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What Does 4Weird Mean? – Origin & How To Use It

If you have been in a Twitch stream you have probably seen or heard people say “4Weird”. But what does this mean? 

In this article I go over the meaning of “4Weird”, the origin, and how you can use this emote on Twitch and Youtube as a viewer and as a streamer. 

What Does 4Weird Mean?

The 4Weird emote is meant to convey that something weird, strange, or dumb is happening on the stream. It can also be used by someone on the stream who is feeling creeped out.

4Weird Emote

4Weird Origin

The 4Weird emote is derived from the Twitch Global Emote, 4Head, which features Twitch streamer Cadburry. The 4Weird emote was uploaded to FFZ on December 29th, 2018 by NyroLoL and then to BTTV on January 24th, 2020 by ALazyMeme.

4Head Emote

If you look at both the 4Weird emote and the 4Head emote you will notice that they look very similar.

The main difference between the two emotes is that in the 4Weird emote Cadburry has a serious facial expression whereas in the 4Head emote Cadburry is smiling.

The emotes also have different meanings since the 4Head emote is used to convey both joy and foolishness.

The 4Head emote, which inspired the 4Weird emote, was created in 2014, but it did not really begin to get popular until 2015. It is one of the oldest emotes on Twitch.

Since it was made into a Twitch Global Emote, the 4Head emote has inspired the creation of other great emotes such as 5Head and 3Head which also feature the face of Twitch streamer Cadburry.

Although Cadburry no longer streams on Twitch, the emotes he helped inspire are still quite popular.

The 4Weird emote is currently used on over 16,000 Twitch channels between BTTV and FFZ combined. It is currently the 26th most popular emote on FFZ with over 81 million uses.

How To Use The 4Weird Emote On Twitch?

  1. Add the FFZ or the BTTV Google extensions to your Twitch account.
  2. Make sure the streamer has the 4Weird emote enabled on their channel.
  3. Type “4Weird” in the streamer’s Twitch chat (without the quotation marks) and send the message.
  4. The 4Weird emote will now appear in the stream’s chat. 

Make sure you type 4Weird exactly as it appears with the correct spelling and capitalization. If you don’t, it won’t work. Also, a streamer must have the emote enabled on either BTTV or FFZ in order for it to work. 

Another cool thing is that if you are on PC, you can just click the little emoji button and select which emote you want to send in Twitch chat.

Twitch Emote Button

If you need more help I wrote an entire article about adding BTTV emotes to your Twitch account and adding FFZ to your Twitch account. These guides are helpful for both streamers and viewers. 

How To Use The 4Weird Emote On Youtube?

  1. Add the BTTV Google extension to your Youtube account.
  2. Make sure the streamer has the 4Weird emote enabled on their channel.
  3. Type “4Weird” in the streamer’s chat (without the quotation marks) and send the message.
  4. The 4Weird emote will now appear in the stream’s chat. 

If you need more help I wrote an entire article about adding BTTV emotes to your Youtube account. This guide will help regardless if you are a streamer or a viewer. 

Unfortunately, FFZ and Youtube Gaming are not currently compatible and so you will only be able to use this emote on Youtube with the BTTV extension. 

When To Use The 4Weird Emote?

The 4Weird emote is best used in situations on stream that are weird or awkward. For example, if a streamer was clipping their toenails on stream, the chat may spam the 4Weird emote.

Why Is The 4Weird Emote Not Appearing In Chat?

Here are common reasons why the 4Weird emote may not be appearing in chat:

  1. The viewer trying to use the emote does not have the BTTV or FFZ extension.
  2. The streamer does not have the BTTV or FFZ extension.
  3. The streamer does not have the 4Weird emote enabled on their channel.
  4. The viewer is trying to use the emote on mobile.
  5. The person did not type “4Weird” correctly.
  6. Twitch or Youtube banned the emote.

The reasons listed above are the most common reasons why the 4Weird emote won’t work in chat. 

If you feel like you have checked off everything listed above, and the 4Weird emote still won’t work for you, then check out my article here where I go into more detail as to why your emotes may not be working and how to fix it. 

How To Pronounce 4Weird?

The word 4Weird is pronounced “4-weird”. First, you say the word “four” normally. Next, you say the word “weird” normally. 4Weird.

Is The 4Weird Emote Popular On Twitch?

The 4Weird emote is popular on FFZ, but it is not very popular on Twitch as a whole. It is one of the less popular 4Head emote variations.

Who Is The Person In The 4Weird Emote?

The person in the 4Weird emote is a Twitch streamer who goes by the name of Cadburry. Cadburry used to stream League of Legends however, he has not streamed on Twitch in over 8 years.

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