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Re: An Insult Or a Compliment?

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She readily acknowledged her inability to do her hair: her twin became a hairdresser.

 

It wasn’t said with  malice...she didn’t get upset or angry because it was what it was.  I think it was her way of getting the twin to do her hair:  dad told the twin to fix her hair !   She had the last laugh.

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Re: An Insult Or a Compliment?

I was once told years ago that I had pretty hair, that it looked like a wig. This was in the era when big hair, perfectly styled, & sprayed into submission was the style. The person who said it to me thought they were complimenting me, I didn't take it as a compliment.

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Re: An Insult Or a Compliment?

Hi, @Hedge  - Somebody did recently say to me "Your hair is so beautiful, it's like doll hair" - so in that sense it was a compliment.  I guess it depends on the image of doll hair the person saying it has in mind.  

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@qtrmoonlady1 wrote:

Hi, @Hedge  - Somebody did recently say to me "Your hair is so beautiful, it's like doll hair" - so in that sense it was a compliment.  I guess it depends on the image of doll hair the person saying it has in mind.  


 

Do you know the area of the country that person grew up in @qtrmoonlady1 ?

 

 

@sgraham30 , in high school I was asked if I wore a wig. Evidently there was a bet between two people, one didn't believe anyone could have hair as thick as mine.   

   😶 I was not amused.

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Re: An Insult Or a Compliment?

I have been called doll face, never that I have doll hair...it was probably a compliment

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Re: An Insult Or a Compliment?


@Hedge wrote:

@qtrmoonlady1 wrote:

Hi, @Hedge  - Somebody did recently say to me "Your hair is so beautiful, it's like doll hair" - so in that sense it was a compliment.  I guess it depends on the image of doll hair the person saying it has in mind.  


 

Do you know the area of the country that person grew up in @qtrmoonlady1 ?

 

 

No, @Hedge , I'm assuming New York, but I really don't know.  She was a receptionist in my chiropractor's office.


 

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Re: An Insult Or a Compliment?

I am in the midwest, I have never heard that term.