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What’s the difference between a normal politician and Shashi Tharoor?

np: People who live in glass houses should not throw stones.
ST: Individuals who make their abodes in vitreous edifices would be advised to refrain from catapulting perilous projectiles.

np: Twinkle, twinkle, little star…
ST: Scintillate, scintillate, aster minim.

np: All that glitters is not gold.
ST: All articles that coruscate with resplendence are not truly auriferous.

np: Beggars are not choosers.
ST: Sorting on the part of mendicants must be interdicted.

np: Dead men tell no tales.
ST: Male cadavers are incapable of rendering any testimony.

np: Beginner’s luck.
ST: Neophyte’s serendipity.

np: Birds of a feather flock together.
ST: Members of an avian species of identical plumage tend to congregate.

np: Beauty is only skin deep.
ST: Pulchritude possesses solely cutaneous profundity.

np: Cleanliness is next to godliness.
ST: Freedom from incrustations of grime is contiguous to rectitude.

np: There’s no use crying over spilt milk.
ST: It is fruitless to become lachrymose of precipitately departed lactile fluid.

np: You can’t try to teach an old dog new tricks.
ST: It is fruitless to attempt to inculcate innovative maneuvers in a superannuated canine.

np: Look before you leap.
ST: Surveillance should precede saltation.

np: He who laughs last, laughs best.
ST: The person presenting the ultimate cachinnation enjoys unsurpassed cachinnation.

np: All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
ST: Exclusive dedication to necessitous chores without interludes of hedonistic diversion renders Jack a hebetudinous fellow.

np: Where there’s smoke, there’s fire!
ST: Where there are visible vapours having their provenance in ignited carbonaceous materials, there is conflagration.


Source: CockTale and Hindustan Times