A Teenager Gave Shashi Tharoor A Taste Of His Own Medicine

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We are all aware of the authority that Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has over English and the kind of words that are used by him are seldom a part of the common man’s vocabulary. The unprecedented grasp that he has shown over the universal language through the years has been nothing less than mind-boggling.

However, in a recent incident, Tharoor was left perplexed by the English of a small girl who is studying in 10th standard. Diya was a part of a conversation during an online session of Club FM show involving Shashi Tharoor and Rj Rafi and impressed the Congressman with her knowledge in English.



Source: Club FM

She spelt a few words, rather names of foods, that were actually tongue twisters. Tharoor said that he hadn’t listened to a few of them in his life and was taken aback by the strong grip that the girl has on the universal language.

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He had high praise for her skills and also put the video on his personal profile on Twitter with a small message. It read, “Wonderful story of brilliant 10th-grader Diya, who has mastered tongue-twisting English words I’ve never heard of, & for whom I made a surprise appearance during a @clubfmkerala show on her prowess!” The radio station also put the video on their social media pages and made Diya an internet celebrity overnight.