Shashi went on Facebook Live, and later tweeted that he was delighted to have 20,000 viewers at lunchtime. Except, it had an error.

STOP EVERYTHING Shashi Tharoors tweet has typo people jump to school him
Social Social Wednesday, January 03, 2018 - 13:35

The user of ‘Farrago’ and ‘Rodomontade’, Indian internet’s resident English tutor Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, has previously been a victim of autocorrect, when he tweeted ‘thang hoog hats’ instead of ‘than ghoonghats’, in a tweet about Padmavati.

Despite being the person who probably makes Twitterati pick up the dictionary the most, Shashi is only human. The internet hangs on to his every word, and a recent slip-up certainly did not go unnoticed. On January 1, Shashi went on Facebook Live, and later tweeted that he was delighted to have 20,000 viewers at lunchtime.

Except, there was one error in the tweet. It should have either been “those who” or “those of whom”. How could Twitter miss their one chance to school THE Shashi Tharoor for grammar?

This time, it was author and marketer Suhel Seth’s turn to have some good-natured fun at Shashi’s expense. “Happy New Year. And those ‘who’ missed it or those ‘of’ whom...” he tweeted.

This, obviously, did not go unnoticed, even by singer Adnan Sami!

Tharoor, however, did clarify, after one Twitter user pointed it out to him. “It was a typo.... the "m" from "missed" got transposed & repeated!” he said.

Once he tweeted that, Shashi realised that Suhel had caught it too, and called it another ‘hoong hats’ moment.

Partaking in the friendly banter, Suhel called Shashi ‘adorably kind’

Capping the episode, Shashi wished Suhel a year of happy and error-free tweeting!

Last year, Shashi Tharoor fell prey to the autocorrect feature. Speaking about the controversy surrounding the upcoming film Padmavati which stars Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh, he tweeted “Education more important thang Hoog hats”. While he clarified in a later tweet that “thang hoog hats” was meant to be “than ghoonghats”, people had already started looking up the former phrase.

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