< Upheaval: What about me(me)?

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

What about me(me)?

I am an educated person and I can see through the ploy. Everyone on my blogroll got together behind my back, and decided to use the newly made-up-word "meme" on their blog so that I would doubt my intelligence and wonder where this word came from.

Well, I call your bluff.


Blogger jes said...

ha! ha! ha!

i'm with you amanda. i just started using it because everyone else was. and since it was generally used in conjunction with a "blog" questionnaire, i figured that's what it was.

if you can't lead, follow. that's what i say. ;)

4:49 PM  
Blogger Ben said...

I have no idea either... I am proud to say that I am standing right beside you on this one.

7:49 AM  
Blogger Amanda said...

LOL! :) I believe it means something that is replicated over and over again. I think. Don't quote me on this. Seriously. ;)

7:58 AM  
Blogger Amstaff Mom said...


8:03 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

I checked it on dictionary.com because I thought I was just lacking that part of my vocabulary. Good to know that you weren't aware of it either! :) In case you were wondering, here's the definition: "A unit of cultural information, such as a cultural practice or idea, that is transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another."

8:33 AM  
Blogger Amanda Sue said...

thanks for clarifying. maybe i need to do my own "meme" now.

does anyone know how this word is pronounced? i like "me-me" - i think it sounds better than "meem" which rhymes with theme.

1:03 PM  
Blogger k8 said...

i twould say they're more like little question thingies on differetn topics that are passed around. when one gets to you, you tag three people and so on and so on and so on!

1:10 PM  
Anonymous od said...

I think it's pronounced like theme, but it could be muh-may.

1:14 PM  
Blogger Amstaff Mom said...

According to Urbandictionary.com....

Memes (rhymes with dreams) are similar to a computer virus, in the way they spread quickly over a network, or group of computers. The difference is that they are a sort of virus of the human mind. An idea, or thought that spreads quickly, or one that occupies your thoughts that is tough to remove.
Begining a chant at a ball game or rally. A new dance craze. A song that you hear that you just can't get out of your head.

2:04 PM  
Blogger Jennboree said...

What about starting The Wave?

Does that qualify as well?

3:10 PM  
Blogger jes said...

Rather than pronounce it Meme (theme, dreme), I pronounce it meme (like mom, with a soft e. or lemon, without the "on". or phlegm. that's a good one.).

for some reason, my way of prounouncing it just sounds more tech-y to me than meme. meme, like a dream. in a theme. that has a gleam. and looks like cream.

3:57 PM  
Blogger Amanda Sue said...

how about let's not use this word at all, especially on this site.

the minister of upheaval

5:25 PM  
Anonymous tracey said...

Amanda -- I'm sorry, but I have to bust you on being an "eduated person."


And if you've ever done one of those "tag-you're-it-answer-these- questions-on-your-blog" dealios, you're participating in a meme.

Wouldn't want you to do it without knowin' it!

Personally, I loathe the word. You won't hear it at my place, either.

9:51 PM  
Blogger Amanda Sue said...

dang! i HATE making mistakes!

thanks for the insight. i am fixing it now. :)

11:21 PM  

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