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Not really Forever Alone


I think everyone under would know who Forever Alone guy (Here’s a link) is. But that’s where it all becomes illogical in terms of his name.

Examining what alone really means, of course we all know what it means and we define it on our terms. In this case, let’s use dictionary.com to define the adjective. It states:

1. separate, apart, or isolated from others
2. to the exclusion of all others or all else
3. unique; unequaled; unexcelled

Now using these definitions as catagories to find if our meme holds true to its name. Definition #1 is what I assume was the original intent of the meme. Though these memes are alone by nature, but usually accompanied by a punchline or catchphrase. For Forever Alone guy, it is either a sad realization of that definition or “forever alone”. Busted.

#2 defines the use of the word to be different or not of the others, like hydrogen alone has one electron. Forever Alone is a part of something and is included into the internet’s memes. More so if you include sympathic uses of the memes by the users which does null definite 1 and 2 since it is not excluded by users who use the meme nor is it seperate as an entity of its own. Two down.

Lastly we question if it is unique, unequaled or unexcelled. As it is part of a group according to #2, it is not so unique as it is a meme. Though credibility comes from the wit of the users who add sad realizations fiction or otherwise. Then arguably the ideas are either reworded or theme repeated trumps the notions of uniqueness. However some of shown wit to display memes closer to the name since the joke is about mistreatment, disadvantages and disappointment of being less than others. Three strikes.

In the case I have written for you, I can conclude that Forever Alone guy is really accepted by many and ironic to it’s own. No doubt it is comforting to know I am not alone with those problems.

Posted from WordPress via Blackberry Playbook…or wasn’t it?

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