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a label is typical human nature
generally people don't like to be labeled, but it's often half their fault. if emo is the only thing you give off, expect to be called it
but labeling isn't a good thing to do, no matter how "emo" or whatever someone is. labeling is judgement
a label is calling someone prep because they're wearing an abercrombie tshirt
by always-searching June 02, 2006
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are funny to put on people sometimes out of a joke. But stupid to seriously use on people.
"Look at that hot scene dude in the girl pants!" OKAY AND PLAYFUL, NOT SERIOUSLY USING LABELS.

"oh my gosh, look at that girl dressed all in black, she's definently a goth, i wouldn't never hang out with goths, yuck." SERIOUSLY USING LABELS AND TOTALLY JUDING WHETHER OR NOT TO HANG OU WITH SOMEBODY BASED ON LABELS AND NOT OKAY.
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A label is how we identify something. Often used on soup cans, jars, boxes, and other containers.

In middle and high school, often used to define cliques. There types of labels, such as prep, punk, goth, nerd, skater, etc. that are often determined by how one dresses or the music one listens to (as opposed to their personality) and are inaccurate and may be considered offensive by some people. These types of labels also often cause people who relate with seperate groups of people to call other groups poseur, which then causes even more social problems in middle and high schools. People who choose to label themselves are often insecure. If you're truely happy with who you are a label is not important, and you probably won't care whether you're labeled or not. You know who you are, and that's what matters.
1. The jar full of blueberries is labeled 'blueberries'
2. "Look at those goths over there! They're so WEIRD!"
3. "Those girls with the Slipknot T-shirts on are such poseurs!"
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Here are descriptions of common labels given to people in society (note that not all of them are 100% correct):

Goth/Emo: Wears lots of black (such as clothes from Hot Topic), has pale skin, wears lots of makeup (even if it's a guy), dyes their hair dark colors, listens to rock and metal music which talk about sad stuff, cut themselves, and cry alot.

Thug/Gangsta: Wears clothes twice their size, pulls down their pants to show their boxers, wear lots of chains around their neck, talk in ebonics, listen to rap and hip-hop, loves smoking and doing other drugs, constantly engages in criminal behavior such as vandalism or robbery, and (usually) are black, or PRETEND to be black.

Prep: Loves shopping at stores such as Abercrombie and Fitch, wears lots of pink, frequently wears short revealing clothes such as miniskirts or mini tanktops, listens to pop music, speaks with exaggerations on many words such as "like, oh my GOD, that is SOOOOO kewl!", is self-centered and conceited, and usually have blonde hair (which might be dyed as well).

Punk/Skater: Wears clothing such as ripped faded jeans, plaid shorts, studded belts, band shirts, etc., has a mohawk (in which the spikes may have dyed colors), doesn't give a shit about what everyone thinks of them, wants to rebel against society, loves to skate, smokes or does other drugs, and of course, listens to punk rock.

Jock: Wears lots of sports-related clothes such as basketball jerseys, has sneakers such as Nike's or Adidas, works out a lot, like the prep is self-centered and conceited, puts on lots of deodorant, (obviously) loves to play sports, and when not playing, watches them on TV (ESPN, for example), and lastly, can't pass an academic grade at school if his life (or rather, his professional career) depended on it.
Labels are not 100% accurate - they're more of a stereotypical view of today's people, and many find this disrespectful. However, it is also true that labels can help classify a certain type of person that another might be looking for. Just don't expect for the person to be exactly like the label is described.
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A word most teenagers don't know what it means. The real definition is "a descriptive term; an epithet."

An epithet, for those of you who don't know, is "A term used to characterize a person or thing, such as rosy-fingered in rosy-fingered dawn or the Great in Catherine the Great.
A term used as a descriptive substitute for the name or title of a person, such as The Great Emancipator for Abraham Lincoln.
An abusive or contemptuous word or phrase."

Now look closely at the sentence, "An abusive or contemptuous word or phrase." Isn't that what labels really are?

Labels characterize people. Most people today think labels are basically cliques of people, but it's not. You can hang out with whoever you want, and still be considered a certain label. I dunno about you, but if you would just be yourself, a descriptive term would come up; (otherwise known as a label) INDIVIDUAL! You can't get away from labels. They're a part of life. Deal with it.

-Constance
Deal with it if someone calls you a prep or a nerd. Take it as a compliment and still be yourself. If you want to talk about this, IM me on AIM at ccglasses19.
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A record company usually uses this word to describe the ownership of the artist.
Prince was a label of Warner Bros. He then changed his persona to "the artist formerly known as Prince" which was actually a visual picture of his name. He patched up with Warner and is now known again as Prince.
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1.Print found glued on cans or bottles.

2.Title to one who acts like a cetain group, or dresses the same as a band or artist in which they favor. Such labels are as follows: Goth, Emo, Guido, Skater, Jock etc. Some would say waste of time to label others, becuase of the way they dress, or behave. Some also disagree to that and say "Labels are like a genre, meaning by having labels means the basic's of your behavior and/or sound.". Labels do not define. who you are but give people a certain idea of what you like, and would dress like.
Labels is the way of life?
1. "tell me what that label says on that bottle"

2a. "Labeling Goth: Look at these goth girls!, wtf are they doing wearing converse with, a red plade skirt"
2b. "Labeling Emos: I hate emo's all they do is sit at home listen to music to make them more sad then what they alrdy are, because they have it so bad!"
2c. "Labeling Jocks: Jocks can suck my dick and go play grab ass, cuz all they care bout are themselves and there sport."
2d. "Labeling Skaters:....enough said"
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