Interesting incident! When Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s ‘my sister’ heard as ‘pistol’ at Jaipur Airport, here is what happened next

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Updated: January 26, 2018 5:43:12 PM

Often in news for his high-profile English words, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor is again in news. The incident, which reportedly troubled Tharoor, unfolded at the Jaipur airport.

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Often in news for his high-profile English words, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor is again in news. The incident, which reportedly troubled Tharoor, unfolded at the Jaipur airport. The Congress leader was asked by someone that why he was waiting there. Tharoor in his formidable English accent replied that he was waiting for his sister. But unfortunately, recipient misheard “my sister” as “Pistol”. Appeared to be in panic state, the individual rushed and informed security officials. Later, the airport security officers sought clarification from Tharoor and the matter was closed, news agency ANI reported quoting CISF sources.

Reacting to it, Tharoor tweeted, “This would be hilarious except that people might actually believe it… I have never owned a pistol or applied for a license, & I’ve certainly never carried one or been stopped for doing so. Our media’s talent for making up stories is literally unbelievable!”

Tharoor had often bowled people over by his extraordinary command over English. Trying to explain why he uses such fancy words, the Congress leader had slipped in another tough word ‘rodomontade’, leaving Twitterati in splits, including the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah. For those who don’t know, rodomontade means to talk boastfully. “To all the well-meaning folks who send me parodies of my supposed speaking/writing style: The purpose of speaking or writing is to communicate w/ precision. I choose my words because they are the best ones for the idea i want to convey, not the most obscure or rodomontade ones!” Tharoor wrote.

The tweet was even noticed by former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah who on Thursday, could not hold himself back from making a sarcastic remark against his dear ‘friend’. In a tweet, Omar said that even though these words would be tough to use, they do sound impressive. “Learning English? Follow my friend @ShashiTharoor for words you never knew existed & will struggle to ever use in a sentence but by golly they sound impressive,” he posted on the micro-blogging website.

In the past, he has used phrases like ‘exasperating farrago’ and ‘webakoof.’ Recently, in a tweet on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film Padmavati, he used a word ‘thang Hoog hats’ which was searched massively, before Tharoor revealed that it was a typo and the real word was “than goonghats.”

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