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In videos I've heard people say "meem" although in my mind I say "meh-may" when I read it.
I've been thinking about this too, lately.
At 3/11/09 10:01 PM, Imaku wrote: I say it as 'meem'.
This is the way I say it and im pretty sure it's the right way , i have to beat myself now for knowing this shit.
"Friends may come and go. But two hundred pounds is always two hundred pounds."
The whole thing is supposed to be the cultural equivalent of 'genes'.
Like, bits of cultural units (i.e. ideas, values, behaviours etc.) that are passed on from person to person. A self-replicating piece of cultural information.
As far as I know, it is a combination of the word 'mimic' and the word 'gene'.
Also, the word 'memetics' exists, just like 'genetics'.
All of this adds up to the pronunciation of the word 'meme' as 'meem'. It's all very simple.
Kuro - Puting the 'Kur' back in 'inkurable disease.'
Me and all my friends always pronounce it may may.... I dunno the proper translation... Maybe wiki it?
According to ED, it's any way you want.
And any combination of that.
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At 3/11/09 10:01 PM, scetch00 wrote: It's pronounced like Mee Mee.
Sounds really stupid but what doesn't?
It's "meem" actually.