Congress chief Shashi Tharoor, recognized for his penchant for not often used English phrases, despatched the Twitterati operating for his or her dictionaries on Friday with one other head scratcher — pogonotrophy.
Mr Tharoor mentioned he realized of the brand new phrase pogonotrophy, which implies the rising or cultivation of a beard, from a buddy. He additionally used the phrase to take an obvious dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
A Twitter person reached out to Mr Tharoor, saying she was ready to be taught a brand new phrase and the previous Union minister was fast to oblige.
“My buddy Rathin Roy, the economist, taught me a brand new phrase right now: pogonotrophy, which implies “the cultivation of a beard”. As in, the PM’s pogonotrophy has been a pandemic preoccupation…,” he mentioned in a tweet.
My buddy Rathin Roy, the economist, taught me a brand new phrase right now: pogonotrophy, which implies “the cultivation of a beard”. As in, the PM’s pogonotrophy has been a pandemic preoccupation… https://t.co/oytIvCKRJR
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) July 1, 2021
Mr Tharoor’s tweet left many bemused with a Twitter person saying, “If the world has Oxford dictionary Why not India has Tharur Dictionary (sic)?”
“Thanks for sharing this one from Tharoorictionary,” mentioned one other person.
This is just not the primary time Mr Tharoor has despatched Twitterati scurrying for his or her dictionaries.
In May, Mr Tharoor engaged in a pleasant banter with TRS working president KT Rama Rao over COVID-19 drugs names and threw in one other head scratcher — floccinaucinihilipilification.
The Oxford dictionary describes floccinaucinihilipilification because the motion or behavior of estimating one thing as nugatory.
Mr Tharoor has been a person of many phrases earlier too.
In the previous, he has stumped individuals with not often used English phrases corresponding to “farrago” and “troglodyte”. While farrago means a confused combination, a troglodyte means an individual thought to be being intentionally ignorant or old style.
Mr Tharoor has additionally began a brand new weekly column on phrases within the Weekend Magazine of the ”Khaleej Times” of Dubai.
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