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Modi's Incomprehensible NYE Speech Has Enraged Lots Of South Indians

"India is probably the only country in the world where its elected leader addresses the people in a language most don't understand."

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1. However, since he first made the speech in chaste Hindi, a LOT of his audience seemed to feel alienated. Especially South Indians.

India is probably the only country in the world where its elected leader addresses the people in a language most don't understand.

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What I get from Modi's speech:

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3. No one really could figure out what his message was for a while.

#ModiSpeech The Hindi is getting too complex for a South Indian like me.

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60% of this country cant understand what he is saying.

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6. And there was some solid paati sass.

My grand aunt just went "ஒண்ணும் புரியல" #PMSpeech

Translation: "Understand anything?"

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How do you say "Mitron" in Hindi? Asking for a friend.

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8.

Some Sanskrit chauvinist has written this speech for Modi. He is not even speaking common man Hindi. encrypted mode.

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[Modi's speech in Hindi ends] Party starts in North India. [Modi's speech in English begins] Party stops in South India.

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Bhaiyon aur Behnon, has Modiji made his point yet? Unable to understand anything

11. Even those who knew Hindi seemed to be stunned by the speech.

Have studied Hindi in college and I'm unable to follow this damn speech.

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Contact Sonia Mariam Thomas at Sonia.thomas@buzzfeed.com.

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