I was asked where the word "nicht" should be placed in the following sentence and did not have a good answer. Can someone point me to the correct rules and maybe point out the differences?
Ich möchte dich nicht mit meinem Blödsinn beleidigen
Ich möchte dich mit meinem Blödsinn nicht beleidigen
Both sound correct to me. For me, version 1 focuses more on the "Blödsinn", i.e. it is ok to insult the other person with something else, whereas version 2 conveys that "Blödsinn" is somewhat normal and that the person has no intention of insulting the other party (in any way, not just explicitly for Blödsinn), but maybe entertain with said "Blödsinn".