"Bro-types" ; coded words confuse me.

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    Sep 04, 2012 10:40 PM GMT
    Okay, so just about every youngster here in Cali says bro in one form or another (myself included). Yet this descriptor seems not to be lucking out with me on these dating hookup sites. So tell me realjock forum readers, what does " bro-types" as a descriptor really imply...icon_question.gif
  • FireDoor211

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    Sep 05, 2012 12:09 AM GMT
    I'll bet everyone has their own ideas what that means.
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    Sep 05, 2012 12:12 AM GMT
    It's between you and your bud/bro/bestie to decide. icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 05, 2012 12:28 AM GMT
    Bro: an ignorant, semi-verbal, mildly articulate male -- often the result of parental over-indulgence and far too few childhood beatings -- who adopts the most shallow signifiers of callow American masculinity -- backward baseball caps, cut-off shirts, sports gear, belligerent hand gestures -- to define himself. A Bro has no cares or pressing thoughts. He exists in a perpetually emotionally numbed state of non-committal, easy-going, heavy-lidded aimlessness.
  • buymeasoda

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    Sep 05, 2012 12:30 AM GMT
    that sounds great...
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    Sep 05, 2012 12:42 AM GMT
    Elusium saidBro: an ignorant, semi-verbal, mildly articulate male -- often the result of parental over-indulgence and far too few childhood beatings -- who adopts the most shallow signifiers of callow American masculinity -- backward baseball caps, cut-off shirts, sports gear, belligerent hand gestures -- to define himself. A Bro has no cares or pressing thoughts. He exists in a perpetually emotionally numbed state of non-committal, easy-going, heavy-lidded aimlessless.

    ^^^^
    No wonder I don't like it icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 05, 2012 12:45 AM GMT
    The word bro is for friends not for a guy you want to get with. I'm completely turned off by a guy who starts calling me bro, man or dude
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    Sep 05, 2012 12:45 AM GMT
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    Sep 05, 2012 12:54 AM GMT
    Totally radical suggestion here, but maybe ignore the social game of second guessing people's word choices. When someone judges another because they use the word bro, man, or whatever, it comes across as being rather shallow. I would negatively evaluate someone using the phrase bro in a derogatory way to define or judge another far more than I would for someone using the word or wearing a certain style of clothing. The trouble with defining someone by their word choices, is that we don't really see them at all, we just see our perceptions. Then we've placed them in a little box and we never really get to know them at all, we just come to know our own stereotypical ideas better. I would be far more concerned about the quality of a person's heart and moral character than whether or not they say bro and wear a cap backwards. I've known some really great human beings that used the word bro, and I've known some real a**holes that never said it. Widen the perspective to overlook the small cultural idiosyncrasies and get to know the real people behind them.
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    Sep 05, 2012 1:02 AM GMT
    YngHungSFSD saidTotally radical suggestion here, but maybe ignore the social game of second guessing people's word choices. When someone judges another because they use the word bro, man, or whatever, it comes across as being rather shallow. I would negatively evaluate someone using the phrase bro in a derogatory way to define or judge another far more than I would for someone using the word or wearing a certain style of clothing. The trouble with defining someone by their word choices, is that we don't really see them at all, we just see our perceptions. Then we've placed them in a little box and we never really get to know them at all, we just come to know our own stereotypical ideas better. I would be far more concerned about the quality of a person's heart and moral character than whether or not they say bro and wear a cap backwards. I've known some really great human beings that used the word bro, and I've known some real a**holes that never said it. Widen the perspective to overlook the small cultural idiosyncrasies and get to know the real people behind them.


    This. Exactly this.
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    Sep 05, 2012 1:05 AM GMT
    And yet human cliches exist, most of them without any self-awareness of their natures.
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    Sep 05, 2012 1:10 AM GMT
    Elusium saidBro: an ignorant, semi-verbal, mildly articulate male -- often the result of parental over-indulgence and far too few childhood beatings -- who adopts the most shallow signifiers of callow American masculinity -- backward baseball caps, cut-off shirts, sports gear, belligerent hand gestures -- to define himself. A Bro has no cares or pressing thoughts. He exists in a perpetually emotionally numbed state of non-committal, easy-going, heavy-lidded aimlessless.


    icon_lol.gif and that pretty much sums it up! ... when someone tells you who the are perhaps you should believe them and leave them to their devices.
  • booboolv

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    Sep 05, 2012 1:14 AM GMT
    No clue ... but I suppose that is to be expected.
  • GREEKy

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    Sep 05, 2012 8:49 PM GMT
    Elusium saidBro: an ignorant, semi-verbal, mildly articulate male -- often the result of parental over-indulgence and far too few childhood beatings -- who adopts the most shallow signifiers of callow American masculinity -- backward baseball caps, cut-off shirts, sports gear, belligerent hand gestures -- to define himself. A Bro has no cares or pressing thoughts. He exists in a perpetually emotionally numbed state of non-committal, easy-going, heavy-lidded aimlessless.


