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    Question What's "emo" ?

    What's "emo" ?

    "I feel like i'm emo again."
    What deos that mean?

    thank you

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    Default Re: What's "emo" ?

    My guess is that emo could be short for "emotional" in your sentence:

    "having and expressing strong feelings"

    or it could also mean the following (from the Urban dictionary):

    Urban Dictionary: emo

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    Default Re: What's "emo" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Noego View Post
    My guess is that emo could be short for "emotional" in your sentence:

    "having and expressing strong feelings"

    or it could also mean the following (from the Urban dictionary):

    Urban Dictionary: emo
    Perhaps it combines the two - "having and expressing strong feelings", but in a way typical of the musical genre.

    Incidentally, '"inaudible guitar rifts" in that Urban Dictionary link has a typo; the disjointedness of a rift is quite appropriate, but I think they mean 'inaudible guitar riffs'.

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    Default Re: What's "emo" ?

    To be quite honest,

    I'm not too sure about the accuracy of the definitions provided at the "Urban Dictionary".

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    Default Re: What's "emo" ?

    Could it be feeling like Emo Philips? .... :: :: emo v.4.0 :: :: ....

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    Default Re: What's "emo" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Could it be feeling like Emo Philips? .... :: :: emo v.4.0 :: :: ....
    Meaning you'd develop a sudden craving for cole slaw...?




    In this case, I think the Urban Dictionary more or less correct. Emo is both a style of music as well as a genre of fashion. More from Wiki.

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    Cool "Emo" is.....

    When referring to a person's personality and attitude, most definitions of emo hold that an "emo person" is candid about their emotions, sensitive, shy, introverted, broken-hearted, glum, and often quiet.Emo personality is also often connected with writing poetry, which addresses confusion, depression, loneliness, and anger, all resulting from the world's inability to understand the author. Emo poetry uses a combination of any of: a highly emotional tone, stream of consciousness writing, a simple (ABAB) or nonexistent rhyme scheme, references to the flesh, especially the heart, heavy use of dark or depressing adjectives, concern over the mutability of time and/or love, and disregard for punctuation, grammar, and/or spelling. Themes such as life is pain are common.[10]
    Some definitions of emo hold that typical "emo persons" are likely to inflict self-injury, most often by means of cutting, burning, or otherwise mutilating themselves.Some assert that it is cool within the emo subculture to pretend to be suicidal and self-harm,or that participants self-harm purely for personal enjoyment.
    Emos are also stereotyped to use depressing Internet screen names that sometimes contain straight edge X's, often using ironic sloganry, a poetic sense or cliché

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    Default Re: "Emo" is.....

    It's best to attribute your quote. In this case, it's not a serious problem (Wikipedia), but still it's polite (to the source), informative (to us), and it insulates you from questions like 'What is 'sloganry'?

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    PS Search Results for "sloganry"
    Last edited by BobK; 25-Apr-2007 at 14:13. Reason: Added PS

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    Default Re: What's "emo" ?

    I checked your link, BobK, but I got a:

    "No documents match the query."

    I then checked my dictionaries, no luck.

    I then Googled it, but couldn't find any clear definitions.

    So what does sloganry means?

    Does it mean to quote without mentioning the source?

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    Default Re: What's "emo" ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Noego View Post
    I checked your link, BobK, but I got a:

    "No documents match the query."

    I then checked my dictionaries, no luck.

    I then Googled it, but couldn't find any clear definitions.

    So what does sloganry means?

    Does it mean to quote without mentioning the source?
    That was my point, Noego. I was saying that if you quote your sources (as Fabimacieira didn't), then you don't have to explain 'yourself' if 'you' use words that aren't current and are almost certainly going to cause problems of comprehension.

    Sloganry is a newly coined word (some observers would claim that it's not a word at all, but it's obviously 'out there' - there are a few hundred Google hits, though only a few dozen on UK pages), cobbled together from two sources:

    slogan - a word derived from Gaelic roots, meaning (now) "distinctive word or phrase used by a political or other group" (slogan - Online Etymology Dictionary )

    -ry - a not very common suffix, indicating a (usually abstract) noun, as in carpentry, citizenry, hosiery, Jewry, mimicry, penury. As this suffix was used to make words like the Latin penuria, I imagine it's Indo-European. It seems to me silly to use it on a word ("slogan") first used in its current sense in the 18th century.

    So "sloganry" is presumably meant to convey something like "the practice or policy or habit of using a particular kind of slogan, or slogans derived from a common source".

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    Last edited by BobK; 26-Apr-2007 at 09:54. Reason: Addition of one sentence ("It seems to me...") and one example ("mimicry")

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