“We don’t always say what we “mean” to say and we don’t always “mean” what we say.”
To prove my point, here is a collection of 10 English Phrases we often use to politely convey feelings which would otherwise sound downright rude:
Phrase 1: That must be interesting!
Real meaning: SHUT UP. You have bored me enough with your bullshit. It’s high time you stop. And now that exhibit no signs to stop, I must interfere – just so that you SHUT UP!
Phrase 2: I will look into it.
Real meaning: Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn! I have already forgotten what we are talking about and I am secretly praying that you never follow up with me about this task!
Phrase 3: I have no idea!
Real meaning: I am an expert in the shit that you are still trying to figure out. However, you know, there are days when I don’t believe in social niceties. Please solve your issues on your own, nincompoop!
Phrase 4: Good for you.
Real meaning: What you are doing is downright dumb. However, I am too busy to lecture you right now.
Phrase 5: Such a cute baby!
Real meaning: Oh holy! It moves. It pisses. It poops. I CAN handle it! I can! I can!
Phrase 6: I was trying to be nice to him/her.
Real meaning: I have made all efforts from my end to be extremely mean. If this doesn’t spoil the relationship, I will have to resort to criminal tactics. You see.
Phase 7: You guys make a very cute couple.
Real meaning: 7.125 billion people in the world and this is who you got for your wedding portrait!
Phase 8: You know what, “Relax”!
Real meaning: You are doomed and I can’t do much! Now for God’s sake, please stop hyperventilating; you are consuming my share of oxygen as well!
Phase 9: I am almost done.
Real meaning: Thank you for reminding me. I’ll get started immediately!
Phase 10: I understand!
Real meaning: Excuse moi! I have no idea what you are talking about!
P.S. I am a nice person!