I have never — not once — seen these comparison memes demonstrate what their creators believe they demonstrate. I think that speaks to the rushed nature of their creations: A person sees what he or she perceives to be similar situations before hastily throwing some text on top of the subjects’ first Google-image results.
I’ve demonstrated that here, and what I’m left with is an image that is easily sharable and thus able to spread misleading or outright false info to many on social media. (In this instance, of course they are both fruits, but remember, the key element is the comparison.)
The important lesson — one which we all know — is that nuance and details are very important.So the next time you see one of these comparison memes, vetting the info and images will go a long way for you, both if you are the person sharing it, or the person reading it.
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