meme: n. /meem/ [By analogy with “gene”] Richard Dawkins’s term for an idea considered as a replicator, especially with the connotation that memes parasitise people into propagating them much as viruses do.
In LJ, most memes die out but new ones are constantly created.
Trivia – meme is the French word for ‘same’, in Turkish it means ‘breast’
By reading this you have been mentally inoculated against all memes. Go forth and meme no more.