Is a backhanded compliment still a compliment?
I say no and sometimes they deserve a backhand. Lol
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
A "backhanded complement" is a sugar-coated insult.
What's a backhand compliment?
It's when someone says something nice about you but caps it with something a bit negative.
"You look so cute in that dress, if only your hips were smaller"
Or something like that
Your new haircut is cute...BUT....
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.
Your new haircut is so cute! I didn't know that had come back I to style!
You are a master, I want more lol
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!
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!
I'm cracking up!!
My favorite is: it's amazing how far she's come considering her background.
Ok. Done for now. Covered weight, looks, intelligence, success, and style. Not bad eh?
Shazam... Thanks for the laugh!!
Mostly no, in my experience backhanded compliments come from people who aren't really trying to compliment you in the first place
That's been my experience, as well.
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
KatG I think you are very beautiful.
No but. Fact.
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!
You ain't seen nothin' yet, b-b-b-baby...
If i want it to it is.
Depends on the intent.