were democratically elected for the posts of RJD President, Vice-President, President of RJD Youth Front and President of RJD Women Front respectively.

Coin – A hypothetical object which can have many sides, and dimensions, depending on its usage. E.g. – “SP, Congress, RLD and BJP, all these parties, are sides of same coin,” exclaimed Mayawati.

Reactionary – A derogatory word used by communist parties only, which does not have any particular meaning. E.g. – “BJP is a reactionary party, we will work hard to defeat it,” Prakash Karat said.

Socialism – An economic system or system of social organization in which the means of production and jobs are controlled by the ruling party, and welfare of castes and communities supporting the ruling party is ensured by the state.

Pappu – An adult person, who is highly attached to his mother. He can also give long speeches, but mostly nonsensical and repetitive. E.g. – He is 40 years old, still he does not speak without permission from his mother. What a Pappu !

Feku – A person who is prone to making highly exaggerated claims about his achievements. E.g. – My god! He is claiming that Vindhyachal mountain has become one meter taller, because of his efforts. What a Feku !

Corrupt – A negative adjective for a person or animal who does not support Aam Aadmi Party in India, or does not praise its leaders. E.g. – That dog barked on an AAP leader, definitely a corrupt creature.