emo是什么梗?

不知道你有没有发现,最近朋友圈、微博开始频繁出现emo这个说法,比如「我emo了」,有点跟不上时代的步伐了,就连张杰也发出了疑问,emo到底是什么梗?

emo是什么梗?

直白来讲,你可以理解为“我网抑云了”、“我颓了”、“我抑郁了”、“我傻了”、“我太难了”......

emo是什么梗?

据百度百科,EMO,全称Emotional Hardcore,中文名称情绪硬核。最初是从硬核朋克(Hardcore Punk)中派生出来的一种有着艺术家气派的音乐。后来Emo融合了其特有的世界观、生活方式和衣着风格成为了独树一帜的亚文化现象。

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What is Emo?

From: soEMO

EMO means "emotional"...

Emo is a slang term known to be short for emotional, but that doesn't make much sense really. If you claim "emo" were to mean "emotional" it then becomes an all encompassing word. It becomes extremely vague and it has no limit as to what it can describe. Emo when wrongfully used to mean "emotional" describes every living thing, every song, every word, every breath, every statement.

EMO is a subculture...

The term emo is used to describe a subculture which has evolved dramatically over time so the emo of yesterday and today will be discussed.

Emo of yesterday...

Emo was created as a shortened term to describe a specific thing, in this case "emotive hardcore" developed out of the D.C. punk scene in the 80s. In its original incarnation, emo was short for emocore, or emotional-hardcore. The name was applied to hardcore punk rock bands who distinguished themselves from their peers by adding an emotional element to their music. Themes of sadness, love and angst were dealt with in their lyrics. The music was also characterised by particularly dramatic vocals which left the audience in an emotionally charged state, crying or screaming. Real Emo was manly and hard. This genre is still alive today, although very obscure and unknown to most.

The history of emo is somewhat less ambiguous than its current meaning which is detailed next.

Emo of today...

The emo culture continued to develop through the 90's and into the new millennium really kicking off around 2003 and reaching the height of its popularity to date. The word has been adopted by a whole generation of teenage music lovers for whom a melodramatic attitude and style of dress is just as important as musical taste. It's now seen as one of the more consumer-driven subcultures.

Initially defined as a genre of music, nowadays the cultural phenomenon that is Emo is much more than that encompassing its own set of fashion, style, behavior, and perspectives on life within the definition. The music is also significantly different to what was once classed as emo. These changes/evolution obviously are the subject of debate and anger the true emos of the past.

Punk which can be described as Emo's predecessor also evolved to encompass a diversified set of lifestyle suggestions above and beyond the kind of music, including certain behaviors, fashion imperatives and identity traits which are indicative of an emerging new culture. Emo still has its roots firmly planted in music with "emotion" is at its core though.

The behaviors, attitudes, and values expressed through the music involve emotionally turbulent themes often associated with adolescence such as despair, nostalgia, heartbreak, hope, and self-loathing. The various and sometimes conflicting social practices associated with Emo subculture contain valuable insights into what it means to be an adolescent today. For many youth, Emo subculture facilitates identity formation, social interactions and emotional involvement. It is a place where many adolescents share their experiences about the world and express their feelings about life through music.

Emo Music

These days, emo (inc. screamo, etc) music has been popularised and sent into the mainstream through bands like Dashboard Confessional, Taking Back Sunday, Fall Out Boy, MCR, Aiden, Atreyu, Hawthorne Heights, Silverstein, Funeral For A Friend, etc...

 

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注:中文文本为机器翻译仅供参考,并非一一对应

含注释全文:

 

What is Emo?

From: soEMO

EMO means "emotional"...

EMO意思是“情绪”...

 

Emo is a slang term known to be short for emotional, but that doesn't make much sense really. If you claim "emo" were to mean "emotional" it then becomes an all encompassing word. It becomes extremely vague and it has no limit as to what it can describe. Emo when wrongfully used to mean "emotional" describes every living thing, every song, every word, every breath, every statement.

