From: goth@spuddy.uucp (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 their albums)"

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."

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