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#2 - northleech
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(08/22/2013) [-]
You know what really grinds my gears? Peopl who call every picture with text on it a meme.
#17 to #2 - axeul
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(08/23/2013) [-]
I hate it when people read a comic online and call it a meme.
#10 to #2 - redtooth ONLINE
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(08/23/2013) [-]
Thank you.
#4 to #2 - pappathethird
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(08/22/2013) [-]
I'd say this is a meme. It conveys a message in a context that doesn't need explanation. Though it's not the best example since it explicitly says: "You know what really grinds my gears"
#5 to #4 - northleech
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(08/22/2013) [-]
But that doesnt make it a meme by default. Everyone can take a picture of a kid falling and add different texts like "Ill take a fall for you" "I think im falling for you" and make puns like that, that falls into the same description, but yet it's not by default a meme.
#6 to #5 - pappathethird
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(08/22/2013) [-]
There are many definitions of the word, but as far as 'classic' internet memes (the ones we're so tired of on here) go, I'd say a meme is a picture that puts the text into a certain context without having to explain it. Like when you see this meme here, you know it's something about being unlucky or whatevs.
#9 to #6 - hanabro
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(08/23/2013) [-]
Then you don't know what a meme is. A meme can be through any form of social media, not just pictures. For example, Gangnam Style was a meme. The navy seal copypasta is a copypasta, which is a type of meme. And a picture with text on it is an IMAGE MACRO, which is a type of meme. So I guess they are memes in a "Squares are all rectangles, but not all rectangles are squares," sort of way. It's better to say what specific type of meme you're referring