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‘It’s always what wyd and never’ is the newest viral Twitter meme

From the romantic to the inadvisable, here are the best suggestions for replacing 'wyd.'


Siobhan Ball

Internet Culture

Posted on Feb 15, 2021   Updated on Aug 9, 2023, 2:55 pm CDT

“It’s always wyd and never…” is a viral meme that started first appeared on Twitter in 2017, with people filling in the end of the sentence with what they would rather hear, fandom quotes, and better acronyms people should use instead.

What is the ‘it’s always wyd’ meme?

While it’s not a new meme, the “it’s always wyd” meme is infinitely flexible. For those who need a refresher on the term, “wyd” is an acronym often used to mean “what are you up to?” or as a way to booty call someone. The “never” got added to “wyd” memes in 2017, according to Know Your Meme.

People are getting creative with what they would rather hear, from “let’s talk about the moon” to a quote from To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.

it’s always “wyd” never “let’s talk about the moon”
'it’s always “wyd” and never “iwly, lj. aaf” #AlwaysAndForever' screenshots from the wedding in To All the Boys: Always and Forever, Lara Jean, and screenshots of the writing 'I will love you, Lara Jean, always and forever
it’s always “wyd” never “nicole i’m so in love w you do you want to listen to music together and watch the stars”
'It’s always “wyd” and never “imhdsgdthmy”' black and white still of a man speaking with the caption 'I must have done some good deed to have met you'
it’s always ‘wyd?’ and never ‘i want to make romeo jealous! i want the dead lovers of the world to hear our laughter, and grow sad. i want a breath of our passion to stir their dust into consciousness, to wake their ashes into pain.’

Naturally, overblown romantic speeches are a very popular use of the meme, since “wyd” is usually not used in a very romantic context. “HYD,” or how you doing, also got added to the second part of the meme. The line references a catchphrase by the character Joey Tribbiani on Friends.

it’s always “wyd” never “we were both young when i first saw you i close my eyes the flashback starts i’m standing there, on a balcony in summer air” Pensive face Broken heart

Some wanted to lampoon the self-interested way people who send “wyd” texts generally behave. It’s always wyd, never what can I do for you.

It’s always wyd , it’s never let me invest in your business Face with rolling eyes...
It’s always wyd never a cash app Face with tears of joy
it's always 'wyd' and never 'I'll pay for your wig' Face with rolling eyes

And some suggestions got really dark.

Boys always ask “wyd” it’s never “can I murder u” Sleepy face

Maybe it’s time to retire “wyd” once and for all.

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*First Published: Feb 15, 2021, 10:08 am CST