It would be not wrong if it is said that Congress MP Shashi Tharoor uses social networking site Twitter to impart usage of English words not used in daily communications. The Kerala MP has time and again made headlines for his impeccable English vocabulary. So when a man who gave us “farrago of distortions” and “rodomontade” tweets in simple language, Twitterati could not help but think what went wrong. Tharoor wished everyone a ‘Merry Christmas’ and Twitterati cannot believe that they did not have to Google the meaning of a single word from the tweet.
Tharoor tweeted saying, “‘Tis the season to be merry (& for some, to freeze!) Whether you are celebrating amid snow or with cotton balls masquerading as snow, may the festive spirit bring you good cheer at year’s end. But spare a thought for He who was born today to spread love, peace & brotherhood…” Social media users commented on his tweet saying that it is a surprise that they did not have for run for dictionaries this time.
However, not everyone is of the opinion on social media. Some of his Twitter followers are upset that they could not learn a new word today. Many even tweeted to the MP that they were upset because he did not live up to their expectations.
Here is the tweet:
And here is how Twitter responded:
Words of the day!
They follow you for a reason
I could understand everything
Because you taught me masquerading already
Is that you for real?
When Santa doesn’t live up to your expectations
Some had a different take
Twitter and his love for words are so popular that Amul dedicated on their topical ads for the MP and thus penning the word ‘Tharooraurus’. The dairy brand’s advert came after the parliamentarian wrote the word ‘rodomontade’ in one of his tweets. Even former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah tweeted praising his colleague after ‘rodomontade’ gained a lot of attention. Abdullah tweeted saying, “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”