Inspired by Rex Tillerson's firing, Twitter has a new dating term: 'Tillersoned.'


‘Tillersoned’ is Twitter’s new favorite dating term

'I once #Tillersoned an ex by changing my Facebook status to "single."'


Kris Seavers

Internet Culture

Posted on Mar 13, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 9:52 pm CDT

Rex Tillerson got fired Tuesday, and it turns out he learned of his firing via tweet from President Donald Trump—because of course he did.

As a result, the internet has a new verb for dumping someone unaware via social media: Tillersoned. Think of it as a step up from ghosting, since at least you announced the breakup at all.

Washington Post editor Karen Attiah appears to have coined the phrase.

People are pouring in with tweets of their own accounts of Tillersoning. Some are more savage than others.

There are also those moral souls who have not Tillersoned a romantic partner (yet).

But whether you’ve been on the giving or receiving end of a Tillerson-style dump, rest easy knowing you’re not alone. It’s just another phase in the evolution of heartbreak.

H/T Mashable

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*First Published: Mar 13, 2018, 9:28 pm CDT