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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Saturday, September 6th, 2008 11:20 am
MEE MEE MEEM!

Poll #1254760 MEE MEE MEEM!

Which is the more correct pronunciation of "meme"?

"MEE-mee"
6(13.0%)
"MEEM"
40(87.0%)

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bernmarx
bernmarx
Paul
Saturday, September 6th, 2008 06:25 pm (UTC)

I take it this is even in question, which is bizarre to me. It's clearly "meem."


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Saturday, September 6th, 2008 07:50 pm (UTC)

Perhaps not to this guy ...


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stopword
stopword
Alice
Saturday, September 6th, 2008 06:33 pm (UTC)

I've heard "mehm." Which sounds goofy.


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pygmymetal
Other LJs are available....
Saturday, September 6th, 2008 06:41 pm (UTC)

nom-nom-nom-nom-nom



Right?


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wuweibaby
wuweibaby
touching now
Saturday, September 6th, 2008 06:44 pm (UTC)

right!


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ataventure
ataventure
Allison
Saturday, September 6th, 2008 07:02 pm (UTC)

I pronounce it "MEM".


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sistermaryeris
sistermaryeris
Bake, Love, Kickbox.
Saturday, September 6th, 2008 07:18 pm (UTC)

When the word first came out, I remember people getting all pissy and saying it was ME-ME. But I've always called it a meem and heard everyone ever call it that.

So Meem it is.


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allah_sulu
allah_sulu
The Vodka God
Saturday, September 6th, 2008 07:28 pm (UTC)

The word "meme" is older than the internet, and the creator (I forget his name, but I read his book 20ish years ago) pronounced it "meem". It was meant to be similar to "gene", only it's a mental virus rather than a biological one. So there is a correct answer, and it's not me-me.


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ghost_light
ghost_light
Ghost Light
Saturday, September 6th, 2008 08:14 pm (UTC)

I generally say it "memm" but in my mind I always read it as 'Me! ME!'


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polarbear
polarbear
No Time For Love, Dr. Jones
Saturday, September 6th, 2008 09:28 pm (UTC)

How is this even a question when there are dictionaries out there? Or was this a spot check of your friends list? ;)


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Saturday, September 6th, 2008 10:32 pm (UTC)

Because they wrote the dictionaries to control us.


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bellybalt
bellybalt
Belly
Saturday, September 6th, 2008 09:48 pm (UTC)

Memes are totally all about ME, so therefore its a MEE-MEE. :)


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Saturday, September 6th, 2008 10:33 pm (UTC)

Exactly. That is a very valid argument.


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40_ounce_bounce
40_ounce_bounce
Inigo Montoya
Saturday, September 6th, 2008 10:23 pm (UTC)

Shouldn't the question be "how do you prefer to pronounce 'meme'?" There's only one correct way. It's not exactly a tomato/to-mah-to thing.


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Saturday, September 6th, 2008 10:31 pm (UTC)

I don't understand. If there's only one correct way, the poll asks which is the more correct of the two options. If I ask "how do you prefer to pronounce it," what if people prefer to pronounce it incorrectly?


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thatsassylassie
thatsassylassie
thatsassylassie
Saturday, September 6th, 2008 10:45 pm (UTC)

your friends list is full of sheep


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inkytwist
inkytwist
The Loch Ness Monster
Sunday, September 7th, 2008 01:15 am (UTC)

I... totally say "meme".

But then again, I don't think I've ever actually said the word aloud, just typed / thought it in my head.


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set1981
set1981
Sunday, September 7th, 2008 02:18 am (UTC)

Neither. I say "meh may"...yeah I'm weird.


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Sunday, September 7th, 2008 04:03 am (UTC)

Ooh la la!


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tricksantiks
tricksantiks
Brittania
Sunday, September 7th, 2008 07:59 pm (UTC)

neither! It's MHEM.


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kaleidoscopeeye
kaleidoscopeeye
Kaleidoscope Eyes
Monday, September 8th, 2008 03:07 am (UTC)
pssst

I sent you an evite about the brunch, a week or so ago, but it looks like it hasn't been viewed...did ya get it?


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littlebluedog
littlebluedog
Tim
Monday, September 8th, 2008 03:23 am (UTC)
Re: pssst

No, but I am planning to be there. :)


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