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Is dabbing ok? Videogame Twitter accounts have extremely serious debate

Dabbing Mario

Every day we stray further from God’s light. Thanks to ESRB, the company that decide the age ratings for all your favourite videogames, Twitter has been filled with images of characters from Doom and Overwatch, as well as the Mario franchise. This would normally be fine, but this time around, they’re all dabbing. Yep.

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It all started this morning, when Twitter user @pyrocatheter tweeted the ratings company, asking them to “please ban dabbing from videogames.” An honorable request.

ERSB replied, saying “We don’t ban things. That said, we’re in the process of developing disclosure materials for #dabbing. We are hip.”

Apparently, that was enough to spark a thread dedicated to the greatest dabs in videogame history. It didn’t take long before the official Nintendo, Doom, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Mega Man accounts piled in, showing off all of their characters’ sickest dabs.

Twitter being the hot mess that it is, this was quickly followed up with a bunch of more amateur attempts. Overwatch’s Zarya, Danganronpa’s Hajime, and even Gregg from Night in the Woods all feature.

If you want to check out the whole thread, then that’s on you. It’s an absolute dumpster fire of bad memes and questionable dabs, but it’s here if you really have to see it.

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[FBL] Chaosdwarft avatarDarkedone02 avatardeathstrikerz123 avatarGrgoljblaster avatarpanbient avatar
[FBL] Chaosdwarft Avatar
9 Months ago

dab: verb

gerund or present participle: dabbing


press against (something) lightly several times with a piece of absorbent material in order to clean or dry it or to apply a substance.

"he dabbed his mouth with his napkin"

synonyms: pat, press, touch, blot, mop, swab, smudge; More



strike with a light blow.

So all these pictures have nothing to do with dabbing.

Darkedone02 Avatar
9 Months ago

apparently your reading the old dictionary, the new one will come out here soon by the end of this new year to include the new meaning of the word "dabbing". Kappa

panbient Avatar
9 Months ago

So where you seem to know what this newest iteration of 'dabbing' means can you please explain it to the rest of us considering the article doesn't.

deathstrikerz123 Avatar
9 Months ago

I find dabbing "cancerous", it's cringey, it's stupid but at the end it's nothing but a gesture with no meaning behind it.

Grgoljblaster Avatar
9 Months ago

The extracted cannabinoids of the marijuana plant. Extraction methods vary from using solvents like butane, ethanol, etc., to ice water, CO2, or even a heated press which is known as rosin

the what now?

panbient Avatar
9 Months ago

Yeah it's a weird use of the term but dabbing is definitely a drug reference as well, which is what I thought this was actually about - the removal of accidental drug references from games.

Basically there's been a new marijuana concentrate on the market for a few years now, essentially distilled weed oil. It's sold as a toffee like substance usually called 'shatter'. It's usually smoked with some sort of modified e-cigarette / vape pen and the blobs you load into the device are referred to as a 'dab'. It's extra potent, very efficient and effective, smoking a single dab gives an impact similar to smoking a full J. So when you smoke shatter most people say they're 'dabbing' or having a dab.