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Shashi Tharoor just made the entire nation look up a word with his tweet

Published May 10, 2017, 1:12 pm IST
Updated May 10, 2017, 4:58 pm IST
He tweeted in response to allegations regarding Sunanda Pushkar's death aired on Republic TV.
Twitter went berserk with hilarious reactions (Photo: Twitter)
 Twitter went berserk with hilarious reactions (Photo: Twitter)

Mumbai: 'The nation wants to know' franchise made a come back to news television last week, with a 'still' added to the punchline -- 'the nation still wants to know'.

But that was not the word in news.


Newsman Arnab Goswami's newly-launched Republic TV recently aired a series of audio tapes to imply Union minister Shashi Tharoor's 'misconduct' in connection with the mysterious death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar in 2014. He claimed evidence was tampered with after the death and that there might have been an attempt to conceal facts.

But Tharoor, who took the Raj to task in Britain, was not to be intimidated. He struck back in true Tharoor style -- with words. But this time, he outdid himself. He used a word most were not familiar with, and sent a nation scurrying to find a dictionary.

Here is what he tweeted, refuting Goswami's allegations.


Twitterati went berserk as a large number of Internet users were trying to find out what exactly an ‘exasperating farrago’ meant. And true to style of a social media storm, the Twitterati came up with some brilliant quips of their own.




Some were positively hilarious. 



And then there were those who tried to use ‘farrago’ in different situations to make sense of it.




The graph for a ‘farrago’ search on Google shows how popular Shashi Tharoor had made that word.


The MP known for eloquent speeches later reacted, stating he was happy to contribute a word to the national conversation.


By the way, if you still have not found out, 'farrago' means a ‘confused mixture’ and originated from a Latin term for cattle feed, and became a part of the English language in the 17th century.