Tharoor was attempting to clarify his supposed speaking/writing style when he used the word ‘rodomontade’.

Did Shashi Tharoor take a sly dig at himself Look up rodomontade and tell us
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“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!”

Social media users hang on to every word of Tharoor’s tweets and posts, and this one was no different. Tharoor is famous for his extensive vocabulary and how well-spoken he is, and for often slaying it on international forums. However, social media collectively loses its mind when he tweets a word they have never heard of before, so it’s only fair he clarified.

Or, was he taking a dig at himself?

Whether or not he was, social media users couldn’t help but indulge him. Rodomontade HAD to become the new farrago!

One user even wanted his school fees back!

Other were happy about the free vocabulary training for their competitive examinations!

Some helpfully posted screenshots of the meaning of the word for other users.

Former Jammu and Kashmir CM Omar Abdullah also joined in on the fun.

Some users however, praised the MP for his clarity of thought, and called him “an educator par excellence”.

 It hasn’t been very long since ‘exasperating farrago of distortions’ exploded on the internet and morphed into a ridiculous number of memes. Soon after, Tharoor fell prey to autocorrect, where instead of writing ‘than ghoonghats’, he had tweeted ‘than Hoog hats’, sending social media into a tizzy, with many users spending trying to figure out the meaning of something that even Google could not give an answer to!

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