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Sep 10, 2019 at 14:45

Shashi Tharoor's 'Kerfuffle' Caption Has Got Everyone Reaching For The Dictionary

by Rohit Bhattacharya

Shashi Tharoor is famous for many things, but one of his favourite pastimes involves throwing niche words around for people to look up. It always leads to a bit of a media frenzy while also giving us new phrases to use at fancy shindigs. Let's face it - most of us wouldn't know what 'farrago' or 'floccinaucinihilipilification' meant if it weren't for his tweets.  

Most recently, he used the word 'kerfuffle' in a caption to some photos he tweeted of a trip to the Maldives. 

Kerfuffle basically means 'a commotion or fuss, especially one caused by conflicting views'. Well, the public bit the bait, and had a few things to say.

Truth be told, this is actually one of the easier words that Tharoor has spouted. School teachers can now say kerfuffle instead of calling their class a fish market!

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