Left-handed compliment

Postat de Ww Ww la 20.12.2017

Left-handed compliment (Engleză) — 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.

Engleză, explicat de Ww Ww la Miercuri, 20/12/2017 - 02:31

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

Rusă, explicat de St. Sol la Miercuri, 21/02/2018 - 18:20