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Re: Vaguely rude?

Posted by R. Berg on June 15, 2005

In Reply to: Re: Vaguely rude? posted by Bob on June 15, 2005

: : : Has anyone the answer to meaning of the phrase: "How nice for you!"
: : : I take it as vaguely rude?

: : It's sarcastic. Meaning, "Who cares. Not me."

: It's inconsiderate, but not so rude as I'd take offence. Shrug it off.

It isn't necessarily rude at all. It can be an expression of pleasure at another's good fortune or success.