New Delhi: No one could have promoted their book better than Congress leader Shashi Tharoor.
Floccinaucinihilipilification – This 29-letter word is not made up. It’s a word. A word that was used by Tharoor to describe his new book on PM Narendra Modi.
Tharoor ‘unveiled’ the word to the public in a tweet that also introduced his new book The Paradoxical Prime Minister, on whose cover Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seen examining closely a wax figure of himself with his hands folded at Madame Tussauds museum.
“My new book, The Paradoxical Prime Minister, is more than just a 400-page exercise in floccinaucinihilipilification…” Tharoor tweeted.
My new book, THE PARADOXICAL PRIME MINISTER, is more than just a 400-page exercise in floccinaucinihilipilification. Pre-order it to find out why!https://t.co/yHuCh2GZDM
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) October 10, 2018
Floccinaucinihilipilification, pronounced flok-si-naw-si-ni-hi-li-pi-li-cay-shun, means “the action or habit of estimating something as worthless”.
The tweet received a little over 2,800 ‘likes’ as well as a long trail of comments that made fun of the tweet. Other words used by Tharoor, which brought an inflow of likes and trolls to his page, are lalochezia, farrago, rodomontade, webaqoof and snollygoster.
This is how twitter reacted after Tharoor’s tweet on Wednesday:
माफ कर दे भाई, आधी किताब तो इस शब्द को पढ़ के पूरी कर ली.. pic.twitter.com/acc0FMZvAU
— Pratishta Jain (@PratishtaJain) October 10, 2018
I think I need to write a book about you, titled "The Paradoxical Husband"
— krish (@janakrishna001) October 10, 2018
Guruji ke paas bahot time aur dictionaries hai 😂😂😂
— Aniruddha, #295 & I (@AniruddhasT) October 10, 2018
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And another short book titled "Don't be suicidal if you end up wasting hell lot of time & Energy on useless subject"
Offer open for even Britishers 😜😂😁
— शून्य 🙏🙏🙏 (@shiprabahri) October 10, 2018
The meaning of the word 'floccinaucinihilipilification' is smaller than the actual word.
— Insha Siddique (@inshasiddique85) October 10, 2018
Close enough! pic.twitter.com/5rE2GnYZDL
— Abhishek (@SsupHolmes) October 10, 2018
In another news Amazon to offer free Oxford and Cambridge dictionaries along with the book. Use promo code: "SCREWEDBYENGLISH" to get a anglias tutor who will come sit with you to help understand this book 😁😁
— 🇮🇳Bluetoothbites (@BlueToothBites) October 10, 2018
Shashi would you describe yourself as antidisestablishmentarian as far as the Nehru dysnasty is concerned? However would you instead simply agree that they can be accused of being snollygosters?
— Sriraman (Ram) Krishnan (@VaishnavKrish14) October 10, 2018
Am I suffering from hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia after seeing this tweet?
— Wuxi No1 High School (@WuxiNo1HS) October 10, 2018
Sir Iske Sath Dictionary Toh Free Milegi Na?
— Vaibhav Mathur (@vaibhavmathur10) October 10, 2018
Exasperating farrago of alphabets 😨😰
— Amit (@BeingKumarAmit) October 10, 2018
— Afzal Aamin (@apache_basterd) October 10, 2018
— फैन नहीं मतदाता बनिए (@BeVoterNotFan) October 10, 2018