Wednesday, 27 July 2011


Today my fiancée was on the lookout for images for my (forthcoming) memetics book. I had told her about my interest in cultural copying - as part of the research I had been doing for the section of my memetics book about similarities between cultural and organic evolution. So, things like this:

She had spotted an instance of cultural mimicry. It was in the form of a T-shirt with the "Viva la evolucion!" slogan - see below:

In telling me about this, she tried to use the word mimicry - but what came out was "memicry". I explained to her that words "mimicry" and "meme" had had sex in her brain and produced this new word.

It seems to be an interesting word. Memicry: memes copying other memes. I like it!

Memicry videos

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