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Okay, so there are two very different definitions for the label 'emo'.

First version (usually used by non-emos): Emos are attention seekers who live regular lives like every other teenager in Britain but cannot handle the strain as well as everyone else. They say that they are individuals, yet listen to ‘emo music’, hang out in ‘emo groups’ and buy ‘emo clothes’ with their pocket money. They hang out in dark rooms generally ignoring the happy things in life and talk about how depressed they are all the time. Most lie about cutting themselves in order for people to feel sorry for them without actually experiencing any pain at all. Others do it as an ‘initiation’ ceremony in order to become fully emo. ‘Cutting’ is a fad – what on earth does it help? You feel sad, so you cut yourself to make you feel… better? They don’t appreciate what they have, and do not realise how bad other peoples' lives are in comparison to their own. Emo is just an ever-increasingly popular ‘group’ which people want to be part of. It is a group for kids without an identity, looking for a bit of melodrama and ‘deeper levels of understanding’. To be honest, the kids who REALLY have a life not worth living aren’t even in the emo club – they just try to get through each day until it gets better.

Second version (usually used by TRUE emos – i.e. those who actually have a reason to be depressed): Kids who have had the misfortune to go through circumstances which are incredibly depressing. For example, parental divorce, death of a loved one, and loneliness. They listen to music which explains how they feel, enjoy hanging around with people who understand how they feel, and buy clothes that express to the world about how they feel. Only some kids cut themselves. Cutting can become addictive, and it distracts from the inner pain. It can be hard when youre labelled in the street because of what you wear, and can sometimes make depression worse. Being a ‘half-emo’ can also mean that you just like black and emo clothes and haircuts, and enjoy gigs and mosh pits. Some people that you like because theyre genuinely nice people, could be emo, and fun to hang around with.

Nearly every single teenager has wanted some form of attention or feeling of belonging at some time or other, and being emo could be the solution to some. Don’t hate people because of what they are labelled. Get to know them – they may be more like you than you think.
Person: 'Hey dude, look over there, some damn emos with their black hoodies and weird hair... jeez man theyre such attention seekers'
Friend: 'Err... you own a black hoodie, and all they've done is grown their hair long, man.'
Person:'Umm... oh be quiet, fool'

Cheerleader:'Oh my god, that girl is like, SOO weird - she is like, always DEPRESSED and shit!'
Friend:'Weren't you crying on the phone to me the other night because your boyfriend dumped you? You seemed pretty depressed then...'
Cheerleader:'Oh shuttup'
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Just a term for people that are emotional and like the type of music from back in the 80's

(By the way, punk is DEAD!)
Taking Back Sunday, Hawthorne Heights, Good Charlotte, MY cheMicAL roMaNcE., The Used, ect...
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A word with a shitload of definitions.
Dye your hair black, grow your hair so it covers your face, listen to Taking Back Sunday and cry every night.
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a largely reviled musical sub-genre that's a permutation of hardcore punk minus any inkling of testosterone. Has replaced Mexican accordian polka as the least tolerable music to most people. Hell, even Mexican polka has it's charm in a Mexican restaurant....
Dude, what smells? Is that some emo on the bottom of your Chucks from the dog park? Yep, I'll scrape it off.
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a group of people that love to get FUCKED IN THE ASS
"hey whats up joseph?"
"nothing much."
"wanna get fucked in the ass?"
"sure. and after we get fucked in the ass we can go get a smoothie"
"you know us emos are in fact a group of people that love to get FUCKED IN THE ASS"
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Verb
EMO equals Eat Me Out, a lesbian and/or homosexual act. (wiki says it all)

Collective Noun
People who don't give a shit about life
yo, i'm emo. got it?!
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Emo is a fashion and music style that originated in the 1980's. Emo music consists of screaming, and ncredibly poetic lyrics. It is short for Emotional Hardcore, as it began as a form of punk rock. Emo bands include (but are not exclusive too): My Chemical Romance, Aiden, Taking Back Sunday, The Used, Fall Out Boy, Jimmy Eat World, Panic! At The Disco, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Hawthorne Heights, Linkin Park, Three Days Grace, Escape The Fate, Die Mannequin, AFI, The Academy Is.., Cute Is What We Aim For, Dashboard Confessional, From First To Lst, Funeral For A Friend, Rites Of Spring, Silverstien, Thrice, Thursday, Coheed And Cambria, and Underoath. Some emo, such as PATD, has been known to have a dance/techno aspect to it.

