Boom Pregnant!

Boom Pregnant!

Updated Oct 02, 2012 at 01:36PM EDT by amanda b..

Added Sep 30, 2012 at 05:13PM EDT by Alex.

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“Boom, Pregnant!” is a catchphrase or image caption most often found in response to a photo of a handsome man. The expression may have originated from “Boom Headshot!”, a phrase popularized by an episode of web mockumentary Pure Pwnage.


Prior to its use as commentary, “Boom, Pregnant” was used as early as March 2007[1] to describe a woman’s surprise at being pregnant. It was used to describe an attractive male as early as July 2010 in response to a photo of the lead singer of rock band Queens of the Stone Age, Josh Homme, on LiveJournal gossip blog Oh No They Didn’t.[2]


Between September and December 2010, the phrase was used several more times on Oh No They Didn’t, describing actor Tom Hardy three times[3][4][7], as well as actor Chris Pine.[5] In January 2011, a Facebook fan page[17] for the phrase was established, mostly for fans of the members of the British alternative band Muse. That April, the caption was first used on Reddit in /r/LadyBoners[9] on a picture of actor Jensen Ackles. On August 19th, 2011, a single topic Tumblr titled “Boom Pregnant”[6] was created, featuring photos of male actors and musicians. A second single topic Tumblr of the same name[8] was launched in June 2012.

On Tumblr, “Boom, Pregnant” is commonly employed as a tag[10] on posts of attractive people. However, the tag has several different iterations based on placement of punctuation including periods[11] and exclamation points.[12][13] There is also a tag for “boom you’re pregnant.”[14] As of October 1st, 2012, there are nearly 200 results for “boom pregnant” on Flickr[15], however some of these include images of pregnant women. There are also more than 1,400 results for the phrase on YouTube.[16]

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