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.

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  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.)

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    1. Agreed! Ain't was once used by the upper class in the 1500's until the poor began to use it and the word fell out of fashion. Language is fluid and while there are some words that we may not like they communicate meaning.

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

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  3. Down with prescriptivism! Long live memology!

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  4. sir, I study memelogy, at CSU, under the guidance of Proffesor Fargleworth PhD, Md. Stop offending me.

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    1. I am a communication major and the concept of memes entertains me beyond a mere laugh XD

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