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19-09-2014, 12:31 PM
RE: Phrased to annoy
"beautiful inside and out."

I frequently see women using this phrase in comments on other women's pictures in Facebook. The impression I get is that the phrase is used because it's taboo or not politically correct to praise physical attractiveness, so they feel pressured to compliment intangible traits as well.

My take on it is that if you want to compliment someone for being physically attractive, just say it. If you want to praise their character, use language that refers to character traits - don't rely on the "beautiful on the inside" cliche.

I think another reason it irritates me is that no one ever says that about men. If a guy is good looking, people will just tell him he's handsome - no "you're so handsome, inside and out" bullshit.

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19-09-2014, 07:53 PM
RE: Phrased to annoy
insh'allah.
It literally means "god willing", in practice it means you've got no f-ing chance as in:
When will this website/car/plumbing/etc. issue be fixed?
Bucra (tomorrow) insh'allah.

Forget it, whatever it is. It's not happening and the person you're asking doesn't give a crap.

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19-09-2014, 09:00 PM
RE: Phrased to annoy
How annoying
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