Are These The Funniest Memes EVER? Collection Of Laugh-Out-Loud Photos With Witty One-Liners Star In A New Book
Whether it’s a serious life-changing event, a celebrity or politician caught pulling a funny face or simply a cute cat, there’s a meme made for it.
Now a new book has sought to curate the millions of memes available on the internet – with hilarious results.
Parenting, relationships, debauchery and of course pets are all covered.
Memes include an image of the Queen and Prince Charles having a hearty laugh with the caption ‘Remembering you don’t work weekends, but other people do.’
Whilst another features a skeleton sitting on a bench with the caption ‘My ex waiting for someone better than me.’
Another features a small dog staring intently into a laptop with the caption reading ‘On the internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.’
Keep Walking, This Doesn’t Concern You: The Internet’s Favorite Memes reveals the term ‘memetics’ was first proposed by evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins in his popular 1976 book The Selfish Gene.
Commonly, however, scientists note a meme may be a phrase, catchy jingle, or behavior.
Dawkins hesitated to strictly define the term, but he noted that tunes, ideas, catch-phrases, clothes fashions, and ways of making pots or building arches could all be memes.
Memetics suggests that memes have existed for as long as human beings have been on the planet.
By ALICE JOHNSTON FOR MAILONLINE