Friday, 28 September 2012

"No disrespect, but..." you're going to anyway


“No disrespect” is one of the greatest phrases in the English language, because it allows you to deliver a free insult to someone by making it appear as if you’re trying to spare their feelings. It’s like a free pass to use brutal honesty. 
Below, I have placed a few examples:
Example 1: “No disrespect, but I cannot take your advice very seriously for you are a simpleton.”

Example 2: ” No disrespect, but your breath smells like you just got through eating a foot-and-ass sandwich. Here’s an Altoid. You know, these mints are curiously strong…”
As you can see, “No disrespect” is pretty fun to use, and can be applied in a number of situations. My favorite thing to do is to add a “Furthermore” to the end of the “No disrespect.” That allows you to slide in one more parting shot along the way. Here are a few more examples:
Example 3: “No disrespect, but your girlfriend is not that attractive to me. Furthermore, she needs to stop wearing tight outfits. Nobody wants to see that mess!”
Example 4: “No disrespect, but I don’t think that you possess the ability to keep your legs closed when you meet a new man. Furthermore, I believe therapy and/or Jesus would greatly benefit you.”
My 2 cents on the matter: choose to use this verbal-bashing technique as a shield or a sword. But remember that it’s bad enough we start lying when we say “no disrespect”, so go easy on the insults (unless they really deserve it). That’s my 2 cent’s, keep the change.

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