Twitterati schools PMO after pricey tweet typo changed the meaning of an entire sentence
It was a tweet from the official PMO handle on Thursday, February 8 that once again proved why punctuation is so important and got the Twitter talking. This is a tweet that the PMO India handle put out quoting a line from Modi’s speech in the Upper House over ensuring quality healthcare for the poor. However, the lack of comma completely changed the meaning of the sentence.
What the Prime Minister’s team meant was, "Let us work together in providing the poor, quality and affordable healthcare."
The ever-vigilant netizens didn’t waste any time to school the PM on the necessity and importance of grammar lessons.
This wasn’t a monopoly for Tweeple as soon enough, Modi's tweet became a raging topic of discussion on Reddit as well.
Now you call it irony or fate, Penguin Random House recently published a book called Exam Warriors which is written by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The 193-page book offers 25 'mantras' to help students cope with the pressure of examinations and includes chapter like 'Exams are like festivals -- celebrate them!', 'Exams test your current preparation, not you. Chill!', 'Be a warrior, not worrier!', 'Knowledge is permanent--pursue it', 'Compete -- with yourself', and 'To cheat is to be cheap'.
According to a Hindustan Times report, Modi will also address nearly 3,500 students from across the country on February 16, at Delhi’s Talkatora Stadium to do “Pareeksha Pe Charcha.”