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Could you imagine a life in which you communicate only via internet memes?

Asked by Nullo (22009points) January 23rd, 2010

Say you walk into a McDonald’s. They ask you for your order, and all you can say in response is, “I can has cheezburger plz?” or hold up a photo of a cat with the same caption. Stuff like that.

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Haleth's avatar

Internet memes can’t express all of our emotions, but otherwise it would rule. About half of our communication would be cute kittens and quotes from 300.

absalom's avatar

Half my life is already like that. I’m sure I could handle it.

There’d be a hell of a lot more forced memes, somehow, I think.

filmfann's avatar

Ya, I practically do that now.

DominicX's avatar

Fuck yeah, Seaking.

laureth's avatar

You mean like being on Facebook?

Spinel's avatar

That would be fun! More opportunity to exercise my awkward humor. When do we start? Now? Ok!

Seriously, using cats is more appealing than my excessive real life speech…

SeventhSense's avatar

You mean monosyllabic words and sound bytes. I think it already exists among some sections of the population but I think people need to start thinking, reading and writing more to participate, not less.

kevbo's avatar

Actually, my college buddies and I used to do that our senior year after we had watched videotaped episodes of the Simpsons, the film Four Weddings and a Funeral, and listened to the Jerky Boys about a million times each. One of the group got sick of it, but the rest of us (maybe 7–10) made it an everyday means of communication. Mostly, we laughed our asses off, but when you’re young almost anything can be funny.

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

Communication involves shared symbols and internet memes are jargon that only make sense to the subset of people. The jargon changes quickly. I could not imagine even trying to communicate exclusively through internet memes.

andrew's avatar

all your base?

nisse's avatar

Lollerskates roflcopter!

mattbrowne's avatar

Would this work in a McDonalds in China? They might follow different Internet memes. Or serve you a cat cheeseburger.

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