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The wise guy is meme?

Last posted Aug 01, 2009 at 02:17AM EDT. Added Jul 29, 2009 at 12:48AM EDT
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pictures where a meme talks very proper old English..

and he has a hat and a one-eye glasses.

if its out there already tell me how’s call.

but if not, it should be a meme, but that feeds of other memes…

a meme parasite?

Jul 29, 2009 at 12:48AM EDT

You mean like the variation of “Orly?” where they photoshop’d a top hat and monocle onto the bird and then he’s talking all proper like? Don’t know. Probably not. Could you post a few examples of what you’re talking about?

Jul 29, 2009 at 06:33PM EDT

I’ve seen those. The ones where memes are written in old English? Not sure what its called though.

Jul 30, 2009 at 12:33AM EDT

This one?
also here:

Jul 30, 2009 at 05:13AM EDT

This “wise guy” you’re referring to occurs within other memes, but I wouldn’t call it a meme in its own right.

The top hat and monocle are key components of the stereotype of a late 19th century upper-class gentleman. This stereotype gained mainstream recognition through the editorial cartoons of newspapers and advertising of the time.

Mr. Peanut, the mascot for Planter’s Peanuts has appeared with a top hat and cane since 1916.

I’m not sure exactly of when the top hat and monocle fell out of vogue, but the use of such a character for satirical purposes never really left. To call this an Internet Meme just seems to me like it places credit in the wrong place.

Jul 30, 2009 at 10:44AM EDT

I like where you’re going with this, Blubber.

I could imagine a meme entry similar to “Extreme Advertising” dedicated to highlighting memetic instances of a verbose or garrulous nature. I’m thinking we ought to call it The Verbosity Metameme since it tends to appear as a single instance (or small grouping of instances) within many other memes.

Jul 30, 2009 at 11:18AM EDT

Nice one Richie!
I never would have thought to search ED for the word verbose. It’s reassuring to know we reached the same conclusion about what’s going on here.

Jul 30, 2009 at 06:38PM EDT

What’s the meme for where you stumble upon something and then you get credit for it as if you meant it and you’re all like it’s no thing but a chicken wing? I call that.

Jul 30, 2009 at 06:52PM EDT

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