Human form of Oxford dictionary AKA Shashi Tharoor is one of those rare politicians who actually enjoys being trolled on the internet. Yesterday, he casually dropped the second largest English word – Floccinaucinihilipilification in one of his tweets which had everyone looking up its meaning on google. It also started a hilarious trend of jokes online!
His wife's death wasn't a murder. The reality was that he asked her to pronounce 'floccinaucinihilipilification' in one breath. pic.twitter.com/pbsUNuxSA5
— Vishesh Arora (@vishesharora19) October 10, 2018
Otorhinolaryngologist: Im the hardest to pronounce.
Floccinaucinihilipilification: Bitch, Please.
*Sonu ke titu ki sweety Smiled from a distance*
— Jass (@jasxaj) October 10, 2018
Made a sincere attempt to google the meaning of floccinaucinihilipilification.
It was worthless.
— Rafale Punster® (@Pun_Starr) October 10, 2018
But Shashi Tharoor also loves the online trolling/attention. Today, in one of his tweets, he apologized for using such a long word and then went on to use another gigantic word – hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia. Classic Shashi uncle!
I'm sorry if one of my tweets y'day gave rise to an epidemic of hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia!
[Don't bother looking it up: it's just a word describing a fear of long words].
But #TheParadoxicalPrimeMinister contains no words longer than Paradoxical! https://t.co/8h0zkcHnb2
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) October 11, 2018
But the replies to this tweet are even more hilarious. Check them out here!
Being a sesquipedalian, Mr. Tharoor is quite ebullient in gasconading about his habit of circumlocution. Little does he show any perspicaciousness or excogitate before assuming rest of the people are saxicolous. This is idiosyncratic with his personality of being anomalistic! 😁
— Jayesh Gopinathan (@jayeshgnath) October 11, 2018
Yeh word mujhe pata tha. Zyada ban mat shashi
— Gaindaswamy (@GaindaSwamy) October 11, 2018
Maaf karde bhai, dictionary kho gayi meri pic.twitter.com/ytVqABqpXr
— Lionel Mausi (@puncuz_rajput) October 11, 2018
Oxford Dictionary is raising a #MeToo case against Shashi Tharoor.
— निशाचर (@nishacharr) October 10, 2018
*When normal people visit the house*
Mother: Sunil, jake namkeen le aa uncle aa rahe hai.
*When @ShashiTharoor visits somebody's house*
Mother: Sunil, jake dictionary le aa. Shashi uncle aa rahe hai.
— Chaukanna Chor (@DefucktiveHumor) October 10, 2018
— Delhi se hoon BC (@delhichatter) October 11, 2018