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Memes are too amorphously defined anyway for you to really have any ability to limit their usage. It reminds me of that instance of some government official having no actual definition for **** but that, "He knows it when he sees it." I think you're working in a similar grey area with memes, and grey areas are where loophole masters reign.
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Memes are too amorphously defined anyway for you to really have any ability to limit their usage. It reminds me of that instance of some government official having no actual definition for **** but that, "He knows it when he sees it." I think you're working in a similar grey area with memes, and grey areas are where loophole masters reign.
The is in the details.
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Yay new Ship! Funny how every new ship there is or will be, becomes popular quickly! Then the mini-me follows cuz they aren't got no life or parties of their own.
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Are you thinkin bout what you're thinkin bout what I'm thinkin bout what you're thinkin?

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I used to be around the epicenter of where a lot of the memes originated and oftentimes, subversion was the name of the game. The analogy that has been used is that memes act as "cultural genes". Infection and seeding of mental influence.

Knowing the people on this forum, you've already lost if you're trying to "grip" memes.

Since we're on the topic, here is a book on memes that anyone who is interested can take a look at.

https://terebess.hu/zen/mesterek/Sus...emeMachine.pdf
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https://i.warosu.org/data/biz/img/00...0155094335.png

This is a meme. Does this elicit a humorous response and/or educates you about something?
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I used to be around the epicenter of where a lot of the memes originated and oftentimes, subversion was the name of the game. The analogy that has been used is that memes act as "cultural genes". Infection and seeding of mental influence.

Knowing the people on this forum, you've already lost if you're trying to "grip" memes.

Since we're on the topic, here is a book on memes that anyone who is interested can take a look at.

https://terebess.hu/zen/mesterek/Sus...emeMachine.pdf
How did they end up being called "memes"? Sounds like the " Me Generation" x2.
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I'm just bored because I have no one to talk to . I'm busy preparing my next blog post now.
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Are you thinkin bout what you're thinkin bout what I'm thinkin bout what you're thinkin?
I think I can't think anymore with the over-thinkin. I think my thinkin brain just exploded with thinkin
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Yay new Ship! Funny how every new ship there is or will be, becomes popular quickly! Then the mini-me follows cuz they aren't got no life or parties of their own.
I'm still waiting for Witchy and Stars to see this.
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May have to give them a nudge. Or astro poke! Or some Scorpio stings.
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https://i.warosu.org/data/biz/img/00...0155094335.png

This is a meme. Does this elicit a humorous response and/or educates you about something?
The green sphere has about as much of a chance of squeezing through that ring as a rich man has of getting into heaven. It's a parable.
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It looks like a fashion polka dot to me~
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Gemw, look like a thread for your popcorn 🍿🍿🍿
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How did they end up being called "memes"? Sounds like the " Me Generation" x2.
The word was first coined in 1976. A definition that captures it's essence better than the attempts that I've seen recently on the forum is, " An element of a culture that may be considered to be passed on by non-genetic means esp. imitation."

The book was written in the late 90s. The author speaks about newsgroup taking shop by the name "alt.memetics". Online articles showing up during that time include 'The New Meme', 'Meme, Counter-meme', 'Memetics: a system of metabiology', 'Memes, metamemes and politics', and 'Cryonics, religions and memes' to list a few.

There's a modern day group of persons who speak about memes in the same way that I'd imagine that these groups did. It's on a fringe website and the group is referred to as the "bureau of memetic warfare"

Memes didn't just crop up in 2010.
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Gemw, look like a thread for your popcorn
Yay! Let's all celebrate! End of another episode! I am sleepy again.
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Or a polka!
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The green sphere has about as much of a chance of squeezing through that ring as a rich man has of getting into heaven. It's a parable.
It's supposedly an 'oathbreaking' meme. Meaning, "Everytime you see this image your oaths are broken." I've only ever seen it used in trolling contexts and it always seem to elicit anger. Or faux anger.
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It's supposedly an 'oathbreaking' meme. Meaning, "Everytime you see this image your oaths are broken." I've only ever seen it used in trolling contexts and it always seem to elicit anger. Or faux anger.
The "Warlock Meme"!
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J.R. Toking, "Lord of the Smoke Rings"!
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What U.S. professional sport is most popular in Jamaica? If any.
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Basketball but it's low on the totem pole. Football (soccer), track and field, netball and cricket top it.

I almost forgot boxing. That's pretty high in popularity down here as well.
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