Monday, July 2, 2007

Your So Emo.....

Sure, we have all seen the people with the jet black hair, the extremely small, tight-fitting, shirts, and the kids with the cut-up wrists. But do we know who they are exactly? Most people would generally refer to them as “emo” but, what really is emo?

Emo is a slang term derived from the word “emotional”. Emo is also a term for emotionally-charged punk rock. The word can be used to describe the emotional state of a teenage (usually a depressed state), the person in general, or the emotionally-charged type of music.

More often than not, emo is seen as a degrading term, inferring that the person being called emo is depressed, a whiner, and one who cuts their wrist for the heck of it. Wikipedia describes as a style of fashion or music; or a general state of unhappiness or melancholy (as in "to feel emo”) Those stereotyped of emo are often unhappy, think they are misunderstood, and may have mild paranoia. Emo kids or emo boys are often found to be the rejects of society.

In my experience I have heard people use the word emo to describe a variety of things from clothing to music to a way a person is feeling. Some art nowadays is even being referred to as emo! Emo is a new way of life, a way of living, a way to express yourself through music, art, design, style, life. It is a statement, an expression, it’s emotional.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right..we are so missunderstood

July 28, 2007 at 11:39:00 PM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

very well put :) - emochick

August 11, 2007 at 6:39:00 AM PDT

Blogger maria said...

yeah also sorta the outcast

August 22, 2007 at 3:57:00 PM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...


August 24, 2007 at 11:10:00 AM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...


September 22, 2007 at 5:39:00 AM PDT

Blogger Asheli said...

SO unbeleivably true lol.

September 25, 2007 at 8:40:00 AM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

cut up wrists, cheers 'emotional' child

October 15, 2007 at 11:11:00 AM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

ya this is very true in fact it might be the best way to describe emo

November 8, 2007 at 9:50:00 AM PST

Blogger tianchee said...

how can people not understand when there are explanations like these?? oh right, they cant even read...... =)

January 12, 2008 at 7:15:00 AM PST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

lmao this is the most true definition ive ever heard :P

April 21, 2008 at 5:54:00 PM PDT

Anonymous Brandon said...

hell yea we r misunderstood. people just call us names b/c that dont undersstand the real reason behide a lot of the "emo" disstress that is goin on in others lives and they dont want to try and understand they just shun want they dont understand

April 26, 2008 at 11:12:00 PM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

well that was so entirely wrong. emo acually stands for emotive hardcore. the true emo kids showed no emotion and let it out through music and poetry. It has twisted in todays socienty to mean the exact opposite. at least the first emo kids were quite.

May 11, 2008 at 9:19:00 AM PDT

Anonymous Kitty said...

So true
im just like that xD
very tight cloths and scared up wrist, but yet when im walking through the mall ppl call me freak and emo when tey dont even know me...

May 22, 2008 at 10:14:00 AM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Half the ppl that cal them selfs emo are fake...their just white lil rich kids that have no actual problems in their life which makes the real "emotional" ppl look bad....

June 27, 2008 at 11:21:00 AM PDT

Blogger pookiebearface said...

i agree...i hate how people judge emos and call us faggots and idiots but that just shows how insecure they are about themselves. and personnally i feel sorry for them, alot of people just dont understand how fragile the feelings of others are...
hit me up you guys.
love you ALL!

July 12, 2008 at 12:56:00 AM PDT

Anonymous Lucy said...

I dont know what the hell i am!
sum of my friends do kall me emo!
but i guess i denie it! watever!

September 12, 2008 at 2:00:00 PM PDT

Anonymous James Dean said...

I believe "emo" is a culture, and how can a culture be described? Pop culture as one of/if not the largest culture/trend but yet not one definition fits it properly.

I believe "emo" is one's choice in fashion, music, lifestyle which like every other scene has been generalised and made into a genre.

I'm not "emo" i wear bright clothing, have a brown/blue hair with a fringe, poet, write/listen to hardstyle/trance. I was in the popular group at school, and am a car enthusiast, you can't class me as an "emo" because of my appearance, nor can anyone be labelled via appearance.


June 29, 2009 at 7:14:00 AM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is so true.

June 29, 2009 at 3:48:00 PM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is so true.

June 29, 2009 at 3:48:00 PM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

your are totally right:)emo isn't just always sad its just charged with any emotion really.and we are rejected and sometimes not easy to understand in some situations...but whatever im just emo me and nobody has to understand aunt was like why to you want to be labled and why cant you just like i am me emo is just my style and way of life=p


July 3, 2009 at 11:30:00 PM PDT

Anonymous Kayti said...

We are so missunderstood.....very well put btw..... :]

September 28, 2009 at 10:08:00 AM PDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...


November 10, 2009 at 3:40:00 AM PST

Blogger Harlequin said...

"Emo" is short for the genre "Emotively Hardcore."

It's a common misconception that it means "emotional."

But as for the rest of the description.. dead on, yeah, I believe they're pretty well misunderstood.

I'm not going to label myself but if I had to..
well, you guess, otherwise I wouldn't be looking at this.

June 4, 2010 at 12:54:00 PM PDT


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