Have you ever seen a meme and wondered how to pronounce the word? In this blog post, we’ll show you how to say “meme” correctly.
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The word “meme”
The word “meme” has been a part of our culture for years, but how do you actually pronounce it? Most people say “meem,” but the correct pronunciation is actually “maymay.” This word has French origins, and it’s pronounced like the French word “même.”
Where the word “meme” comes from
The word meme originated with Richard Dawkins’ 1976 book The Selfish Gene. In it, he suggested that ideas could spread like viruses through a population. He called these ideas “memes” (pronounced “meem”).
The word caught on, and over the next few years it was used to describe everything from jokes to catchphrases to fashion trends. In the 1990s, the word began to be used more specifically to describe Internet memes: images, videos, and other pieces of content that spread online, often virally.
The different ways to pronounce “meme”
The word “meme” has been pronounced in a variety of ways over the years. The most common pronunciation is “meem,” but it has also been pronounced as “may-m,” “meh-m,” and even “muh-m.” While there is no one correct way to pronounce the word, the most popular pronunciation seems to be “meem.”
The history of memes
A meme is an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture. A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols, or practices, that can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena with a mimicked theme.
The first memes
Before the Internet became ubiquitous, memes were primarily spread through interpersonal interactions, such as via word of mouth or snail mail. This was often in the form of print media, such as books, comics, and magazines. One of the earliest examples of a meme spread through print media is the “cartoon cat” meme, which began circulating in 1923.
The first online meme is believed to be the “Dancing Baby” animation, which went viral on America Online in 1996. The popularity of online memes then exploded with the advent of social media platforms such as MySpace and YouTube in the early 2000s.
Today, there are countless online memes, ranging from funny images and videos to topical jokes about current events. Some popular examples include “Gonna Tell My Kids,” Woman Yelling at a Cat,” and “Ight, Imma head out.”
The most popular memes
There are literally hundreds of popular memes in circulation at any given time, but some of the most enduring and well-known include: Bad Luck Brian, Arthur Fist, Good Guy Greg, Y U NO Guy, Doge, Grumpy Cat, Ridiculously Photogenic Guy,
Bad Luck Brian is a meme that features a photo of a young boy with braces and an unfortunate expression on his face. The text typically includes some sort of caption about how unlucky or clumsy he is.
Arthur Fist is a meme featuring a screenshot of the cartoon character Arthur from the show Arthur making a fist. It is typically used as a reaction image to express anger or frustration.
Good Guy Greg is a meme that features a photo of a man smoking marijuana with the caption “Good guy Greg.” It is typically used to describe someone who is kind or helpful without expecting anything in return.
Y U NO Guy is a meme that features an image of an angry-looking man with the text “Y U NO” followed by some sort of question or demand. It is often used to make fun of someone for not doing something that the speaker thinks they should be doing.
Doge is a meme that features an image of a Shiba Inu dog with comic sans text overlayed. The text typically consists of broken English phrases that are meant to sound like something the dog would say.
Grumpy Cat is a meme that features an image of an unhappy-looking cat with the caption “Grumpy Cat.” It is often used as an reaction image to express displeasure or annoyance.
Ridiculously Photogenic Guy is a meme that features a photo of Zeddie Little, an attractive man who was caught on camera running in the 2012 Cooper River Bridge Run. The meme typically includes the caption “Ridiculously photogenic [whatever]” to describe how good-looking someone (or something) is in spite of their (or its) circumstances.
How to make a meme
A meme is an often humorous or satirical piece of content (such as an image or text) that is widely shared online. The word “meme” was first coined by Richard Dawkins in his 1976 book The Selfish Gene. The word describes a unit of cultural information that is transmitted from one person to another.
The tools you need to make a meme
In order to make a meme, you will need two things: an image and text. The text can be any size, but it should be big enough to be legible in the final meme. You can use any program that allows you to edit images, such as Photoshop or GIMP.
Once you have your image and text ready, open the meme generator of your choice. Imgflip and Meme Generator are two popular online possibilities. Choose the image you want to use, then add your text. You can position the text anywhere on the image, and you can even add multiple lines of text if desired.
When you are happy with your meme, share it with your friends! You can upload it to social media, or save it to your computer or phone so you can access it later.
The steps to making a meme
Here are the seven easy steps to making a meme:
1) Choose your starting image. This is the image that will be the basis for your meme. It can be a photo, a drawing, or even a screenshot. If you don’t have an image of your own, you can search for one online.
2) Find or create a funny caption. This is the text that will go above and below your image. It should be short and to the point, and it should make people laugh.
3) Select your font. The font you choose can help set the tone of your meme. For example, if you want to create a meme that’s sarcastic or edgy, you might choose a darker, more Gothic-style font.
4) Place your caption on the image. Once you’ve chosen your font, it’s time to add your text to the image. You can use a basic editing program like Microsoft Paint or Photoshop, or there are online tools like Meme Generator that make it easy to add text to an image.
5) Share your meme with the world! Once you’re happy with your creation, it’s time to share it with others. You can post it on social media sites like Facebook or Twitter, or you can email it to friends and family.