Congress MP Shashi Tharoor surely has a wide vocabulary. He uses words that force us to sprint for a dictionary. He has often made headlines for using big words on Twitter.
Recently, Tharoor took to Twitter to praise Chetan Bhagat for his article about how the youth of the country need to concentrate more on the abysmal GDP rates rather than decoding the endless Bollywood conspiracies and controversies. He tweeted,
“Superb piece by @chetan_bhagat on all that ails our country & what we should do about it. Chetan’s great virtue is the simplicity and directness of his writing. His message is clear & I hope his fans in the government act on it.”
Soon, Chetan Bhagat thanked him and requested him to use some big words the next time he praises him, words that only he can use. He wrote,
“Just one request, sir, next time can you use some big words to praise me, like ones that only you can do? Superb is nice but a big one would really make my day.”
To his delight, Tharoor obliged instantly. He tweeted,
“Sure, @chetan_bhagat! It’s clear you are not sesquipedalian nor given to rodomontade. Your ideas are unembellished with tortuous convolutions & expressed without ostentation. I appreciate the limpid perspicacity of today’s column.”
Here’s what Tharoor meant to put in simpler words:
Sesquipedalian – being polysyllabic or long-winded
Rodomontade – boastful
Convolutions – meaninglessly complex
Ostentation – pretentious
Limpid – clear
Perspicacity – shrewd
Soon after his tweet went viral, netizens started posting memes praising his verbosity and to know the meaning of the words.