> > I've seen a shocking number of polite knives. > wazzat? > i can venture a guess, but that's new to me... 'Cause I made it up! :-) I meant "attacks that are disguised as legitimate discourse or complimentary comments." EXTREME example, "Oh, that's a nice sweater you're wearing. You look much less fat." (I went to an all-girls Catholic high school, trust me I'm an _expert_.) Helping you be more polite,* Miriam *See that subtext? "Helping you be more polite, 'cause you're a rude bastid!"