‘Tillersoned’ is Twitter’s new favorite dating term



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

Kris Seavers

Kris Seavers

Kris Seavers is the Evening Editor for the Daily Dot, where she covers breaking news, politics, and LGBTQ issues. Her work has appeared in Central Texas publications, including Austin Monthly and San Antonio Magazine, and on NPR.