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Discussion in 'Personal' started by teachingking123, Oct 31, 2015.

  1. teachingking123

    teachingking123 Established commenter

  2. teachingking123

    teachingking123 Established commenter

    What memes do you know?
  3. scienceteachasghost

    scienceteachasghost Lead commenter

    where did the term 'meme' even come from?
  4. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

  5. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

  6. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

  7. teachingking123

    teachingking123 Established commenter

  8. teachingking123

    teachingking123 Established commenter

  9. yfel_endwerce

    yfel_endwerce Established commenter

    The modern use of the word is credited to Richard Dawkins
    Something else we can blame him for :D
  10. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    It's from the Selfish Gene yes?

  11. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    The word meme was coined by Richard Dawkins in his 1976 book The Selfish Gene, as an attempt to explain the way cultural information spreads; Internet memes are a subset of this general meme concept specific to the culture and environment of the Internet.
  12. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Actually some of the best are the ones using the clip from Downfall and having Hitler react to stuff.

    @Vince_Ulam posted one about OFSTED recently. Always good fun.
    Vince_Ulam likes this.
  13. scienceteachasghost

    scienceteachasghost Lead commenter

    damn it, ignorant of my own field!
  14. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Is poor spelling a requirement of memes?
  15. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    Me no understand.

    Are they stereotypical representations of a race, group or ideology that are limited to internet usage/awareness? Are they pithy phrases? Cultural tags?

    Or will my brain hurt if I try to understand?
    rachelpaula008 likes this.
  16. rachelpaula008

    rachelpaula008 Star commenter

    How do you pronounce memes? Is it meems or me mes??
  17. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

  18. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

  19. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Only koolkidz pronounce it that way Spirit.
  20. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

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