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Canada, Mighty in Humility

Overhead on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio this week:

“I think that it’s part of being Canadian: we show our Canadian pride by being reserved about and humble about our pride…. The fact that we’re humble rings true. We’re so humble we shy away from regularly appreciating and suppporting ourselves.”

Is there any way to successfully bring the words “so” and “humble” together?

2 thoughts on “Canada, Mighty in Humility”

  1. Bill says:

    OK, kids, it’s neologism time!
    Q: What do you call the condition of taking extreme pride in your humbleness?
    A: Hubrility

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