Emo fashion is far more easier to define. When it comes to hair, black is usually the staple, although any colour is acceptable (my natural hair colour is actually barbie doll blonde). Hair normally covers half the face, and is straight. Spikes in the back is also emo. Clothes are mostly black, with the odd flouresant colour (such as pink) mixed in. Emo's wear ties, and scarves in just about any colour. An emo shirt is most likely a tight fitting black t with an emo band name on it, or anything from Nightmare Before Christmas or Emily The Strange.

Pants are ALWAYS tight-fitting skinny jeans. No exception. A girl can wear a black skirt overtop, or tight-black leggings (black with skulls is better) and the skirt. Denim in this situation is also acceptable.

Shoes can be converse, or vans. Writing on them (and your jeans) adds a nice touch.

Gloves are a staple of emo, if you can get them fingerless, even better.

Emo can also take on a gothic-hybrid style. Dress shirts and lace can be your best friend. ^^

Make sure you wear thick black eyeliner, black, purple, or grey eyeshadow, and black nailpolsh. Even if your a guy. Trust me, it's hot.

Also, I will say this once, and once only. Emo does NOT mean gay, depressed, or cutting. Emo kids are just being themselves.

Emo song lyric: The truth, is you could slit my throat, and with my one last gasping breath, I'll apologize for bleeding on your shirt.
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We all know Emo is a genre of music but what word can describe those kids you see in the local mall or that random kid that always sits in the same place every lunch break at school.

We will just refer to them as emo kids.

They will usually deny being "emo" but don't be confused, they actually love the attention they get.

The kids who go around saying they are emo, they are usually the faggots who should be hit.

They'll listen to lots of different bands -
- My Chemical Romance (This is because MCR is life)
- Panic! At The Disco (This is because Panic! are geniuses)
- Random Techno Bands (This is because every emo loves to get up and dance when they're not OD'd on the floor)
- Old School Punk (This is because they are actually more xtuffx then the other kids give them credit for, not)

They'll dress in lots of different clothes and colours as long as it's black and tight -
-Black Skinnies (If you don't have these don't even try and claim to be emo)
-Black Band Shirts (If you don't have at least two of these don't even try and claim to be emo)
-Black and White Checkered Belt (Like because whites a colour aswell!)
-Vans/Chucks (Because emos need to wear basketball shoes even though they hate sport, it's just emotional like that you know?)
-Random apparel (Like the clothing, can be any colour as long as it's black or white)

Now that you know what these kids are wearing it shouldn't be hard to track a few down in your local area.
THEY ARE EVERYWHERE.
Honestly, emo kids are popping up everywhere these days. Hell after reading this you'll probably turn to your more emotional side and next thing you know your begging to go shopping with your mum so she'll buy you some new tight jeans.
Oh Yes, the tight black jeans usually have rips in them. I don't know wether this is to look trendy or because they fall over a lot due to not being able to see because of their black hair covering their eyes.

HAIR is a big thing and probably the most hardest to become emo and fit in.
Dye it black, grow it, brush it forward.
That was hard.

Just remember these emo kids are highly emotional so don't go around giving them shit just because they don't know any better, in around 6 months they'll move on and deny ever listening to MCR or claiming to be emo.
You'll see enough of these kids and learn to thank them for the amount of laughter they create when you walk past, but never actually laugh at them. You're a jock/slut remember, you have to spread rumours - that's your job.
I used to be happy but now I'm emo so I can score girls

You're not emo, those jeans are loose

I'm an emo kid, be my friend?
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