Tamil Nadu government changes spellings amid pandemic; Twitter reacts with #NameChange

WION Web Team
Chennai, Tamil Nadu Published: Jun 11, 2020, 06:37 PM(IST)

File photo: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami. Photograph:( PTI )

Story highlights

The Tamil Nadu government issued a notification on Wednesday that listed almost 1000 localities whose English spellings will be changed to match the Tamil pronunciation.

Tamil Nadu government decided to give its localities a phonetic makeover amid the pandemic, and changed the English spellings of the names of localities to match the way they are pronounced.

The Tamil Nadu government issued a notification on Wednesday that listed almost 1000 localities whose English spellings will be changed to match the Tamil pronunciation.

Also read: There's no community spread and fatalities mismatch: claims K Palaniswami

The spellings were changed after a committee was made especially to make sure that the experts sit down with districts heads and make sure that the spellings of the localities match the Tamil names.

Some main names that have been changed are: Coimbatore is now Koyampuththoor, Egmore is now Ezhumboor, Puducherry is now Puthucherry, Vellore is now Veeloor, Saidapet is now Saithaappettai, Chintadripet is now Chinthadharipettai and so on.

While the locals were going through the changes made, twitter came up with memes regarding this change amid a pandemic.

We compiled few of the best for you:

×

 

×
×

 

×


Tamil Nadu name change

×
×
×
×
×
×
×

 

Read in App