(also anyone who wishes to rush to the defense of these people, remember two things 1: THEY started the labelling of people based upon appearance or preferred music and 2: they will thank you for defending them buy spitting in your face and robbing you).
while the word grunger did originate from the US grunge music scene (Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters etc.) the 'subculture' HAS moved on, many grungers could be described as a scruffy golden-virginia-smoking mixture of many other alternitive groups.
Many grungers do scare pensioners with their visual offensiveness but this is usually purely unintentional (also said pensioners should be more scared of the group of sportswear coated yobs waiting around every corner for someone to mug so they can get a 'MaccyDeees bruv innit').
As a grunger myself i am the first to admit we care little for appearances, especially our own, but this may not be in the way you think. first of all clothes are probably bottom of a typical grunger's shopping list, also a strong anti-capitalist streak steers grungers away from the brand name crap with ugly logos slapped on the front (or anywhere really). This leads to a sort of dark hippie/goth/indy/metalhead look; long (not necessarily greasy) hair, torn baggy jeans, often tattered metal band t-shirts, beanie hats, khaki and really worn skate shoes.
Finally as we reach the end of this loooooooong definition i must point out that grungers can skate, listen to whatever music they want and don't have to be in a band or even play an instrument because THAT is what grunge is about freedom from opression inflicted upon society by brain dead nazi-fucks. We don't even really need to define grunge (even though i have spent half an hour doing just that), 'grunge' is what the individual grunger wants it to be.
and in the words of violent J; fuck you if you don't like it rude boy
lone grunger : i don't have any left sorry man
chav2 : at emo iz dissin you usher
lone grunger : seriously your parents called you usher?
chavs2-24 : (simultaniously) INNIT
lone grunger: man thats bad no wonder you've got anger issues i'll leave you alone then.
chav1 : iz u dissin my phat, bangin, blinging bear name bruv?
lone grunger : er sorry what?
A "grunger" is also an expression for a person who follows this music and not the actual dress of the listener, although in the late 1980's they were associated with flannels and thrift store clothing due to lack of money (most teenagers are often broke because they insist on doing things their own way rather than sapping their daddy's credit cards for the latest football strips and Nike trainers. Get a deal you fucking townies and don't try to define what you'll never understand.
they are unique and are friendly with just about anyone but townies.They actually lead a life instead of sucking up to those fu**ing townies,grungers dont go with the crowd(which is gay townies).they wear baggy jeans and tops and chains which are actually COMFORTABLE so they sometimes look a bit messy
Townies are always trying to be nasty to grungers cos' they are jealos or other stupid reasons.But normally the insult comes out the same e.g "your a dic*" or fu** off!
this happens because townies have no intelligence at all cos' they dont go to school
Grunger: Your ugly face
Townie: Come on den!
(grunger will fight if ther is only 1-2 of them,but will run if there is 20 cos' townies are to afraid to stand up for themselves or scared of getting hurt)
Townie: You runnin away! You afraid of me!
Grunger: Yeah-im afraid your attracted to me!
Townie #2: A'ight.
Townie #1: Fucking grungas round, fuckin' knock 'em out, cos I'm 'ard.
Townie #2: 'Ow then, let's go knock 'em out.
Townies meet a grunger
Townie #1: Fuckin' mosha.
Grunger plays "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
Grungers wear: baggy jeans (normally cost £40), long t - shirts with a band name on it, hoodies with band name on it, skateboarding shoes or boots, chains.
Many people have made the mistake that grungers skateboard. Well this is wrong, a skater is someone that skateboards and generally listens to Punk music and other bands like Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Grungers don’t have to skate (I don’t) but can do if they wish.
A grunger doesn't get into fights but only resorts to violence as a last resort.
A grunger's most hated enemy is a townie; townies are scumbags that wear disgusting (unisex) tight clothing, listen to garage music and speak in an untranslatable language.
Grungers normally get their clothes from Camden Market.
Most Grungers get a kick out of extreme gore!
A grunger’s favourite colour is normally black.
Most grungers scar old people (not intentionally) lol.
Grungers have long hair.
Grungers don't care what others think, as long as they're happy with what they wear, listen too and do in life, then a grunger is on top of the world :)
Perceived grunger= clothing style only
Closet grunger= music only
a) is anti-fashion
b) has long hair
c)invariably like NIRVANA and other grunge seattle based bands
d)likes heavy rock, metal, punk etc.
e) tries to be peaceful
f) hates non-individual, un-genuine people (e.g. townies and fakers)
g)cares about other people, not just themselves
h)doesn't try and act "cool" just is themselves
i)wears clothes, that are as cheap as they can find but still comfotable and good enough to wear - often from charity shops or from ebay. Often wears baggy jeans/trousers, tops WITHOUT LOGOS ON, jumpers (a la Kurt Cobain), earthy colours -greens, beiges, kharkis (but not in an army style)
Grungers dont care what other people think of them. They love music and as long as they are happy and their friends are happy they are content.
Oh.. also.. most grungers actually HAVE BRAINS and ... USE THEM. They can talk properly.