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The Origins And Spreading of Monkas Meme


Nowadays the easiest way to explain that you are very sad is to send a monkaS emote in chat rather than searching in a dictionary how to say it by words more sophisticated! But how it turned out that green sweating and with opened eyes frog stuck in our minds? Continue reading to know more!

What MonkaS Emote Is About?

MonkaS is a Better Twitch TV emote highlighting a picture of Pepe the Frog seeming terrified while sweating, which is generally used in Twitch chat during times of high tension in video game battles to display worry and concern.

MonkaS is an additional edition of Pepe The Frog meme based on the cartoon hero from Matt Fury’s comic series ‘The Boy’s Club. The first place where it was published is FrankerFaceZ. Of course, after it, the meme became widespread among twitchers bloggers and their communities.

What Is Twitch?

Twitch is a game streaming platform where supporters get to watch their beloved gamers play various games.

Origin Story of Twitch's MonkaS

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The eldest was published on July 16th, 2011. Archived 4chan thread in which the sweating, worried Pepe the Frog model appeared was submitted to the /lit/ board. About 5 years later, on March 16th, 2016, one of the popular Twitch users MonkaSenpai (now Monkasen) uploaded the monkaS Pepe to the Better Twitch TV size.

MonkaS Meaning: Why Is It Called Like That?

MonkaS origin emote name is taken from the uploaded image called “monkaScared”. That’s why “Monka” has its additional “S” at the end of the word. However, there is a second opinion that the name for the meme is taken from the nickname of the owner of the Twitch gaming channel MonkaSenpai or Monkasen.

How MonkaS Emote (Twitch) Became Popular?

One of the users of Reddit with the nickname kucykzaglady posted an image to the /r/forsen subreddit on February 17th, 2017/. In the same month, the MonkaS picture was uploaded to the database called TwitchQuotes. It appeared on Twitter due to user @nanilul who had tried to add a monkaS meme on Reddit's /r/place pixel drawing canvas.

Why Is It Popular?

  • MonkaS is the next modification of Pepe The Frog (one the most popular memes over the history of the Internet);
  • It is easy to repeat and draw like a sketch or pixel art, so if someone will want to do make his or her version of sweating and upset Pepe;
  • The meme explains the anxiety and shock perfectly. That’s it widely spread among the Web.

Edits of MonkaS Pepe Frog

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Since its origin, many MonkaS modifications have been designed for Twitch chats and spread among users of different social media. We decided to mention the following one (this list is not exhausted): MonkaOMEGA, MonkaGIGA, MonkaThink, MonkaW. To be frank, the Monka meme is the most popular for edits and modifications over the users of the Net. Now, you can meet MonkaS memes across multiple apps such as Reddit, Twitch, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.

Thank you for reading our newest article about the origin of another meme. We hope you like it and leave your thoughts by taping your opinion in the form of a comment below. See you soon and don’t forget to wash your hands!

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