Fork Crosses

by Amy Caldwell January. 04, 2021 239 views

Peanut butter cookies. I took this because I wanted proof that I sometimes remember to put the fork crosses in them. Most of the time I forget to flatten then before baking. They still flatten out in the oven. They taste the same.....which leads me to ask, why? Why do they need to be flattened with fork crosses?

Because my mother did.

She did it because her mother did.

I even asked google. That's why.

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Gethin Thomas 7 months, 3 weeks ago

You've just described the original meaning of meme as outlined by Richard Dawkins. 

A meme (/miːm/ MEEM)[1][2][3] is an idea, behavior, or style that becomes a fad and spreads by means of imitation from person to person within a culture and often carries symbolic meaning representing a particular phenomenon or theme.[4] A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols, or practices, that can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena with a mimicked theme. Supporters of the concept regard memes as cultural analogues to genes in that they self-replicate, mutate, and respond to selective pressures.

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Chuck Staruch 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Great shot and the cookies  cookie look yummy !

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Amy Caldwell Replied to Chuck Staruch 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Thank you Chuck!

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