Shashi Tharoor is back with a new word, this time it’s a dig at his trolls
Shashi Tharoor is back with his latest ‘Word Of the Day’.india Updated: Apr 10, 2018 18:14 IST
There are only a few people who can match up to the level of Congress leader Shashi Tharoor when it comes to eloquent vocabulary and impeccable mastery over the English language.
Tharoor, as we all know, also has a habit of throwing the most obscure word in his tweets that often sends tweeple looking for a dictionary.
The Congress leader on Tuesday was back with his latest ‘Word Of the Day’ lalochezia and this time it was a sly dig at his trolls.
“Every day, I encounter on @Twitter people suffering from lalochezia! All too often they direct their suffering at me & others who support my beliefs,” Tharoor wrote as he introduced the new word.
Online Collins Dictionary describes lalochezia as “emotional release gained by uttering indecent or filthy words”.
Users were not only excited to learn a new word from Twitter’s favourite English teacher, but were also impressed with his “two birds with one stone” move.
Tharoor has in the past given us a taste of his impressive linguistic prowess with words like farrago, rodomontade, webaqoof and snollygoster.
Sample some hilarious reactions here:
You should start "word of the day" on twitter, it will be more popular than "Good morning " on whatsapp— Manish (@M_InThatZone) April 10, 2018
Mom ...my CAT preparations are going well .....— vineet_max (@vineet_max) April 10, 2018
From today onwards I will start using this word to my abusive friends.— SUNNY (Jai Hind ) (@hinduyuva12) April 10, 2018
Do you take "Dictionary" with your breakfast? With one word a day, you enrich our limited "shabdkhos" !!— Abhi (@abhinavsahay) April 10, 2018
Dad in 90s: Dictionary se ek word roz yaad kara karo for vocabulary.— Harihar Goswami (@harihar_goswami) April 10, 2018
Dad in 2018: Shashi Tharoor ko Twitter pe follow karo for vocabulary.
Thank you Sir. By posting the dictionary pic of word "lalochezia", you saved your followers from trouble of searching the internet 😂. Finally you understood that you are in India. Just to write this word again, I had to see your tweet 5 times 🤣. India loves your tweets, sir.— Mukesh Sharma (@msharmaind) April 10, 2018
First Published: Apr 10, 2018 18:06 IST