Yes kids, that is how you spell poseur. No, I'm not trying to spell it some "fancy french way." Don't believe me? Let's go take a look at handy old Webster's:
Main Entry: po·seur
: a person who pretends to be what he or she is not : an affected or insincere person
And there you have it. Still don't believe me? Let's look up "poser":
Main Entry: pos·er
: a puzzling or baffling question
So, in closing, USE THE RIGHT WORD YOU IDIOTS.
Poseur is the correct version of the more common "poser". The term is used for 2 reasons-
A) As an insult, used by one who is insecure and attempts to enhance their image by making people believe they have the authority to call someone else a poseur,
B) One who groups him or her self in a particular social clique in order to appear trendy or "edgy" but doesn't believe in the principals held by said clique and is only leeching onto it in order to avoid the social ridicule of not being part of a clique. A poseur will probably change their "style" once every 6 months, possibly more.
The common thread is insecurity- the insecurity to be yourself and be happy with it. Poseurs are the kinds of people who only appear "cool" to people who are just as insecure as they are. But no one ever found success lying to themselves for acceptance.
"Those mall punks are such poseurs, they have anarchy signs written all over their All-Stars, but nota single one of the retarded 8 year olds knows what it is, or that the sweatshopped armbands they all bought at Hot Topic support the system they claim to be rebelling against. Now lets go home and listen to some Yellowcard and cry so we can be hardcore," says the pussy emo kid with the rich parents and cute girlfriend, who has nothing to complain about, before I punch him.
Somebody acting in a manner inconsistent with their true self.
"That stylie over there is such a poseur."
a person who calls someone else a "poser" because they both have the same UV earrings
an openly lesbian eighth grader who, for some reason, has a boyfriend
someone who listens to the worst music they can possibly find in order to avoid being "mainstream"
someone who is reading this to make sure they're not a "poseur"
I'm going to wear bubble wrap to school so I can be original.
1. A Conformist: someone who does what everyone else is doing b/c its "in", "trendy", or "cool" to do at the time.
2. Someone who puts themself under a certain label in order to be accepted by others who have conformed to that same label.
-It really doesn't matter what you wear or what you listen to in terms of music, as long as YOU YOURSELF truly like the music and the way you look.
-You won't be a poseur so long as you do what you like for YOURSELF, instead of doing things to be accepted by people who will find VERY little meaning in what individuality really means.
People who CALL THEMSELVES:
Punk, Goth, Emo, Hardcore, Gangster, Ghetto, Indie, MetalHead, etc.
Many (NOT all) white teens listen to rap music, not b/c they actually like it, but b/c its the "cool" thing to listen to, and if you listen to any genre of "Rock" music, you are looked down upon as an outcast and an "unnatural freak". But this ok, so long as you are true to yourself.
Someone who Pretends to be something/someone they are not.more...
Poseur-punk will dress/act like a punk, but really not know anything about any punk bands other than that pop/punk band Green Day. (nothing wrong with Green Day)
Poseur-Metalhead(I've been accused of this... ughh...):Someone who claims to be a metalhead, but really isn't, only knows like one metal song, and doesn't even like it.
Poseur-prep: Three words: What. The. Fuck. I mean, honestly.. Who WANTS to be a prep? but onto the def. A poseur prep: Someone who acts all preppy and tries to be popular.. but really sucks at it. Hey! Guess what.. Three more words: Stop. Fucking. Trying.
Poseur-Goth/Emo: Yes, I know Goths and Emo's are different, but, I'm smushing it into one... Someone who dresses in all black and whines about their cutting, but really, when they *do* cut, they start crying and bitching about how painful it is.
Poseur-Popular kid: Someone who tries to fit in with the "popular kids" by ditching their old friends, then get laughed at, then try to get their old friends back, fail, and end up sad, and alone...
Poseur-Poseur: Someone who pretends to be a poseur. If there isn't such a thing, I'm sorry.. my bad.. oh well.. Poseurs probably have people who wish they where them. I wonder. Oh well.
Poseur-Skater/Surfer: Someone who doesn't know how to skate, but pretends they do, and spend all their parents money on Skateboards that they ca...
dude, come ON.....
If you acctually like what you say you like then your not a poser
exanple- if sombody were to say that they liked Green Day, Avril, and Good Charlotte, and they ment it, then technically they arnt a poser, they are being themselves
Lets say some steriotypically "goth" girl/boy were to have this absolute love of eminem, and like ownd all of the albums and had a few t-shirts and stuff like that, people would call him/her a poseur. Because he/she didnt fit in with the steriotype.
IF somebody is acctually expressing themself it does NOT make then a poser not to fit in with anyones expectations
that totally defeats the entire purpose of the word.
A poser is ACCTUALLY somone who does not liek what they say they do
example: Some preppy girl decides to wear all black just becasue she wants to be "non conforming" however, she still listens to hip hop and goes sailing in her tiny bikini
Jenny is not a poseur becasue she acctualyy likes what she says she does.