After dropping ‘Exasperating farrago of distortions, misrepresentations and outright lies being broadcast by an unprincipled showman masquerading as a journalist‘ last year, Shashi Tharoor is back with his first abstruse, recherche locution of 2018 (read: difficult word): troglodyte.
A little background: The founder-president of Bajrang Dal, Vinay Katiyar, recently stirred up a controversy after saying that the iconic Taj Mahal will soon be renamed as ‘Tej Mandir’:
Taj Mahal must be demolished and a Tejo Mandir built in its place, says Vinay Katiyar MP of ruling party.
— Sagarika Ghose (@sagarikaghose) February 5, 2018
Shashi Tharoor took to Twitter to respond to Katiyar’s comment in a quintessential Tharoor way- using incomprehensible vocabulary. While referring to Vinay Katiyar’s comment, the MP used the word “troglodytes” in his tweet as he replied to a journalist’s tweet.
“We can’t let these troglodytes destroy our country & everything beautiful in it.” he tweeted.
We can’t let these troglodytes destroy our country & everything beautiful in it. https://t.co/30TB4lXrrb
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) February 6, 2018
Before you whip out your dictionary to figure out what that word means, we’ve got your back. It means cavemen or people who are deliberately ignorant or choose to be old-fashioned. Twitter, albeit a little confused, was quick enough to thank Tharoor for his little vocab lesson:
Troglodytes – Cave men 🙂
— Priyabrata Tripathy (@PriyabrataT) February 6, 2018
Troglodytes done, thanks
— Aditya Sharma (@e1_6C) February 6, 2018
Please appreciate my community service. pic.twitter.com/P8zISVvMy4
— _____! (@shootiapa) February 6, 2018
Ok one new word learnt today.Thanks @ShashiTharoor
— uday vijayan (@uday_vijayan) February 6, 2018
New Word, thanks indeed
— Himanshu Mishra (@erhmishra) February 6, 2018
Troglodyte=Cave dweller, translation for poor bhakts and BJP trolls_
— ____ (@MangoBwoy) February 6, 2018
Bhai kabhi to aise Shabd ka prayog kiya kar jo Jan sadharan Ko samajh mei aaye!
— Mohh-Maya __ (@Mohh_Maya) February 6, 2018
Another new word!
— Roshni Mangalore (@RoshniManglore) February 6, 2018