Meme – ?

•a cultural unit (an idea or value or pattern of behaviour) that is passed from one person to another by non-genetic means (as by imitation); "memes are the cultural counterpart of genes"

•The term Internet meme is a phrase used to describe a catchphrase or concept that spreads quickly from person to person via the Internet, much like an esoteric inside joke. …

•Any unit of cultural information, such as a practice or idea, that is transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another. …

•Richard Dawkins’s 1976 coinage, on the analogy to gene (with a little aid from mime and mimic), for a cultural copying unit, such as the word or melody that is mimicked by others.

•An idea or concept that attains online popularity. Popular Internet memes include “All your base are belong to us,” ,” and the goatse man.

•An idea that self-reproduces like a virus; a catchphrase or concept, or other unit of social currency. Example: "Where’s the beef?"

•A term coined by Richard Dawkins, who defines it as "a unit of cultural inheritance, hypothesized as analogous to the particulate gene and as naturally selected by virtue of its ‘phenotypic’ consequences on its own survival and replication in the cultural environment."

•Leftist pseudo-intellectualese or linguistic affectation, generally used in the pejorative, employed to designate a commonly held position, thought or expression as worthy of or susceptible to attack or denigration by superior leftist "critical thought" which the employer possesses in abundance.

•A postulated unit or element of cultural ideas, symbols or practices, which is transmitted from one mind to another through speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena.

•a cultural item or idea that is transmitted by repetition in a manner analogous to the propagation of biological genes. 10

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