Posted by R. Berg on June 15, 2005
In Reply to: 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.