The West Bengal Cabinet on Tuesday cleared the proposal of changing the state’s name to Bangla or Bongo in Bengali and Bengal in English. Officials said that the Mamata Banerjee government has decided to drop West from the name so it would not come last alphabetically.
Twitter was quick in latching on to the news and making it the butt of all jokes.
While we speculate what West Bengal be renamed, Bangla or Bongo, there are places that need desperate renaming pic.twitter.com/X8aQ6nMDX3— Sand-d Singh (@Sand_In_Deed) August 2, 2016
Bongo? Waiting for Malayali to be officially called Mango… err… Mallu and Kerala as Mallu Pradesh— Tinu Cherian Abraham (@tinucherian) August 2, 2016
Bongo? Bongo! Are you kidding me? But at least now we can call the residents Bongs without being accused of political incorrectness 😳😁😄😂— Seema Goswami (@seemagoswami) August 2, 2016
President of Gabon is Ali Bongo. Now we can easily claim it as an extension of Poschim Bongo.— Navigator (@navfrn) August 2, 2016
Sigh…now sagarika ghose will be called Bongo Bimbo?— one tip one hand (@OneTipOneHand_) August 2, 2016
“Bongo”. Somewhere in Yorkshire, Godfrey Bloom is chuckling to himself. https://t.co/pcTTna2PaC— Shashank Joshi (@shashj) August 2, 2016
West Bengal could be named BongoLike the instrumentTaki TMC aur baja sake state ki halat— TheFrustratedIndian (@FrustIndian) August 2, 2016
Some even went on to extend their amazingly creative suggestions..
I think the way bomb making industry is flourishing in bengal,it should be named Bombo. #Bongo— one tip one hand (@OneTipOneHand_) August 2, 2016
I am told that some in West Bengal want their state to be renamed as Bongo. Can I please introduce a motion to prefix that with Coco?— Shubhashish (@shubHASHISH) August 2, 2016
West Bengal likely to be renamed BongoSo if you’ve bin to Bongo, u cud call it Bingo — Rasheed Kappan (@kappansky) August 2, 2016
While others expressed ‘genuine concerns’ over the bizarre renaming
The Govt of Bongo sounds like the name of a wannabe shack on one edge of Anjuna BeachThis is madness.— IndiaSpeaks (@IndiaSpeaksPR) August 2, 2016
Bangla is Good, but definitely not BONGO•Bongo is an instrument that is played (Bajano hoe)!Do not want people 2 crack dirty pun about it— Babul Supriyo (@SuPriyoBabul) August 2, 2016
Renaming West Bengal to Bangla or Bongo or Bengal will ensure a rise in alphabetical order but is this only rise Mamata wishes to achieve?— Debarati Majumder (@debarati_m) August 2, 2016
A crucial part of history wiped out because Banerjee wanted to speak first at a meeting? Puerile madness.https://t.co/STzjatZ0mR— Shoaib Daniyal (@ShoaibDaniyal) August 2, 2016
And finally someone found it appropriate and honest!
(Feature Image Source: PTI)