Memes have taken over the Internet. On the Internet, the term meme generally means something along the lines of some sort of media, like an image or a video, that is shared and spread widely. While people are often more or less familiar with the idea of a meme, how to pronounce it is commonly less clear. Are there two syllables, or one? Which vowels are in it? Let's dive into the pronunciation of.
There is only one syllable in the word. Many people assume there are two syllables, and common mispronunciations include or . As noted on the site Today I Found Out's discussion of the word meme, the word was coined by Richard Dawkins back in 1976, who wanted to create a term that "conveys the idea of a unit of cultural transmission, or a unit of imitation". He derived this word from the Greek word mimeme, but wanted it to be pronounced so that it rhymes with , a word with one syllable. The Greek word mimeme means "something imitated", and a similar Greek word is the source of English words and .
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