Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Thursday again left people on the Internet scratching their heads with a bombastic word. While introducing his new book ‘The Paradoxical Prime Minister’ written on Narendra Modi, he came up with a 29-letter word this time – floccinaucinihilipilification. Yes, another gift from Tharooraurus!
Although it was meant to be about the book, the focus quickly shifted from it and the near-unpronounceable word kept Twitterati hooked. While some were busy looking up for its meaning in the dictionary, many couldn’t stop cracking jokes about it and talking about his fondness to use gigantic words.
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• Treadmill ECG
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• Prounounce #floccinaucinihilipilification in one breath.
— The Zucker Doctor (@DoctorLFC) October 10, 2018
However, taking all these to a whole new level, little kids who joined in the game in an attempt to pronounce the tongue-twister word at one ago. And you would be surprised as to how it all panned out.
— PS (@purnimashukla) October 11, 2018
ഇംഗ്ലീഷ് പണ്ഡിതൻ ശശി തരൂർ പ്രധാനമന്ത്രി നരേന്ദ്ര മോദിയെ വരെ കുഴക്കിയ Tweet…..#floccinaucinihilipilification
( “മൂല്യം കാണാതെ ഒന്നിനെ തള്ളി കളയുക” )
പ്രിയ സുഹൃത്തുക്കളായ അർച്ചനയുടെയും സുജിത്തിന്റെയും മകളുടെ അപാര പെർഫോമൻസ്.. കാണൂ… #pronounce pic.twitter.com/rPUes7dLXH
— Shan Varghese (@ShanVarghese4) October 11, 2018
— Ramdas (@ramdasrocks) October 10, 2018
— Suganndha Mehrotra (@Suganndha) October 11, 2018
It seems the word is not enough challenging for the little wonders and even Tharoor agreed that he couldn’t have done it at such an early age. Particularly, one two-year-old girl’s take on the word has blown away the mind of ‘Internet’s favourite English teacher’.
What a cute baby & what a game trier! I doubt i could have done that at her age! https://t.co/6EBCfgLemV
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) October 12, 2018
Have you tried pronouncing floccinaucinihilipilification?