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posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 02:56 AM
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This word or phrase 'meme' means what exactly?

Is it pronounced me, me or what?

thanks




posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 03:01 AM
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originally posted by: Azureblue
This word or phrase 'meme' means what exactly?

Is it pronounced me, me or what?

thanks


A meme is one of those pictures with a comment or phrase that goes "viral".

They usually get used over and over again with differing phrases.

Think of that guy from ancient aliens and the "I'm not saying it's Aliens..."

That is a meme.


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posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 03:42 AM
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a reply to: Azureblue

Well, in the interests of the transmission of information in a time effective manner, have a wiki page:

en.m.wikipedia.org...

Basically, a meme is data carried from one person to another, by non genetic means, that has to do with the culture that person happens to be a part of. Religion could be considered to be a meme, as could musical preference or style choices associated therewith, for example.

In essence, it is a concept, idea, or series of same, and can be transmitted from person to person visually, textually, verbally, and by any method other than genetically.



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 03:49 AM
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a reply to: Azureblue

oh dear

1 - prononciation - i say MEEEEEEEEEEEEEM , well really just MEEEM or MEEEEM

as for ` what it is ` - its just an idea .

more correctly - an idea or concept spread from person to person

it is NOT just a silly picture

the picture is just the medium of spreading the meme



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 03:53 AM
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originally posted by: Vector99
a reply to: Azureblue

**SNIP**




Anyhow, how to pronounce:



that should clear it up
now just a few randoms:



Popular around these parts:




(never enough alien guy on a conspiracy board)


That should clear everything up

edit on 2/1/2016 by Kangaruex4Ewe because: Removed Image



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 04:14 AM
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a reply to: Azureblue

I've heard it described as a unit of social currency.

Sounds cool but I'm not really sure if that doesn't raise another question, like "errrrrr, what's social currency"?

Guess its like porn really, hard to describe accurately, but you know it when you see it.
Cheers.



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 04:23 AM
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Oh dear, thought meme was another phrase for asking pictures of ones genitals...



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 04:24 AM
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a reply to: SaturnFX

Dude, you've got mail...



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 04:27 AM
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In Soviet Russia, tree paints you!

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posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 04:43 AM
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sigh - ther seems to be a collective attempt to utterly miss the point :

all the pics posted in this thread are memes

but not all memes are pictorial

" you can do better "




posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 04:58 AM
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originally posted by: ignorant_ape
sigh - ther seems to be a collective attempt to utterly miss the point :

all the pics posted in this thread are memes

but not all memes are pictorial

" you can do better "



Some can be videos


DEEZ NUTS
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posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 05:07 AM
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originally posted by: ignorant_ape
sigh - ther seems to be a collective attempt to utterly miss the point :

all the pics posted in this thread are memes

but not all memes are pictorial

" you can do better "




posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 05:09 AM
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a reply to: Vector99

What is this indeed?



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 06:13 AM
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10 second Google search could have answered your question.



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 07:20 AM
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a reply to: Iamnotadoctor

Shhhhhhh!!!
You'll ruin all the fun!!



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 10:02 AM
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a reply to: Azureblue

A meme is a trope, more or less.

I think it was Richard Dawkins who coined the term.



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 11:41 AM
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posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 12:09 PM
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Memes were introduced into discourse during the civil war when the north and south stopped fighting in Virginia one October afternoon and instead traded pictures of amusing cat sketches they drew in silly situations with captions that poked some fun at the war.

Later memes were used in the propaganda war to destroy the spirits of the nazis. Audio recordings of Hitler were given out with "translation" insinuating he was actually speaking about either butts, his disappointment in his art class paint selection, or how his mother was actually a terrible cook and he had to endure endless family meals.

Finally memes became a institutional part of western culture when Reagan officially recognized the "Wheres the beef" slogan as a national treasure, allowing many memes, meems, me-mes, and maymays to strive under one banner together to make all discussions from that point on worthy of "the lulz".

I hope you enjoyed this history lesson. go forth and be excellent to each other.



posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 12:16 PM
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originally posted by: Azureblue
This word or phrase 'meme' means what exactly?


I never really got a grip on where the term originated or in pronunciation but... over time, it became pretty clear what it was.

Welcome to the digital age... new words and terms daily



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