How do you pronounce meme

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Can someone tell me that how should I pronounce meme. Is it "me me" with two separate me's being prounced or is it "meme", a one syllable word?
  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    I think meem is the correct pronunciation - but I've heard some people say mem.

    It's not pronounced with two syllables.
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    • Profile picture of the author Brian John
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      I think meem is the correct pronunciation
      this^

      rhymes with team
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  • Profile picture of the author Taniwha
    Speaking of pronunciations; The creator of GIFS won an award at the Webbys a few days ago and used his 5 word acceptance speech clearing something out.

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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    i agree -- meem -

    however - The word meme is a shortening (modeled on gene) of mimeme (from Ancient Greek μίμημα Greek pronunciation: [míːmɛːma]

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    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
      A simple way to remember it is that it rhymes with Phylogenesiticopogyistoreme.

      That's how I remember it. :rolleyes:
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      • Profile picture of the author Alex Barboza
        Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

        A simple way to remember it is that it rhymes with Phylogenesiticopogyistoreme.

        That's how I remember it. :rolleyes:
        Lol! I'll keep that in mind. To OP: thanks for asking this question. I was also confused about this pronunciation.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kroncept
    Meme is a philisophical term populated (or coined?) by Richard Dawkins. It is Meem/Meam (think mean with an m instead of N.) Pretty simple
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    • Profile picture of the author LarryC
      Originally Posted by Kroncept View Post

      Meme is a philisophical term populated (or coined?) by Richard Dawkins. It is Meem/Meam (think mean with an m instead of N.) Pretty simple
      That's what it was until a few years ago. Now it seems to mean any kind of image with a clever saying or quotation under it.
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