Amid the buzz generated by the latest episode of Netflix’s Patriot Act which focussed on the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, showhost Hasan Minraj shared a short clip from the episode where he tests Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s proficiency in English.
“You seem to know a lot of words,” said Minraj, referring to Tharoor’s vast vocabulary. “I wanna test you of how deep your vocabulary is,” he adds before explaining the rules of the game to the Thiruvananthapuram MP.
Tharoor was put through his paces as he was asked to explain what the words “thicc” and “skrt skrt” mean. Here’s how Tharoor’s fared in his test.
The video shared by Minaj on his social media pages quickly garnered a lot of attention. And while some lauded Tharoor for being a sport and trying to explain the words, others thanked Minhaj for the hilarious skit.
Can’t decide who’s funnier https://t.co/gyvnGZgtlW
— Tanya Rai (@TanRai105) March 20, 2019
T H I S
H I L A R I O U S
— Mitali Palekar (@mitalipalekar) March 20, 2019
Hasan is sucha SNACC! https://t.co/Vko9GUwdlI
— Bhavika Kateja (@BhavikaKateja) March 20, 2019
Well, it has to be said that he’s a good sport. In this age of political correctness, not too many politicians would’ve signed up for this https://t.co/phvUVdCS3n
— ಮನೋಜ್ ಜೇಕೋಬ್ ಧಿನಗರ್ (@MJDhinagar) March 20, 2019
OH MY GOD! I died laughing, or so I think. Skrt! Skrt!
— vivek tejuja (@vivekisms) March 19, 2019
Those words are a Farrago of distortions
— Sai Balaji Shankar (@saibalajis) March 19, 2019
The historic moment that someone says to @ShashiTharoor “I want to check how deep your vocabulary is” 😅
— 🌈 Raktima Roy (@raktima_roy) March 19, 2019
There should be a spinoff episode! Hasan and Millennials from various fields with Shashi Tharoor. Teaching each other the most bizarre words and stuff.
— Param Patel (@Patel_p3) March 19, 2019
In the episode, Minhaj had tackled various topics such as the Pulwama terror attack, Pakistan accusing India of eco-terrorism, the Congress’ 2G scam, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s hug diplomacy and what it all entails for India in the 2019 general elections. The episode received mixed responses from social media users in India.