Shashi Tharoor and impeccable, articulate and eloquent English language go hand-in-hand. There is no denying the fact that the man is an extremely good orator and has a superb command over the Queen’s language. His use of the forgotten word ‘farrago’ in the lingua franca today made him an all-night star and ensured that people sit up and wonder aloud what does it all mean. Shashi Tharoor’s speeches in debates and panel discussions and his tweets are much appreciated and liked by many. However, it came as a pleasant surprise when the man was caught making a typo in his tweet and no he was not inventing a new English word or bringing one in common parlance but it was actually a mistake that was committed due to the auto correct feature on his phone. He tried to issue an explanation and apology for the same but the deed was done and Twitterati was quick to crack jokes at his expense.
Shashi Tharoor was giving his opinion on the controversy surrounding Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Padmavati and wrote replying to a Twitter user, “Agree totally. The #Padmavati controversy is an opportunity to focus on the conditions of Rajasthani women today ¬ just of queens six centuries ago. Rajasthan’s female literacy among lowest. Education more important thang Hoog hats.” However, the tweet did not reach the ‘farrago’ proportions but ensured that the Twitterati had a good laugh pointing out the typo. Shashi Tharoor’s tweet for Arnab Goswami’s channel The Republic makes Twitterati run for a dictionary, jokes and memes follow
The farrago tweet that made Shashi Tharoor a darling of Twitterati
The Padmavati tweet that landed Shashi Tharoor in a soup
The last bit was what left the Twitter users flabbergasted as they couldn’t understand whether Shashi Tharoor had invented a new word or using some high eloquent English word. However, it was just a typo and he was quick to issue an apology and explain the matter.
Shashi Tharoor apologized and clarified his tweet before the grammar Nazis get a chance to do so. However, that did not stop the Twitterati one bit and they came up with some hilarious reactions. Check it out here.
A Shashi Tharoor dictionary?
Sassy like a boss
New English words?
Reminding of some past controversies
They posed a question to Tharoor too
Shashi Tharoor called out
Well, it seems Padmavati can land even Shashi Tharoor in trouble even though he is not related to the film. Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ambitious project has been in some controversy or the other since the time it was announced. The movie features Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in lead roles and is releasing on December 1, 2017.