Ever heard of it? Wikipedia defines it " is an idea, behavior or style that spreads from person to person within a culture. While genes transmit biological information, memes are said to transmit ideas and belief information.
I copied a piece I found about the origin of "meme" because it fascinated me.
Richard Dawkins, the British biologist, is the inventor of the term. It's such a beautiful example of changing times requiring new words, which we invent from old ones. Here he is in his book, "The Selfish Gene" describing it.
"We need a name for the new replicator, a noun that conveys the idea of a unit of cultural transmission, or a unit of imitation. 'Mimeme' comes from a suitable Greek root, but I want a monosyllable that sounds a bit like 'gene'. I hope my classicist friends will forgive me if I abbreviate mimeme to meme. If it is any consolation, it could alternatively be thought of as being related to 'memory', or to the French word meme. It should be pronounced to rhyme with 'cream'."
Which brings me back to "Cool Story, Bro."
I'll just post the Urban Dictionary's version right here:
"Funny because it's true" is like the definition of the Age of Internet. We are a people needing quick ways or words or phrases to express a certain feeling or experience that is common to many, and makes us all feel like One Big Family with little Inside Jokes.
I love it.