Shashi Tharoor's love for long words has often sent people scurrying for a dictionary.

Amul honours Shashi Tharoor with cartoon MP says he feels like Tharoorsaurus RexCourtesy @Amul_Coop/Twitter
Social Social media Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 16:13

Shashi Tharoor’s impressive vocabulary and love for big words is quite well known. And it often sends social media users running to a dictionary.

On Friday, Amul, which is known for its witty and often political cartoons, honoured the Thiruvananthapuram MP with a cartoon depicting his love for long and complicated words and how it baffles most common persons.  

The cartoon showed the Amul girl sitting with Tharoor, a phone propped on the desk with a blue bird on top to suggest that he was on Twitter. While he looks comfortable and clearly in the middle of an eloquent quote, the Amul girl is shown frantically searching through a book, presumably a dictionary… which is probably what most Twitterati do to understand Tharoor’s tweets.

The reference to ‘rodomontade’ comes from a tweet Tharoor made recently. He had said, “To all the well-meaning folks who send me parodies of my supposed speaking/writing style: The purpose of speaking or writing is to communicate w/ precision. I choose my words because they are the best ones for the idea i want to convey, not the most obscure or rodomontade ones!”    

If you somehow missed the tweet that sent social media running to an online dictionary once again, ‘rodomontade’ means, according to Google, ‘boastful behaviour’ or ‘talking boastfully’ if used as a verb.

Read more: Did Shashi Tharoor take a sly dig at himself? Look up 'rodomontade' and tell us

Previously, Tharoor was in the news for using the word 'farrago' in an outburst against a media house. 

Shashi Tharoor responded to Amul’s cartoon in his signature witty style. Saying that he was ‘butterly honoured’, he added that he felt like ‘Tharoorsaurus Rex’ who would soon go into extinction because no one understood him.

Twitter users had a good laugh and appreciated how Tharoor took Amul’s cartoon sportingly. Check out some reactions here:

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