– a cultural item that is transmitted by repetition in a manner analogous to the biological transmission of genes.
– 1976. from the Greek mīmeîsthai to imitate, copy. Richard Dawkins coined the term in his 1976 work “The Selfish Gene”.
Why, oh why, oh why am I doing this 30 Days of Me Meme?
If you recall it was the combination of a large glass of wine, a giddy mood, and just a smidge of pressure from some of the darling people I follow on twitter that started this whole thing.
And I’ve only kept doing it because I started it, and hate leaving things unfinished. Also, it finishes neatly before my birthday which is very tidy.
I am sick of it, however, and I wish that some of the questions had been a little less completely rubbish and a little more Proust-ian.
Incidentally? one of my completely adorable sisters asked me last night why I was doing this “me me” thing. Which, considering it’s a meme all about me, is rather an appropriate misunderstanding. Me me meme!