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A sterotypical Emo.

Emo is a type of subculture, rather distinctly from the 21st Century, loosely rooted around punk rock with its own distinct style of music, fashion, argot and other trappings in a desperate, though ultimately hopeless attempt to pronounce their uniqueness. Believed to have stemmed from the Goth subculture.

Standard fittings for an emo include:

  • Long, black hair
  • Skinny jeans
  • Black band t-shirt
  • iPod loaded with My Chemical Romance and Green Day albums.
  • Eyeliner, other make up products, (optional)

The Emo isn't as brash or as imposing as the Chav with a tendency to take photos of themselves from impossible angles and writing soulfoul poetry as opposed to fitting a Ford Sierra with a bodykit and hanging around Tesco attempting to impregrate their chavette in the said vehicle.

One of the most popular misconceptions is that all Emos self harm. I have it on good authority from a friend of that this is not true. The majority of those that associate Emo either attempt to act mournful and depressive or act as normal as they can be. You either love or hate Emo style music.

Not to be confused with an Emu, which is similar only in name.