what is emo?

what is emo what does it mean

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  • 1 decade ago
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    it stands for emotional. sometimes people who cut there wrists and listen to heavy metal and wear alot of black and chains....people call them emo. its a very superficial thing to say and i think its wrong. its basically like another clique. like a prep or a jock.

  • 1 decade ago

    Emo (an abbreviation of "emotionally-driven Hardcore punk") is a term now broadly used to describe almost any form of guitar-driven alternative rock that expresses emotions beyond traditional punk's limited emotional palette of alienation and rage. It is also used to describe fans of this genre, most commonly teenagers. (e.g., emo kid). The actual term "emo" originated in the mid-1980s D.C. scene, with the band Rites of Spring, as well as bands such as Fugazi, Moss Icon, and Antioch Arrow. ...

    I think it's funny that they think they are being different. I mean, normal people dont dress the same. But emo's say "I stand out.. im different" But News FLASH! You all dress the same. I mean i can't tell them apart.

    I found a website about emo. Its actually pretty rad XD


  • james
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Emo has transmogrified into "drama queen". It used to refer to real punk rock fans and found it's beginnings with a Minnesota punk band in the eighties known as Husker Du. Panic at the Disco, My Chemical Romance and similar bands are the prescribed "emo" bands for the kiddies today.

  • 1 decade ago

    "Emo (pronounced /ˈiːmoʊ/) is a somewhat ambiguous slang term most frequently used to describe a fashion or subculture linked to hardcore punk fashion and its subculture. The slang term emo is best known for referring to fashion style and attitude. Emo may describe this fashion or emo music, or a general emotional state (as in to "feel emo"). It is also, sometimes pejoratively, used to identify someone fitting a particular emo stereotype or category."

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  • 1 decade ago


    Emo can mean a lot of things such as:


    Emotional (music genre)

    Emotional Rock (music, fashion)

    Emergency Measures Organization (Canada)

    Emergency Management Office

    Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (Portland, OR)

    Emergency Management Ontario (Ontario, Canada)

    Emotive Hardcore (music genre) Environmental Management Office

    Exposition Mondiale de La Machine

    Educational Management Organization

    Emergency Machine Off Emergency Measures Office

    European Mortar Industry Organisation

    Source(s): dictionary.com
  • 1 decade ago

    Check with the online dictionary. There are many definations for emo.

  • 1 decade ago

    emo means emotional. and could be someone that wears black all the time.

  • 1 decade ago

    emotional, like 'woe is me the world is against me i'm going to go sit in a corner and cry and slit my wrists' type...a lot of people are claiming to be emo, but i think it's a lot of b.s.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Well, it used to just be short for "emotional" but now it's kind of transformed to a person who is fakely emotional, and just do it to get people to feel sorry for them, or pay attention to them.

  • 1 decade ago

    It means emotional and it's retarded. Avoid it at all costs.

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