Ok dictionary time.
Insinuate. No it’s not a sinus offshoot. It is – according to WordWeb – an indirect (and usually malicious) implication. It’s similar to a negative assumption.
3 of the probably thousands of times I’ve offended various people through my insinuation:
Insinuation Incident #1
This happened just a couple of nights ago. Desiree met up with me and we did some brainstorming over some drawings that I wanted her to do. Mind you; she’s had plenty of years of drawing experience, while I on the other hand have had only 3 weeks of art lessons (which don’t count as experience).
Before she started sketching I happened to give her a light pencil. So after a while she wanted to make the edges of her drawing thicker. So she needed a heavier pencil. And in my everyday problem of being stricken with insinuate-itis I assumed that she didn’t know she needed a thicker pencil and I said “You’re gonna’ need a thicker pencil.”
So she replies with “Josh, I’ve had years of drawing experience. I know I need a thicker pencil.”
Insinuation Incident #2
I told my mentor (who is a successful businessman) that he needed to reload the page to update his Mob War status on Facebook.
Insinutation Incident #3
Me: You busy? Or watching a show?
Amilyn: Why would you think I’m watching a show? Why not studying?