Why, Thank You?: Backhanded compliments


What’s the best (or rather, worst) backhanded compliment you’ve ever received? If you can’t think of any — when’s the last time someone paid you a compliment you didn’t actually deserve?

(Thanks, LisaListed, for suggesting this prompt!)


A compliment I didn’t deserve?

Wouldn’t that be flattery?

And a backhanded compliment

Is no compliment at all.

Like honour among thieves.

And being the smartest man in the room,

When you’re the only one in it.

And being praised for being an entertaining writer,

Yet you pretend you don’t understand what I was trying to say.

~Linus Fernandes

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