It's free real estate
Ah yes, how special we are. Only we get these inside jokes. We’re so quirky.
@K1l, that's not the point, the point is that we, as a generation (spanning of course anyone who is currently alive and using the internet) have a shared context of all these memes, but eventually, as memes go on or evolve, the context of old ones may be lost. Hence calling them "hieroglyphic". They still have meaning to anyone who learns the context, but unlike words they don't have a universal meaning
@K1l, lol someone downvotes you?? Your comment is hilarious
@I Am Captain Obvious, only the context for the joke is recorded on the internet. The internet, which is virtually immortal and accessible to millions. But yeah, definitely, hieroglyphics.
Memes are a good example, but it applies to any culturally modified language. Which is why the older a book is, the harder it may be to understand without context of local culture. Same problem exists with simple language translations.
@Empshok, there's this book about a French man and his two wives. One main lack of cultural understanding is that unlike in America which is clearly a patriarchy with male privledge, if in France a man and a woman divorce the man retains ownership of everything and the woman is left with nothing- so basically the married woman has no choice but to put up with a man cheating if she married him. This is also why French girls tend to try to escape France and pretty much tried to be taken here to America during WWII.
Damn these other countries and how better they are in male-female equality.
"The ancient internetians used to use this sequence of symbols:
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To really annoy everyone"
"ancient civilizations could communicate entire ideas and thoughts with a single picture."
I just showed this to my dad and he had no idea what it was saying. Lol
The day arrives where there is no longer any real estate...it's free server space.
FREE REAL ESTATE! It shows it in his eyes.
Except you can still read hieroglyphics today if you take the time to learn the language.
Thats what makes them fun?