"Bro-types" ; coded words confuse me.

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    Oct 30, 2013 5:08 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 aimlessness.
    I'll have to find another word for you guys.
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    Oct 30, 2013 6:28 AM GMT
    james565 said



    I'm disappointed in the entertainment I actually got out of this. icon_neutral.gif Maybe I'm missing something here...
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    Oct 30, 2013 7:35 AM GMT
    LJG3 said
    james565 said



    I'm disappointed in the entertainment I actually got out of this. icon_neutral.gif Maybe I'm missing something here...

    I think it's an inside joke amongst Canadians.icon_confused.gif
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    Oct 30, 2013 10:16 AM GMT
    i don't know what the big deal is, bro. every dude knows what this is about.

    get it, buddy?
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    Oct 30, 2013 10:34 AM GMT
    HottJoe said
    LJG3 said
    james565 said



    I'm disappointed in the entertainment I actually got out of this. icon_neutral.gif Maybe I'm missing something here...

    I think it's an inside joke amongst Canadians.icon_confused.gif


    Love this!
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    Oct 30, 2013 12:47 PM 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.


    Perfect!
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    Oct 30, 2013 1:40 PM GMT
    Ant94538 saidOkay, 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
    i don't really understand the question
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    Oct 30, 2013 1:45 PM GMT
    Just seems like a cultural bonding phenomenon among males. Every generation has at least one of these types of phenomena.
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    Oct 30, 2013 1:45 PM GMT
    Elusium said
    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.
    like someone else said you are very judgmental and are very clueless as to why people certain words. anyhow, just for the sake of arguing. i will say you are right.
  • iHavok

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    Oct 30, 2013 1:47 PM 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.


    Nicely put! I say Bro just to throw in some verbal variety when talking to someone. Cant use their name constantly, it makes you seem socially awkward.
  • bburg34

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    Oct 30, 2013 1:58 PM GMT
    gay guys use "bro" because they don't want to be seen as sissies. bro.
  • tuffguyndc

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    Oct 30, 2013 2:03 PM GMT
    bburg34 saidgay guys use "bro" because they don't want to be seen as sissies. bro.
    really? that's like saying black guys speaks proper english just because they want to sound white.
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    Oct 30, 2013 2:03 PM 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.
    Also valid...
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    Oct 30, 2013 2:09 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 aimlessness.


    Bro bashing: a self defensive coping mechanism used by people who are intimidated by said group. A preemptive attempt at minimizing damage caused by rejection, typically because the threat of rejection is seen as very high. A social chemotherapy where an entire group is treated with poison in attempt at self preservation.
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    Oct 30, 2013 2:23 PM GMT
    Myol 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 aimlessness.


    Bro bashing: a self defensive coping mechanism used by people who are intimidated by said group. A preemptive attempt at minimizing damage caused by rejection, typically because the threat of rejection is seen as very high. A social chemotherapy where an entire group is treated with poison in attempt at self preservation.


    I love the idea of social chemotherapy... Nice phrase man!
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    Oct 30, 2013 2:43 PM GMT
    i typically only use bro in a condescending way, to people on the internet
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    Oct 30, 2013 3:12 PM GMT
    The question is which chilled out masc bro is going to make me feel like a man?
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    Oct 30, 2013 3:28 PM GMT
    I use the word "bro" as verabal shorthand for the word "brother", typically during a brief interaction with a male individual I haven't met before, and wouldn't want to potentially offend by calling them "brother" explicitly. "Hey bro," is Interchangeable with the phrase, "Hey man," or "Hey there buddy."

    I also avoid placing emphasis on the word in order to make it sound less like an implied statement and more like a casual greeting. And if asked about it, I'd be willing to respond, "being human (assuming you're human), we're brothers by some genetic lineage I'm sure.
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    Oct 30, 2013 3:34 PM GMT
    Ant94538 saidOkay, 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


    I have so much trouble keeping up with all these shorthand words, phrases and what look like random assemblages of letters. icon_redface.gif