Usually people say it’s ‘humbling’ when they’ve won an award. That’s not humbling. That’s the opposite of humbling. It makes you feel amazing. You’re a megalomaniac and you’re trying to say to people that you’re still humble inside, so you lie about what it feels like to be given an award. Going to prison; that’s humbling.
David Mitchell - 10 O’Clock Live
Um, David, your wife is showing:
“Well, it’s stupid. Stop doing it everyone. Or keep doing it, for the language must live and change, mustn’t it? And soon the dictionary can carry two meanings of the word “humble”: (1) modest, unpretentious, lowly or abased, (2) feeling like a big shiny great lord of the universe because you just won a thing and everyone’s clapping.”