A left-handed compliment is a criticism couched as a compliment, a compliment with two meanings, one of which is unflattering to the receiver. It is also known as a backhanded compliment.
- You are very competent for someone so inexperienced.
- That dress is really sharp. It really makes you look so slim!
- You have such nice handwriting for a left-hander
- Your son is more handsome than I would have expected
If you come across any more good examples, please post them as comments below.
My favorite left handed compliments:
You look if your skin was removed it would make a good rug
I want to have sexual intercourse with your son
Why we are left-handed or right-handed? According to new scientific research, it would not be the brain, but the spinal cord, which would determine that we use the left or right preferably.
There are two other activities that I can add as a left handed. As a past athlete, putting left foot on starting block. Also, playing guitar left handed.