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Hi Keith Henson -
>Sorry Wade, you came too late to the party. There are 5 pages of web links
>on google for memeoid and it looks like every one of them is in the mode of
>the meaning I suggested for the word 17 years ago.
Story of my life. (What party...?)
I've always preferred 'memebot' for the person in thrall to a belief, if
one must invoke memes suchly, as I wont not to. (Dawkin's 'pigeonbrained'
is perhaps more fitting.) Although, coming from a skeptic's perspective,
"TB", for True Believer, is more often seen.
Being true to the suffix "-oid", it might perhaps be said that memeoid,
if denoting a person, is poor usage.
1. Resembling; having the appearance of; related to.
2. One that resembles something specified or has a specified quality.
No reason not to be a party-pooper.
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