It has sent many Indians scurrying for the dictionary. MP Shashi Tharoor is known for his impressive vocabulary and often throws people off-track with unusual words. But when he posted saying the words he uses aren’t the most ‘rodomontade’ ones, people wondered what it meant.
To all the well-meaning folks who send me parodies of my supposed speaking/writing style: The purpose of speaking or writing is to communicate w/ precision. I choose my words because they are the best ones for the idea i want to convey, not the most obscure or rodomontade ones!
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) December 13, 2017
Tharoor suppressed the Tharoor inside him almost till the end,
but gave in before the penultimate word. https://t.co/7wbAUlfRrt
— V for Velociraptor (@DorkyMcDarkFace) December 14, 2017
Dr. Tharoor, what is the difference between rodomontade and boastful, pretentious, hifalutin, grandiose? Why is rodomontade the precise word here?
— Aarti Tikoo Singh (@AartiTikoo) December 14, 2017
— Neech on Fire (@fixyadope) December 14, 2017