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Shashi Tharoor Made Everyone Grab Their Dictionaries, Once Again

Photo credits: PTI

Photo credits: PTI

And the word for the day is - 'rodomontade'.

Shashi Tharoor is known for a lot of things. But this year, the senior Congress leader gave the Twitterverse some serious English lessons.

And if Tharoor’s words have been bothering you, he has a response-- “I choose my words because they are the best ones for the idea I want to convey, not the most obscure or rodomontade ones!”

Read that strange R word? That’s the latest one from the minister, aka Twitter’s English professor.

Naturally, everyone went to look up the word. And, Google trends is a proof to that.

So, what does rodomontade mean? Oxford dictionary says it is to “talk boastfully”.

Tharoor’s colleague Omar Abdullah asked the Twitterati to follow Tharoor for English lessons.

“Learning English? Follow my friend Shashi Tharoor for words you never knew existed & will struggle to ever use in a sentence but by golly they sound impressive,” he tweeted.

Someone tried using the word to build a sentence. And this is what it turned out to be:

Some folks on Twitter tried to outdo Tharoor.

And some desperately wanted him as their professor to crack entrance exams.

Earlier this year, Tharoor stumped the world by using the F word—Farrago. For days, people were trying to figure who first came up with it, how it is used, etc etc.

“Exasperating farrago of distortions, misrepresentations & outright lies being broadcast by an unprincipled showman masquerading as a journalist,” Tharoor had tweeted slamming a TV channel and a journalist who had accused him of hiding information about the death of his wife, Sunanda Pushkar.