Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner

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How a portmanteau for Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner tore apart Twitter

Do you like this term?

Mar 3, 2017, 4:25 pm*

Internet Culture

 

David Covucci

Ever since Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez began dating and spawned the “Bennifer” moniker, celebrity couple names have become a thing.

(Or, whatever, they’ve become a thing the media foists upon the public. Do we even know the difference anymore? Do we even care???)

Often, they’re super useful. Brangelina, for instance. Everyone loved saying Brangelina. Your mom loved saying Brangelina.

Other times, they’re less successful. When Wilmer Valderrama and Lindsay Lohan had a short-lived relationship, almost no one called them Lohalderrama.

Today, Washingtonian magazine attempted to coin a term for Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner.

Twitter, upon hearing “Javanka,’ reacted with the kind of grace and panache a toddler shows when you execute their mother in front of them.

https://twitter.com/mdaisey/status/837764300626354176

https://twitter.com/AndStrats/status/837769536472494081

https://twitter.com/NotClayMerritt/status/837758466731167748

Whatever.

I think it kinda works.

Javanka.

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*First Published: Mar 3, 2017, 4:23 pm