I was reading http://helps.ameba.jp/faq/pigg/5301/post_362.html, and it said "ピグ", I can't for the life figure out for the life of me what it means (Unless it means pig, and contextually that makes no sense to me.)

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    – user1478
    Commented Jun 15, 2013 at 6:12
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    Hint:「自分そっくりなキャラクター」 ^^;
    – summea
    Commented Jun 15, 2013 at 6:20
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    Well, the post says what it is - or are you asking where it comes from, in which case see snailboat's link. At any rate, it seems they are well aware that it could be seen as "pig" in English ( vsmedia.info/2013/04/01/amebapig www)
    – nkjt
    Commented Jun 15, 2013 at 10:07
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    I've heard 「アメ~バ・ピグ♪」on TV commercials many times but I don't know what it is! ahaha
    – user1016
    Commented Jun 18, 2013 at 20:34
  • Look at the web address and see the word pigg!
    – Jack Bosma
    Commented Jul 30, 2018 at 11:09

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Normally a typical young Japanese netizen might tell you ggrks and I did that for you... but it showed no result, as I have expected.

Well, as its a popular Japanese Sim-like game, you can't really say that there's an etymology for this probably. If you still believe so, how would you explain all those spells in Dragon Quest like リレミト? :)

And for your information, there is a Japanese word for 'pig' which is 豚, more commonly written as ブタ, and if you insist to use an English-derived version, then it's ピッグ (the infamous Zombie Pigman was written as ゾンビピッグマン in the Japanese Minecraft Wiki) , not ピグ.

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