[Theforum] polite knives (was: Re: (was) let's kill it, kill, kill, kill!)

aardvark roselli at earthlink.net
Thu Apr 18 09:58:09 CDT 2002

> From: "Miriam Frost" <miriam at members.evolt.org>
> '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_.)

ahh... that's different than "do these pants make me look fat?" and
the fact that i answer honestly...

> Helping you be more polite,*
> *See that subtext? "Helping you be more polite, 'cause you're a rude
> bastid!"


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