In my recent post-exam boredom, in the middle of the crappy porn surfing, I decided to look at some photography on the net. I do like photography. Although, admittedly, the shots of beautiful boys with their tops off are the major attraction, I do admire the art as well. Anyway, after viewing several sites, one little word seemed to be everywhere: emo. ‘What the fuck is emo’ I thought? Was it some complicated piece of photography jargon? So I asked one of the amateur photographers whose work I was viewing. ‘Emo’, he mailed back, ‘is quite simply an abbreviation of emotional’. Simple then. But where did it come from?