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'Unworthy of Honour': Shashi Tharoor Cameos as William Shakespeare on Twitter

Tharoor, on Saturday, tweeted a morph photo, where he resembled the English bard William Shakespeare, calling it 'the most flattering image'.

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Updated:August 12, 2019, 9:56 AM IST
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'Unworthy of Honour': Shashi Tharoor Cameos as William Shakespeare on Twitter
Photoshopped image tweeted by Shashi Tharoor.

Known for his proficiency in the English language, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor often baffles supporters, political rivals and the general public with his linguistics skills.

Tharoor, on Saturday, tweeted a morph photo, where he resembles the English bard William Shakespeare, calling it "the most flattering image".

The 63-year-old former diplomat added he is "unworthy of honour".

Since being posted, the tweet has received over 16 thousand likes and has been re-tweeted over 1,400 times.

Here's what people wrote:

Notably, while Shakespeare is often considered to be the greatest contributor to the English language, Tharoor on his part has often been on the receiving end for his choice of words that leaves people baffled and sometimes curious as well.

Shashi Tharoor’s choice of words includes such gems like 'farrago' which he used in a 2017 tweet for a journalist whose reporting he did not agree with. Notably, farrago means a confused mixture.

Other words used by the politician range from 'frisson' meaning a sudden feeling of excitement or fear and 'puerile' meaning silly or immature, among others.

In 2018, he got back at internet trolls with a tweet using the term 'lalochezia' meaning the use of foul language to relieve stress or pain.

In fact, while promoting his book 'The Paradoxical Prime Minister', Tharoor used the word 'floccinaucinihilipilification' to explain what his book is all about. Notably, the word means 'The action or habit of estimating something as worthless.'

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