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#118802 - 01/04/04 07:38 PM meme  
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meme.
this word is rampant in political blogs these days, and I'm wondering if there's some information about its use; when it started making the rounds, etc.
it seems a useful little word, but people are beginning to express their displeasure at seeing it.
thoughts?



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#118803 - 01/04/04 08:13 PM Re: meme  
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I don't know enough about the word to discuss it. Quinion does at:
http://www.worldwidewords.org/topicalwords/tw-mem1.htm

But after reading it, I still can't discuss it.


#118804 - 01/04/04 08:31 PM Re: meme  
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that's a very interesting article Bill, thanks. I'll have to read it several more times...



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#118805 - 01/04/04 08:38 PM Re: meme  
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So, the good doctor is saying that the meme chose us. Plus ša change.


#118806 - 01/04/04 08:56 PM Re: the chosen one  
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mama meme-ah!



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#118807 - 01/04/04 10:19 PM Re: meme  
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the meme chose us

I knew *you'd get it, Max. You're welcome.


#118808 - 01/04/04 10:24 PM Re: meme  
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I think it's a good concept and should be worked with. It's bound to spawn some whacked notions; whether Ms. Blackmore's is one of these, I couldn't tell, but we'll never know if we reject it out of hand.


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No, no, I knew you'd get my (very) implicit doff of the hat. I figured it wasn't worth endangering your reputation by publicly outing you as a pun-maker.


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I like to think that my puns are good.


#118811 - 01/04/04 10:48 PM Re: meme  
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Your puns are good, it's just that I had the impression that, here at least, you sought to project an anti-pun stance. I didn't want to jeopardise that by revealing your facility at making them.


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