Is it just me?. I've just spent half an hour trying to explain a meme to my friend after telling her about Scumbag Steve's facebook. I failed edit How the hell
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Is it just me?. I've just spent half an hour trying to explain a meme to my friend after telling her about Scumbag Steve's facebook. I failed edit How the hell

I've just spent half an hour trying to explain a meme to my friend after telling her about Scumbag Steve's facebook. I failed
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How the hell did this get to front page?! Not complaining... Thanks, guys!

Is it just me or is it almost impossible to explain a
a meme to someone who isn' t from the internet?
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#20 - pitos (08/03/2011) [-]
#310 to #20 - anon (08/03/2011) [-]
ohtheirony.jpg
User avatar #320 to #310 - BrickHead (08/03/2011) [-]
NO. THAT'S NOT IRONY, YOU ******* .
#17 - kals (08/02/2011) [-]
Explaining "derp" to all of my friends is impossible. They don't seem to get it.

I was explaining a few memes to my father yesterday, and he asked me where the word "meme" came from. I still have no idea.
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#18 to #17 - KingslyKross **User deleted account** has deleted their comment [-]
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#19 to #18 - captainrattrap has deleted their comment [-]
#24 to #19 - Airmanator (08/03/2011) [-]
It's from Richard Dawkins. :|
User avatar #37 to #24 - captainrattrap (08/03/2011) [-]
Okay okay I'm sorry I didn't know...
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#376 - desuzakiddo **User deleted account** has deleted their comment [-]
User avatar #388 to #376 - PhilMikeHunt (08/03/2011) [-]
LOL THAT MADE ME LAUGH MORE THAN THE POST!
#382 to #376 - TehTodd (08/03/2011) [-]
OH GAWD!
#292 - verdammt (08/03/2011) [-]
It drives me insane how this one friend of mine REFUSES to look it up.  
She always just says "Why don't you explain it"  
I'd yell at her, but she's like, the only friend I have...
It drives me insane how this one friend of mine REFUSES to look it up.
She always just says "Why don't you explain it"
I'd yell at her, but she's like, the only friend I have...
#259 - anon (08/03/2011) [-]
It's just an inside joke, but for the whole internet. except for forever alone guy
#513 - robots (08/03/2011) [-]
Has it REALLY come to a point were we can legitimately say we're 'from the internet' and noone thinks it sounds wierd?
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#198 - Sarlouse (08/03/2011) [-]
I've had to explain "over 9000" to people time, time and again.
It usually end with "I understand now. I just don't see why that's funny"
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#204 to #198 - poopdogg **User deleted account** has deleted their comment [-]
#216 to #204 - Sarlouse (08/03/2011) [-]
No clue. I've tried explaining it a lot.

I even tried explaining it to my mom, about that thing with oprah.

"No, mom! He doesn't really have 9000 PENISes."
#212 to #204 - RedSarge (08/03/2011) [-]
**RedSarge rolls 9,963**

dis many.
#219 to #214 - RedSarge (08/03/2011) [-]
**RedSarge rolls 7,748**

2 4 2?
#9 - jackoacko (08/02/2011) [-]
I know what memes are for I created them.
User avatar #11 to #9 - IDONOTUPLOADPHOTOS (08/02/2011) [-]
Obvious llort is obvious
#16 to #11 - lordbuttersi (08/02/2011) [-]
Dawkins actually did coin the term "meme"

He didn't mean it in the context it's used in now though.
#213 to #209 - jovo (08/03/2011) [-]
Whatif the Internetians are the 'normal people' and the others are the 'weirdos'?
#215 to #213 - funniestanonever (08/03/2011) [-]
Touche my friend. Well played...
#347 - yourmaker (08/03/2011) [-]
Sometimes, I talk like the memes. Like, "AWWWW YEEEAAA" or "forever alone". And my mom asks what the **** I'm talking about, and I try to tell her it's just meme stuff and she asked what a meme was. And I cannot for the ******* life of me know how to begin explaining what a meme is. It's like I'm retarded.
User avatar #355 to #347 - msmcdingleberry (08/03/2011) [-]
So I'm not the the only one? :o
#2 - mmajunkie (08/02/2011) [-]
Perhaps it's because you, yourself don't fully understand them? No one explained them to you, did they?
User avatar #3 to #2 - poprocksbandit (08/02/2011) [-]
Touché
User avatar #4 to #3 - mmajunkie (08/02/2011) [-]
Start with 'not bad' as it's quite easy to pick up....
#404 - CaptainObviious (08/03/2011) [-]
A meme is a visually physical embodiment of an emotion/thought/state of mind/etc.

The reason - that I personally believe - why people can't understand memes is much or less the same problem why normal people cannot understand general art. Much to this analogy, everyone here (well most of us) are internet dwellers so the idea of understanding memes comes as second nature, much like people in the art world and those around in similar circles understand each other, while the common folk look at them from an outside environment and dub them 'retards' because they simply cannot understand what people actively engage in.

There you have it, my 2 cents.

#444 - hypnophobia (08/03/2011) [-]
<-- A ghost according to my family.
User avatar #342 - iStanley (08/03/2011) [-]
Your talking like we were born on the internet....
WHICH WE ******* ARE.
#278 - byronbum (08/03/2011) [-]
i wish i had a person to explain it to
#206 - LookAtTheDuck (08/03/2011) [-]
Your face when you reference a meme and someone understands you.
User avatar #229 to #206 - iclarinet (08/03/2011) [-]
IT'S SO ******* TRUE
#172 - talr (08/03/2011) [-]
best day ever= catching up with a mate and i say not thinking &quot;y u no...&quot; she catches on and we both realise we can speak secret codes of the internet around others who have a life.   
  
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best day ever= catching up with a mate and i say not thinking "y u no..." she catches on and we both realise we can speak secret codes of the internet around others who have a life.

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#205 to #172 - SirPyro (08/03/2011) [-]
You have no idea how hard I laughed at your gif.
User avatar #258 to #205 - talr (08/03/2011) [-]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrtvP6eZO5o


the full video...it still makes me laugh :D
#263 to #258 - SirPyro (08/03/2011) [-]
Oh my God, I'm ******* crying with laughter right now. Thank you for making my entire night. Thank you.
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#267 to #263 - talr (08/03/2011) [-]
No prob...:D

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