"Not trying to be offensive but..... "
Okay is it me or does anyone get annoyed when people start a sentence with this and then proceed to say the most offensive thing possible? Don't get me wrong I'm not talking about when someone has a legitimate comment to make but are unsure if people may misintepret it. I'm talking about saying something that they KNOW is offensive, but they think the disclaimer will make it less offensive (make them less accountable actually )
This girl is talking to me at work today about how she didn't want to move to America and "not to offend anyone but.... " Americans are so rude, ignorant, close-minded blah blah blah ... WTF???!