Mr Tharoor's hilarious typo was seen in a tweet on the film 'Padmavati'. The tweet was shared by him on November 13. In his tweet, he wrote 'thang Hoog hats' instead of what he actually intended - 'than ghoonghats'- thanks to autocorrect.
Agree totally. The #Padmavati controversy is an opportunity to focus on the conditions of Rajasthani women today ¬ just of queens six centuries ago. Rajasthan's female literacy among lowest. Education more important thang Hoog hats https://t.co/82rvGmkfwO- Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) November 13, 2017
Mr Tharoor immediately corrected himself
Just realised that dreaded autocorrect has changed "than goonghats" to " thang hoong hats". Apologies. When I hit "tweet" I was still seeing the correct words I'd typed https://t.co/aQzEGfBuJq- Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) November 13, 2017
However, by that time, many on Twitter were already wondering what 'thang Hoog hats' meant.
I googled the words n was trying to make sense out of them
Hoong : Boy's name meaning, origin, and popularityThang: non-standard spelling of thing representing Southern US pronunciation, typically used to denote a feeling or tendency.- Saket Aloni (@SaketAloni) November 13, 2017
And there we were, thinking you were teaching us some new English words- sanjana singh (@princesssiggy) November 13, 2017
Hahaha! You do realize everyone's gonna start looking for the word "thang hoong hats" :)- riddhi singh (@riddhineeta) November 13, 2017
Many also wondered if thang hoog hats would become the new covfefe
Will Thang hoog hats break the internetz today? Will it displace covfefe?- Kiran Manral (@KiranManral) November 13, 2017
This, of course, is not the first time that the curse of autocorrect has plagued celebs. In October this year, author Chetan Bhagat blamed autocorrect for a grammatical error. More recently, actor Mahira Khan shared a hilarious screenshot showing how she and her mom became victims of autocorrect.
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