Dear Pandas, if you’re anything like us, you might be overthinking some of the things people say to you. may be trying to interpret that You may hear a voice in the back of your head saying, “What if I turn it completely upside down!?” Most of the time there is nothing to interpret. But “most of the time” is not “always”.
Sometimes, the person we are talking to will sprinkle subtle hints during the conversation to let us know how they really feel about you. The more you think about it, the more likely you are to feel offended.Many redditors shared some of the most creative insults Sounds like a genuine compliment.
Scroll down for the best, upvote your favorite hidden insults, and grab some inspiration in case you need one in the future. Let us know in the comments which of the posts you thought was the most creative. We must be “impossible to underestimate you”. pain!
got in touch with a British comedy writer Ariane Shereenthe author of “How to be happy” For her remarks about insults that sounded like compliments.You can find the insights she shared bored panda under.
Grandma always says that people are “gentle and kind” when they get nervous. They think of her as a sweet old lady when she really says she’s “no good and kinda dumb”.she had a mug engraved for her
Bored Panda reached out to British comedy writer Ariane to talk about the insult disguised as a compliment. She also shared what to do if you want to send someone her heartfelt compliments!
I wanted to hear the humor expert’s opinion on what lies at the heart of creative and stylish insults. According to Ariane, subtlety is the most important thing.
“I think it’s a subtle sense that the person you’re insulting is completely wrong,” she said.
“I remember my boyfriend’s mother smiling at my satin skirt and sighing, ‘Satin is such an unforgivable fabric, isn’t it!?’ It’s expressed in a way that seems like an overreaction,” Ariane shared with us about her past.
Frankly, I don’t know how to respond to comments like that! I hope to reach this level of delicacy (I promise not to abuse this power).
“You speak so eloquently”, “You speak so well” to a black man
Comedian Aryan He told Bored Panda that the key to finding the right balance between humor and meanness in these kinds of subtle insults is to “look sweet and then switch to barbed humor.”
But life is not all about insults. See, being nice is great. Some people may not know how to take compliments, but it’s nice to give compliments once in a while. As long as it’s real, of course! I wanted to hear a comedy expert’s opinion on how to compliment others.
“I think it’s a peculiarity,” he said. “How to be happy” He told me the secret of being good at complimenting.
“Speak more about patterns and fabrics instead of saying ‘I like your dress,’ which anyone can do. Similarly, if you’re complimenting someone’s character, instead of saying, ‘You’re so nice,’ say Please give an example of why or when you were kind. Backing it up with examples and evidence shows that it was not just an empty compliment.
The r/AskReddit thread on subtle insults was very popular. It got over 63.7k upvotes and really got people newbies jogging. I challenged myself to come up with an idea.
Whatever the actual cause of the insult, the amount of creativity here is pretty impressive. The beauty of it is that you may not even realize you’ve been insulted until you’re rerunning the conversation in your head a few days later! You may have thought it was a good thing to be in
One of the problems with the r/AskReddit thread is that it can make you wary of all kinds of compliments coming your way in the near future. You will never see the words “Good for you!” Same again.
A phrase that sounded supportive. encourage. Motivating! We are now in full detective mode trying to find out if someone is secretly mocking us.
“See you later!”
“I must meet you first!”
I always thought it was a cheesy reaction, but no. In other words, if you meet the other person, they will run away before they can see you. **
However, the beauty of these subtle insults is that even when you realize what they are, you are free to react. Sure, you can get all mad and start slinging phrases like “Well, I never!”
But where’s the fun in that? Instead, try to take the “compliment” as an actual compliment. you know what? Yeah good for me! Yes, you are really brave to try this outfit on. And the view from the top of the bell curve is so nice and being average is fun. Lean into insults. let it work for you!
Or, if you happen to have a rapier-like wit and you happen to catch an insult/compliment as it leaves a person’s lips, you can strike back with a comeback. . Show them what you can do.
I had a timed job skills test for a month on my new job and it took forever so he let me do it again. , he said, “Well… at least you’re consistent.”
My friends and I do this thing to turn it inside out by adding the word “actually” to the regular complement (e.g. “Hey, you’re actually pretty smart”)
You are at the top of the bell curve!!
I mean you are just *average*. But tell someone you’re in the lower right corner of the curve..that means you’re in the top 1% of anything.
I’m amazed you managed it. They think it’s a compliment, but wonder how they’re still breathing without the hourly reminder.
In line at Walmart there was an older woman and a man trying to figure out how much I had to pay and when I said the amount he said I was smart for being a girl. .