Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, on Friday threw in a different head scratcher — floccinaucinihilipilification.
Shashi Tharoor is famous for his penchant for seldom employed, difficult-to-pronounce English phrases,
The noun, that had Twitterati once more running to their dictionaries, came up as Tharoor participated in friendly banter with TRS functioning president T Rama Rao over Covid-19 medication names.
Oxford dictionary describes floccinaucinihilipilification as “the action or habit of estimating something as worthless”.
It began with Rama Rao, or KTR because he’s popularly known, wondering why medication names are really hard to pronounce.”
On a lighter note, any notion who comes up with this unpronounceable titles for meds? – Posaconazole – Cresemba – Tocilzumab – Remdesivir – Liposomal Amphoterecin – Flavipiravir – Molnupiravir – Baricitinib. And the list continues…,” he said on Thursday night.
He labeled the tweet and included in a different place, tongue firmly in cheek,”I guess @ShashiTharoor Ji Pakka has a part to play within this.
” Tharoor reacted to the Telangana Rashtra Samiti leader, popularly called KTR, in precisely the exact same spirit. “Not guilty! How do you indulge in these floccinaucinihilipilification, @KTRTRS?” “Left to me personally I would happily call them”CoroNil”,”CoroZero”, & even”GoCoroNaGo!” However, these pharmacists are more procrustean…,” the MP from Thiruvnanthapuram tweeted.
The author-politician had slid into a different not-used-so-often word. However there was scarcely any focus on ‘procrustean’, an adjective characterized by Oxford as”(particularly of a frame or system) Implementing uniformity or conformity without respect to natural variation or individuality”.
What is meaning of floccinaucinihilipilification?
The attention was on the many-syllabled floccinaucinihilipilification — 29 letters and three over the English alphabet.
According to the Cambridge dictionary,”The significance of being the greatest non-technical word goes into floccinaucinihilipilification.”
It also said it’s an 18th-century coinage that unites four Latin prefixes meaning”nothing”.
Several people reacted to Tharoor’s article, with lots of joking about how hard it was to announce the word and several others sharing memes onto it.
Tharoor was a man of words earlier also.
Before, he’s stumped people with infrequently used English words like”farrago” and”troglodyte”.
While farrago signifies a confused mix, a troglodyte signifies a person considered being intentionally ignorant or conservative.