No one, not even Shashi Tharoor, is spared by autocorrect.

Shashi Tharoors typo had people searching for a new phrase thang hoog hats
Social Social media Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 13:05

Not very long ago, a tweet by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor took the internet by storm. In a response to Republic TV editor Arnab Goswami, Tharoor used the phrase “Exasperating farrago of distortions” which quickly morphed into a number of memes.

It is undeniable of course that Tharoor is a very well-spoken person, whose vocabulary in day-to-day life could make you pick up a dictionary to understand what he is saying.

And recently something very similar happened, except that what Tharoor tweeted weren’t real words. Indeed, like many of us, Tharoor too became the victim of the autocorrect feature.

Speaking about the controversy surrounding the upcoming film Padmavati which stars Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh, Tharoor tweeted “Education more important thang Hoog hats”.

He was responding to another tweet where a woman who pointed out that Rajput women should be offended about the fact that their state “is at the bottom on women's conditions education, health, child mortality etc.” instead of protesting against the songs and dream sequences in the film.

While Shashi Tharoor clarified in a later tweet that “thang hoog hats” was meant to be “than ghoonghats”, people had already started looking up the former phrase, thinking it would add to their vocabulary.

The fact that even Google did not come up with coherent search results was no deterrent to them, for they kept looking for the meaning (some claimed they had spent half an hour on it!) until Tharoor clarified that it was a mistake, and was just “dreaded autocorrect”.

Check out some of the tweets here:

Earlier in March, after Tharoor’s tweet about “Exasperating farrago of distortions”, Google had been exploding with searches for the word ‘farrago’. There were many more funny reactions and memes about the tweet. Check them out here.  

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