Humblebrag 謙虛自誇

Brag if you must. Just please don’t humblebrag!
What’s worse than bragging?

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Rob 有一輛讓人眼紅的跑車。他在社交網站上找各種機會大肆炫耀這輛車,而他炫耀的手法可被菲菲稱為 “humblebrag”。這個由 “humble 謙虛” 和 “brag 誇耀” 組成的合成詞 “humblebrag” 能描述現代生活中,尤其是在社交網站上常見的炫耀方式。

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Rob
Morning Feifei, nice bike.

Feifei
Thanks Rob, you know I always cycle to work. And what a beautiful sports car!

Rob
Oh this old thing? Hey, Feifei, mind if we take a selfie?

Feifei
What, me in my sweaty cycling gear and you leaning on your fancy…?

Rob
Smile! Right, let me just post this…“I really respect my super healthy colleague Feifei cycling to work every day. It saves money and is good for the environment! Much better than lazy little me driving this old car.”

Feifei
Hang on, let me see. You know, Rob, I’m not sure how I feel about this post. I mean, it’s a bit of a humblebrag.

Rob
A humblebrag?

Feifei
Sorry – I’ll just say it straight. You make it look like you’re praising my cycling, but in fact you’re just drawing attention to your expensive car.

Rob
Hmm.

Feifei
Rob 表面看上去是在誇我騎車出行的方式既健康又環保,但實際上是在吸引人們關注他的跑車。Rob 表面上看似 “謙遜 humble”,但其實是在 “誇耀 brag” 自己的車。這就叫做 “humblebrag 謙虛自誇”。

Rob
OK, I get it. You’re right. I suppose that is what I was doing.

Feifei
You’re not the only one. It’s everywhere on social media and in the workplace these days. 咱們來聽些例句,看例句中的人們是怎麼 “humblebrag”。

Examples
I never thought I was very good at exams so it’s a bit confusing that I got top of the class in all subjects again this year.

I somehow made it to the singing competition final this year. Think the judges need their ears testing!

Feifei
還有一些人把 “謙虛的吹噓 humblebragging” 隱藏在牢騷、抱怨中。像這樣:

Examples
I’m exhausted because I’ve just received two promotions in three months. I need a holiday!

Help! I can’t believe the cakes in first class aren’t sugar-free. I’ll be gaining so much weight.

Feifei
這裡是 BBC 英語教學的《道地英語》節目。這集節目中給大家介紹流行詞 “humblebrag” 的含義。

Rob
Mm, some pretty impressive humblebrags there! But what exactly is the problem with it?

Feifei
Well researchers in Harvard and University of North Carolina have found that if you humblebrag, people like you less. They say you’re better off just bragging.

Rob
Just plain bragging?

Feifei
Apparently so. Humblebragging makes you look less sincere.

Rob
That makes sense. Best to say what I think. OK, let me change the caption…“I’m not going to lie, I absolutely love my new sports car. Feifei’s bike isn’t bad either.”

Feifei
That will do! Let me just comment…“Get some exercise!”

Rob
Ha, very funny. Bye! 

Feifei
Bye!

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