It's good for that style: Noncompliments Part II

  • Good for you.
  • Just keep at it. (When someone shows you their writing, artwork, or any other project they're working on.)
  • That sweater doesn’t do you justice.
  • You seem much better today (when it was never established that something was wrong).
  • It’s good for that style.
  • You have a lot of energy.
  • “You don’t look a day over 35” (to someone who is clearly much younger – this is a real life incident, in response to wedding photos).
  • I wish I was as good as you at saying “No”.
  • I was expecting you to be much heavier.
  • That’s one of your more becoming hats.
  • Well, it’s not the worst idea I've ever heard.
  • Your shoes look comfortable.

  • "I feel so miserable without you, it's almost like having you here." - Stephen Bishop

  • "He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know." - Abraham Lincoln

  • A modest little person, with much to be modest about." - Winston Churchill
Seinfeld ref contributed by hawkeye yesterday. Here's the complete dialogue from The Hamptons, Episode 85.

Ben: Elaine, you have children?

Elaine: Me? Oh no, but I'd love to have a baby, I mean, I can't wait to have a baby. I'm just dyin' to have a baby.

Ben: A beautiful woman like you should. You're quite breathtaking.

Elaine: Breathtaking? I'm breathtaking?

(later, after Ben calls the baby "breathtaking")

Elaine: Nobody ever called me breathtaking before.

Jerry: I've never been called breathtaking either.

Elaine: I mean, if he thinks that that baby's breathtaking, then who's not breathtaking?


  1. She's got a healthy disposition.
    She has good teeth.
    Good facial bone structure.
    Nice, strong grip, big knuckles.
    She's got a healthy appetite.
    He has very delicate features.
    She is very good looking for her people.

  2. I Like these....all in the spirit of "Well, at least you tried" or "I wouldn't have done any better, I suppose...

  3. That energy one is really annoying...usually said by the most miserable sloths I know. "Where do you GET your energy from?"


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