Shashi Tharoor is highly articulate, well-read and has a very extensive vocabulary when it comes to English language, so much so that often people have to fetch a dictionary to find the meaning of the words that he uses. Shashi Tharoor is a very eloquent speaker and is a very active social media user too. People follow him religiously on Twitter and hang on to every tweet of his. However, this time Shashi Tharoor got schooled because unlike English where he doesn’t make any mistakes he had decided to tweet in Hindi on the occasion of World Hindi Day and landed in trouble because he committed grammar mistakes. He decided to tweet in Hindi and got the sentence very wrong, which resulted in Twitterati having a field day trolling him and schooling him on correct usage.
Shashi Tharoor on the occasion of World Hindi Day or Hindi Diwas wrote on Twitter, “वर्ल्ड हिंदी दिवस के अवसर पर मेरे हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं” (World Hindi Diwas ke awsar par mere hardik shubhkamnayein). The wrong grammar that Shashi Tharoor used in this tweet got the Twitterati a chance to school him on using correct Hindi. People till now who were hailing the MP for using words like “farrago of exasperation”, “webakoof” and “rodomontade” got an opportunity to berate him for making mistakes in Hindi. Shashi Tharoor Commits a Typo in His Tweet And The Twitterati Was Quick To Crack Jokes At His Expense
Shashi Tharoor’s tweet
Sample a few tweets from the Twitterati
The mistakes that Shashi Tharoor made
Ill-feeling towards Hindi
More gyaan coming his way
World Hindi Day is observed every year with an objective to promote the usage of Hindi language internationally in more ways. World Hindi Day is observed every year on January 10, marking the anniversary of the first “World Hindi Conference” held in 1975. Shashi Tharoor had recently asked in parliament why India should make an effort to include Hindi as one of the languages in the United Nations when it is only one of the official language and not the national language of India.