Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Memology is not a word!

Facebook have recently been attempting to coin a new term, "memology".

They define "memology" here as follows:

"Memology" refers to the study of how "memes," or new ideas and trends, are spreading on Facebook.
Sorry, Facebook, "memology" is not a word. It is an attempt at marketing - and one of those nasty ones that pollutes the language.


  1. New words are created / evolve all the time - and even though it's in your subject area and you don't like it, you still you don't get to decide what is or isn't a word. Only time will tell, based on usage. That's a beauty of language - it isn't owned by authorities. (And it doesn't belong to Facebook either.)

  2. these memes aren't very dank 2/10

  3. Down with prescriptivism! Long live memology!