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Shashi Tharoor says schadenfreude for Chidambaram, Internet is baffled. Do you know what it means? – India Today


Congress politician Shashi Tharoor yesterday came out in support of party colleague and former Finance Mnister P Chidambaram, who was arrested last night.

Taking to his Twitter account, Shashi Tharoor extended his support for the former Union minister saying, “It is a tribute to your strength of character that you are standing up to persecution &character assassination w/ courage & confidence. I believe justice will prevail in the end. Till then we will have to allow some malicious minds their schadenfreude.”

Tharoor’s tweet referred to a statement posted by Chidambaram, in 2018. Chidambaram, who was arrested in the INX Media case yesterday, had said, “To a person running scared, every shadow will be a demon.”

Apart from showing his support for his colleague, Tharoor, interestingly, also introduced another difficult word for his followers – Schadenfreude.

Confused? We are too!

Schadenfreude, which is a German origin word, means ‘pleasure derived by someone from another person’s misfortune’. This obviously gave a chance to his followers to tweet hilarious replies to the tweet.

Here’s what a few people are saying:

This is not the first time though Shashi Tharoor has baffled the mind of netizens with the usage of difficult words. Remember ‘ Exasperating Farrago Of Distortions’ which he used in a 2017, which made the line majorly viral? The Thiruvananthapuram MP clearly knows ways to leave the internet confused.

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