The word meme may have originated in ancient Greek (something like mimeme that may have been shortened to mime as well) and a more formal definition (thanks, Wikipedia!) is is “an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture.” The recent phenomenon of pictures with some words on it are a specific form of meme but previously the cultural significance imbedded in more general ideas or a style were what more academic types may call cultural memes. While some of us like to be academic, we are trying to understand why some memes go viral and really do become a cultural hit. The photos are the cultural link that people can relate to and immediately understand.
Our meme collection:
We’ve had so much fun creating our memes and finding great quotes that we’ve decided to park them all at our new meme collection!
Enjoy and let us know which one you like the best!