- Retiring a Singletrackworld Trope…
It’s deffo supposed to rhyme with “Gene”, and it predates the internet use it is associated with today by quite some margin.Posted 4 years ago
The word meme is a shortening (modeled on gene) of mimeme (from Ancient Greek ?????? Greek pronunciation: [mí?m??ma] m?m?ma, “imitated thing”, from ????????? mimeisthai, “to imitate”, from ????? mimos “mime”) and it was coined by the British evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins in The Selfish Gene (1976) as a concept for discussion of evolutionary principles in explaining the spread of ideas and cultural phenomena. Examples of memes given in the book included melodies, catch-phrases, fashion, and the technology of building arches.
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