Virgin Mobile Canada said the humblebrag is a trend gaining ground among mobile users.
The humblebrag is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as "an ostensibly modest or self-deprecating statement whose actual purpose is to draw attention to something of which one is proud.
The latest updates include new entries such as adorbs, binge-watch, cray, humblebrag, listicle, neckbeard, SMH, side boob, vape and YOLO.
com also includes new informal or slang terms, such as Bank of Mum and Dad, bro hug, cray, hench, hot mess, humblebrag, mansplain, side-eye and spit-take.
Finally, there's the kind that should very, very rarely be deployed: the humblebrag
So I feel some obligation to note when they nail it, as Henry Alford did recently in the article "If I Do Humblebrag
So Myself," with this example of the fine art of false humility, from a tweet by Paula Broadwell: "Honored and humbled to be included in @claudiachan's profiles of 'global remarkable women.
, defined as "to make a seemingly modest, self-critical, or casual statement or reference that is meant to draw attention to one's admirable or impressive qualities or achievements"), to politics (a (https://www.
As if Cannes out-of-office emails weren't smug enough, Spotify took the humblebrag
further by allowing attendees to embellish theirs with a playlist.
Luckily, Dan Zevin, who's won prizes for being funny, has created Miss Basic, Mr Selfie, Mr Humblebrag
and, our favourite, Miss Overshare, who exclaims on her birthday,
The August update of the Oxford Dictionary online provides a fascinating insight into the changes with a whole raft of new words being added from humblebrag
to amazeballs and acronyms like SMH (shaking my head).
A line commonly heard by social media users, who've had enough of the person that floods their feed with insanely hedonistic selfies and uploads posts with humblebrag
captions about their #blessed life.
Asked about the Wharton School of Economics in the University of Pennsylvania, where he took up an economics degree, Roxas admitted that it was a HumbleBrag
And then there is my favorite: the humblebrags
who display the latest kicks in their sneaker collection, yet claim they still don't own enough.
These experiences can make you an excellent candidate, so let 'em shine on your resume--or drop a few humblebrags
during your initial interview.