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Shashi Tharoor tweets 'floccinaucinihilipilification' and Twitter loses its mind

Tharoor says 'hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia' and 'floccinaucinihilipilification' and opens the floodgates of Twitter.

  • Published: October 11, 2018 1:21 PM IST
Shashi Tharoor

Image Credit: Shashi Tharoor/Facebook


Congress Minister of Parliament Shashi Tharoor, has become the poster boy for using less than usual words when describing his thoughts in tweets. And this has been more so particularly after his use of vocabulary with the word rodomontade went viral last year. People have been trolling him for his difficult to grasp English and even people who dared to use an usual word have been called out for doing a Tharoor (all in good humor though). Also Read - Your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram account can get deleted if you do this

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Tharoor has even addressed this issue is many platforms and basically has one thing to say about it. He feels that he does not use these words for the sake of using them, rather he uses them because the particular meaning conveyed by these word suit his thought behind it. All that being said and done, twitterati didn t miss a beat when Tharoor tweeted another flummoxing word recently describing his new book on Narendra Modi, The Paradoxical Prime Minister. Also Read - You can now share tweets as Instagram Stories: Here's how to do so with these simple steps

Tharoor tweeted, My new book, THE PARADOXICAL PRIME MINISTER, is more than just a 400-page exercise in floccinaucinihilipilification.

https://twitter.com/ShashiTharoor/status/1049902933377208320

He followed that up with another tweet apologising for having created a flurry and said, I’m sorry if one of my tweets y’day gave rise to an epidemic of hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia! [Don’t bother looking it up: it’s just a word describing a fear of long words]. But #TheParadoxicalPrimeMinister contains no words longer than Paradoxical!

https://twitter.com/ShashiTharoor/status/1050244439099101184

And twitterati had a lot to say about this, and while some were curious others were plain confused. Some were even too intimidated while others felt that they should give the book a try. But all the same, dramatic reactions to his tweets knew no end.

https://twitter.com/AK4TSay1/status/1050232811934949378

https://twitter.com/alok_TTID/status/1049906250786512896

https://twitter.com/KyaUkhaadLega/status/1049949037322035203

https://twitter.com/munnabhai_ips/status/1050245777577074693

https://twitter.com/anushreearun13/status/1050248072884699137

https://twitter.com/puncuz_rajput/status/1050247959244197888

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  • Published Date: October 11, 2018 1:21 PM IST



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