Uday Chopra-SRK Twitter battle: Did you know the meaning of these words?
Twitter is one interesting platform that never fails to disappoint.Don’t believe it? You will after what happened yesterday between Shah Rukh Khan and Uday Chopra on the micro-blogging site.art and culture Updated: Dec 29, 2016 22:51 IST
Uday Chopra — best known for playing Ali in the Dhoom series — is popular on Twitter for the existential posts he sends out way too frequently. On Tuesday afternoon, he tweeted one such gloomy thought, saying he had weltschmerz. However, little did he know that it would initiate a dialogue between him and Shah Rukh Khan, with each trying to flaunt their extensive vocabulary.
I think I have weltschmerz…— Uday Chopra (@udaychopra) December 27, 2016
@iamsrk I had to google that! I love that word as well as this pedagogery we have going here— Uday Chopra (@udaychopra) December 27, 2016
Little-used words like ennui, anhedonia and pedagogery were freely used in the five-tweet conversation. Though we doubt if Uday has got the last tweet right, it gives us a wonderful opportunity to discuss the beautiful words that English borrows from other languages — words that should be used more often in our everyday conversations.
So here we list 10 such words (including those used by Uday and SRK) with their meanings and origins. We’d be glad if you incorporate even one of these in your active vocabulary.
(Do not forget to let us know about your favourite exotic word which you have made your own lately.)
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