Pepega is an emote most commonly seen on Twitch and part of the very long line of Pepe the Frog and Monka emotes. Specifically, Pepega is a distorted version of the FeelsGoodMan emote.
Emotes such as pepega are commonly used to say something without actually saying it, when you discover this emote’s meaning you can see why.
But, what is the meaning and proper use of Pepega? If someone uses it what are they saying? Let’s find out.
The Pepega emote’s meaning is that something or someone is stupid. Specifically, many are conveying that something is “retarded” which is not a politically correct term to use but it is what it is.
Its meaning is certainly associated with mental disability, with autism typically linked to it thanks to Fosen and his community who popularised it.
The distortion is to describe something is odd or “retarded”, whereas the smile ported over from FeelsGoodMan is to convey the face of a simpleton unaware of their “retarded” act.
However, as is the case with any Twitch emote, people may and will use it out of context and for any reason.
New emotes are made every day, the vast majority do not get used much, Pepega gets used a LOT and went somewhat viral thanks to its use through Sebastian Forsen and his community. The use of Pepega can often be accompanied with “FOR SAN”.
Interestingly, it is Forsen who popularised the Ugandan Knuckles meme, also associated with mental disabilities.
Uploaded in April 2018 but didn’t gain traction until December 2018 as can be seen from Google Trends worldwide report.
How is pepega pronounced?
We are reliably informed that pepega is pronounced “peh-peh-guh” or “peh-peyguh” but I’ve always said “peh-peh-ga”. Not sure if it matters.
Variations of pepega
There are hundreds of variations of pepega with very little differences between them.
Halloween pepega useful to use during the month of October.
Christmas Pepega for December.
Pepega cat, because why not.
Nothing beats the original, though.
How can you use the pepega emote?
The stream you are watching just needs to have either Better Twitch TV or FrankerfaceZ extension on their channel. It is not something you can do alone.