My wife is about as subtle as a train wreck. A lot of times her bluntness is a good thing because you know right where she is coming from. You never get passive aggressive with her. She tells you exactly how she feels. I have learned from her and she has learned to tone it down from me. Sometimes she uses expressions that can be misunderstood. Like "At least you ... At least you know the capital of Connecticut*. Possible translation: Well maybe you are not a total moron after all at least you know the capital of Connecticut. I know her and realize that is not what she is trying to say but it often sounds that way. Here is another one. "You don't even know..." You don't even know what you had for breakfast.* Possible translation : What kind of an idiot are you anyway? Again she may not mean it this way but that is what people think sometimes. I'm guessing that I probably say some things like this too. What other expressions or words can lead to misunderstanding? *Hartford is the capital. *Why is knowing what I had for breakfast important?