The A to Z of Goth
One Man's INterpretation
From: email@example.com (Mr Jealousy)
There has been some discussion of late about the meaning of Goth and
what being a Goth is all about. Here for your education is the
definative A to Z of Gothdom.
A - is for ashen face
B - is for black (any colour as long as its...)
C - is for crimpers
D - is for death - and related topics
E - is for effeminate make-up
F - is for fags (Marlboro)
G - is for gloomy outlook on life
H - is for hair-dye black, of course...
I - is for "I saw (insert band name) in (insert first year of touring)
J - is for jewellery - silver and rattly
K - is for king - Eldritch for...
L - is for leather jacket (biker style)
M - is for melanin - lack of...
N - is for "no, I don't like the Mission (although I do have four of
O - is for "Only teeny-goths like the Cure"
P - is for pretentious
Q - is for quack, the noise a duck makes
R - is for ridiculously pointy boots
S - is for skin-tight jeans
T - is for "Their earlier stuff was better"
U - is for unnatural preoccupation with image
V - is for vampyres are sooooo cool
W - is for "Well, of course I don't dress like this for the image"
X - is for X-iting personality
Y - is for younger than 17
Z - is for zzzzzzzzzzz!
I'm guilty of 16 of these, but which 16?
"In a New York city park, after dark, the time of clinical death is fixed."