"Tharooraurus anyone?" read the ad which had Twitter laughing out loud.
In response, Mr Tharoor tweeted that while he was 'butterly honoured' to be featured, he felt like a 'Tharoorosaurus Rex' or an 'ancient creature soon to be extinct, snuffed out in a cloud of incomprehension....'
Butterly honoured. But I feel like a Tharoorosaurus Rex, an ancient creature soon to be extinct, snuffed out in a cloud of incomprehension.... https://t.co/2VnkHlla1c- Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) December 15, 2017
People loved Mr Tharoor's play on Tyrannosaurus Rex. Here's what they had to say:
Sir, kindly eschew obfuscation, espouse elucidation.- Piyush Panigrahi (@BaahariKinara) December 15, 2017
For once.. I didn't hv to use dictionary to understand ur tweets- Ruchi kr (@ruchi_kr27) December 15, 2017
- SUKI IYER (@sukiyer18) December 16, 2017
His tweet has been 'liked' over 1,000 times since being shared just eight hours ago.
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!- Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) December 13, 2017