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M2LRM2LR Posts: 8,630Registered Users
The term "emo" has also been used in recent years on the Internet as a form of insult, especially toward those who appear emotionally unstable, or those who talk about issues in their personal lives to people in public forums or chat rooms.

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  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    I don't see a problem with talking about something that's troubling you (GY), but when you interject your "issue" into almost 99% of the threads on a message board, yes I'd call that person Emo.

    True emos can also be very hostile when they don't like the advice they get, or when others attempt to help them feel better about their situation. They truly don't want the advice, help or support. They just want to vent about themselves, for the attention.

    I can count on one hand, the number of posters who fit that description here.

    That's my take on it. I've never heard that term before, though.
  • M2LRM2LR Posts: 8,630Registered Users
    I have never heard the term EMO before...until I crossed this.

    Interesting.
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  • katethegreatkatethegreat Posts: 801Registered Users
    medussa wrote:
    They truly don't want the advice, help or support. They just want to vent about themselves, for the attention.

    This is exactly it. I'm very familiar with the term, since "emo" is part of the current high school vernacular... :roll: A lot of it comes from things like myspace. Weird kids will post pictures of themselves with sad expressions on their faces and write blogs about how terrible their lives are...but they won't accept any comfort or advice and they won't change their outlooks on anything. This is a spoof of emo kids on youtube called Hope Is Emo; there are a few episodes. It's pretty funny. /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fyoutube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DT3t0ibVMf4A%26amp%3Bmode%3Drelated%26amp%3Bsearch%3D" class="Popup
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  • bushyheadbushyhead Posts: 1,676Registered Users
    My teenage cousin has a clique of people in her high school that are referred to as EMO's. She said they wear T-shirts that say "Finding Nemo" but with the 'n' crossed out. She also said they have black fingernails, but they aren't painted black - the kids hit each of their fingers with a hammer to make the nail bruise and turn black. :shock:

    Personally, I don't believe that part of it. Last year I shut my thumb in my car door. Not slammed, shut. The door latched and I had to open it to get my finger out. The nail immediately turned bright blue, not black, and the pain was so intense there is no way that someone could withstand it on every single finger.
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  • SpringcurlSpringcurl Posts: 8,002Registered Users
    M2LR & Co. wrote:
    I have never heard the term EMO before...until I crossed this.

    Interesting.

    My daughter uses it as an insult, too. In fact, last year when she was reading "Hamlet" she complained that he was emo.
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  • MunchyMunchy Posts: 5,206Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I have only heard "emo" to describe teenagers with teenage angst, especially those who write dark poetry and have a semi-gothic look.
  • CGNYCCGNYC Posts: 4,937Registered Users
    Springcurl wrote:
    M2LR & Co. wrote:
    I have never heard the term EMO before...until I crossed this.

    Interesting.

    My daughter uses it as an insult, too. In fact, last year when she was reading "Hamlet" she complained that he was emo.

    HA!
  • WileE-DeadWileE-Dead Banned Posts: 24,963Banned Users
    I keep reading elmo...lol
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  • StarrwithoutniteStarrwithoutnite Posts: 1,732Registered Users
    I always thought it was a style of music...but also sad and angry, so maybe it just morphed into an insult...glad Im not in high school anymore :)
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  • fig jamfig jam Posts: 2,555Registered Users
    :lol: Hamlet WAS emo!

    So, being a help-rejecting complainer is just part of being emo?

    To answer the original question, yep, I know some emo folks both here and IRL. I think here, we all know who they are!
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  • M2LRM2LR Posts: 8,630Registered Users
    I keep reading elmo...lol

    That's what I read it as too!!!

    Then I was like, Oh, must be code for "emotional."

    My 40-something boss said it the other day, she's got two teenagers. After she said it, I realized I was no longer into the new teenage jargon.

    I am officially OLD.
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  • RheannaRheanna Posts: 2,614Registered Users
    Munchy wrote:
    I have only heard "emo" to describe teenagers with teenage angst, especially those who write dark poetry and have a semi-gothic look.

    Ditto. I hadn't heard about this aspect of it. Interesting.
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  • sassette726sassette726 Posts: 694Registered Users
    Munchy wrote:
    I have only heard "emo" to describe teenagers with teenage angst, especially those who write dark poetry and have a semi-gothic look.

