Left-handed compliment

Υποβλήθηκε από Ww Ww στις 20.12.2017

Left-handed compliment (Αγγλικά) — A criticism or insult disguised as a compliment, an insult disguised as an expression of praise. The compliment has two meanings, one of which is unflattering, insulting to the receiver. Sometimes, a left-handed compliment may be inadvertent or undetected by the one it is intended against. A satirical tone of voice may be sufficient. "Nice hair", or "Nice shoes", etc.. The word 'nice' is a common part of an insult.
The right side of the body is considered good, the left side bad. Very common in Latin terminology.

Αγγλικά, eρμηνεύτηκε από Ww Ww στις Τετ, 20/12/2017 - 02:31

Left-handed compliment — сомнительный комплимент; оскорбление в форме похвалы

Ρωσικά, eρμηνεύτηκε από St. Sol στις Τετ, 21/02/2018 - 18:20