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The origin of "Kek" in the Warcraft universe: In World of Warcraft, when Horde Horde players would say or yell "Lol" (or "LOL" or "lol"), the Alliance Alliance player would see it as "Kek" (or "KEK" or "kek")[1] based on whatever mysterious translator Blizzard Entertainment implemented for cross faction language display... Since Horde players are supposed to be speaking in Orcish by default, it could in theory be Orcish.

See "Kek" under Orcish Primer (official translations) section of Orcish.

Trivia

  • There is some evidence that Blizzard Entertainment developers were inspired by the use of the Korean onomatopoeia ㅋㅋㅋ which is roughly "k'k'k" and meant raspy, stifled laughter by StarCraft players and often translated as "kekeke"[2] before World of Warcraft existed.
  • Despite associations with "Pepe the Frog"[3] and association with the alt-right movement,[4] the term was stolen sometime after 2015,[3] much later than its origin (before 2005)

Referenes

  1. ^ Etymology section of kek at Wiktionary
  2. ^ Don 2013-10-01. "kek". Know your meme. Retrieved on 2019-05-07.
  3. ^ a b "Kek" section of Pepe the Frog at Wikipedia
  4. ^ David Neiwert 2017-05-09. What the Kek: Explaining the Alt-Right 'Deity' Behind Their 'Meme Magic'. Hatewatch - Southern Poverty Law Center.

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