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May 16, 2005

"But darling. It's just not a conversation without it!"

I hate it when a word pops up into the common vernacular that then becomes the new buzz word for people who need those sorts of words.

The current word du jour? "Meme"

For the last few months I've noticed "meme" creeping into the lingo of the hip and wannabe hip and I'm now at the point simply wanting to scream anytime someone uses the word in a sentence.

I'm certain you remember similar "hot" words. Perhaps its erstwhile cousin "paradigm" that was used with such nova like intensity for a while around 200-2001 that it simply collapsed in on itself like a black hole. The continued abuse of the word "brand" in business is another. There are others but it's late and I need to get to bed.

Let's all agree: The next time you notice some ponce dropping the word "meme" into something they are writing or saying we agree to berate them. Ruthlessly.

It's 2005. If you really expect us to believe "meme" is a word you use every day then you deserve to be punished and "meme" deserves to be banished back to the tacky "word a day" calendar that spawned it.

I'm not alone. I spoke to my friend the Artist the other day. He agrees and he's far more in tune with these sorts of things than I can ever hope to be.

Posted by Jim at May 16, 2005 11:03 PM


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