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What is the best back-handed insult you've heard?

Asked by iamthemob (17147points) September 11th, 2010

This could be something along the lines of “Yellow is such a difficult color to wear” to someone in a yellow outfit…or the one I just heard, “Well, if that was the kind of hat you were trying to get, you certainly got a good one!”

It’s one of those insults that doesn’t really say anything, but everything that you need it to…

So, any good ones?

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chyna's avatar

That dress was soo cute when it was in style 2 years ago.

iamthemob's avatar

(I have a feeling these are all going to be about fashion. :-))

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

You’re smater than you look.

iamthemob's avatar

@shpadoinkle_sue

I’m glad that you’re confident enough in your presentation that you don’t have to worry about spelling…;-)

Oooh – there’s one for me! (all in good fun, I hope you realize)

rebbel's avatar

Last year a girl who is a field hockey player and who is trying her hand also on a singing career was invited to sing a song on a televized gala.
After she finished, the hostess of the gala, adressing the viewers at home, thanked her and said: ’‘Isn’t she a great hockey player?!’’

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Ah, the double-edged sword type of statement? I really appreciate you when you are conducting a training class (and not in the office).

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

@iamthemob XD That didn’t even register when I typed it! Thanks. ;)

iamthemob's avatar

@shpadoinkle_sue

It was kind of hilarious, considering the insult right?

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

@iamthemob I backhanded my own compliment. Is that a thing? :)

Ben_Dover's avatar

You look so much smaller
On TV
or
In that picture

gailcalled's avatar

Repeating myself, “Who did your nose?” iI wasn’t sure whether the remark was an insult or a compliment, but it was original.

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

OMG, you’ve lost so much weight!!!! (because once you were a fatty fat fat person.)

jerv's avatar

“That’s not the stupidest thing I’ve heard.”

I use this one all too often, and it’s about as subtle as I get.

faye's avatar

A boyfriend’s sister-in-law commented on the skirt I was wearing, “I’ve got one like that in the back of my closet.” bitch, it’s a nice skirt

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

“In some places, your writing is as good as the Grandmother story”. (I tried to give the Grandmother essay a grade lower than an F).

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

@Ben_Dover Wow, they put a lot of makeup on you when you’re on TV, don’t they?

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

That’s pretty good for a girl.

I spellchecked this one.

chyna's avatar

You look great for your age! What? Does? This? Mean?
If you were any other age you would look like crap?

iamthemob's avatar

@chyna

Yeah – I get a lot of “I didn’t think you were 30!” which is sort of the same thing. I want to know “What do you think that it’s supposed to look like?”

Ben_Dover's avatar

dc10, your writing is superfluous

iamthemob's avatar

@Ben_Dover

That sounds more like a front-handed insult…and is that regarding another thread?

Ben_Dover's avatar

@iamthemob Zen Went off on some newbie who was hijacking threads! dc10 is the guy’s call -sign
Superfluous is somewhat backhanded as there is Super in it!

iamthemob's avatar

Oooh…that’s gross. Now I must explore…

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

Wow, I haven’t seen you in 20 years! I wish I could find that one look that really works for me and just… stick with it!

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