Thursday, 29 November 2012

How to give a compliment

I was taught, I forget by whom, but I think it was in a book I've forgotten the name of, that a compliment should be:

something else with three syllables that I never could remember
sincerely meant,
and true.

It drives me mad that I never can remember what the other thing was.


Tangocommuter said...

Pleasing? But that's two syllables...

M said...

Don't know the answer, but could the quote be based on this:

“Before you speak ask yourself: Is it kind, is it necessary, it is true, does it improve upon the silence?”

― Shirdi Sai Baba

In other words, something like "kind", but three syllables?

Anonymous said...

Spontaneous? But 4 syllables . . .