x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   Despite found guilty, CCF constitutes inquiry team of his choice | Sethi couple 'sinks' BJP in Jammu East | BJP wins but RSS lose | Different promotion policies for same cadre | Refuses to provide information on POJK refugees | Emergence of Third Front leaves NC, PDP worried | Adv Sharma of HEM wins on BJP ticket from Hiranagar MC | Poaching begins at Kishtwar Municipality, suspense as who will be President of Municipality | Former Minister Slathia celebrates winning of party's backed independent candidates | Hypocrisy of NC exposed in Thathri Municipality | Solo painting exhibition held in Jammu | EK Bharat Shrestha Bharat Camp begins | Mehbooba's crocodile tears | 1947 - PAKISTAN INVASION | Pakistan and India blame each other for scuttling talks | Chief Justice Gita Mittal distributes awards among players | Kashmiris committing 'suicide' by going near encounter sites | Misusing provision of J&K RTI Law, PIOs not ready to share information | Transport department goes off the track | Transfers made in violation of circulars at ULBK, enquiry reports not yet submitted | Governor favours fresh Assembly elections in J&K | Despite ban, MRs of pharmaceutical companies visit OPD during duty hours | 3 JeM militants killed in Kulgam gunfight | 3 soldiers martyred, 2 Pakistani intruders neutralised in Nowshera | Officials directed to ensure redressal of grievances | PDD hangs electric wires on trees not poles in Sangoite | Illegal telecom tower under nose of authorities | SACGBPF holds Mahapanchayat | Group of farmers flagged off for Inter-State Exposure Visit | Free eye operation camp organized | Police commemoration day observed | Suman's art works to be shown in USA | NYK organizes Youth Parliament | Khelo India State Kabaddi Championship Organised | Sat starts construction works at Ward No 40 | RSS celebrates foundation day | Career Abacus championship-2018 organized | JKSWDC organizes awareness camp at RS Pura | JK Bank Chairman welcomes new batch of 582 Banking Associates | Advisor Ganai urges golfers to promote JK as peaceful, incredible tourist destination | Two advisors of JKCCA to participate in National Painters' Camp | Dolaa and Jorde mata face apathy of State Government | Locals demand construction of passenger shed at Dharana Chowk | Hundreds of Poonch schools without electricity, water | Kishtwar youths express concern over back door appointments in Pakal Dul HEP | Several Balakote villages without water supply for weeks | Militants attack army cavalcade | Woman falls into 40-ft-deep gorge in Doda dist, dies | JKBOSE, IUST postpone exams | Huge improvement in ground situation in Kashmir Valley: Governor | Amit concludes 3-day Chenab Valley tour to ensure uninterrupted supplies | BJP eyeing 50 plus seats in assembly polls to form government in State | 9 bovine rescued, 2 vehicles seized | 54 bovine animals rescued, 3 smugglers arrested | 61,000 posts lying vacant in paramilitary forces | Drug peddlers arrested, 460 intoxicant capsules recovered | Low-intensity earthquake hits J&K, tremors felt | Srinagar-Jammu highway opens for one way traffic | Rajnath Singh to visit J&K on Tuesday | Drug peddler held with charas | Back Issues  
 
news details
Omar Abdullah trolls 'friend' Shashi Tharoor over 'impressive' English
12/14/2017 2:04:20 PM

Agencies
NEW DELHI: On several occasions, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has bowled over people by the command over his English language. Not just in his speeches, the words used by him even in his tweets makes social media users go berserk looking for meanings.
And it seems it's not just the common man who waits for one new word from Tharoor. Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Friday could not hold back his sarcasm for dear 'friend' Tharoor. Taking to Twitter, Omar said: "Learning English? Follow my friend @ShashiTharoor for words you never knew existed & will struggle to ever use in a sentence but by golly they sound impressive."
Omar's tweet comes soon after Tharoor commented on people who send him parodies on how he speaks or how he writes. "To all the well-meaning folks who send me parodies of my supposed speaking/writing style: The purpose of speaking or writing is to communicate w/ precision. I choose my words because they are the best ones for the idea i want to convey, not the most obscure or rodomontade ones!," Tharoor tweeted.
From the entire tweet, what caught Omar's attention was the word 'rodomontade'.
Not just the former J&K CM, Twitter users also rushed to get their dictionaries or google the meaning. And reactions were bound to follow:
In the past, Tharoor has been successful in sending social media in a tizzy by the use of words and phrases like 'exasperating farrago' and 'webakoof.'
In fact, he made people Google even when he made a typo in one of his tweets. Recently, when Tharoor tweeted on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming film Padmavati, he used a word 'thang Hoog hats'. People searched and searched but could not find the meaning of the word.
Tharoor then clarified that it was a typo because of the auto-correct feature and what he actually meant to write was "than goonghats."
However, those eight minutes between the time when he tweeted and when he corrected his typo, are a reflection of how closely his tweets are followed for one new word that he might share.
Keep the tweets coming, Sir!
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU