Congress Senior leader and MP for Thiruvananthapuram, Shashi Tharoor often hit headlines for his witty comments and his vast knowledge on English vocabulary. Time and again, he uses bizarre words that one has to Google it or looks into dictionary.
This time the grammar nazi has come up with new word that will make you scratch your head.
The word is hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia. You will read it twice or thrice to pronounce it before searching its meaning.
The grammar nazi also known as ‘Tharoorian’ dictionary.
Now, let us tell you why he shared this word and from where it started.
Shashi Tharoor wrote this unconventional word after Saloni Gaur aka Nazma Api released a video, which has gone viral now. In the video, Saloni can be seen imitating Tharoor while talking about Sushmita Sen’s new web series, Aarya.
Is Chandrachur Tharoor or Tharoor Chandrachur?Nevermind. pic.twitter.com/gUU3BeqPgu— Saloni Gaur (Nazma Aapi) (@salonayyy) June 13, 2020
She also talked about similarities between Congress leader and the character played by actor Chandrachur Singh.
The video also sought the attention of film director Hansal Mehta and retweeted it, tagging Shashi Tharoor.
Mehta captioned, “"This is quite brilliant. Shashi Tharoor, have you seen this?"
After seeing this, Tharoor reacted and used the word, hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia.
Shashi Tharoor also wrote, “Flattered by the comedic imitation. However, I would like to believe that I am not such a garrulous sesquipedalian... Clearly the artiste on the screen does not suffer from hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia! (sic)"
Flattered by the comedic imitation. However, I would like to believe that I am not such a garrulous sesquipedalian... Clearly the artiste on the screen does not suffer from hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia!— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) June 13, 2020
Well, the new word of Tharoor has created a stir on the Internet and forced netizens to search the meaning of the new word from Tharoorian dictionary.
Check out reactions:
Saving everybody's time. pic.twitter.com/NfOW3P7Lya— The Indian Smog (@theindiansmog) June 13, 2020
Hippopotamus k aage sab iske neeche hi dab ke mar gaya...fir aage phobia kuch aaya...😉😉😂😂😁🤣🤣— F1 - FORMULA ONE (@F164705869) June 13, 2020
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is one of the longest words in the dictionary — and, in an ironic twist, is the name for a fear of long words. Sesquipedalophobia is another term for the social phobia. @salonayyy pic.twitter.com/M1V3ydhcDe— JameelS جمیل (@jameelsjam) June 13, 2020
Hope you have also searched the meaning of the aforesaid word. If not, then you should search it now.