Here's a REAL, NON-STEREOTYPED definition of the word "Emo".
What is emo? Most people view emo as a type of person. Someone who cuts themselves, hates the world, and wears tight clothing. Others view emo as a genre of music including bands such as Fall Out Boy
, My Chemical Romance
, and Panic! At the Disco
. Most people use emo to describe what is really called scene
What does the word emo mean? Most people believe emo is short for emotional
, as in an emotional person or emotional music. Others believe it’s short for emotional hardcore
Emo cannot mean emotional because then everything would be emo. Everything has emotions- all music, all people. Emo would become an all-encompassing, very vague, word that could be used to describe many things.
The term emo is short for emotive hardcore
. It was first used by the members of Rites of Spring in a 1985 interview in Flipside Magazine. Emo is not popular, and there are no mainstream emo bands. You will not hear emo on the radio.
Hopefully this will set everybody straight. **Source!: www.emotivehardcore.com**