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Shashi Tharoor uses 'floccinaucinihilipilification' in his banter with KTR- know what it means
The word he used here is called 'floccinaucinihilipilification'.
Congress MP and renowned author Shashi Tharoor is known for his vast English vocabulary. Very often, he uses words in his tweet that makes us scratch our heads and try to look for its meaning and how it is pronounced.
Now, yet another word has made everyone go bonkers about it. It was used during a friendly conversation with Telangana's Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao. At first, the latter jokingly asked if any of the medicines that have complicated names were coined by Shashi Tharoor.
Later, he adds, "I suspect @/Shashi Tharoor ji pakka has a role to play in this."
The friendly banter continued when Tharoor joined in. "Not guilty! How can you indulge in such floccinaucinihilipilification, @/KTRTRS? Left to me I'd happily call them "CoroNil", "CoroZero", & even "GoCoroNaGo!" But these pharmacists are more procrustean...
The word he used here is called 'floccinaucinihilipilification'. It is a 29-letter word that means "the action or habit of estimating something as worthless."
A trivia related to this word is that is the 'longest non-technical word in the dictionary.
For obvious reasons, the tweet went viral. As it happens with every new word used by the Congress MP, netizens were quite curious about its meaning. "Bruh, how do I even spell it," one user asked quite a valid question. Another one wrote quite a relatable reaction, "mera toh sar chakra gaya."
Let us see if you are able to pronounce, let alone spell and remember the meaning.