Tharoor’s latest:  Floccinaucinihilipilification

Tharoor’s latest: Floccinaucinihilipilification


Shashi Tharoor has done it again: Making people rush to a dictionary and look for the meaning of floccinaucinihilipilification with his tweet.

It was the announcement of his new book on Prime Minister Narendra Modi through a tweet and some suspect a USP, cleverly weaved in. May or may not be. The fact is, it did make many curious about the word he used more than the book, which did get excellent publicity.

Shashi’s tweet said: My new book. THE PARADOXICAL PRIME MINISTER, is more than just a 400- page exercise in floccinaucinihilipilification. Pre order it to find out why!

According to the dictionary the tongue twister is a noun that means, ‘the action or habit of estimating something as worthless’.