Improper remarks connote flattering, exaggerating, or dallying. Nonchalantly
toying with another‘s emotions is a crossover from play to
abuse. It hurts another; it impairs relationship. The Buddha teaches
against employing such attitude, such language toward another.
Hence the existence of the entry of no improper remarks.
Double tongue, conceptually on a par with the double-headed
serpent, connotes attempts to bad-mouth two acquaintances on
separate occasions and, in so doing, setting them against each other.
The gossiper is looking at possible gains throughout the process.
The Buddha had repeatedly cautioned disciples against committing