Shashi Tharoor and his treasure trove of words is the talk of the Twitter town. Whether it is slamming someone or talking about a serious issue, he is sure to employ his Tharoorian English (yes, that’s a term now) and leave netizens scratching their head. Not only that, people have also tried to imitate him only to fail miserably.
Guess what, our favourite word maestro is at it again!
This time he was condemning the comment by Vinay Katiyar, the founder-president of the Bajrang Dal and an MP of the ruling party. He recently remarked that Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world will soon be renamed as ‘Tej Mandir’ and tweeted this,
We can't let these troglodytes destroy our country & everything beautiful in it. https://t.co/30TB4lXrrb
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) February 6, 2018
In case you were wondering, this is what Troglodyte means:
Obviously, like every one of his tweets, netizens were quick to jump on this one too. His tweet even reminded some of them of their GRE days.
1. Here we go again!
A rush for dictionaries again today. 😀
— Madan Singh (MR) (@mrsinghCricUmp) February 6, 2018
I agree, my doctor too says triglycerides are bad
— Sreeram Ramachandran (@ticktockthought) February 6, 2018
3. Arey Bhai, there’s an app for that!
Sir why can't you speak normal understandable english¿ bar bar dictionary kholni padti hai
— Sandeep (@sahajsandy) February 6, 2018
4. *Insert myself from Village area meme here*
Sir, cave dwellers would have made this sentence equally beautiful and saved the use of dictionary for lesser mortals like me.
— Dr. N. J. Dembi (@DrDembi) February 6, 2018
5. That’s thoughtful.
You simply cannot insult troglodytes because even they did not contemplate to destroy things or harbour such thoughts.
You ought to come with a better term to paint MP Vinay.
— Anthony Joseph (@anthonyjos) February 6, 2018
6. That feeling!
Damn! I feel so proud that I actually know what troglodyte means! 😛
— Marina Paulose (@marinapaulose) February 6, 2018
7. Too soon? Sorry, my bad.
This is an uncalled for attack on the fraternity of cavemen and cavewomen.
(Troglodyte = St Stephenish for Cave-dwellers).
Sentiments have been hurt. Will burn some buses now. https://t.co/NC1fXfQLPm
— The Last Caveman (@CarDroidusMax) February 6, 2018
8. Getting nostalgic.
Congrats 🙂 I remember it from my GRE days 😂
— Rahul Sharma (@s24_rahul) February 6, 2018
9. Some more books perhaps?
Just felt like a Troglodyte after reading Troglodyte.
— वि j य (@vijayrnair) February 6, 2018
Shashi Tharoor seriously needs to consider giving English classes to all of us, so that we are not baffled everytime he types out a tweet. Or perhaps, some reading recommendations?