Polite Society Code Phrases:
Among well mannered people we have noticed a few subtle code phrases that are fairly common in meaning and general understanding.
... means "what a jerk".
"Minnie Bumpfrass called today to check up on me, bless her heart."
Adjective, when not otherwise fit or descriptive, that conveys subtle but clear insult or derision.
"Bless her little heart".
... is a clear signal that a lack of respect is about to follow.
"Minnie Bumpfrass, with all due respect, is a bit of a busybody."
... translates "avoid like the plague", as complete incompetence is likely in view.
"Minnie Bumpfrass, with all due respect, means well, bless her little heart ..."
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