Lahren, a critic of the liberal politics, shared a video where she thanked the Indian supporters and talked about Donald Trump’s resolve to ‘make America great again’.
- Last Updated: August 25, 2020, 11:06 AM IST
The political atmosphere in the US is heating up ahead of Presidential elections scheduled for November this year. Supporters and workers of Republican and Democrat side are leaving no stone unturned to lure the voters, which includes the Indian diaspora in good numbers.
But one such attempt by American conservative political commentator and former television host Tomi Lahren turned into a laughter riot. Lahren, a critic of the liberal politics, shared a video where she thanked the Indian supporters and talked about Donald Trump’s resolve to ‘make America great again’. She said that Trump is wise as an owl and in an attempt to reach out to the Indian diaspora, she translated it. And that was the catch. Unintentionally she called Trump an “ullu”, the Hindi and Urdu word for owl.
Lahren seems to be unaware of the fact that “ullu” for desis means anything but wise. It in fact is used as an insult to call someone daft.
Take a look at the video and how Lahren puts all her efforts to pronounce the word correctly:
The reaction to the goof-up were equally hilarious.
Can’t stop laughing! OMG(For those that don’t know, calling someone an “owl” (ullu उल्लू) is a rather strong insult in Hindi. Normally wouldn’t share @TomiLahren but this was too funny.)Dear Tomi: You said it perfectly, I’ve never agreed with you more. https://t.co/GvS3UEeV5j
— Hassan Ahmad (@HMAesq) August 25, 2020
The literal translation of “ullu” is owl, yes. But in colloquial terms, when referring to a person “ullu” means fool.The common phrase “ullu ka patta” is similar in meaning and emphasis to referring to someone as a dumbass. <this is transliterated Hindi> https://t.co/8fuBPZKBZk
— Madhura Prasad (@ladyquixotic) August 25, 2020
Recently, Lahren shared a rant on her YouTube channel where she went all out and said “men are trash”. She was voicing her disappointment with men and said how she was tied of her friends having to deal with “trash men”.
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