“Don’t take this the wrong way…but…” is another good one.
What exactly does it mean when an insult is prefaced by the above words? Is the message that follows less offensive because of them or is the insulted party just expected to take it on the chin because ‘no offence’ was intended?
These little words somehow miraculously remove the need for tact or good manners. It’s freedom of speech gone berserk.
My grandmother used to say that;
Anything before the ‘but’ is a lie.
Do you agree?
Did your parent or grandparent have a saying that makes more and more sense as you get older?
Artist: Marion C Honors