Shashi Tharoor, known for his fascinating lexicon, has shared yet another word with the Tweeple. Known for generously dabbing his opinions and arguments with choice words from the English dictionary (remember, farrago, snollygoster, among others?), the Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram, has now shared yet another word — lalochezia. With this, interestingly, he also gives a name to a condition that a lot of people using the Internet seem to be going through. Lalochezia is the emotional relief that is gained by using indecent or vulgar language, according to dictionary.com. Tharoor shared this useful tidbit with the caption: “Every day, I encounter on @Twitter people suffering from lalochezia! All too often they direct their suffering at me & others who support my beliefs….”
Shortly after, the excitement on learning a new word from ‘Tharoor’s tweet-ictionary’ was palpable as gratitude and tongue-in-cheek humour filled up the comments’ section under the MP’s tweet.
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) April 9, 2018
Check out some of the responses his tweet garnered thereafter.
Thankyou for for sharing the definition along with the word! it really helped
— Akshay Shah (@Akshays1105) April 9, 2018
Thanks sir for giving this meaning otherwise I will going to search in Google thanks for saving time@shashitharoor
— Srinivas Rb (@rb_srinivas) April 10, 2018
Dad in 90s: Dictionary se ek word roz yaad kara karo for vocabulary.
Dad in 2018: Shashi Tharoor ko Twitter pe follow karo for vocabulary.
— Harihar Goswami (@harihar_goswami) April 10, 2018
Haha. Good one!
— Arunima (@Arunima24370610) April 9, 2018
Hahaha thanks fr enlighting us with such an useful word??!
— Jahangir (@Jshipponian) April 10, 2018
Thank you Sir. By posting the dictionary pic of word “lalochezia”, you saved your followers from trouble of searching the internet ??. Finally you understood that you are in India. Just to write this word again, I had to see your tweet 5 times ??. India loves your tweets, sir.
— Mukesh Sharma (@msharmaind) April 10, 2018
Do you take “Dictionary” with your breakfast? With one word a day, you enrich our limited “shabdkhos” !!
— Abhi (@abhinavsahay) April 10, 2018
Know anybody suffering from lalochezia?