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to not get why people on MN write "sleb"

9 replies

RubyRedRidingHood · 05/05/2013 14:31

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...

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AViewFromTheFridge · 05/05/2013 14:35

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


SoleSource · 05/05/2013 14:35

I love it hahahahahahahahaha


TanteRose · 05/05/2013 14:35

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

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


SirChenjin · 05/05/2013 14:38

It's not a MN thing, it goes back a good few years now. See the Oxford Dictionaries website


WhereYouLeftIt · 05/05/2013 15:08

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 · 05/05/2013 16:05

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 · 05/05/2013 16:08

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


HoneyDragon · 05/05/2013 16:10

It's not just on Mnet or social media.


ICanTuckMyBoobsInMyPockets · 05/05/2013 16:13

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

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