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When you hear the word emo, what do you think of?

Society has mangled the word emo to mean someone that's suicidal or overly emotional but it's really just a group of people, like nerds or goths. What do you normally think of when hearing the word emo?

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It's actually a style of music that has very expressive lyrics and melodic musicianship.

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Emotive Hardcore?
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Just "Emo" google it :)
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I'm doing a report on the true meaning of emo.
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There is this song by dashboard confessional called "stolen" it is the genre emo. It's a good song- emo is definite a style/genre, not depression
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@secret-listen to it.
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Crazy and scattered

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Emotional.

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Black hair.

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Oh my god!!!!!!!

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people cutting themselves

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I agree with you. Depression is not aociated with a look-you can have depression and cut without being emo... Emo to me is just another stereotype/label. When you said that-I honestly thought of black/dark things, cause that's what the "look" is.

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Emo Philips

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SUlCIDE!!!

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Confused.

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Black shadows(because everything they wear is black).

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Many people see it as one who cuts themself and is constantly depressed or mad. Truly, it isn't like that, it can just be the style of one. They do not always try to kill themselves and only wear dark colors, some wear bright colors.

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a really hot looking chick thats sorta gothic looking but still looks hot

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Ok, yes it's just a group of people, but all groups of people have themes, and emo does mean emotional. That's what emo is abbreviated for. How did I figure that out? IDK MAYBE BECAUSE THOSE ARE THE FIRST THREE LETTERS OF EMOTIONAL. It means no emotions, etc.

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Emotive Hardcore
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Huh? No?
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Emos came from a genre of music called emotive hardcore. The media today has manipulated the word so that it's ridiculed and labelled as suicidal or overly emotional.
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Emotional and a person cuts themselves.

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The color black. Just the first thing that comes to mind.

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I've missed my dear sunshine girl
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Hey you!! What's up with ya?! :)
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Aha not much :) really busy with school though, and you? :)
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Just stressing about life, school, cupcakes.. Everything. Lol. We needa talk more..
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ikr, you're really sweet, like a cupcake :)
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Aw, well thank you!! :) But some of the cupcakes I make are really bitter.. :P
You are either 13 or 14, right ? Just curious :)
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15 now, grade 10 ughhh....
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Wait.. Really ? I thought you were younger. Hmm... I always underestimate ages. Always. Lol!
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aha it's alright, how old are you? ;)
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Fourteen. I don't really care about my age.. But my parents are hating the fact that I can get my permit next year.. Haha :)
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Haha cool :) I wish my parents were still around :(
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Aw :( Are they gone, or just out of your life? Not meaning to intrude or anything though.
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My mom has passed :( my dad........I don't know where he is
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I'm sorry. I would say that I know how it feels, but I really don't. And this would be the point where I would change the subject but my brain is just not functioning correctly.. Haha ;)
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lol, it's alright. so what did you do today? anything cool? :)
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Oh! I woke up at four in the morning to make tater tots! Other than that the day was pretty dull.. I did some homework but that's all. Lol. And you? C'mon... You had to have done something that is more entertaining than that.. Haha :)
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well, I had to wake up at 5am this morning to get my homework done, then I went to school (boring) then I went four wheeling now I'm on ask :)
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More exciting than my day. Lol :)
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aha I guess :) , anyway I have to go. but I;d looooove to talk to my dear sunshine girl again :)
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Okey Dokey.. I shall see you soon!!
By the way.. I really enjoy these conversations.. You always seem to put me in a good mood! :)
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A group of spoiled whiney teens who don't know what pain or abuse really is...

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I think of Elmo.

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I get offended, it gets yelled at me in hallways quite often. "hey emo!" is not a greeting as much as people would like to think it is

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MCR rocks!
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Yay!
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Emotional people who are very depressed all the time hardly not happy only sometimes and other things, but I do not think all Emotional people cut themselves and that is my opinion for this question...

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Pretty cool people with good taste in music.

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Yes!
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Totally. Like my friends that are emo have awesome music taste and are so funny.
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Emos of south park

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