Saturday, February 5, 2011

meme

i keep hearing this word all of a sudden. it's supposed to be like a gene, except applied to culture or an idea as something which, like a gene can be transfered and expressed. i guess that means that a meme is basically a noun that would be the equivalent of any item or widget of common culture. from a chain-letter, to a chain-quiz, to an advertisement to a forwarded email. although not explicitly stated it seems that a meme is better suited for simple words, like "tacos" or "all work and no play makes jack a dull boy" and not for long winded sentences of forms of impression.

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