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14 Hilarious Tweets About "The Independent" Deciding To Use "Bombay" Instead Of "Mumbai"

"The Independent is going to start calling Akshay Kumar, Rajiv Bhatia."

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On February 10, British newspaper The Independent announced that it would revert to using "Bombay" instead of "Mumbai" as a statement to oppose Hindu nationalists.

Will be on @BBCr4today shortly explaining why The @Independent calls Bombay just that, and not Mumbai

And in doing so, they've unwittingly given birth to a new joke format on Twitter.

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"We shall henceforth refer to Mumbai as Bombay" - says The Independent, a newspaper printed in Londonium in Britannia.

2.

The editor of The Independent will switch back to using Google Reader instead of Feedly

3.

The Independent is going back to calling itself The Monarchist

4.

The editor of "The Independent" is going back to calling themselves "The Dominion status"

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Ajay Devgn must be majorly worried that The Independent will put back the 'a' in his name.

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The Independent is going to start calling Akshay Kumar Rajiv Bhatia.

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The independent to refer the British govt as the East India company

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Can't wait for The Independent to start publishing Shivaji Rao Gaekwad jokes

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lovely move by a Londinium newspaper. The Romans must be thrilled. https://t.co/S03nvST7Uv

10.

The Independent calls Sunny Leone Karenjit Kaur.

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What should we call the artist formally known as Prince? @amolrajan @Independent

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The editor of The Independent is switching back to Twitter "faves" instead of "likes" https://t.co/cqsM1NDReS

13.

The Independent will go back to calling Sh*thole as Liverpool FC

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The editor of The Independent will go back to calling Zayn Malik a member of One Direction instead of former member https://t.co/xzfmx7Pynq