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  • Mitra has coined the term "narb" to describe the narrative bits people reveal about themselves online - age, gender, location and opinions, based on interactions with their friends. Front Page

  • Come on and go surfin 'safari with Mandela … that's so narb, dude!

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  • n. An item of personal information posted online, particularly as it contributes, often unwittingly, to a personal narrative that individual is creating online. Also: NARB. (Narrative + bit.)

    - Word Spy

    October 30, 2011

  • Did you mean barb, yarb? All due respects to Wordspy, but I think the tweets have it on this one.

    October 30, 2011

  • I assume our yarb has two feet, but how many narbs are in a foot?

    October 30, 2011

  • narb is, of course, bran backwards. "Bran" means "the fair-haired one" in old Irish, and was also the dog of Cuchulainn. "Cuchulainn" means "the hound of Culann", so - bear with me here - Bran was the dog of the hound of Culann.

    October 30, 2011

  • And of course, "Yarb" is a dog in Gogol's "Dead Souls". Like most dogs, Yarb is four-footed.

    October 31, 2011