Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor recently took to Twitter to explain what the word ‘Ache Din’ means. The highly used term was coined in 2014 by the then Prime Ministerial candidate of the Bharatiya Janta Party, Narendra Modi during the general elections. The BJP had also used it as a slogan in the general elections.
As per Shashi Tharoor, the meaning of word ‘ache’ is continuous or prolonged dull pain in a part of one’s body. He even explained the usage the word by making a sentence that read, “the ache in her head worsened”. According to Shashi Tharoor, the synonyms of ache are a dull pain, pain, pang, twinge, throb.
Meanwhile, ‘din’ means a loud, unpleasant and prolonged noise and this is how the word was put in a sentence, “The fan made an awful din”. According to him, uproar, loud noise, confused noise, cacophony, racket are some of the synonyms of the word.
However, this seemed to have not got down well with many on the social media and they gave him a lesson in Hindi. One of the social media users wrote, “Lack of Hindi speaking is the reason why Congress has fallen so low”. Here’s what Shashi Tharoor tweeted about Ache din.
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) July 8, 2017
Here’s how people reacted to the tweet posted by the senior Congress leader
Angrezi dictionary se Hindi Sabd ka matlab Nikal rage ho!! Isliye Ache Din ka Bhi boora arth nikalkar Khoosfahimi pal rage ho. Lagge raho
— Arun Barad (@arun_barad) July 8, 2017
Thats the problem with Congress. Even for an Indian word they searched in a foreign language dictionary.
— Niketan Chheda (@NiketanMumbai) July 8, 2017
Exasperating farrago of distortion, misrepresentation and outright lie has turned to Hindi.
Aur kitane Achhe Din Chahiye?
— Rajan Patel __ (@RajanPatel56) July 8, 2017
Farrago ji, Swamy will bring this ‘din’ for you..
— Debendra Pradhan (@debkumar1973) July 8, 2017
Lack of hindi speaking leaders is also the reason why Congress has fallen so low
— vaibhav (@_outspoken__) July 8, 2017
Indian spelling is achchhe. Italian spelling could be ache. Farrago.
— Vijay Habbu (@vijayhabbu) July 8, 2017
Sir, I admire ur english. But I am sure u are not that good in Hindi. It’s “Achchhe”, not ache. By the way, welcome to trolls club. _
— Mind blower (@Mindblower2017) July 8, 2017
This is result of completely abandoning Hindi in few states. ‘ache’ and ‘din’ are Hindi words! I thought @ShashiTharoor is educated! Alas!
— Dandu Rajeev (@DanduRajeev) July 8, 2017
When u hate hindi so much
— Ravi (@rickythechamp) July 8, 2017
@mukundjswl d prblm wth highly qualified ppl tht they manipulate things accrding to thm bt there is huge dffrnc btwn _(ch) & _(chh) !!
— Mithilesh Yadav (@mithilesh92) July 8, 2017
A few days ago, Shashi Tharoor also posted a tweet leaving everyone in splits with his unique selection of words. His tweet read, ” Exasperating farrago of distortions, misrepresentations&outright lies being broadcast by an unprincipled showman masquerading as a journalst”. After this tweet, the word ‘Farrago’ went viral, making it to the trending search on Google.