    Ditto that. Extra points for assymetrical haircuts with the bangs covering one eye.
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  • RheannaRheanna Posts: 2,614Registered Users
    Munchy wrote:
    I have only heard "emo" to describe teenagers with teenage angst, especially those who write dark poetry and have a semi-gothic look.

    Ditto that. Extra points for assymetrical haircuts with the bangs covering one eye.

    :lol:
    Yes!
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  • M2LRM2LR Posts: 8,630Registered Users

    :lol:

    When I was in high school, those people were 'goth' or 'grunge.' They claimed to not 'be trendy' and all of that junk. How funny...I like the pics that they use too...Douche and Douchette.
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  • sassette726sassette726 Posts: 694Registered Users
    M2LR & Co. wrote:

    Encyclopedia Dramatica is one of my very favorite places on the web. It's a treasure chest of funny. :)
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  • MarMar Posts: 3,003Registered Users
    I always thought it was a style of music...but also sad and angry, so maybe it just morphed into an insult...glad Im not in high school anymore :)

    I have never heard it used outside of the teen/music genre
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  • internetchickinternetchick Posts: 6,191Registered Users
    I've heard the term. I know no one in real life, but I can think of a specific poster here who does this. Actually, two.
  • SpringcurlSpringcurl Posts: 8,002Registered Users
    Emo boys also wear girls' jeans... the skinny no-hipped peg legged kind.
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  • MunchyMunchy Posts: 5,206Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Munchy wrote:
    I have only heard "emo" to describe teenagers with teenage angst, especially those who write dark poetry and have a semi-gothic look.

    Ditto that. Extra points for assymetrical haircuts with the bangs covering one eye.

    Hee! The Flock of Seagulls haircut. :lol:
  • MarMar Posts: 3,003Registered Users
    Springcurl wrote:
    Emo boys also wear girls' jeans... the skinny no-hipped peg legged kind.

    Not JUST emo kids wear those.
    Skaters,punks,musicians do too :)
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  • SpringcurlSpringcurl Posts: 8,002Registered Users
    Mar wrote:
    Springcurl wrote:
    Emo boys also wear girls' jeans... the skinny no-hipped peg legged kind.

    Not JUST emo kids wear those.
    Skaters,punks,musicians do too :)

    I wonder if it's a geographical thing and/or age thing? I have seen older people (by "older," I mean older than teenagers), esp. rockers and punks, wearing the girl-jeans. Skaters, however, at least around here, are wearing baggy pants.
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  • asleep to audioasleep to audio Posts: 2,085Registered Users
    I've heard it before, but never as an insult. Emo often also refers to a type of music - an indie rock/alternative mix. In fact, I listen to "emo" music.

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  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    M2LR & Co. wrote:

    :lol:

    When I was in high school, those people were 'goth' or 'grunge.' They claimed to not 'be trendy' and all of that junk. How funny...I like the pics that they use too...Douche and Douchette.

    Emo, grunge and goth are all different subgroups.

  • KeeweeKeewee Posts: 1,376Registered Users
    gEE i DON'T EVEN KNOE WHST YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT????
  • SpringcurlSpringcurl Posts: 8,002Registered Users
    Keewee wrote:
    gEE i DON'T EVEN KNOE WHST YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT????

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  • sew and sewsew and sew Posts: 3,443Registered Users
    I always thought it was a style of music...but also sad and angry, so maybe it just morphed into an insult...glad Im not in high school anymore :)
    Agreed.
    It was first the style of music to my understanding, but then the type of people being attracted to the emerging emo music could be characterized as sad and angry (generally, not absolutely). So now it's also applied to young people with those characteristics.
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  • SCGSCG Posts: 5,416Registered Users
    I know a couple of "emo" people in real life. They act just like the most of the descriptions on here. The thing I find amusing, is that they try so hard not to be mainstream that they go completely to the other half of the spectrum, and are so mainstream and stereotypically "emo" that they've basically defeated their purpose.

    Kind of off topic, but over Christmas, when my (baby) cousin was here, she had some funny hair styles going on. I guess from a certain way she was sleeping, her hair was swept to one side... All week we said that she had an "emo swoop" going on. :lol:

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