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11 Backhanded Compliments You Get from Las Tías…and Mom

You know that feeling when someone gives you a compliment, but somehow makes you feel terrible? You respond with a half-smile “thank you” not quite sure whether you should be offended or ???. Las tías (y mom) are the masters of these backhanded compliments, that have bruised our self-esteem for years.

Qué lindo te quedó el maquillaje.

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I can’t even see your pimples!

That dress is so pretty!

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Way better than the one you wore on Sunday.

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You look SO slim.

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Are you finally on a diet?

That new haircut really suits you.

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Se te ve mas delgada la cara.

You are so confident!

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I would never dare wear something so revealing.

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Tan linda que se te ve ese vestido.

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I wish I had no boobs like you.

Anyone would be lucky to date you.

 

You’re not that pretty, pero eres buena muchacha.

You look so good!

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I almost didn’t recognize you.

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I love talking to you.

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It makes me feel so smart.

You’re so humble.

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No te importa what others think about your looks.

You must love your big boobs.

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They make the rest of your body look skinny.

We never can win.

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