Is it just me?. I've just spent half an hour trying to explain a meme to my friend after telling her about Scumbag Steve's facebook. I failed edit How the hell
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Is it just me?

I've just spent half an hour trying to explain a meme to my friend after telling her about Scumbag Steve's facebook. I failed
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How the hell did this get to front page?! Not complaining... Thanks, guys!

Is it just me or is it almost impossible to explain a
a meme to someone who isn' t from the internet?
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Submitted: 08/02/2011
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#20 - pitos (08/03/2011) [+] (2 replies)
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#17 - kals (08/02/2011) [+] (4 replies)
Explaining "derp" to all of my friends is impossible. They don't seem to get it.

I was explaining a few memes to my father yesterday, and he asked me where the word "meme" came from. I still have no idea.
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#371 - anonymous (08/03/2011) [+] (2 replies)
#292 - verdammt (08/03/2011) [-]
It drives me insane how this one friend of mine REFUSES to look it up.  
She always just says "Why don't you explain it"  
I'd yell at her, but she's like, the only friend I have...
It drives me insane how this one friend of mine REFUSES to look it up.
She always just says "Why don't you explain it"
I'd yell at her, but she's like, the only friend I have...
#259 - anonymous (08/03/2011) [-]
It's just an inside joke, but for the whole internet. except for forever alone guy
#513 - robots (08/03/2011) [+] (1 reply)
Has it REALLY come to a point were we can legitimately say we're 'from the internet' and noone thinks it sounds wierd?
#198 - Sarlouse (08/03/2011) [+] (6 replies)
I've had to explain "over 9000" to people time, time and again.
It usually end with "I understand now. I just don't see why that's funny"
#9 - jackoacko (08/02/2011) [+] (2 replies)
I know what memes are for I created them.
#278 - byronbum (08/03/2011) [-]
i wish i had a person to explain it to
#209 - funniestanonever (08/03/2011) [+] (2 replies)
#76 - nyrrangersfan (08/03/2011) [-]
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#347 - yourmaker (08/03/2011) [+] (1 reply)
Sometimes, I talk like the memes. Like, "AWWWW YEEEAAA" or "forever alone". And my mom asks what the **** I'm talking about, and I try to tell her it's just meme stuff and she asked what a meme was. And I cannot for the ******* life of me know how to begin explaining what a meme is. It's like I'm retarded.
#2 - mmajunkie ONLINE (08/02/2011) [+] (2 replies)
Perhaps it's because you, yourself don't fully understand them? No one explained them to you, did they?
#404 - CaptainObviious (08/03/2011) [+] (1 reply)
A meme is a visually physical embodiment of an emotion/thought/state of mind/etc.

The reason - that I personally believe - why people can't understand memes is much or less the same problem why normal people cannot understand general art. Much to this analogy, everyone here (well most of us) are internet dwellers so the idea of understanding memes comes as second nature, much like people in the art world and those around in similar circles understand each other, while the common folk look at them from an outside environment and dub them 'retards' because they simply cannot understand what people actively engage in.

There you have it, my 2 cents.

#96 - dubknight (08/03/2011) [+] (59 replies)
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#103 to #96 - greenwithenvy (08/03/2011) [-]
this works too....
#206 - LookAtTheDuck (08/03/2011) [+] (1 reply)
Your face when you reference a meme and someone understands you.
#1 - greendayalldaylong (08/02/2011) [+] (3 replies)
hardest one? just cause you cant make that face? go ahead... try!
#6 to #1 - Fghjklvbn (08/02/2011) [-]
like this
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