Shashi Tharoor Introduced Another New Word & Twitter Went Crazy

Tharoor’s use of the word “lalochezia” seems to be a direct dig at his trolls. 

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Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has always been credited for his famous “high-end” vocabulary, using terms which do not frequent the layman’s everyday vocabulary.

The latest – “lalochezia”, appeared in a tweet he posted on Tuesday, 10 April, which he says means: “The emotional relief gained from using abusive or profane language”.

As reported by NDTV, “lalochezia” is the latest addition to what some may call his “elite vocabulary”, that includes terms such as “farrago”, “rodomontade”, “webaqoof” and “snollygoster”.


Social media naturally had a ball at the Congress leader’s latest tweet, some excited to learn the new word of the day from a Tharoor-ian vocabulary, while others took towards the trolling route.

Social Media Reacts to “Lalochezia”

Some of the most hilarious reactions to Tharoor’s new word were:

Several Twitter users however, were a bit more critical of the MP’s affinity towards endorsing a “colloquial” vocabulary, saying that he should also encourage the practice of speaking more in regional languages.


Others encouraged him to start a “Word of the Day” practice, where he would teach the masses a new unfamiliar word, that isn’t commonly used in their everyday vocabulary:

One has to say that Tharoor’s use of the word in the tweet is a direct dig at his trolls – many of whom, as can be seen from the tweets above, have often criticised him for being too anglesised in his speech and opinions.

So, will you be adding “lalochezia” to your vocabulary now?

(With inputs from NDTV)

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