I have been living in UK for just over 8 years now and all that time I was wondering why and how some people obviously misunderstanding me or consider my honest and direct approach as offensive. Now I have the answer! 🙂
Some very interesting combinations are coming into my mind. For example: “I hear what you say and with the greatest respect I would suggest this is very interesting”, which translates to “I disagree and do not want to discuss it further because I think you are an idiot and prepare to justify yourself because it is clearly nonsense”.
I start liking it 🙂