Can you imagine Twitter as a Vocabulary resource?
This is an article based on the Shashi Tharoor Complex Tweet that has set the world of Twitter ablaze.
If you have not been living under a rock, most of you must have heard of or read this tweet by the ever so eloquent MP, Shashi Tharoor. The tweet was confusing for a lot of people (as one user puts it: sooooooo much English) and Twitter had a field day making funny memes about the same.
For us, CAT aspirants and English Language Learners, this can also be a lesson in Vocabulary, provided you understand the context and meaning of the words. Worry not; Wordpandit is here for your rescue.
Let’s Read the tweet:
Exasperating farrago of distortions, misrepresentations&outright lies being broadcast by an unprincipled showman masquerading as a journalst
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) May 8, 2017
After this amazing tweet, the world of Twitter literally went into overdrive mode and what we had was an awesome set of reactions from the Twitterverse:
Now we know why she was crying 😓 pic.twitter.com/3bM9bXUDxr
— The Bad Engineer (@oh_yes_abhii) May 9, 2017
Other parents to their kids – you idiot, chal murga ban ja.
Shashi Tharoor – You neanderthal despicable cacopygian, elevate your posterior.
— Atulya Mahajan (@amreekandesi) May 8, 2017
That’s alright Shashi but what about the flabbergasted gluttony of impeccable, insular and morose nuacance being refurbished by a sycophant. pic.twitter.com/nACkAvCtex
— SAGARPS (@sagarcasm) May 8, 2017
Kid- How was I born?
Dad- God put you in your mom’s stomach
Kid- Exasperating farrago of distortions, misrepresentations & outright lies
— SAGARPS (@sagarcasm) May 9, 2017
— Sand-d Singh (@Sand_In_Deed) May 8, 2017
Encoding and Decoding . pic.twitter.com/tuLeTb9j6L
— Hunटरर ♂ (@nickhunterr) May 8, 2017
Let’s learn some words from this onslaught on English
Well, we need to be a little selfish here and use this tweet for our purpose. Let’s learn the meanings of the words used by Mr. Tharoor in mind-blowing tweet.
How many of these difficult words could you actually understand? If your answer is none or may be one, you are not alone. Facepalm!
Let’s look into the words one by one:
- Exasperating: Intensely irritating, extremely annoying
- Farrago: A confused mixture, a hotchpotch
- Distortion: A misleading account, misrepresentation
- Misrepresentation: A false account of things; Wrong representation
- Outright: Completely, fully, and absolutely
- Unprincipled: Unethical, without any principles
- Showman: An entertainer or performer
- Masquerading: Disguising as, show a false pretence
Now that you have got the Wordpandit Edge, go share this tweet and show off your vocabulary knowledge! 😛
Reference Article Used: A special thanks and shout out to this Scoopwhoop article for helping us with the funny tweets..:)