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backhanded compliment

Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:45 am
by James Trotta
What are some examples of backhanded compliments?

"You're smarter than you look."
"You drive very well, for a woman."
"Your son is so handsome; he looks nothing like his dad!"
"Your plastic surgeon has such a delightful sense of humor!"

Re: backhanded compliment

Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 4:01 pm
by Kyong Min
The salesgirl at the mall said the dress ‘surprisingly' looks good for a person with such figure. She thought the dress wouldn't look pretty on a plump person. What a backhanded compliment!

Re: backhanded compliment

Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:45 am
by Goeun Jeon
When I bought a pair of jean, my brother jokingly paid me a backhanded compliment, saying "Your jean fits you very well. Really, your legs almost don't look like O shape in it!"

Re: backhanded compliment

Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:43 am
by 하주형
Backhanded compliments are pretty mean. Such as, your bangs look great, did you cut it yourself?

Re: backhanded compliment

Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:20 am
by lee geo wool
Usually, sarcastic people give backhanded compliments. For example, "you look like a celebrity today. have you heard of ozzy osborn?"

Re: backhanded compliment

Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:07 pm
by Han Dong Geol
My sister says i always gives her backhanded compliment about he cloth.

Re: backhanded compliment

Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:32 pm
by Yun Heejeong
My little brother agonized to retake the college entrance examination this year. I
gave backhanded compliment about his business. My little brother is silently
sulking.

Re: backhanded compliment

Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:00 pm
by EunhaHong524
A fraudster tried to persuade me to join his club and I refused it. And he said “Your plastic operation was good, nobody can’t recognize it” I was just frustrated and sometimes thought it was a kind of a backhanded compliment.

Re: backhanded compliment

Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:34 pm
by Eun-ji,Park
I thought what he said to me as just compliment.
But it was backhanded compliment.!!

Re: backhanded compliment

Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:06 pm
by Jae Eun Lee
When Laura says something nice, she is just giving you a backhanded compliment. She never learned how to say nice, meaningful words to others.

Re: backhanded compliment

Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:07 pm
by 한지웅
A student in our class told the professor that he thinks that this lecture is the best thing ever but I heard him say in the men’s toilet that it was actually boring. I was quite shocked by his backhanded compliment.

Re: backhanded compliment

Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:24 pm
by Bo-kyung, yoon
I often make fun of people. One day, I met a friend in the campus and his hair was waxy and gross because he hadn't washed his hair for three days !! So I gave a backhanded compliment to him. "Your hair is so shiny and glossy!"

Re: backhanded compliment

Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:31 pm
by Yang Seung-Hoon
I never keep someone who give me backhanded compliment at hand.

Re: backhanded compliment

Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:35 pm
by Shin Ye Sung
He was glad that she told him he is very manful. I think that is a backhanded compliment.

Re: backhanded compliment

Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:08 pm
by Ye Suel Jung
I had a really bad handwritting, but my teacher said " Wow you did a good job. It's like beautiful earthworms". I could definitely recognize that's a backhanded compliment.