In case you’ve seen the phrase “Twug” making the rounds on the web, you’ll be able to thank actor Donnie Wahlberg (Mark Wahlberg’s brother). Whereas many individuals suppose “Twug” is trending as a result of they imagine it’s simply certainly one of Donald Trump’s hilariously pathetic typos, it’s truly purer than you’d suppose.
What’s a TWUG?
Twug simply means “Twitter hug” and it was coined by Donnie greater than ten years. The phrase “Twug” is trending proper now as a result of Donnie most lately tweeted, “I will likely be sending you the most important digital hugs — #TWUG’s — all through the day. For therapeutic. So in case you don’t get one quickly — I will likely be singing all of them day and night time. Love you all”
Twug has apparently existed since 2009, in line with City Dictionary. Wahlberg tweeted earlier this yr, “After I invented the #TWUG – aka the @Twitter hug” – Ten years in the past, I had no concept that it will work completely for one thing referred to as “Social Distancing” throughout a pandemic. Anyway, right here we’re a decade later and it appears we are able to all use a #TWUG proper now! Let’s freaking go!”
Anyway, right here we’re a decade later and it appears we are able to all use a #TWUG proper now!
Let’s freaking go! ❤️
— Donnie Wahlberg (@DonnieWahlberg) March 16, 2020
Nonetheless, “Twug” is getting a foul (or simply perhaps unlucky) title for the time being as a result of it completely looks as if a mistyped phrase coming from Trump. One Twitter person wrote, “Lmao when i first noticed #TWUG trending I assumed that @realDonalTrump went on one his incoherent rants and misspelled Thugs. The truth that it is smart is gloomy.”
Now, as an alternative of Donnie’s unique intent, persons are utilizing it as a option to mock Trump. Which is truthfully fairly humorous. Individuals are additionally simply confused usually, which is smart since “Twug” just isn’t an actual phrase.
Hopefully in case you have been confused about “Twug” all of it is smart now. Whether or not or not you are feeling the necessity to embody “Twug” in your vernacular is a special story. Maintain calm and twug on, everybody.