NEW DELHI: ‘Farrago’, ‘rodomontade’ and ‘snollygoster’ are some of the high-flown words which Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has used in his tweets to befuddle and impress netizens from all walks of life.
But evidently, this master of diction falters too. On Monday, Tharoor took to Twitter to graciously thank those who joined his Facebook live. Only, the tweet had one glaring grammatical mistake in it.
Delighted to have 20,000 live viewers for my #FacebookLive at lunchtime on New Year’s Day! Those whom missed it ca… https://t.co/PfgRhQVb5n
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) 1514792052000
Renowned ‘agony aunt’ Suhel Seth, a grammar nazi who has slammed many on the micro-blogging site for their incorrect English, was quick to call out Tharoor over his flub.
Happy New Year. And those ‘who’ missed it or those ‘of’ whom… https://t.co/WvrjAf4JdA
— SUHEL SETH (@suhelseth) 1514792440000
Soon, Twitter was abuzz, having witnessed their mighty connoisseur of eloquence brought low with a well-timed ‘gotcha!’ tweet.
@suhelseth Slam dunk!
— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) 1514792636000
While some marveled at the doozy…
@vinayaravind @ShashiTharoor @facebook Oh to be a Tharoor typo, so rare so so significant.
— Shilpa Rathnam (@shilparathnam) 1514793394000
@suhelseth This will go down in history. Someone correcting Tharoorian English is the rarest sight.
— Tarun Khanna (@Tarun_Khannaa) 1514798130000
…. others had a hearty laugh at this epic fail.
@suhelseth जा साला, अंग्रेज़ी honors की कह के ले ली।
— Ashish Sharma #HDL (@MrSaboteur) 1514792827000
@suhelseth Catching the “Farrago” guy on wrong foot – no one can do better than you.
— Subhash Daga (@Rtsd1965) 1514805967000
@suhelseth This reminds me of Shoaib Akhtar bowling a yorker to Sachin……clean bowled.
— Ramesh P (@rameshpill77) 1514810169000
In spite of the jokes at his expense, Tharoor accepted Seth’s correction in good humour and remarked that he’s learnt his lesson.
Just heard @suhelseth caught it too! All thanks to hasty typing — should have re-read and deleted but was rushing… https://t.co/C9n9qm2YN3
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) 1514910068000
Famous for his biting critiques, Seth responded amicably to Tharoor’s tweet and called him “adorably kind”.
You are adorably kind…happy New Year https://t.co/eTPsAVdLeo
— SUHEL SETH (@suhelseth) 1514910140000
Putting a lid on the episode, Tharoor bid that there’ll be no such slips, or ‘typos’, in the future.
You too Suhel! Happy new year to you too, and happy error-free tweeting! @suhelseth https://t.co/IQvShKTKQ0
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) 1514913207000
Source : timesofindia