Prime Minister Narendra Modi is known to address his audience as mitron (friends), whether speaking at election rallies or making historic announcement such as the one related to demonetisation.
His use of mitron has become a subject of several spoof videos and social media ridicule. But, now the word has found a place on the website of Urban Dictionary.
Aaron Peckham’s Urban Dictionary, which helps make sense of the colorful street language around you, has described Mitron as:
“1) A large group of unsuspecting people, about to be hit by something they will take a long time to recover from.
2. A precursor to bad news for large groups of people.
India: from the Hindi word Mitron, ironically meaning ‘friends’. In recent times, however, it has been used to brutal effect to make a series of anti-people announcements.”
“The volunteers read new definitions and decide whether to publish them. They do an excellent job of filtering out personal attacks and mundane entries,” Peckham was quoted by Outlook website.
He added, “I started the site in 1999 as a parody of dictionary.com. I had just started college, and I thought it would be fun if my friends and I were the ones who wrote the dictionary. I also felt that people take the dictionary too seriously! In some ways, Urban Dictionary is the opposite of a regular dictionary — the definitions are opinionated, not researched, and sometimes even misspelled.”