A poser trying to be a "goth" will wear jeans and a band t-shirt. The band being a band they've only heard one song by.
I used to be a poser, then I saw sense. I'm just myself now. My own Style. Simply just, me.
Lucy - "Umm... what songs you heard then?"
Sindy - "Can't remember the names! *awkward laugh*"
Lucy - "Yeah..."
But posers are often mistaked as actual goths by chavs (townies, scallies). But chavs are stupid and blind.
Signs of a Poser - 1. The poser will start hanging out with people you would never expect. 2. They will change their style of clothes. e.g. They will wear tennis shorts but will soon be wearing skinny jeans and tight jackets. 3. Potential poser name: First name: Vance; Last name: La
Person 2: "Vance La?"
Person 1: "Yeah, him."
Person 2: "Yeah. He's such a poser. No one likes him."
A. Just because someone is wearing clothes from Hot Topic it means that they're trying to be goth, or
B. Just because someone listens to The Ramones it means that they're trying to be punk.
There are some more examples, but these are some of the more common ones. Most people that call others posers are saying that these people are trying to be goths or punks. These people never consider that maybe, just maybe.. these guys simply like the clothes or music!
It has nothing to do with what they want to BE, but simply what they LIKE, so they go ahead and do it. It's like assuming that just because a white guy wants to rap, that he's automatically a wigger. Rap doesn't automatically mean you're gonna speak in ebonics and rap about bitches and hoes, or how "gangsta" you are. Only when that IS the case.. you can go and call him a wigger, but otherwise, no.
It's the same with these so-called "goths" and "punks". A stud-belt from Hot Topic doesn't mean that person slits his wrists and cries all day because his life sucks, nor does liking the band Green Day mean that person wants to rebel against society, get a mohawk, and tell everyone else to fuck off.
However.. the easiest way to tell a true poser from a non-poser would be that, if a poser actually gets called a poser, he/she'd overreact quite angrily and surprised.
Non-Idiot: Umm.. no, actually I got these pants because I thought they look cool. Do you have a problem with that?
Wigger: Yea I do!! I'm an awesum rapper wit all mah hoes and rims, who says I'm from da street even tho I wuz raised in a 6-story mansion!!
Non-Idiot: Well in that case, go and tell someone to yell at you instead of coming here like an idiot and calling me a poser... you poser.
Wigger: omg stfu I fukkin hate u u wannabe goth bitch go slit ur wrists u fag
Non-Idiot: I've never slit my wrists in my whole life, moron.
example: Avril Lavigne.
Shop Assistant : Sure
*whispers DAMN those Posers*.
*Poser skips down the road in glee thinking that She will be so cool. A minute later arrives near a bunch of Moshers*
Mosher 1: *Laughs* Dude what are you wearing?
*He says wearing a Nirvana T-Shirt and skating shoes*
Mosher 2: *becomes hysterical*I think you've got it wrong.
Poser: But... But... You all love Avril Lavigne don't you?
Mosher 1: *drop Kicks* I am Sooooo offened!
Mosher 2: Yeh F*** off you POSER!
*Poser runs off crying and decides to try and be a Goth*
Me:You're just as caucasian as me
me: Why? because he likes their clothes?
idiot 2: Chris is a poser because he listens to punk but isn't really into punk
me: How do you think punk bands make money? from hardcore punks buying their CDs? They'd all go bankrupt in days if that was true, and punk music isn't just for a special group of people dumbass
correct person: Nicks a poser cause he
person2: what's AFI?
person1: just this band i like.
person2: what does it stand for?
a week later, (after seeing picture of AFI)
person2: eww, they're so scary looking
a week later after that,
person2: yea!, soo i really like miss murder.
(sings *kiss my eyes and lay me to sleep* in squeaky voice.)
in other words, posers are people who take the meaning out of something beautiful by twisting it around and turning it into something strange in their little podpeople heads.
not that AFI would ever be ruined.