Watch: Student Asks Shashi Tharoor For A New Word, He Says "Read"

Watch: Student Asks Shashi Tharoor For A New Word, He Says "Read"

Watch: Student Asks Shashi Tharoor For A New Word, He Says "Read"(file image)

New Delhi: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's response to a student asking him for a new word drew applause at a recent event. The senior Congress leader on Monday shared a video of the event on Twitter. In the video, a student asks Mr. Tharoor, known for his extensive vocabulary, for a new word to learn.

To this, the 63-year-old politician responds: "I'll give you a very simple, very old word - 'read'". His response drew loud applause from the audience.

Mr. Tharoor then went on to elaborate on his word of choice. "I have read extensively. If you read widely, and you come across the same word in three different contexts in three different books, you will understand the meaning and the usage very quickly."

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The MP also claimed that he has "barely opened" a dictionary in his life. He concluded his answer by asking students to read as much as they could to develop their vocabulary. "My only advice to all of you is read, read, read. The more you read, the better your vocabulary will also be."

This is the video we are talking about: 

Since the first share on Twitter, the video has been viewed more than  2 lakh times. The video received a good response from social media users. 

Mr. Tharoor is known for his use of the English language. He has used words like lalochezia, farrago, rodomontade, webaqoof and snollygoster.

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