"You friggin punk!" "That dude's a punk!" more and more, I have seen the term punk used as derogatory term. As someone who listens to and plays punk music, I am annoyed by it. I think it degrades the music, making it seem as if it's not as legit as heavy metal or blues. You never hear some one yelling "that guy's a friggen metal head!" with a negative connotation(sic?) Now before you label me as ignorant, I am perfectly aware of the origin of the word punk. I realize that it was slang for amature and that in prison it was synonomous with "fish" or "B****". But just as "gay" is never used for it original intent, punk is hardly used for it's original intent either. What's wrong with being a punk? Could we please find another term to use for some one that is being a whiny little girl?