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Tuesday, August 29, 2017


People say they are "humbled" when they win a prize

Something the opposite of humbling since it should make them justly proud

of their accomplishments

I think what they are doing is hedging their bets a bit

by going for the opposite emotion

or maybe they really are "humbled" in a way I don't fully understand

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I really don't understand what they mean when they say that, and I take it for cloying false modesty. Inappropriate and possibly disrespectful to the audience. I think they should stop doing it.