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Hi John Wilkins -
>We *Australians* eat Vegemite, which is what Marmite is a weak attempt
Ah, so there really is no such thing as Memeite, spreadable or not.
(Besides, until you aussies cut the apron strings, you're still brits....)
>Nope, I'm going to make a slightly more serious suggestion here:
OK, start being serious for a change....
>Meteor Meme <the entity that is the cause of the following>
>Meteorite Memeite <the end result of the cause>
>Meteroid Memoid <the observable phenomenon>
>Atmosphere Noosphere <the medium in which the entity and its effects
Alas, the behavior-only stance cannot let this stand, and has to correct
it by transposing, 'cause that's the way it is- (Plus, it makes more
sense, and is more consistent with the original meteoric reference.)
Meteroid/Memoid <the entity and/or entities that are the cause of the
Meteor/Meme <the observable phenomenon>
Meteorite/Memeite <the possible resulting artefact (not inevitable)>
Atmosphere/Noosphere <the medium in which the entity and its effects
>We used to refer to it as the nowayjosé.
Yeah, that's what she called it....
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