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> > IMHO: In My Humble Opinion;
> > IMO: In My Opinion;
> > IIRC: If I Recall (Remember or perhaps Retrieve) Correctly;
> > LOL: Lots of Laughs;
> > FUBAR: Go See `Saving Private Ryan';
> I've seen Saving Private Ryan, but don't recall FUBAR
That's weird, because the acronym was used repeatedly and was
even elaborated upon by corporal Upham. Anyway, I'll quit playing around:
FUBAR: Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition...
Ring a bell?
> > ps. As for not passing on: yes it is... perhaps not to everyone but it
> > winded up in
> > my mailbox.
> Many things have transmission potential, but die due to the environment
> find themselves in. This one died in my environment (my brain) as i refuse
> to pass it on.
It only `died out' in your mind, not in many (less rational) others....
> Also IMO memes don't have traits such as aggressive or irrational any more
> than they have a colour, as the meme is the behaviour, rather than a
> possessor of the behaviour.
Of course, qualifiers like `aggressive', 'nice' or 'selfish' pertain only to
entities. In memetics when we say a meme is aggressive, selfish we mean that
in a metaphorical
not literal way. An aggressive meme is a meme that is designed to emphasize
rather than virtue.
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