Would one of you young hatchlings who is up on the slang of today be so kind as to update your weird old Aunty Peggy as to what “poggers” means, possibly with some comments on which particular subculture/cartoon/etc this word comes from?
@anthracite it comes from this twitch emote, called "PogChamp", which is used to comment a particularly cool or impressive moment
i wrote about this a bit ago here: https://mastodon.sleeping.town/@xenon/104558784909733654
@anthracite it comes from twitch! It's an abbreviation of "pogchamp", a twitch emote that signifies great excitement, enthusiasm, something awesome happened!!
@anthracite it comes from gamer culture, if you image search pogchamp you will find the iconic face referred to by "pogchamp"
"poggers" comes from "pogChamp" a universal twitch emote that is used to express shock or joy
When something cool happens in a video game a streamer may say "pogs in chat" as a call to action for people in the chat to post the pogChamp emote. At some point the shorthand "pogs" morphed into "poggers"
The emote looks like this
The attached image is a default emote from Twitch called "PogChamp". Usually it is deployed on any stream when something exciting or really amazing happens.
Using this emote was then shortened to people just saying "Pog!"
From there, "Poggers" became the new mutation, likely from streamers ironically saying the silly phrase "Poggers my Doggers" when referring to their audience after something exciting has happened.
tl;dr: It means "Awesome, Great, Fantastic" or similar, though it is sometimes deployed with an ironic bent.
You can see it in this prank Phorm got played on her 😁 https://twitter.com/pahnts/status/1265797691348594688
Hang on, I explained it to a friend earlier...
@anthracite Oh shit. I'm out of touch with the slang of today o..o
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