Rob, I’m so excited!
Justin Bieber will be leaving the hotel at any minute now.
I can hardly wait to see him coming through that door! I want his autograph to add to my collection!
It’s him! It’s him! I’ll take a picture, Rob.
Who’s this, Vera? This isn’t Justin Bieber.
This guy is much taller and his hair is very dark and it’s much longer too.
This is Forest Trunk.
Forest who? I’ve never heard of him!
This is one of the eight members of the band ‘Wild Boys’. He is a celeb!
A celeb?! That’s not quite right, Vera.
Celeb is an informal abbreviation of the word ‘celebrity’, which is used in English to refer to people who are actually famous.
Ah, Justin Bieber! Okay Rob, a celebrity or, as we hear a lot nowadays, a celeb, is someone really famous, like … like her!
Her who?! Who is that woman?
This is another celeb! It’s Margot Marigold!
Marigold? I’ve never heard of her.
She is Forest Trunk’s girlfriend. She is a celeb!
Well, that’s the trend nowadays.
In our society everything is fast, the world is getting smaller and there is a tendency for people who are not really well-known to be called ‘celebs’.
So I wouldn’t be surprised to find this word everywhere.