After ‘farrago’, Tharoor now gives us ‘rodomontade’ After ‘farrago’, Tharoor now gives us ‘rodomontade’ The Thiruvanathapuram MP used this word in a tweet where he was ironically trying to justify his choice of words. TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Updated: Dec 14, 2017, 13:38 IST Congress leader Shashi Tharoor ‘s extensive vocabulary has often left his Twitter followers flummoxed. His lexicon has made him the butt of quite a few jokes over the years.
He has a habit of impressing people by throwing up one complex word after another on the micro-blogging platform.
The selection of his words often leaves everyone scratching their head and rushing to grab dictionaries.
It is even said that tough exams like TOEFL can be cracked by simply following Tharoor. After introducing us to ‘farrago’ sometime back, Tharoor has now given us a new word ‘rodomontade’. The Thiruvanathapuram MP used this word in a tweet where he was ironically trying to justify his choice of glossary. For the uninitiated, rodomontade means ‘boastful or inflated talk or behaviour’.
To all the well-meaning folks who send me parodies of my supposed speaking/writing style: The purpose of speaking o..
. https://t.co/WkyCzYYJZC — Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) 1513191403000 This time around, Tharoor managed to bowl over not just mere mortals, but even politicians like Omar Abduallah.
The former J&K CM advised everyone to follow Tharoor if they wanted to learn English.
Learning English? Follow my friend @ShashiTharoor for words you never knew existed & will struggle to ever use in a.
.. https://t.co/BEEGUVeTjv And as expected, the tweet soon went viral and Twitter was over the place trying to decipher it.
@ShashiTharoor Heard one new word again-“rodomontade”😂. I want my school fees back.
😂😂 — Balendu Pandey (@balendu29) 1513220105000
@ShashiTharoor Communication is two way. If listener doesn’t understand what you say, maybe your words won’t stay m… https://t.
co/iWi1IZvoDf — surbhi suman (@caninebuff) 1513193509000 Some tried to answer Tharoor back in the language he understands.
@ShashiTharoor I can rodomontadely say that day by day I read your rodomontaded tweets in English, I will be rodomo..
. https://t.co/dmzgZ0LaPC Some wondered why couldn’t Tharoor be more simpler.
@ShashiTharoor Dr. Tharoor, what is the difference between rodomontade and boastful, pretentious, hifalutin, grandi… https://t.co/B6ksBUXnoI — Aarti Tikoo Singh (@AartiTikoo) 1513234756000 Here’s hoping Tharoor never stops ‘vocabularically’ trolling us ever.
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