Pakistan Army spokesperson Asif Ghafoor made an open appeal to Twitter trolls when he misspelt the word vein in the term 'jugular vein' as 'vain' while quoting Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa's speech on the current situation in the disputed region of Kashmir.
“Pak Army is fully configured, prepared & determined to defend honour,dignity & territorial integrity of motherland at all cost. Kashmir is jugular vain of Pakistan & no compromise shall be made which denies right of self determination to our brave Kashmiri brethren”,COAS.(2of2). pic.twitter.com/wwL5K7Kbj1— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) October 3, 2019
It didn't take social media users long to spot the spelling error, and they flooded his Twitter account with all sorts of reactions:
The last time I had corrected your Latin. This time please allow me to correct your English. It's - jugular vein - and not "vain"...— Lt Col Sundeep Parija (Retd) (@sundeepparija) October 3, 2019
Even the auto correct prompts correctly the moment one types - jugular.
So this must have been typed out of ignorance of the correct spelling. pic.twitter.com/c7u56D1FbM
kashmir k chakkar mai muzzafrabad kho doge gaffure🤣🤣🤣— ਮੁਕੇਸ਼ ਪਾਲ مکیش پال۔ (@mukeshp41468273) October 3, 2019
Another user asked Pakistan to focus on its citizens first.
Look what have you done to your awaam!— Raja Dahir (राजा दाहिर)🕉️🚩 (@RajaDahir7) October 3, 2019
Kashmir, Kashmir kar rahe ho.. try focusing on your citizens ..first. pic.twitter.com/26gHYlJNaw
Some Twitter users gave spelling lessons to the Pakistan Army spokesperson and even stated the differences between the meanings of vain and vein.
Jahilo vein ya vain pehle itna padlo— Anubrata Choudhury (@anubratach) October 3, 2019
Ever since India stripped the restive Jammu and Kashmir state of special status by amending Article 370 and 35A of the constitution in August, there has been a war of words and diplomatic offensives from both Islamabad and New Delhi.
India and Pakistan have been at loggerheads over Kashmir since they attained independence from British Colonial rule in 1947. While the two neighbours both claim the entire territory, they administer separate parts of Kashmir.