“Jeopardy!” star Ken Jennings is taking to social media once again, this time to make an observation about teens today.
“The teens are now saying WIGINLP instead of “What Is Grief If Not Love Persevering.” Jennings tweeted on Monday.
Quote Comes from ‘WandaVision’ Miniseries
“WandaVision” is a miniseries that airs on Disney+, and it’s a spinoff from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The miniseries picks up where the 2019 film “Avengers: Endgame” left off.
In a recent episode of “WandaVision,” the character Wanda had to relive all her past traumas, including the deaths of her parents in a bombing. In response to her suffering, the character Vision tries to commiserate.
“What is grief, if not love persevering?” he asks Wanda.
According to The Gamer, fans of the series have really latched onto that quote, and it’s become a hit online.
What’s noteworthy about the quote is that Vision encourages Wanda to embrace her grief rather than try to banish it. And on the heels of a year like 2020, certainly many people could use advice about grief.
Twitter Users Slam Ken Jennings
However, the replies to Jennings’ tweet quickly filled up with critics of his claim.
“No they aren’t, Ken,” one user tweeted.
“I guarantee you no one is saying this,” another tweep replied.
“I don’t think they are,” a third Twitter user posted.
“Lol but nope also,” another replied.
“Ummmm… really?” one Twitter user posted. “I am going to ask my 16 year old.”
“Hi Ken… I’m not sure what teens you’re talking to, but absolutely nooooo one in my generation says this,” a youthful tweep chimed in.
Whether the teens have been using that acronym or not, the quote certainly seems to be resonating with a lot of people online.
Jennings Just Wrapped Up Guest Hosting Duties on ‘Jeopardy!’
After “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek died of pancreatic cancer last November at age 80, someone had to take over hosting duties temporarily while producers searched for a permanent replacement. That task fell to “Jeopardy!” champ Jennings in the weeks following Trebek’s death.
“That’s a wrap on my six weeks of @Jeopardy guest hosting,” Jennings tweeted as he finished his guest-hosting stint. “Thanks for watching, thanks for your patience with a tough learning curve… and, as always, thank you Alex.”
Trebek had called Jennings “the perfect contestant,” praising his 74-game winning streak as unprecedented and not likely to be repeated. And while producers are reportedly looking for someone noncontroversial to replace Trebek – Richards recently told USA Today, “Alex was such a centrist: He… was not controversial in any way” – Jennings will surely always hold a special place in “Jeopardy!” history.