D: also known as CapitalDColon is one of the oldest Twitch TV original emotes, used in cases of surprise.
It is depicting a blue round head, with its mouth open, in the shape of a capital “D”.
The emote is slightly similar to the famous Patrick Star meme, when his mouth just falls open.
Origin of the emote
D: had been one of the earliest character combinations used as an emoticon already back in the age of SMS.
It had spread to several chatting platforms, so it is quite natural, that it occurs on the chat section of the streaming platform as well.
Spread of the emote
The popularity of the emote is undebated; even a fresh user on the internet knows how to use this emote, that is so easy to type.
It has been the matter of discussion over on Reddit as well and is seen on all kinds of websites to give expression to feelings of shock and surprise.
It is so widely known and liked, that the blue face can even be seen on various kinds of merchandize, such as mugs, T-shirts as well as laptop sleeves.
- Urban Dictionary – D: