Months after Shashi Tharoor made headlines for his superb linguistic skills by introducing the Indian social media to words like ‘exasperating farrago’, the Congress MP is in the news once again as he has coined a new term describing people whose main source of information is almost anything on the internet.
Describing about the new word, Tharoor showed a penchant wordplay and this time in Hinglish! Taking to Twitter, Tharoor tweeted a term ‘Webaqoof’ with a definition that described someone who accepts every word or piece of information on the social media as the gospel truth.
The tweet has created a buzz on social media as people couldn’t stop talking about Tharoor’s wit and how he always comes back against trolls.
Here’s how they reacted to his tweet:
New Hinglish 21st century dictionary:
*Webaqoof*: “one who believes every claim or allegation on the internet & social media must be true”
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) July 25, 2017
Mr Shashi Tharoor ji is the new name of wit on the twitter
— Anshuman Sail (@AnshumanSail) July 25, 2017
A tight slap on trolls __
— Jayasree Vijayan (@JayasreeVijayan) July 25, 2017
Good one ! But Are we suppose to believe in this ?? pic.twitter.com/QHV0k4k2nP
— JV (@vyasjigs) July 25, 2017
Can we have similar coinage for those who attend WhatsApp schools with total dedication?
— poet in a mirror (@sabathenomad) July 25, 2017