Who came up with the No Offense loophole of:
No offense, but your sweater makes you look fat.
No offense, but if you really think what you just said is true, you're an 'Am HaAretz Gamur MeDeoraisa!
And the list can go on and on.
Who came up with adding No Offense, which basically means "without insulting you" to things that seem like insults?!
Does that remove one from the liability of Lashon Hara'?
I have even heard people say:
No offense, but if everyone in this room were chosen to go to the moon to start a new colony of the world's brightest people, you'd be the guy sent to the sun, and they'd tell you it's just a short stop there because they want to make you a little brighter!
Does No Offense remove the prohibition of HaMalbin Pnei Haveiro BeRabim?
How does this all work, and what are the ramifications in Halachah?