(Closed) How Do You Pronounce "Meme"?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: How Do You Pronounce "Meme"?
    "Meh-m" : (23 votes)
    11 %
    "Mee-m" : (131 votes)
    64 %
    Some other way I will describe in the comments. : (13 votes)
    6 %
    I have no idea! : (17 votes)
    8 %
    I love Lolcats! : (21 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I read that it’s pronounced “meem”… I think I looked it up on some online dictionary a few months ago because I wanted to say it right… haha

    Post # 5
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    Mēm, which is what I think your “mee-m” is intended to sound like. That hyphen though indicates a syllable break, which would be an impossible pronunciation, since a new syllable requires a vowel sound.

    I’ve always hear “mēm” on tech television and radio shows, so I’m confident that is the correct pronunciation.

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    meem

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Now I feel really dumb bc I thought it was ME-ME. Embarassed

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    I say it in my head as Meh-m, but its actuall Mee-m, rhymes with cream.

    I always have to remind my self how to say it properly when I speak it outloud haha

    Post # 9
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I’ve always pronounced it like meem, similar to the e sound in gene.

    Post # 10
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Meem. But I have to remind myself not to say “Mee-Mee” Embarassed

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I always thought it was Meem but I said it outloud to my Darling Husband recently and he said it is Mehm. And he is seriously like the king of the internet, so I take his word for it.

    Post # 13
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    Rhymes with ream.

     

    Fun fact – Richard Dawkins coined the word “meme” in 1976,

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    It rhymes with theme.  How hard is that??

     

     

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I used to pronounce it “mehm” too, but yeah, I think we are wrong. 

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @ebet24:  He’s wrong.  The dictionary says it’s meme like theme dream scream team deem etc.

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