Not Quite Flipping the Script: Word Help!
April 26, 2014 7:24 AM Subscribe
Wordsmith assistance. After reading this
, I wondered is there a concise word or phrase to best describe a person or situation when Person B is hearing valid criticism, i.e., "You left the front door unlocked," and Person B's response is to not respond to that criticism and to instead point out a flaw of Person A (or anyone else), "Well, you never lock up your bicycle outside."
It's kind of tit for tat, kind of flipping the script, kind of misdirection, kind of going on the attack, but I'm looking for something that concisely expresses when someone completely refuses to acknowledge criticism and instead looks for fault in anyone else, but ideally, the person who had the initial criticism.
Ideas? The more elegant the better.
posted by kinetic to Writing & Language (17 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite