Nobody comes even close to Shashi Tharoor in using complex English words. His vocabulary is unmatched. And getting validation from him is an achievement in itself.
This time the Congress MP made Chetan Bhagat's day.
Earlier today, he posted an article written by Chetan Bhagat on Twitter and praised his writing.
Superb piece by @chetan_bhagat on all that ails our country & what we should do about it. Chetan’s great virtue is the simplicity and directness of his writing. His message is clear & I hope his fans in the government act on it. https://t.co/j6vDHCe0SS— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) September 13, 2020
Elated to receive applause from Tharoor, Chetan Bhagat took to Twitter to thank him and requested if he could use some big words, like he always does.
The Congress MP happily obliged and did what he is best at.
Sure, @chetan_bhagat! It’s clear you are not sesquipedalian nor given to rodomontade. Your ideas are unembellished with tortuous convolutions & expressed without ostentation. I appreciate the limpid perspicacity of today’s column. https://t.co/GI3mbnlion— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) September 13, 2020
While it's complicated to understand what he wrote, it's not at all difficult to make memes. So, Twitter did what was easy.
Jokes and all are fine. Let's talk English here.
Here's the meaning of those big-ass words used by Shashi Tharoor. 'Sesquipedalian' means a word being polysyllabic, 'Rodomontade' is boastful, 'convolutions' means complex, ostentation means being pretentious, 'limpid' means clear and 'perspicacity' means to be shrewd.
I am sure Chetan Bhagat would be regretting making the request.