What’s with the ‘meme’ stuff lately? All I get out of it is that if one adds a space, they get me, me...
Strikes me more as emetic than memetic.
posted on 09/06/2008 10:05:22 AM PDT
by Old Professer
(The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
To: Old Professer
“Meme” is almost always used incorrectly since it refers to the passage of cultural traits from one generation to the next. Now it simply refers to images or catchphrases that spread through our culture via repetition. Examples are Dan Quayle's supposed stupidity, George Bush as a warmongering dunderhead, Christians as would-be American Taliban seeking to impose a theocracy.
And now of course we have Sarah Palin who members of the media wish to portray as a empty-headed, book-burning, hip-shooting, unqualified, theocrat seeking to invade your vagina and who should have aborted her baby - like Obama would have.
posted on 09/06/2008 11:08:15 AM PDT
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