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Rfv-sense - noun. A new one on me. What does he mean by meme in this context? SemperBlotto 15:54, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

I suppose he means something new and spreading that is becoming a custom. (Sort of the idea of meme, although not exactly the intended original meaning.) I think that makes it a protologism, if it exists at all, that is. -- ALGRIF talk 17:06, 24 November 2008 (UTC)
It would be easy to argue that all words are memes, replicating by repetition, mutating by various phonological, reprographic, and memory processes, and then being selected in various environments (contexts). Has such a view led to any new insight or economy of thought?
I'll try to find usage in blogspace to help shape a search for attestation elsewhere. DCDuring TALK 17:58, 24 November 2008 (UTC)
It seems real, but not readily attestable. I even found a blog usage of "shortering". DCDuring TALK 18:48, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

RFV failed, sense removed. But if anyone finds more citations, please don't hesitate to re-add it. —RuakhTALK 00:28, 11 May 2009 (UTC)