What sounds like a compliment but is actually an insult?

What sounds like a compliment but is actually an insult?

What do you think?

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  1. “You lost weight, you look so good!”

    Even if true, it implies you were fat before. It always made me wonder: “Why didn’t you say anything when overweight?”

  2. Heard a boss tell someone who was calling about a former employee for a reference that , “you’d be lucky to get them to work for you” hmmm. There are certainly two ways to take that!

  3. “You’re not like other girls”. It’s meant to make you feel special, but what it really means is that the person giving the compliment looks down on those other women.

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