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What Emo Is And Some History.
Emo is short for emotive hardcore. It's a DIY music style (not a shitty fashion) that started in the 80's. Emo follows (but is not restricted to) the lines of hardcore. Hardcore is a subgenre of punk, therefore, so is emo. The first emo band is often credited to Rites Of Spring. They played with hardcore punk rock energy (as the members were previously involved with hardcore bands) and lots of emotion through their performance and with their audience. Their lyrics seem to have important views about life and a sense of deepness.

"Emo" As A Term.
The term "emo" was generated as an insult to people in the hardcore scene that liked these bands. An emo band's performance on stage (can include crying/moaning/etc. their lyrics and various other events) probably made them look "weaker" to the hardcore kids, which is (why I think) "emo" was directed as an insult.

What Screamo is.
Screamo has evolved from emo. This music style invloves more screaming and often has more melodic breakdowns. Screamo is still emo, therefore follows its guidelines.

What Emo Is Not.
Emo is not short for emotional. Emo is not a fashion. Emo is not "XxXxXxXOMMMFFGZZZZ IM LYKE, SO DEPRESSED!XxXxX!!!1!!111 IM GONNA SLIT MY WRISTZZZZZZZ...LOL..XxXxXxX" Emo was not mainstream (because it was DIY). Emo has nothing to do with being depressed, shitty metaphors, or suicide. Emo is not whiney, bullshit music sung by pubescent males that haven't dropped their balls yet.
Real Emo Bands: Rites Of Spring, Embrace, Moss Icon, Funeral Dinner, Gray Matter, Hot Cross, Off Minor, Indian Summer, Sleepytime Trio, etc...

Screamo Bands: Saetia, Orchid, Pg. 99, I Would Set Myself On Fire For You, Love Like...Electrocution, Angel Hair, Antioch Arrow, Majority Rule, Usurp Synapse, Love Lost But Not Forgotten, etc...

Record Labels Known To Produce Important Emo Bands: Discord Records, Level-Plane Records, Magic Bullet Records, Ebullition Records, etc...

NOT Emo Bands: Taking Back Sunday, Hawthorne Heights, My Chemical Romance, Dashboard Confessional, From First To Last, Bright Eyes, Simple Plan, The Used, Senses Fail, etc...
by Highly Evolved April 25, 2006
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Someone who looks even scarier withought make up on.
Person that sees Avril without make up: Woah! Oh my god! What the hell is that!? CRACK KILLS! CRACK KILLS!
by Highly Evolved June 18, 2005
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A horrid singer who kids go around saying they love and that she's punk. They then start hearing she's a poseur and start saying they hate her.

Who cares whatever the hell she is, she just blows all together and her voice sounds like she's dieing...
Kid 1: Yeah, Avril is so punk! I love her!
Kid 2: Are you kidding me? She's sucks!

A day later...

Kid 1: I hate Avril she's such a poseur and she sucks!
by Highly Evolved March 28, 2005
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Singer that after reaching a high popularity, she let's her fellow friend fall and doesn't even extend a helping hand during a performance with her singing group, Destiney's Child.
Has an alright singing voice that annoys everybody alot and now has a lot of meaningless songs tooken seriously.
by Highly Evolved March 28, 2005
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An expensive, overpriced, small mp3 playing device that can store a large capacity of mp3s. I'd find them useless, seeing as I can't even think of 1/10 the amount of songs you're able to put into it.
Some Guy: Yeah, I just got another new ipod.
Me: Yeah, good luck with that...
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Something impossible to achieve because everyone has their own beliefs and thoughts.
by Highly Evolved March 28, 2005
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