It's preferably used when one does not want to talk about things
by Mrstealurgurl September 20, 2017
Get the other things mug.
A substitution for a secret or dirty topic that only one other person would understand.

A reference to a previously discussed unmentionable subject.
"Are you staying home tonight?"

"No, I think I might meet up with Tim, see a movie and, um, do that other thing."

"Ooh you're such a slut!"
by Those other people February 11, 2010
Get the That other thing mug.
An attempt to tell the truth with intention to cause information to be understood
Yet omitting the sinfull nature of one's own intentions OR of the intentions of someone you care about.

Never both.
Never.

Definition 1: an unspoken contract of honor among decievers; for reasons to keep a lie or a joke from being found out before it's damage is done: Usually this phrase is used when covert alliances are made against someone mutually despised
In order to prevent that person from seeing malicious intent

Defined 2: a phrase employed to HONOR someone: by Omiting their involvement in something that would have become a scandal otherwise.
For example 1: respect for an unmentionable subject in the context of excluding someone present from knowing about a hidden motive "have Respect for 'the plan'. Don't talk about that other thing"

For example2: in your circle your close friend may announce that something terrible exists and should be changed
Yet in the announcement they opted out of revealing that you caused it. they did not have any vengeance or motive to cause harm; but instead a genuine effort to make the world a better place.
"I had scabies in highschool and now the world knows. I told them it was my fault. So they wouldn't know it came about because of "that other thing"
by TheRecconingofyourmotives. August 8, 2021
Get the That other thing mug.
An attempt to tell the truth with intention to cause information to be understood
Yet omitting the sinfull nature of one's own intentions OR of the intentions of someone you care about.

Never both.
Never.

Definition 1: an unspoken contract of honor among decievers; for reasons to keep a lie or a joke from being found out before it's damage is done: Usually this phrase is used when covert alliances are made against someone mutually despised
In order to prevent that person from seeing malicious intent

Defined 2: a phrase employed to HONOR someone: by Omiting their involvement in something that would have become a scandal otherwise.
For example 1: respect for an unmentionable subject in the context of excluding someone present from knowing about a hidden motive "have Respect for 'the plan'. Don't talk about that other thing"

For example2: in your circle your close friend may announce that something terrible exists and should be changed
Yet in the announcement they opted out of revealing that you caused it. they did not have any vengeance or motive to cause harm; but instead a genuine effort to make the world a better place.
"I had scabies in highschool and now the world knows. I told them it was my fault. So they wouldn't know it came about because of "that other thing"
by TheRecconingofyourmotives. August 8, 2021
Get the That other thing mug.