Politicians have recently taken to saying they are ‘humbled’ when they win an election. Likewise actors and other creative artists at award ceremonies. But nothing about winning could make them humble. They might have good cause to become more humble if they lost, though in most cases even losing wouldn’t be enough to give them humility. The losers would still blame the voters or judges, rather than themselves.
So please could everyone stop saying they are humble until they have learnt what the word means?