The Top 5 Back-Handed Compliments
It is always nice to hear something good about you unless you realize that it was actually a slight!
According to Collings Dictionary, a backhanded compliment is defined as:
A backhanded compliment is a remark which seems to be an insult but could also be understood as a compliment. A backhanded compliment is also a remark which seems to be a compliment but could also be understood as an insult.
So here are the Top 5 Backhanded Compliments
1. "Wow, I Didn't Expect You To Get The Job - Congratulations!"
Basically, they are saying, Hey, you are not qualified for the job...good luck!
2. "You look good for your age"
While you might think this is a compliment, basically they are calling you Old!
3. "Your spouse is so good looking, why are they with you?"
I hear this one a lot!! While this is a compliment for your spouse it is a nice shot at you. Basically, you are being called a Troll!
4. "Wow, You look really good today"
Um...was I a dried up hag yesterday? Sure it should be a compliment but unless they say it every day it is a backhand compliment
5. "You always look great in your Facebook pictures"
What about real life? #nofilter right?
So if you plan on giving someone a compliment today...make sure it is a legit one!