 

Emo是一个俚语,是Emotional(情绪的)一词的简称,但这并没有什么意义。如果你称“Emo”是指“情绪化”,那么它就变成了一个包罗万象的词。它变得极其模糊,而且对它可以描述的内容没有限制。当Emo被错误地用来表示“情绪”时,它就指代了每一个生物、每一首歌、每一个词、每一次呼吸、每一句话。

 

slang

1)作名词,表示“俚语”,英文解释为“very informal language that is usually spoken rather than written, used especially by particular groups of people”如:a slang expression 一句俚语;

2)作动词,表示“谩骂”,英文解释为“to attack with angry, uncontrolled language举个🌰:

The players started slanging each other in the middle of the game.

比赛到中局阶段时,球员们开始互相谩骂。

 

all-encompassing

表示“包罗万象的;总括的”,英文解释为“including everything”。

encompass作动词,表示“包含,包括(尤指很多不同事物)”,英文解释为to include different types of things”,举个🌰:

The job encompasses a wide range of responsibilities.

这项工作涉及的职责范围很广。

 

vague

1)表示“(思想上)不清楚的,含糊的”,英文解释为“not clear in a person's mind举个🌰:

They had only a vague idea where the place was.

他们只是大概知道那个地方的位置。

2)表示“不具体的;不详细的;粗略的”,英文解释为“not having or giving enough information or details about sth”举个🌰:

She's a little vague about her plans for next year.

她对她明年的计划不怎么明确。

3)表示“茫然的;糊涂的;心不在焉的”,英文解释为“(of a person's behaviour) suggesting a lack of clear thought or attention举个🌰:

His vague manner concealed a brilliant mind.

他大智若愚。

 

 

EMO is a subculture...

EMO是一种亚文化...

 

The term emo is used to describe a subculture which has evolved dramatically over time so the emo of yesterday and today will be discussed.

 

Emo这个词被用来描述一种亚文化,它随着时间的推移发生了巨大的变化,所以我们将讨论过去和现在的Emo。

 

subculture

表示“(社会中某个人群特有的)亚文化”,英文解释为“the way of life, customs, and ideas of a particular group of people within a society that are different from the rest of that society”,如:youth subcultures 青少年亚文化。

 

evolve

表示“(使)逐渐形成,逐步发展,逐渐演变”,英文解释为“to develop gradually, especially from a simple to a more complicated form; to develop sth in this way”举个🌰:

The company has evolved into a major chemical manufacturer.

这家公司已逐步发展成一个主要的化工厂。

 

 

Emo of yesterday...

过去的Emo...

 

Emo was created as a shortened term to describe a specific thing, in this case "emotive hardcore" developed out of the D.C. punk scene in the 80s. In its original incarnation, emo was short for emocore, or emotional-hardcore. The name was applied to hardcore punk rock bands who distinguished themselves from their peers by adding an emotional element to their music. Themes of sadness, love and angst were dealt with in their lyrics. The music was also characterised by particularly dramatic vocals which left the audience in an emotionally charged state, crying or screaming. Real Emo was manly and hard. This genre is still alive today, although very obscure and unknown to most.

 

Emo是作为描述一个特定事物的简称而产生的,在这种情况下,“情绪化硬核”(emotive hardcore)是在80年代从华盛顿特区的朋克圈子中发展出来的。最初,Emo是emocore的缩写,或称情绪化硬核。这个名字适用于那些通过在音乐中加入情绪化元素而区别于同行的硬核朋克摇滚乐队。他们的歌词中涉及到悲伤、爱和忧虑的主题。这种音乐的特点是特别戏剧性的唱法,使观众处于情绪激动的状态,哭泣或尖叫。真正的Emo是男子气概和硬朗的。这种风格今天仍然存在,虽然非常晦涩,不为大多数人所知。

 

punk

 

punk /pʌŋk/ 表示“朋克(尤指20世纪70年代末服装、发型怪异,通过骇人的举止和吵闹的快节奏音乐对抗权威的年轻人的文化)”,英文解释为“a culture popular among young people, especially in the late 1970s, involving opposition to authority expressed through shocking behaviour, clothes, and hair, and fast, loud music”。

 

incarnation

incarnation /ˌɪnkɑːˈneɪʃən/ 1) 表示“(某人做某项工作,某物作某项用途等的)阶段”,英文解释为“a period of time when someone or something has a particular job, use etc”

The building has gone through several incarnations: as a station, a cafe, and most recently, a club.

