Shashi Tharoor’s tweet typo got people looking up the dictionary to see what the ‘new words’ mean

When Shashi Tharoor recently spoke on the Padmavati controversy on Twitter but ended up posting a typo, people quickly took out their dictionaries to look up what the words meant!

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 20, 2017 11:15 am
shashi tharoor, shashi tharoor twitter, shashi tharoor rajasthan female literacy, shashi tharoor padmavati, shashi tharoor tweets, shashi tharoor on padmavati, indian express, indian express news Although Shashi Tharoor was quick to do damage control and tweet out what he had actually meant to say, people by then had already looked up the words and were trying to make sense of it. (Source: File Photo)

He is the man who introduced a large part of the population to easy English vocabulary classes on Twitter with casual usages of words that were otherwise unheard of for a lot of people, in his tweets. From giving us the now legendary phrase “Exasperating farrago of distortions, misrepresentations&outright lies being broadcast by an unprincipled showman masquerading as a journalst” that inspired a whole new collection of hilarious memes to introducing us to fun terms like ‘Webaqoof‘, Tharoor is, safe to say, the English professor we never deserved. Now with people hanging on to his words more than ever, when Tharoor recently spoke his mind on the Padmavati controversy on Twitter but ended up posting a typo, people quickly took out their dictionaries to look up what the words meant!

Although he was quick to do damage control and tweet out what he had actually meant to say, people by then had already looked up the words and were trying to make sense of it. Responding to Twitter user Rukshmani Kumari who had tweeted that women in Rajasthan must be more concerned about how the state is not faring well when it comes to education, health, child mortality, etc. than their depiction in the upcoming film Padmavati, Tharoor tweeted: “Agree totally. The #Padmavati controversy is an opportunity to focus on the conditions of Rajasthani women today &not just of queens six centuries ago. Rajasthan’s female literacy among lowest. Education more important thang Hoog hats”

While many lauded the MP from Thiruvanthapuram for his strong words, others went looking for what “thang Hoog hats” mean. Meanwhile Tharoor saw what he did and in a corrective tweet thereafter said that he had in fact meant, “than ghoonghats (veils)”.

When we said that people started looking the words up, we really meant it.

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