EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT “OMEGALUL”
Have you seen Omegalul (also known as Omega lol, twitch lul emote, omegaul, and mega lul) online? OMEGALUL is a variant of the popular LUL emotes in the game streaming service Twitch. Maybe you’ve even heard it in real life. It’s a phrase that references a popular emote which is used on not just Twitch but other social media platforms as well. If you want to find out more details about this slang, you are right to come here. lt is helpful for you to figure out not only what this weird word means but also where it originated. We also provide some examples for you to know how to use it in daily life for the right context. In the end, you can find several synonyms to alternate this term without changing the meaning of the message you are trying to deliver.
What does Omegalul mean?
“Omegalul” is a massive distortion of the original picture that started gaining traction on “Better Twitch. TV” and other plugins. If “Lul” means something is funny, “Omegalul” means you’re rolling on the floor and can barely breathe.
Where did Omegalul originate?
OMEGALUL is used in Twitch chat to react to something hilarious and it is essentially an evolved version of the “LUL” emote. The original was taken at MLG Anaheim 2013 by photographer Jonathan Tayag, forever immortalizing the moment. It migrated to John Bain with his nickname TotalBiscuit-a famous Twitch streamer, as a sub emote called “Cynicallaugh”. Bain’s face is used in the LUL emote and the Omega version of the same emote shows off the late content creator’s face as if he were in front of a funhouse mirror. It spreads widely amongst Twitter users.
The image was soon taken down after Tayag issued a DMCA, claiming that permission was never granted. Bain and Tayag had debated the picture for three years, then Tayag eventually saying that he was fine with the free usage of the picture without paying any fee. In 2016, Bain uploaded the emote to popular third-party extension BetterTwitch. TV plugin allows people to use additional emotes in Twitch chat and now it is still widely used although Bain passed away in 2018. Since then, the term has been added to like this term to take on different meanings centered around the meaning of “lul.”
Omegalul Other meaning
Currently, there is only one meaning of this term that was shown above.
Context 1: A talk of two friends via text message.
- Linda: I’ve done a very funny action to my roommate.
- Mary: Huh, What?
- Linda: I draw on her face while she was sleeping!
- Mary: Just kidding? Omegalul! Send me a photo!
Context 2: An online conversation between two Twitter users.
- A: Could you imagine that I have done the most fun things in my life?
- B: What happened?
- A: (posts pic of John Bain) I came across a person that I took him for my old friend. I called him constantly and I even followed him for a while. When I realized the truth, I was very embarrassed.
- B: That is worthy of an omegalul.
Here you can find some other phrases to express roughly the same thing. You can use:
- ROFLMAO (rolling on the floor laughing my ass off)
- ROFLMAOPIP (rolling on the floor laughing my ass off pissing in pants)
- ROFL (rolling on the floor laughing)