Shashi Tharoor finally learnt that the Tweeple's average vocabulary is so challenged that every unfamiliar word he uses will entail weeks of explanation.
Varun Gandhi disappeared from television screens, and the most noise he made was to offer to present the Jan Lokpal Bill as a Member's Bill in Parliament.
And as the country's perceived official controversy-courters spent their 2011 in peace, several others rushed in to take their places, collapsed in a tumble and shoved their feet into their mouths over and over again.
The usual suspects made the cut, but so did some very reticent and circumspect individuals, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
So, here are the top political gaffes in India, from 2011!