The Indian politicians are nowadays pretty active on the social media networks in order to remain connected with the people but there are very few who are loved by netizens and one of them is Shashi Tharoor. The Congress Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, is also a writer and has authored 22 books till date. Before getting into politics, Shashi Tharoor has also served the country as an international diplomat.
Shashi Tharoor is famous among netizens because of his impeccable English skills and mind-blowing vocabulary. Many times we have seen Tharoor making tweets in which he uses such difficult words for which his followers have to consult a dictionary to know the meaning of the words used and understand what the politician wants to say. Once again he has told his followers about a new word but this time he has also told its meaning as well as used it as an opportunity to take a jibe at the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Recently, a Twitter user made a tweet to Shashi Tharoor and expressed her desire to learn a new out of the box word and the Congress politician obliged soon. In his reply, Shashi Tharoor talks about the word, “pogonotrophy” which means, “the cultivation of a beard”.
This is what Shashi Tharoor tweeted, “My friend Rathin Roy, the economist, taught me a new word today: pogonotrophy, which means ‘the cultivation of a beard’. As in, the PM’s pogonotrophy has been a pandemic preoccupation…”
My friend Rathin Roy, the economist, taught me a new word today: pogonotrophy, which means "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
The tweet soon went viral and people started commenting about the latest word that has been added to their vocabulary by Shashi Tharoor. Here are some of the selected reactions:
If the world has Oxford dictionary
Why not India has Tharur Dictionary?😁
— Abhishek Singh (@Abhi1234525Y) July 1, 2021
But when we read the first four Letters of pogonotrophy it reminds us of Rahul Gandhi 😆😆😆😆
— NariyalPani Wala (@PremIndian5) July 1, 2021
My pogonotrophy pic.twitter.com/O04WGKAUVO
— Mathew (@kmverughese) July 2, 2021
— Piyush Sharma (@i_m_piyush97) July 3, 2021
And I thought POGOntrophy was my little one watching POGO channel.😀
— Sameer Thakur (@thakur_sameer) July 2, 2021
My Friend Taught me a new word today. pogoyestrophy , which means "A person who identifies the self with characters in pogo TV ". As in the Wannabe PM gave a speech in Chamber of Commerce like a pogoyestrophy.
pogoyestrophy , which means champion in watching Pogo
— sundar mathan (@sundarmathan) July 1, 2021
There is no denying the fact that the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s beard has grown longer in the times of the coronavirus pandemic and it will be interesting to see how the BJP leaders will react at the dig taken by Shashi Tharoor.