Shashi Tharoor, MP from Thiruvananthapuram, is definitely one of the most eloquent and well-spoken politicians in India, today. He knows how to talk and convey his thoughts in a rather fancy way, however, that is not always what he intends to do.
Earlier this year, Tharoor, while talking about a journalist tweeted out and said, “Exasperating farrago of distortions, misrepresentations & outright lies being broadcast by an unprincipled showman masquerading as a journalist”. In his now viral tweet, the Internet found a new word and a rather great English tutor.
Exasperating farrago went on to become one of the most searched words on Google and people just couldn’t stop themselves from meme-ing the heck out of it.
Now, Shashi Tharoor’s way of talking is somehow considered to be holy in its own way. Which is why various outlets constantly try to dig out a meme or joke in it. To this, Shashi Tharoor had another thing to say about. He tweeted out this message for the well-meaning people who can’t stop obsessing about Tharoor’s way of talking.
Shashi Tharoor on Twitter
To all the well-meaning folks who send me parodies of my supposed speaking/writing style: The purpose of speaking or writing is to communicate w/ precision. I choose my words because they are the best ones for the idea i want to convey, not the most obscure or rodomontade ones!
What started of artlessly (nothing like Tharoor), soon ended with another word for the world to probe about. Rodomontade was the word of the day, straight from the great Tharoor dictionary. And, almost instantly, the world was onto it. In case you don’t know (like us), Rodomontade means ‘boastful or inflated talk or behaviour’. People on Twitter are now trying their best to thank Tharoor for his great contribution to their vocab, while others are asking back for their school fees. Check out some of the most hilarious reactions to Tharoor’s “Rodomontade” tweet.
Krishna on Twitter
Kanatunga on Twitter
@ShashiTharoor I can rodomontadely say that day by day I read your rodomontaded tweets in English, I will be rodomontaded of my improved English. A rodomontade Jai Hind sir.
maruti on Twitter
@ShashiTharoor lemonade ka bada bhai rodomontade. thanks for yet another word…
Balendu Pandey on Twitter
@ShashiTharoor Heard one new word again-“rodomontade”. I want my school fees back.
Roy Sânkar on Twitter
@ShashiTharoor Get the dictionary men! Stephens ka launda @ShashiTharoor is tweeting again! #rodomontade https://t.co/6mmiecehuk
MumBawa on Twitter
@ShashiTharoor I miss my GRE preparation…
Suo Motu on Twitter
@ShashiTharoor Sir, have you ever considered teaching English on Byju’s?
manavsaraf on Twitter
@ShashiTharoor @ShashiTharoor guy is a paid agent of oxford english dictionary 1850 edition. inki CBI jaanch honi chahiye
Mayank Ojha on Twitter
@ShashiTharoor Rodo what?
indianabhyudey on Twitter
@ShashiTharoor rodomontade is the new farrago
kashif Qureshi on Twitter
@ShashiTharoor Sir now it’ll take us actually two days to learn to pronounce this new word ‘rodomontade’. I am sure it is the most googled word by now
Even Tharoor’s dear friend, Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah could not hold himself back from making a saucy remark on Tharoor’s tweet.
Omar Abdullah on Twitter
Learning English? Follow my friend @ShashiTharoor for words you never knew existed & will struggle to ever use in a sentence but by golly they sound impressive. #rodomontade
In the end, we would like to thank MP Shashi Tharoor for his constant contribution to the vocabulary of millions of Indians on the Internet. Thank You.