You Know What That Means
Whenever one or more characters recognizes something ominous, they apparently feel the need to point it out by saying something like "And you know what that means!" or "Do you know what this means?" This will almost always be followed up by an explanation of what it means, either apropos of nothing
or because one member of the group really doesn't know what it means
. In a rare few cases, it instead leads to a Cryptic Conversation
, and the audience doesn't find out what "that" means until later.
- Used in Lords and Ladies by Granny Weatherwax and Nanny Ogg, regarding the Crop Circles appearing across Lancre. Magrat is the one who doesn't know what it means (that the elves are trying to invade), and the other two don't enlighten her because they think Magrat won't understand that the return of the elves is a bad thing.
- From the Homestar Runner cartoon "Fish-Eye Lens":
I'm sorry, did you just say "waugmph waugmph?
" Strong Bad:
That's right, and you know what that means... Coach Z:
I don't! Strong Bad:
Things are about to get... bulbous