|1.||not for nothing|
Colloquial, inverted way of saying, "for good reason," to emphasize a point. "Not for nothing is Paris called the City of Lights." Used extensively in English literature, including C.S. Lewis, Samuel Butler, and Jack London.
It can also imply consequences, for good or bad. "Not for nothing has Shaq played basketball all those years." Or, in a negative way, "Not for nothing has David Duke earned a reputation for bigotry."
It does not mean "for what it's worth," a common mistake. To see why this does not work, replace the words: "For what it's worth is Paris called the City of Lights."
There is a similar Italian phrase which is not used in the same manner in Italian, "non per niente."
Not for nothing had he been exposed to the pitiless struggles for life in the day of his cubhood, when his mother and he, alone and unaided, held their own and survived in the ferocious environment of the Wild. -Jack London
It is not for nothing you are named Ransom. -C.S. Lewis
Not for nothing is the Urban Dictionary known as the repository of online slang.
Not for nothing do Red Cross volunteers offer aid around the world.
|2.||Hit for Six|
Similar to knocked for six, mainly a cricketing term where the ball is knocked beyond the boundary whithout bouncing.
Can also mean to completely devastate.
He's been hit for six from that ball.
I was hit for six when my wife left me.
For some one to look at you the wrong way, a dirty look.
*talking to friend walking in casino* "Hey see that tool over there? He just mean mugged me! Lets hit him up!"
An offshoot of the popular phrase, "Nah Mean."
Only this version is for the plural, "Knows what I mean"
"You may not know what I'm talking about, but Brad nahs mean."
For Those Wondering (at the end of a sentence)
"ftw" can also mean "for those wondering", FTW.
I'm not wearing any underwear, FTW.
(after saying "time for some beer" in a chat where others may be in a different time zone)
It's 5pm here, FTW.
|6.||Death Cab For Cutie|
An indie band formed in the late 1990's, Death Cab For Cutie got its name from a band known as the Bonzos. Its lead singer is Ben Gibbard, who primarily writes lyrics for multiple bands, including the Postal Service. Many people mistake Death Cab For Cutie as an emo band, mainly because of their name and their emotional lyrics. However, their lyrics are more creative and deep than emo gets, and is characterized by emotional thought rather than pure emotions alone. Their sounds are quite diverse, ranging from a pop rock sound to a soft rock sound, but most of their songs cannot be categorized easily (i.e. "President of What" or "Two Cars")
Their only negative side is that they apparently support veganism and animal rights... Damn them!
Arrogant Moron: Ugh, Death Cab For Cutie is just a stupid emo band... They're such pussies!
Guy: If you'd just read their lyrics-
Arrogant Moron: I mean their name says it all! No one names themselves after the shutting down of the heart and brain, taxis, and adorable things without being emo!
Guy: Have you even listened to-
Arrogant Moron: And Ben Gibbard's glasses-
Guy: SHUT THE FUCK UP, JACKASS.
|7.||the mean reds|
in the famous movie Breakfast at Tiffany's Audrey Hepburns character discirbes them as a horrible thing there like the blues only the blues is for when your sad
the mean reds are for when you scared and you dont know what your scared of...
Holly Golightly: You know those days when you get the mean reds?
Paul Varjak: The mean reds, you mean like the blues?
Holly Golightly: No. The blues are because you're getting fat and maybe it's been raining too long, you're just sad that's all. The mean reds are horrible. Suddenly you're afraid and you don't know what you're afraid of. Do you ever get that feeling?
Paul Varjak: Sure.
Holly Golightly: Well, when I get it the only thing that does any good is to jump in a cab and go to Tiffany's. Calms me down right away. The quietness and the proud look of it; nothing very bad could happen to you there. If I could find a real-life place that'd make me feel like Tiffany's, then - then I'd buy some furniture and give the cat a name!