Maybe I am the only stupid one here, but I've always wondered what the hell did "meme" actually mean. So I asked Emma, and she looked it up.
Etymology: alteration of mimeme, from mim- (as in mimesis) + -eme
: an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture
So, a meme on LJ is something that one person posts, and then half the world does it and reposts it. So ha!
If this was a powerful insight for someone else besides myself, please tell so, and I won't feel so stupid.
And here is a Meme for you all: (thanks to Jeanna)
I'M 54 PROOF. HOW DRUNK ARE YOU?
And my friend Lisa O, whom I made come over to drive me to the doctor's, took that test and got this:
I'M 128 PROOF. HOW DRUNK ARE YOU?
Do I trust her driving? :)