How’s Your Backhand?
The Backhanded Compliment: Keeping everyone’s pride in check since the dawn of time.
“She’d tell me how she’d handle the backhanded compliment by smiling and pretending she was receiving a genuine compliment all the while ignoring their attempt to be insulting. After all, it’s the way an insult is received that makes it an insult. You can’t really give offense unless someone takes it.”Portia de Rossi