░░▒▒▒▓▓▓▒▒▒░░ (masstreble) wrote,

Crash this bus!

You know those Internet fads that go around? You or somebody you know might have called them "memes", although they aren't, as cgranade would want you to know -- but they do have memetic qualities. They have the format of some word or phrase with some common words changed to make it ironic and humorous, like "In Mother Russia, [x] [y]s you!" That's a classic. I've noticed "im in yur [x], [y]'in yur [z]s" is really strong right now. Recently, there was a forum post somewhere in which a member, annoyed with the adaptations of "the Eskimo have over a hundred words for snow" made an interesting comment in which he confessed he'd had enough of "all these snow clones!" Somebody moved we call these phenomenon "snow clones", and I second it. Regardless how you feel about them, they're getting too much screen time. By having a term for them, they solidify, and we'll know them when they see them. Pretty quickly, everybody should be able to recognize that, wait, we've all seen this before!

Perhaps I'm being niave. After all, the term "image macro" already exists...
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