Shashi Tharoor tweets in Hindi on World Hindi Day; Twitterati FINALLY pounce at his grammatical errors

Shashi Tharoor stepped out of his comfort zone and took to Hindi to wish people on Hindi Diwas. However, his move backfired as Twitterati were quick to point out the errors in his tweet.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 12, 2018 5:52 pm
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When it comes to the English language, there is a lot to learn from almost every tweet posted by Shashi Tharoor on Twitter. His brilliant vocabulary and eloquent speeches have often wowed many on social media. What’s more, there have also been many times that his followers had to skim through the dictionary to decode his sentences. Remember Amul’s cartoon dedicated to the politician?

However, seems like such is not the case with Tharoor when it comes to Hindi. Tweeting on World Hindi Day, the politician decided to change his preferred language to Hindi while wishing his followers. Surprisingly, the results did not seem all that satisfactory. In his tweet, Tharoor wrote, “वर्ल्ड हिंदी दिवस के अवसर पर मेरे हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं |”. The tweet, when translated in English means: “Best wishes on the occasion of World Hindi Day”. However, the mess up happened in the use of ‘वर्ल्ड’ (world) instead of ‘विश्व’ (vishva) and ‘मेरे’ (mere) instead of ‘मेरी’ (meri). Pouncing at the golden opportunity, Twitterati left no stone unturned to point out his mistakes. Check out the tweet here:

Soon, people on social media started posting their responses on the tweet. While some casually corrected the politician, others re-posted the proper formation of the sentence. However, some even patted the politicians back for coming out of his comfort zone and giving Hindi language skills a try. Check out some amusing reactions here.

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