I hate when someone thinks they're being nice and paying you a compliment when, really, they're just politely insulting you. Here is a list of some of my favorite back-handed compliments and what they really mean.
1. "You have such a pretty face."
What this means: You have such a pretty face but I can hardly see it because it's outshadowed by your huge ass. I hear variations of this on a consistent basis.
2. "That outfit is so slimming!"
What this means: You did a good job of hiding under that black tent you call a dress.
3. "You'd be so beautiful... if only you'd lose some weight."
What this means: You're already beautiful, I'm just not comfortable with it because you don't fit into my cookie-cutter ideal of beauty.
4. "She's such a nice girl."
What this means: By "nice" I mean she's either ugly or fat, or both. But MAN what a personality!
5. "Did you lose weight?"
What this means: If it is said by a family member it means "Please tell me you lost weight." If it is said by anyone else, they're kissing your ass.
6. "You're pretty hot... for a fat chick."
What this means: You're pretty hot. <- period