A humblebrag is when someone usually deliberately posts something on Twitter or Facebook that might appear humble but it is really thinly disguised bragging.
Some of my favourite examples include:
- Why does the mercedes dealership always have fresh baked hot cookies?! don’t they understand how mean that is?
- “Omg so tired. Long day ahead but I know as soon as I’m on the boat my happiness level will increase 90% … hope to spot some killer whales!”
- “I hate my lambo! Police is ALWAYS pulling me over just cuz its a lambo so they always think I’m speeding but I’m not!! Then they let me go!”
- “Ugh. I just pocket dialed spokesperson for Pentagon.”
Harris Wittels, an American comedian and writer for shows including Parks and Recreation, Eastbound & Down began a twitter feed @humblebrag where the false modesty of other Twitter users is retweeted. To date the account has over 250,000 followers.
I would encourage you Dear Reader to avoid the humblebrag. If you are going to brag about something, then be up front, own your bragging. Don’t be falsely modesty; it’s not smart, it’s not clever and no one will be impressed.