这座建筑变过几次身,曾作过车站、咖啡馆,最近变成了俱乐部。

2) 表示“(某些宗教中的)前世,今世,来世”,英文解释为“the state of living in the form of a particular person or animal. According to some religions, people have several different incarnations.”举个🌰:

She believes she was an Egyptian queen in a previous incarnation.

她认为她的前世是埃及女王。

3) the/an incarnation of sth表示“某事物的化身”,英文解释为“someone who has a lot of a particular quality, or represents it”举个🌰:

She was the incarnation of wisdom.

她是智慧的化身。

 

distinguish

表示“辨别; 区分”,英文解释为“If you can distinguish one thing from another or distinguish between two things, you can see or understand how they are different.”举个🌰:

Research suggests that babies learn to see by distinguishing between areas of light and dark.

研究显示婴儿是通过区分明亮区域和黑暗区域来学会观看的。

 

peer

表示“同龄人;同辈;同等社会地位(或能力)的人”,英文解释为“a person who is the same age or has the same social position or the same abilities as other people in a group举个🌰:

Do you think it's true that teenage girls are less self-confident than their male peers?

你是否认为十几岁的女孩子不如同年龄的男孩子自信?

 

angst /æŋst/

表示“(对形势、事态、生活的)忧虑,焦虑”,英文解释为“a feeling of anxiety and worry about a situation, or about your life”如:songs full of teenage angst 充满青少年焦虑的歌曲

 

lyric /ˈlɪrɪk/

表示“歌词”,英文解释为“the words of a song, especially a pop song”。

 

vocal

1)表示“喜欢畅所欲言的;直言不讳的;大声表达的”,英文解释为“often expressing opinions and complaints in speech”举个🌰:

During these years, suffrage demands by women became increasingly vocal.

那些年,女性要求获得投票权的呼声越来越高。

2)表示“嗓音的;发声的”,英文解释为“connected with the voice”,如:vocal music 声乐。

3)作名词,通常复数,表示“(乐曲中的)歌唱部分,声乐部分”(the part of a piece of music that is sung, rather than played on a musical instrument),如:backing vocals 伴唱。

📍看过《乘风破浪的姐姐》的小伙伴应该对这个词很熟悉,所谓的“倭寇担当”,就是“vocal 担当”,可惜 vocal /ˈvəʊkl/ 真的不是读作“倭寇”。

genre

genre /ˈʒɑːnrə/ 表示“(尤指艺术的)风格,类型,体裁”,英文解释为“a style, especially in the arts, that involves a particular set of characteristics举个🌰:

What genre does the book fall into - comedy or tragedy?

这本书属于什么体裁——喜剧还是悲剧?

 

obscure

obscure /əbˈskjʊə/ 表示“无名的;鲜为人知的;默默无闻的”,英文解释为“not known to many people”。

 

 

The history of emo is somewhat less ambiguous than its current meaning which is detailed next.

 

与其目前的含义相比,过去的Emo没有那么含糊,接下来将详细介绍。

 

Emo of today...

现在的Emo...

 

The emo culture continued to develop through the 90's and into the new millennium really kicking off around 2003 and reaching the height of its popularity to date. The word has been adopted by a whole generation of teenage music lovers for whom a melodramatic attitude and style of dress is just as important as musical taste. It's now seen as one of the more consumer-driven subcultures.

 

Emo文化在90年代进一步发展,进入新千年后,在2003年左右真正兴起,并达到了迄今为止的流行巅峰。这个词已经被整整一代青少年音乐爱好者采用,对他们来说,夸张的做派和穿着风格与音乐品味一样重要。它现在被视为更多是消费者驱动的亚文化之一。

 

millennium

 

millennium /mɪˈlɛnɪəm/ 表示“一千年,千周年;千周年纪念日”,英文解释为“a period of 1,000 years, or the time when a period of 1,000 years ends”

 

melodramatic

 

表示“感情夸张的;戏剧性的”,英文解释为“showing much stronger emotions than are necessary or usual for a situation”如:a melodramatic speech 感情夸张的演说。

 

 

Initially defined as a genre of music, nowadays the cultural phenomenon that is Emo is much more than that encompassing its own set of fashion, style, behavior, and perspectives on life within the definition. The music is also significantly different to what was once classed as emo. These changes/evolution obviously are the subject of debate and anger the true emos of the past.