    O_O. that's an amazing definition. did you just write that yourself?
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    Sep 05, 2012 9:23 PM GMT
    Gay guys who are so afraid of being one-demensionalized by their sexuality that they create a persona the ultimately becomes a caricature of masculinity.
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    Sep 05, 2012 9:32 PM GMT
    Lol wow well I hate to be a conformist but I say 'bro' all the time.
    Like I'll call my sister bro even, or my auntie or my mother sometimes in randomness.
    I even call my dog bro haha. Not incessantly, but whenever I'm kidding around I just call everyone bro.

    To me it's just synonym for "mate".
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    Sep 05, 2012 10:23 PM GMT
    Elusium saidBro: an ignorant, semi-verbal, mildly articulate male -- often the result of parental over-indulgence and far too few childhood beatings -- who adopts the most shallow signifiers of callow American masculinity -- backward baseball caps, cut-off shirts, sports gear, belligerent hand gestures -- to define himself. A Bro has no cares or pressing thoughts. He exists in a perpetually emotionally numbed state of non-committal, easy-going, heavy-lidded aimlessless.


    Judgmental much? Haha
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    Sep 05, 2012 10:31 PM GMT
    I am guilty of calling people "dude," but I do that to everyone regardless of gender.

    Sometimes I get the impression that "bud" is more common in the over 30 group while "bro" is more common in the under 30 group. However, there's plenty of overlap, so probably not a great generalization.

    Either way, I don't really care. I'm not bothered by trivial things like that. Although, I do think calling someone "kid" is pretty dumb. That just shows one's age icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 05, 2012 10:33 PM GMT
    Elusium saidBro: an ignorant, semi-verbal, mildly articulate male -- often the result of parental over-indulgence and far too few childhood beatings -- who adopts the most shallow signifiers of callow American masculinity -- backward baseball caps, cut-off shirts, sports gear, belligerent hand gestures -- to define himself. A Bro has no cares or pressing thoughts. He exists in a perpetually emotionally numbed state of non-committal, easy-going, heavy-lidded aimlessless.
    jeeze, bitter much. i am guessing you have no friends? because what you have stated is very ignorant and personally sounds very stupid for someone like yourself to ays
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    Sep 05, 2012 10:42 PM GMT
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    Sep 05, 2012 10:58 PM GMT
    What Elusium described matched pretty much the meaning behind the word.
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    Sep 05, 2012 11:23 PM GMT
    tuffguyndc said
    Elusium saidBro: an ignorant, semi-verbal, mildly articulate male -- often the result of parental over-indulgence and far too few childhood beatings -- who adopts the most shallow signifiers of callow American masculinity -- backward baseball caps, cut-off shirts, sports gear, belligerent hand gestures -- to define himself. A Bro has no cares or pressing thoughts. He exists in a perpetually emotionally numbed state of non-committal, easy-going, heavy-lidded aimlessless.
    jeeze, bitter much. i am guessing you have no friends? because what you have stated is very ignorant and personally sounds very stupid for someone like yourself to ays


    First line of your profile:

    "I am a pretty laid back guy."

    If profiling a Bro was the same as identifying a serial killer, you red-flagged right out of the gate. Definition, meet Textbook.

    As I said, I never met a human caricature/pack personality who didn't think he or she was daringly individual while remaining so utterly self-deceiving about how typical he or she truly is.
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    Sep 06, 2012 2:30 AM GMT
    YngHungSFSD saidTotally radical suggestion here, but maybe ignore the social game of second guessing people's word choices. When someone judges another because they use the word bro, man, or whatever, it comes across as being rather shallow. I would negatively evaluate someone using the phrase bro in a derogatory way to define or judge another far more than I would for someone using the word or wearing a certain style of clothing. The trouble with defining someone by their word choices, is that we don't really see them at all, we just see our perceptions. Then we've placed them in a little box and we never really get to know them at all, we just come to know our own stereotypical ideas better. I would be far more concerned about the quality of a person's heart and moral character than whether or not they say bro and wear a cap backwards. I've known some really great human beings that used the word bro, and I've known some real a**holes that never said it. Widen the perspective to overlook the small cultural idiosyncrasies and get to know the real people behind them.


    Great point. Which unfortunately might go ignored. But not by me =)
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    Oct 30, 2013 5:06 AM GMT
    I dont think my profle pic is " bro " worthy