Groupon Says

The Groupon Guide to: Backhanded Compliments

Science has proven that it’s almost impossible to say something truly nice to another human being. Unfortunately, maintaining close friendships dictate that you, at the very least, soften your venomous barbs by disguising insults as sly backhanded compliments:

• “You’re so funny! I wish I could take important things less seriously.”
• “Great idea! You’re not as stupid as I thought you were for most of my life.”
• “Nice scarf! It’s like something a handsome person would wear.”
• “I love your musk! I can always find you in the aisles of Target.”
• “Happy birthday! I can’t wait to have your decades of wisdom, dignified wrinkles, and rapidly depleting calcium reserves.”