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> > Does anyone see a similarity here between words and memes?
>I see an even stronger relationship:
>Words *are* memes (but not all memes are words).
Exactly so, so why can't the study of words and how they are created and
propogated provide clues to the essence of all memes as well as defining
them, where they come from and what they do? We have a pretty good handle
on words and language, so why is it so hard to understand what memes are in
general? How can people deny that memes exist without saying that words
don't exist? Or saying that words are not memes? It's an illogical
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