Rick Reilly offers 'complisults' for your friends

Updated: September 22, 2010, 10:55 AM ET
By Rick Reilly

A "complisult" is half-compliment, half-insult. It's not until you're driving home in your Prius that a complisult slaps you across the cheek.

A few complisults:

"You're so pretty. I'll bet you used to model, am I right?"

"You drive the coolest minivan in the neighborhood!"

"The weight you've gained in your face looks good. Takes out the creases."

Complisults are essential to getting in your digs without getting your nose flattened into a tortilla for you. ...

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