 

最初被定义为一种音乐流派,如今Emo这一文化现象远不止于此,它包含了定义中内自己的一套时尚、风格、行为和生活观点。(如今的)Emo音乐也与曾经被归类为Emo的音乐有很大不同。这些变化/演变显然是辩论的主题,并使昔日真正的Emo文化而感到不悦。

Punk which can be described as Emo's predecessor also evolved to encompass a diversified set of lifestyle suggestions above and beyond the kind of music, including certain behaviors, fashion imperatives and identity traits which are indicative of an emerging new culture. Emo still has its roots firmly planted in music with "emotion" is at its core though.

 

朋克可以说是Emo的前身,它也演变为包含了一套多样化的生活方式建议,超越了音乐类型,包括某些行为、时尚要求和身份特征,这些都表明了一种新兴的文化。然而,Emo仍牢牢扎根于以“情绪化”为核心的音乐中。

 

predecessor

predecessor表示“前任,前辈;原有事物,前身”,英文解释为“someone who had a job or a position before someone else, or something that comes before another thing in time or in a series”。

📍successor表示“任者,接替者;继承人;接替的事物”,英文解释为“someone or something that comes after another person or thing”举个🌰:

This range of computers is very fast, but their successors will be even faster.

这个系列的电脑速度很快,但它的换代产品速度会更快。

 

imperative

1)作形容词,表示“至关重要的;紧急的;迫切的”,英文解释为“If it is imperative that something be done, that thing is extremely important and must be done.”,举个🌰:

It was imperative that he act as naturally as possible.

至关重要的是他要尽可能地自然行事。

2)作名词,表示“重要紧急的事;必要的事;需要”,英文解释为“a thing that is very important and needs immediate attention or action”。

 

The behaviors, attitudes, and values expressed through the music involve emotionally turbulent themes often associated with adolescence such as despair, nostalgia, heartbreak, hope, and self-loathing. The various and sometimes conflicting social practices associated with Emo subculture contain valuable insights into what it means to be an adolescent today. For many youth, Emo subculture facilitates identity formation, social interactions and emotional involvement. It is a place where many adolescents share their experiences about the world and express their feelings about life through music.

 

通过音乐表达的行为、态度和价值观涉及到情绪波动的主题,通常与青春期有关,如绝望、怀旧、心碎、希望和自我厌恶。与Emo亚文化相关的种种、时而相互冲突的社会实践包含了对当今青少年意味着什么的宝贵见解。对许多年轻人来说,Emo亚文化促进了身份形成、社会互动和情感投入。它是许多青少年通过音乐分享他们对世界的经验并表达他们对生活的感受的地方。

 

adolescence

adolescence /ˌædəˈlɛsəns/ 表示“青春期”,英文解释为“Adolescence is the period of your life in which you develop from being a child into being an adult.”

 

nostalgia

nostalgia /nɒˈstældʒə/ 表示“对过去美好时光的留恋,恋旧;怀旧”,英文解释为“a feeling that a time in the past was good, or the activity of remembering a good time in the past and wishing that things had not changed”,举个🌰:

He looked back on his university days with a certain amount of nostalgia.

他带着一点留恋,回忆起大学时光。

📍诗歌《乡愁》余光中就有译为:Nostalgia.

 

self-loathing

 

表示“自我厌恶”,英文解释为“very strong feelings of dislike for yourself举个🌰:

He was full of anxiety and self-loathing.

他心中充满了焦虑和自我厌恶。

 

 

Emo Music

Emo音乐

 

These days, emo (inc. screamo, etc) music has been popularised and sent into the mainstream through bands like Dashboard Confessional, Taking Back Sunday, Fall Out Boy, MCR, Aiden, Atreyu, Hawthorne Heights, Silverstein, Funeral For A Friend, etc...

 

目前,emo(包括screamamo等)音乐通过Dashboard Confessional、Taking Back Sunday、Fall Out Boy、MCR、Aiden、Atreyu、Hawthorne Heights、Silverstein、Funeral For A Friend等乐队得到普及。

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