Received: by alpheratz.cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk id TAA07049 (8.6.9/5.3[ref firstname.lastname@example.org] for cpm.aca.mmu.ac.uk from email@example.com); Fri, 23 Nov 2001 19:51:20 GMT Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" From: "Philip A.E. Jonkers" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: UC Berkeley To: email@example.com Subject: Re: Definition, Please Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2001 10:50:48 -0800 X-Mailer: KMail [version 1.2] References: <F288yfogkJXrRjbDt3H000095fd@hotmail.com> In-Reply-To: <F288yfogkJXrRjbDt3H000095fd@hotmail.com> Message-Id: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit Sender: email@example.com Precedence: bulk Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
On Friday 23 November 2001 12:06 am, you wrote:
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> >Subject: Definition, Please
> >Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2001 14:53:12 -0600
> >What is the definition of "twee"?
I don't know what purpose it serves but according to mr. Cambridge
right here it is "artificially attractive or too perfect". Does that fit in?
I also know that `twee' is the Dutch word for 2, but that won't help probably.
> Isn't that one of them things with bwanches which Bugs Bunny hides behind
> when Elmer Fudd is hunting wabbits?
> Is "What's up Doc?" memetic?
I don't know what inspired you to suggest that but technically speaking, yes.
Go ask a kid, any kid (provided they can speak a little at least),
if he or she knows that phrase. A 99 out of 100 chance he/she knows it.
And if not, after you have uttered the slogan in front of that kid,
it will stick to his little brain like flies on ...
In fact, too make it a little more bolder, anything verbal is memetic
by definition (and I mean anything), it's only the question how
successful the slogan is or will be.
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