I desire to explain exactly how someone is saying somepoint but hidden behind their words they are blaming the person they are talking to. It"s kind of choose sarcasm yet not quite as solid. With sarcasm the meaning is obvious and also it"s expected to hurt. With the situation I"m describing it"s not really around cutting down the other perboy and also making yourself feel smart, more like blaming them for somepoint that went wrong and feeling sorry at the very same time. The speaker isn"t really trying to hit the listener via the covert interpretation, however via just a tiny bit of effort the listener have the right to infer the extra meaning in the speaker"s words.

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If sarcasm doesn"t define this, then what does? What words or phrases have the right to be used?

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I think "subtext" is what you"re after: in this instance, a submessage of blame.

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People often make insinuating, or suggestive remarks.

From The Free Dictionary:


Provoking gradual doubt or suspicion; suggestive: insinuating remarks.

Arttotally contrived to get favor or confidence; ingratiating.

It might be said at times, depfinishing, that they are engaging in subterfuge.

Aobtain, from The Free Dictionary:


A deceptive stratagem or device: "the paltry subterfuge of an anonymous signature" (Robert Smith Surtees).

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I think you could be reasoning of (or trying to think of) condescension.

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answered Jun 23 "11 at 0:29

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An instance of such a statement:

I am sorry you lost manage of your vehicle.

While you are sorry, you are placing full blame on the driver. This is ridiculously widespread in prayer teams via a lot less subtlety:

Lord, please assist Jachild realize he is a jackass.

Thus, the gamut runs from cleverly covert to incredibly overt. Cshed calls for corresponding terms:

double entendre — a expression through a twin definition (normally sexual)doublestop — flipping the interpretation or use of a phrase in an attempt to disguise the truth (e.g. a boy named Girl)euphemism — softening a expression to mitigate its emotional or social impactmisdirection — drawing attention to somepoint with the intent of maintaining the focus ameans from a different thingindirectness — "staying clear of straight point out or exposition of a subject"

The last one gets my individual vote:

He instraight said it was my fault.

With some indirectness, my boss reminded me I was late.

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"Welcome ago," my mom shelp — which was an instraight method to chastise me for leaving in the initially location.