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The bluebird of passive-aggressiveness
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Tags:guilt, guilts, guilting, mom, moms, mother, mothers, mum, mums, nag, nags, nagging, passive aggressive, passive aggression, passive aggressiveness, parent, parents, parenting, frustration, frustrations, frustrating, put on a sweater, nice young man, approval, approve, approves, approving, torah, genesis, bible, bible story, bible stories, shpasik, jtoons
Tags:smiley, smileys, emoji, emojis, emoticon, emoticons, kaomoji, kaomojis, moji, emotions, emotional breakdown, emotion, emotional, conceal don't feel, mask, masks, etiquette, manners, manner, polite, politeness, social, social mores, social rules, passive aggressive, passive aggression, aggressive, hidden emotion, anger, angry, rage, enraged, sad, sadness, depression, depressed, tech, technology, social media
Bartlett's Expanded Quotations
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"Just let me know if you want me to make a valiant attempt at holding the doors."
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New from Never Mind Books: The Best Story in All the World
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"Denise has a great ear for the bald-faced lie."
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"Hey! Pay-per-view here, if you and your mother don't mind."
Tags:tv, watching tv, pay-per-view tv, television, watching a movie, watching a film, noise, noisey, unwanted noise, unwanted distractions, on the phone, phoning, calling, calling your mom, calling mom, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, phone, phonecall, couple, couples, argument, arguing, angry husband, passive aggression, passive aggressive, family, families, dysfunctional families
Warning: This car is protected by powerful anti-squeegee devices.
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"I do like Martin. For a nice, wishy-washy, passive-aggressive guy, he's great!"
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Suddenly a hush descended. She turned slowly. I could sense a certain tension, like an overwrought teakettle at the edge of its scream.
"You have until he rolls his eyes and looks at his watch."
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"Would you have liked any help?"
Tags:domestic chores, domestic tasks, household chores, household tasks, couple, couples, co habitation, co-habitation, cohabitation, damage limitation, laundry, damage limitation, gender issues, gender discrimination, misogyny, spousal dispute, spousal disagreement, domestic, domestic argument, domestic arguments, fight, fighting, lazy, laziness, layabout, layabouts, washing, passive aggressive, passive aggression, passive-aggressive, passive-aggression, unhelpful, laundry room, laundry rooms
"It's your tallyman. He's tallied your bananas."
Tags:tally, keeping tally, tallying, tallied, tallyman, tallymen, message, passing on a message, phone, phones, phone call, call, calls, calling, pettiness, petty, being petty keeping score, relationship, relationships, insults, insulting, catty remarks, side comment, snide comments, snarky comment, snarky comments, marital issues, arguing, argument, passive aggression, passive aggressive, husband, husbands, wife, wives
"Second-smartest animals on the planet, but they don't know how to use the doorbell?"
Mothers Without Borders
"He doesn't say much, but he bristles a lot."
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"The Passive-Agressive Door-Holding Game:See if you can make an innocent stranger hurry from more than fifteen feet away while you hold the door."
Tags:passive aggressive, passive aggression, holding the door, hold the door, polite, politeness, impatience, impatient, stranger, strangers, modern life, modern times, modern attitude, prank, pranks, playing a prank, playing pranks, passive-aggressive, passive-aggression, threaten, threatening, intimidate, intimidation, intimidating
"I forget-are you not speaking to me or just not listening to me?"
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"Is this by chance a private party?"
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"Do you guys know how lucky you are to have a big house that's not too big?"
"If you ask what's wrong one more time, I'm going to tell you."
Tags:relationship, relationships, relationship difficulties, relationship difficulty, marriage, marriages, married couple, married couples, couple, couples, marital difficulty, marital difficulties, boyfriend, boyfriends, girlfriends, husband, husbands, wife, wives, whats wrong, ask whats wrong, piece of my mind, threat, threats, passive aggressive, passive aggression
Tags:superego, superegos, comic book, comic books, superhero, superheroes, super-hero, super-heroes, guilt, guilts, guilty, guilted, passive aggressive, passive aggression, responsible, responsibility, weight of the world, atlas, right thing, right thing to do, right things to do, angst, angsty, angstiness, worry, worries, worrier, worriers
"Single sided, multi-copy, full colour printing... It would seem passive aggression has been taken to a new level!!"
"Are you still mad at Phad for bumping your car?"
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