File photo: Shashi Tharoor. Photograph:( WION )
Shashi Tharoor made a simple grammatical mistake while tweeting on Monday. He used the word "whom" when he should have used "who".
The trouble is, considering the very high standards we hold Tharoor to (as does Tharoor himself), one could say he isn't really allowed to make simple grammatical mistakes.
Suhel Seth was the first to pounce:
Happy New Year. And those ‘who’ missed it???????????? or those ‘of’ whom...?????? https://t.co/WvrjAf4JdA— SUHEL SETH (@suhelseth) January 1, 2018
And the twitterati -- starting with Adnan Sami -- would not stop after that:
This will go down in history. Someone correcting Tharoorian English is the rarest sight.— Tarun Khanna (@Tarun_Khannaa) January 1, 2018
Although, to be honest, the jokes cut both ways:
Tharoor, as we have come to expect (please refer to line 2), took it well:
Just heard @suhelseth caught it too! All thanks to hasty typing -- should have re-read and deleted but was rushing. Another "hoong hats" moment: Teaches me a lesson to check before pressing "Tweet" https://t.co/sVgh8JI9aF— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) January 2, 2018
As did Seth:
You are adorably kind...happy New Year???? https://t.co/eTPsAVdLeo— SUHEL SETH (@suhelseth) January 2, 2018