“I hate cats”
the start and end points of a race
“No offense but-”
“He was dealt a bad hand. No one else would have done better as PM.”
“I’m not racist but”
I sometimes say “with all due respect” instead cause it means I dont need to specify that no respect is due
Just to play devil’s advocate…
ohhhh this one really shakes my coconuts
“Music for ________. 1/5”
Do you say that? I’m sure someone as kind and intelligent as you doesn’t say anything horrible after but in my experience it’s followed by a bad/discriminatory take
I like that, will use it from now on, I just go for the bland and disclaimery “in my opinion”
“I hate the shrek films”
“The Smashing Pumpkins are my favourite band!”
“I’m not being funny, but”
I just tell it like it is
If I may… I think some people overuse the idea of “red flags”.
People talk like fairly innocuous or inconsequential interactions or behaviours are universally good or bad (rather than often containing /being open to multiple interpretations).
Like, for example, it’s ok to hate it when someone does something annoying like… asks people to turn on cameras in meetings. Or asks to “pick your brain”.
But feel like it’s often for very varied reasons and dont think we can read loads into their behaviour.
Profile pic is a photo of them holding a fish that they’ve caught
Sure sign that they’re a UKIP/FathersForJustice type
“Call a spade a spade” puts me really on edge, even though its etymology is somewhat innocuous
Rude to bar staff/waiters