Know anyone here who fits this definition?

The term "emo" has also been used in recent years on the Internet as a form of insult, especially toward those who appear emotionally unstable, or those who talk about issues in their personal lives to people in public forums or chat rooms.
I don't see a problem with talking about something that's troubling you (GY), but when you interject your "issue" into almost 99% of the threads on a message board, yes I'd call that person Emo.

True emos can also be very hostile when they don't like the advice they get, or when others attempt to help them feel better about their situation. They truly don't want the advice, help or support. They just want to vent about themselves, for the attention.

I can count on one hand, the number of posters who fit that description here.

That's my take on it. I've never heard that term before, though.
I have never heard the term EMO before...until I crossed this.

Interesting.
They truly don't want the advice, help or support. They just want to vent about themselves, for the attention.
Originally Posted by medussa
This is exactly it. I'm very familiar with the term, since "emo" is part of the current high school vernacular... A lot of it comes from things like myspace. Weird kids will post pictures of themselves with sad expressions on their faces and write blogs about how terrible their lives are...but they won't accept any comfort or advice and they won't change their outlooks on anything. This is a spoof of emo kids on youtube called Hope Is Emo; there are a few episodes. It's pretty funny. http://youtube.com/watch?v=T3t0ibVMf...elated&search=
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My teenage cousin has a clique of people in her high school that are referred to as EMO's. She said they wear T-shirts that say "Finding Nemo" but with the 'n' crossed out. She also said they have black fingernails, but they aren't painted black - the kids hit each of their fingers with a hammer to make the nail bruise and turn black.

Personally, I don't believe that part of it. Last year I shut my thumb in my car door. Not slammed, shut. The door latched and I had to open it to get my finger out. The nail immediately turned bright blue, not black, and the pain was so intense there is no way that someone could withstand it on every single finger.


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I have never heard the term EMO before...until I crossed this.

Interesting.
Originally Posted by M2LR & Co.
My daughter uses it as an insult, too. In fact, last year when she was reading "Hamlet" she complained that he was emo.


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I have only heard "emo" to describe teenagers with teenage angst, especially those who write dark poetry and have a semi-gothic look.
I have never heard the term EMO before...until I crossed this.

Interesting.
Originally Posted by M2LR & Co.
My daughter uses it as an insult, too. In fact, last year when she was reading "Hamlet" she complained that he was emo.
Originally Posted by Springcurl
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I keep reading elmo...lol
I always thought it was a style of music...but also sad and angry, so maybe it just morphed into an insult...glad Im not in high school anymore
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Hamlet WAS emo!

So, being a help-rejecting complainer is just part of being emo?

To answer the original question, yep, I know some emo folks both here and IRL. I think here, we all know who they are!
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I keep reading elmo...lol
Originally Posted by WileECoyote - Daddy's grl
That's what I read it as too!!!

Then I was like, Oh, must be code for "emotional."

My 40-something boss said it the other day, she's got two teenagers. After she said it, I realized I was no longer into the new teenage jargon.

I am officially OLD.
I have only heard "emo" to describe teenagers with teenage angst, especially those who write dark poetry and have a semi-gothic look.
Originally Posted by Munchy
Ditto. I hadn't heard about this aspect of it. Interesting.
I have only heard "emo" to describe teenagers with teenage angst, especially those who write dark poetry and have a semi-gothic look.
Originally Posted by Munchy
Ditto that. Extra points for assymetrical haircuts with the bangs covering one eye.
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I have only heard "emo" to describe teenagers with teenage angst, especially those who write dark poetry and have a semi-gothic look.
Originally Posted by Munchy
Ditto that. Extra points for assymetrical haircuts with the bangs covering one eye.
Originally Posted by sassette726

Yes!
http://www.encyclopediadramatica.com/index.php/Emo

Originally Posted by sassette726


When I was in high school, those people were 'goth' or 'grunge.' They claimed to not 'be trendy' and all of that junk. How funny...I like the pics that they use too...Douche and Douchette.
Originally Posted by M2LR & Co.
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I always thought it was a style of music...but also sad and angry, so maybe it just morphed into an insult...glad Im not in high school anymore
Originally Posted by Starrwithoutnite
I have never heard it used outside of the teen/music genre
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