My Little Pony Catchphrases, also known as “brony speak”, are slang terms created by fans of the show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Many of the phrases are taken directly from dialogue in the show, or reference tropes found throughout the series.

Confound these ponies

Originally started in a series of image macros, and later spread to the viewers of Yaridovich’s Pony Synchtube. It comes from an episode of Chuck Jones’ The Dover Boys of Pimento University where the villain proclaims, “Confound these Dover boys! They drive me to drink!”.

Welcome to the Herd


After an individual gets hooked on the show, other fans often formally welcome them by saying “welcome to the herd.” It is often used with an image macro featuring the character Pinkie Pie with hypnotic swirly eyes.


The phrase “brohoof” is often used to express approval towards another brony, and comes from the term bro fist. This can be used in an image macro. It can also be used as a greeting toward a fellow brony



Same way as brohoof, Facehoof comes from the term facepalm and it’s use as a reaction to something silly or senseless.


Don’t feed the Parasprites / Paraspriting

“Don’t feed the parasprites” is a catchphrase inspired by trolling in pony threads have been likened to the destructive never-ending hunger of parasprites, a creature first introduced during episode 10 titled “Swarm of the Century”. This likeness has caused the term “parasprite” to be used in place of “troll”.

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The fun has been doubled

In episode 4, titled "Luna Eclipsed", of Season 2, Princess Luna yells out "The fun has been doubled!" The phrase, similar to "20% Cooler", has since been adopted and used by bronies to express great approval towards the significant improvement of something.

20% Cooler


The line “It needs to be about 20% cooler” was spoken by the character Rainbow Dash during Season 1 episode 14 titled “Suited For Success”. It is occasionally used to insult something by saying “It needs to be about 20% cooler.” It can also be used to express that something has significantly improved.

Oatmeal? Are You Crazy?

In episode 3 of Season 1, titled “The Ticket Master”, Pinkie Pie randomly blurts out the phrase “Oatmeal? Are you crazy?" The board was created for more random pony content in honor of Pinkie Pie’s random nature.

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