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Keralites are getting confused on Twitter; Read this to know more

Aiswarya R Nair
Aiswarya R Nair

According to Twitter, #karela has been trending on Twitter from Sunday morning. ‘Karela’ is the Hindi word for bitter gourd, but many users from Kerala thought that their state was been misspelt.

A user named @NitinV69 wrote, "#karela is trending but I don't know why I read it Kerala.” He had promptly posted a picture of Karela, the fruit, and Kerala, the state with a map. Both have identical shapes.

Last week, many people have shared recipes related to the vegetable and some have even shown how karela is their favourite dish. Quite often people tend to misspell the name of the state Kerala as Karela, so Keralites are reading Karela as Kerala.

Another twitter user @mathewmatters tweeted, "Who all saw the word #karela trending and in the first look thought #Kerala ne ab kya kar diya??? (What did Kerala do now?) Karela Rocks. Kerala Rocks."

Twitter user @adilmohed tweets: "Just nature 3D printing Kerala's map. If you look costly, you can see Western Ghats. #Karela and #Kerala are related", posting a picture of bitter gourds.

A social media user @MrAnurag01 struggled to see the difference. "I realised I'm wrong only when I saw photos of #karela again and again. The real struggle," he wrote, adding a confused emoticon.

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