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KatG October 17th, 2013 6:44pm

Is a backhanded compliment still a compliment?

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sovereign1 Right here
10/17/13 9:55 pm

I say no and sometimes they deserve a backhand. Lol

Ernest Make it so
10/17/13 2:39 pm

It can be a compliment. I get them all the time... (Not in the way you all think lol) "you played that very well, but you need to watch your grace notes, vibrato, and articulations" my response... "gee, thanks... what part did I play well" lol

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kc10
10/17/13 1:20 pm

A "backhanded complement" is a sugar-coated insult.

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KatG Liberal in Ohio
10/17/13 12:31 pm

It's when someone says something nice about you but caps it with something a bit negative.

FemmeAdamWest in the Tardis library
10/17/13 12:34 pm

"You look so cute in that dress, if only your hips were smaller"
Or something like that

KatG Liberal in Ohio
10/17/13 12:39 pm

Your new haircut is cute...BUT....

Shazam Scaramouche, OH
10/17/13 2:52 pm

I am a master at these.

I really like your shoes! It's amazing how accurate the designer copies are today!
Boy, your hips look really small in those jeans!
He's a really nice boy. He probably won't amount to much, but they're perfect together.

Shazam Scaramouche, OH
10/17/13 2:52 pm

Your new haircut is so cute! I didn't know that had come back I to style!

Shazam Scaramouche, OH
10/17/13 4:57 pm

You really look surprisingly good in this light.
Boy are you lucky. You have no idea how much back pain big boobs cause.
Did you find a new recipe? Dinner tonight was really good!

Shazam Scaramouche, OH
10/17/13 5:02 pm

It's so nice that your level in the company allows you to spend so much time at home.
A twofer: it's so cool that you got the looks, and your brother is so smart.
Wow! In these pictures you can't even tell this is a mobile home!

KatG Liberal in Ohio
10/17/13 5:19 pm

I'm cracking up!!

Shazam Scaramouche, OH
10/17/13 5:56 pm

My favorite is: it's amazing how far she's come considering her background.

Shazam Scaramouche, OH
10/17/13 6:00 pm

Ok. Done for now. Covered weight, looks, intelligence, success, and style. Not bad eh?

Evseng2
10/18/13 7:45 am

Shazam... Thanks for the laugh!!

FemmeAdamWest in the Tardis library
10/17/13 12:23 pm

Mostly no, in my experience backhanded compliments come from people who aren't really trying to compliment you in the first place

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KatG Liberal in Ohio
10/17/13 12:31 pm

That's been my experience, as well.

icytoes the tepid north
10/17/13 12:11 pm

If someone tells me "you have a beautiful face, you'd be a knockout if you lost some weight," they are still tellng me I'm beautiful. It all depends on how I choose to take it. It might me more TACTFUL to leave the 2nd part off, but it was still nice

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fixitlater My Life
10/17/13 12:02 pm

KatG I think you are very beautiful.

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KatG Liberal in Ohio
10/17/13 12:20 pm

But.....

lol! Thanks

fixitlater My Life
10/17/13 12:42 pm

No but. Fact.

fixitlater My Life
10/17/13 11:52 am

She said any loving was good loving so I took what I could get. I never do back handed. I will tell you straight to your face! Pull the pin and let it fly!

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wego Utah
10/17/13 11:59 am

You ain't seen nothin' yet, b-b-b-baby...

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
10/17/13 11:46 am

Depends on the intent.

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