Shashi Tharoor Just Used Rodomontade in a Tweet, Twitterati Run to Fetch a Dictionary
By now you must be well aware of the fact that Shashi Tharoor has a pretty extensive vocabulary following his Twitter rant against a broadcast channel, referring to its news as “Exasperating farrago of distortions, misrepresentations & outright lies being broadcast by an unprincipled showman masquerading as a journalist (sic)” which went viral for obvious reasons. Since then, Twitterati has been keeping a keen eye on his tweets which is not less than an English Language Grammar class. This time around Shashi Tharoor did not disappoint when he used the word “rodomontade” in his tweet to express boastful or inflated talk or behavior. Twitterati just could not keep calm and came up with hilarious and amusing tweets in reply to Shashi Tharoor and obviously runs to fetch a dictionary.
Shashi Tharoor’s tweets often steer people towards a dictionary or a thesaurus. However, this time around it seems the MP wanted to clarify his stance on why he uses such heavy-duty words in his tweets. He responded to the all well-meaning folks who send him parodies of his supposed speaking/writing style, Shashi Tharoor took to Twitter and wrote, “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!” Shashi Tharoor’s tweet for Arnab Goswami’s channel The Republic makes Twitterati run for a dictionary, jokes and memes follow
Check out his tweet
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!
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) December 13, 2017
Twitterati could not take this lying down so they responded with their own brand of humour and sass. Check out the tweets below.
Somebody took out the dictionary
How to use rodomontade in a sentence
I can rodomontadely say that day by day I read your rodomontaded tweets in English, I will be rodomontaded of my improved English. A rodomontade Jai Hind sir.
— Kanatunga (@Kanatunga) December 13, 2017
Some relative of Lemonade?
lemonade ka bada bhai rodomontade. thanks for yet another word…
— maruti (@Maruti_P_Naik) December 13, 2017
Now this logic makes sense unlike Tharoor’s tweet
“Communicate” with precision.. The problem is, those words may be precise (though rodomontade) but hardly communicate, as an average person wouldn’t bother googling their meaning
— Sherry (@CherieDamour_) December 13, 2017
Some sass this
Communication is two way. If listener doesn’t understand what you say, maybe your words won’t stay meaningful. Resulting in yet another farrago. Still, your vocabulary is really praiseworthy and we look forward to achieve that.
— surbhi suman (@caninebuff) December 13, 2017
Refund School fees
Heard one new word again-“rodomontade”. I want my school fees back.
— Balendu Pandey (@balendu29) December 14, 2017
Most Googled Word
Sir now it’ll take us actually two days to learn to pronounce this new word ‘rodomontade’. I am sure it is the most googled word by now
— kashif Qureshi (@kashiflion) December 13, 2017
Miss GRE Preparation
I miss my GRE preparation…
— MumBawa (@JaamAadmi) December 14, 2017
Shashi Tharoor is well loved for his speeches and his use of the vocabulary. However, he must understand that on a platform like Twitter the primary objective is to communicate in a language that is understood by your followers but the use of such words like rodomontade hardly enables that as no one gets the meaning of what you want to say.