Truth in comedy… I had this actual conversation with a friend and it took a second after he said “No Offense” for me to realize “the hell?” The thing is, I would have never been offended had he not said so. The term “no offense” has been getting a lot of play these days, as people tend to use it in order to make insults socially acceptable. As if tacking on “no offense” to the end of an insult or rude observation makes everything alright.
“Hey, James, I think you’ve gotten super obese and your body odor makes me want to hang myself with my belt. No offense.”