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13 Backhanded Compliments That Stung People To Their Core

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I was playing hide seek with my 8 year-old cousin. She couldn’t find me and had My mom come and help her. I heard her say:
“wow for someone so fat she’s really good at hiding!”
*my little cousin said that but my mom agreed. I texted my mom from my hiding spot calling them rude.

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My friend, who knows nothing about how to talk to women, got told by my other friend, who knows exactly what to say, that if he doesn’t know what to say that he should give her a genuine compliment.
Good idea in practice, but my not-so-eloquent friend got super stressed about not saying something trite/cliché and blurted out “you really don’t sweat much” to a girl he was dancing with, and realizing how that wasn’t a great line immediately amended it by telling her “you know, for a bigger girl”.
Needless to say, things didn’t work out so well for him.

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“I mean, you’re an 8 to me where most guys would give you 5-6”
This was a 16-year-old boy’s way of trying to talk me (20 y/o) into dating him after I had said no multiple times. I laughed my ass off.

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My mom asked what I was up to via text and I’ve started cooking a lot so I sent her a pic of the dish I made that night.
She responded, “That looks great honey! Now you just have to find someone to share it with.”
Thanks Mom.

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A friend who works in marketing told me a she had a modeling gig I would be perfect for. It was “very average looking un-intimidating man to model a backpack vacuum cleaner.” I took the job.

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From my first girlfriend, back in high school. I was having a bit of a crisis about how I thought I had a shitty personality, so she hit me with “Well, I’m not dating you for your looks.”
I know what she was going for, but ouch.

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“I love how you don’t care about how you look and how you dress”
I do 🙁

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Friend traveled somewhere and couldn’t shut up about the apparent lack of beautiful women in the town and how every man couldn’t stop staring at her (yeah ok). Followed with “even you would be beautiful there”.

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You speak English really well.
Bruh, I was born and raised in Ohio. What do you expect

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I was talking with an acquaintance about a ski trip with my wife. I told him how I loved to watch her ski, she was so graceful and fluid, and a better skier than me. “Come to think of it,” I said, “she is better than me at just about everything.”
“That’s not true,” he replied.
“Why not?” I asked.
“You married better than she did.” He responded.

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I’m a foreigner. Was at a party in the US for some family. There was a kid there, he may have been between 11/13. He was asking me where I was from and different questions about my accent. At the end he’s like,” You know your english isn’t that bad for it not being your first language.” My face dropped, it is my first and only language. I laughed and proceeded to walk away.
It’s been years and years ago and I still think about it every once in awhile.
Edit: A lot of people are asking where I’m from. I’m actually from a Caribbean nation. I just imagine the kid had probably never heard my accent. Even though I thought I was using my “American Accent” haha

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Two girls at work
Girl1: (as she holds some of girl 2s hair) Wow! I wish my hair was this thin, I would save so much time on brushing and money on conditioner!
Girl2: :/

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You look good for 30, lol I just turned 21 around then. Fuck my life and my horrible hairline.

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