Ah, the digital age! A time where we can communicate with people from all corners of the globe, share our life moments, and, most importantly, express our hearty laughter through various memes and emotes. Fasten your virtual seatbelts for today’s topic on the wacky digital lingo in the realm of Twitch chatrooms – ‘KEKW‘. If you’re scratching your head wondering if it’s an acronym for a secret society or a code language among gamers, you’re totally on track. Or possibly not!
Where did the word KEKW Started
Internet slang is a beast that breeds in every nook and cranny of the online world, and it’s our job to tame it. KEKW is an emote—a tiny slice of internet culture that sends ripples through the oceanic community of millions of Twitch users. A quirky variety of emojis if you will, with its origin tracing back to an uproarious clip from ‘El Risitas’, a talk show hosted by Jesus Quintero featured in Spain.
Here’s the guy that started it all:
One specific instant from the talk show has wildly circulated as a hilarious meme — capturing Juan Joya Borja, the guest (popularly known as “El Risitas” or “The Giggles”), breaking into infectious and uncontrolled laughter as he recounts a rather nondescript incident involving paella pans at a beach restaurant.
Here’s the clip:
This clip eventually translated into ‘KEKW’ on BetterTTV (BTTV), a browser extension allowing Twitch users to integrate custom emotes into chats.
What Does ‘KEKW’ Meaning?
Now to understand this term and when to use it – think about times when you’ve barely managed to restrain your laughter during an intensely silent moment, that’s a LOL right? But that right there is the perfect time to use KEKW. It essentially translates to uncontrollable laughter in response to something hilariously funny during live-streams on Twitch.
Twitch streamers and users adopted this chat emote and created boosts of popularity throughout the community.
Though KEKW doesn’t have any specific meaning in text, it symbolizes a massively popular emote of Borja laughing, his mirthful face crinkled into pure delight. It’s rather contagious, I must warn you. One look at it and you’d find yourself mimicking him, no kidding!
When to Use “KEKW”
Now the golden question: When should we let loose this word? The answer is straightforward – anytime something tickles your funny bone while streaming on Twitch.
Imagine this – you’re watching your favorite game streamer and stumbled hilariously during a live-streamed match (sorry pros!). You could express this online hilarity through a swift ‘KEKW’ comment. And in a jiffy, the chatroom is spamming the same, turning into a wave of good-natured mirth. Think of it as the virtual version of hearty laughter in an auditorium.
As for adding it to your Twitch vocabulary, you need to install the BTTV plugin first. Once done, hop onto a stream and voilà! You are now officially fluent in Twitchspeak.
So there you have it folks! An expedition into the captivating world of Twitch’s slang; decoding one emote at a time. Now go forth armed with your newfound knowledge of ‘KEKW’. Spread the joy and goodwill…one meme at a time!
Remember humor is a universal language and KEKW ensures you’re never lost in translation while navigating through chats on Twitch. Because why would you simply LOL when you can ‘KEKW’ and create an avalanche of laughter? Happy meme-ing!