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What Is Meme?

I only asked, because I find it annoying when a lot of people start to use a word, which I have never come across and which I hope will never pass my lips. However having checked it out I have to admit that I am no nearer to an understanding.

I understand that my English has become slightly old-fashioned.  I only occasionally hold a conversation in English and rarely with anybody “Cool.” The result being that I have been outflanked by “Facebook” English which I assume to be the cradle of Modern English, in all its majesty.

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  1. Don

    My own pet hate is the word ‘inappropriate’ which sprang forth during the Blair years.

    Like political correctness itself, it’s a word that attempts to censor any given act or viewpoint. The word, like so many others in recent times, has been skewed from its original meaning to serve as an adjunct to the arsenal of political correctness.

    When a politician or local authority wish to excuse themselves from answering an awkward question they simply deem that question ‘inappropriate’. Similarly, in doing this they become the self appointed arbiters of speech and behaviour by pronouncing this or that to be inappropriate when judged against a set of values they alone hold, or wish to promote.

    Taken to it’s logical conclusion anything at all can then be deemed ‘inappropriate’, even the most commonplace turn of phrase is censured when viewed through the prism of politically motivated behavioural modification.

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    February 7, 2014 at 12:53

    • Hello Don, What you are describing is exactly the intention of the word anti-Semitic. Everybody knows what it is meant to mean, but in fact they do not understand the proper use of the word, that being that it applies to a dislike of Semites, which means those with just a touch of a Semitic gene and it has nothing to do with a hatred of Jews. Inappropriate is in the same bracket, it is often used in a sense that is in itself inappropriate, as is “Ironic.”

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      February 7, 2014 at 13:16

      • As the Jews have a covering word use and meaning, of Semitic, what is the same in English? as meaning?

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        February 8, 2014 at 06:48

        • A Jewish intellectual, when talking about “anti-Semitic,” said that it was meaningless, it was used as a smear word. I think he was being misleading, it was being used to suggest that Khazar Jews had some sort of attachment to Palestine, as justification for murdering the indigenous people and stealing the land.

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          February 8, 2014 at 07:53

    • Good point enochered, a way of dismissing a point of view and belittling the those who do not agree with the presumption of the idea, or the premise, the use of the word hides the intention of the investment of the speaker, hiding behind political correctness, the British Establishment, would find this word useful in so much as the avarice of The British Government and its tribe, desire to hide behind.

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      February 8, 2014 at 06:40

      • The British Establishment has been controlled by the same Khazar Jews, who as you say are hiding behind misleading language.

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        February 8, 2014 at 07:56

  2. Whether words may become classified as cool, uncool, the essence of language is the ideas and concepts, and understanding of such, I notice on some blogs, some of the so called educated, I mean uni education, often these writers have a knee jerk fear of those who have some salient insight, and they attack the writer for misuse of words, the so called misuse of words one can understand what the meaning is, a lot of academics, are worried about what they classify as uneducated, what one know about these people is the fear they have within, that so called bad writers, can and do often create a nervous disposition, of the educated, the deep fear within that how ever long a individual hides their fear behind a defense of words, surfaces and just will not go back in the box.

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    February 2, 2014 at 08:13

    • It’s actually worse than you say. Most of the “new” words are old words, Meme is an old Greek word, which is being used for another purpose. You can be sure it was not dredged up by some kid on Facebook.
      Have you noticed that all of the terrorist suspects and their families are using the term “Narrative?” There’s something wrong with that “Narrative” or where did that “Narrative” come from? etc. Sounds as if they were simply reading their lines of script.
      I noticed that a site which I visited had introduced the word “meme” as a noun of some sort, when I couldn’t find it in the Oxford or Collins nor indeed Webster Dictionary, I thought it was simply another stupidity like “Selfie” but I checked on-line dictionaries and there it was in wikipedia, say no more.
      “An element of a culture or system of behaviour, passed from one individual to another by imitation or other non-genetic means.” They attributed the origin of the word to Richard Dawkins, The Selfish Gene Man, who has an agenda going to mislead school-children with his evolutionary explanation of mankind and he was attempting to imply that information followed the same logical route as did our genetic make-up. I suppose that could be true, if you follow the maxim, “Rubbish in Rubbish out.”

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      February 2, 2014 at 09:35

      • Yes enochered, I noticed the word narrative coming up into the story line and had been intrigued this word became fashionable, but worst is everything is now a challenge, survival for many on 10 dollars a day is a challenge, we are now facing WW3, this is our challenge, every thing is a fu*****, challenge.
        How this word suits the ego’s all, the individual to summon up the energy to face what ever is and becomes a sort of superman, it is still a worry, we can rise to the challenge of a journey to Mars, no scientist can stop the wars raging, challenge or otherwise?

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        February 2, 2014 at 11:32

        • Hot on the heels of “challenge,” comes DEVASTATED. How did you feel when you mssed the bus? I was devastated. This all waters down the meaning of things. If you were devastated when you missed the bus, how are you going to express yourself if one of your kids has an accident? But “Having said that, it could well rain tomorrow.”

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          February 2, 2014 at 12:28

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