Tharoor's 'Roorback' gets Twitterati talking

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor (PTI file photo)

He's back with a new word and Twitterati can't stop talking about it. For quite some time now, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has been enriching the common man's English vocabulary. His handpicked words in speeches and tweets have, in fact, made him Twitterati's blue-eyed boy. On Thursday, he shot off yet another word from his armoury -- 'Roorback' -- much to the delight of his social media followers. He didn't forget to share its meaning too -- “A defamatory falsehood published for political effect.” Tharoor's tweet read: “I’ve had to put up with a lot of roorbacks in the last few years!''

The tweet has since been shared over 300 times and has garnered over 1,500 likes. Some of his followers thanked him for introducing them to yet another unfamiliar word while some took a jibe at the media and political parties. “Earlier my father used to asked me to learn one new word from the dictionary each day, now he asks me to follow Shashi Tharoor on Twitter,” reads one tweet. "Whenever I read your tweets it feels like you’re the only one who learned a lot about English and don’t be ashamed of being pedantic (sic)," reads another one. Earlier, Tharoor had used words used like farrago, rodomontade, webaqoof and snollygoster which got Twitterati talking.

Check out more replies to his latest tweet.

Screen shot of Tharoor's tweet
Screen shot of Tharoor's tweet

 

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