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to not get why people on MN write "sleb"

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RubyRedRidingHood Sun 05-May-13 14:31:29

Is it suppose to be funny?

I just don't get it. I find it a bit cringey

Why not just put celeb? It's only one letter more...

AViewFromTheFridge Sun 05-May-13 14:35:24

It's just a mumsnet "thing" I think, like vaire, naice, dere etc - slightly self-deprecating possibly?

SoleSource Sun 05-May-13 14:35:44

I love it hahahahahahahahaha

TanteRose Sun 05-May-13 14:35:49

Well, it's in the Oxford English Dictionary so why not?

If you don't like it, don't use it!
Simples smile

SirChenjin Sun 05-May-13 14:38:33

It's not a MN thing, it goes back a good few years now. See the Oxford Dictionaries website oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/sleb

WhereYouLeftIt Sun 05-May-13 15:08:18

I've always read the word as meaning that the person in question is a celebrity only in their own mind and in the minds of the red-tops; they haven't actually done anything that they would be celebrated for?

EduCated Sun 05-May-13 16:05:49

I've definitely seen it elsewhere, as WhereYouLeftIt says, it tends to denote a certain type of celebrity whose generally famous for, well, nothing much.

Bowlersarm Sun 05-May-13 16:08:27

Don't you have 'in' words or jokes with family, friends and colleagues? It's just the Internet forum version

HoneyDragon Sun 05-May-13 16:10:35

It's not just on Mnet or social media.

I read a very good book called Sleb about 8 years ago, twas very good.

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