Monday, August 01, 2005

gettin' the lingo down

can anyone please tell me what 'meme' means and give some examples of usage??

usually i can work stuff out from the context but this has me schtumped...

thanks muchly

tag lists to follow

xxx

9 comments:

DJ said...

Almost any netism like this can be found in the Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

Or google often yeilds results too

Cape Man said...

Gee, theres a ten page thingy on meme on wikipedia. Only a linguist will be able to decypher what it's trying to say.

MelbourneGirl said...

ok i've looked it up. an example is the tagging; something that is passed on, either an idea or a game or something like that

DJ said...

Yeah the Wiki one's a bit intense, Google was a better pick for this research I think

Cape Man said...

Found an answer to the "Blighty" question.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blighty

Justine said...

Urban dictionary
http://www.urbandictionary.com/

Russell Allen said...

I always thought it meant "Me, Me" as in - this thing I'm writing is a meme cos it is about "Me, Me".

Also never use Wikipedia as it is full of po-faced, boob-suckling, indulgent double talk.

MelbourneGirl said...

hi russell

yeah i wondered, i saw it like this on m!key's site i
think "mememe"

no one has given me a satisfactory answer thus far, but i think your contribution is best

and thank you for keeping your knob well away!

Daniel Hegder said...

Invented by Richard Dawkins in the 70s. A unit by which something like an idea - like religion - can be passed on, like a gene.