Won or Done
laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu May 2 16:06:29 UTC 2002
At 11:44 AM -0400 5/2/02, Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:
> After a loss to the Indiana Pacers, the New York Daily News stated the New
>Jersey Nets' season simply: "won or done."
> I've heard this used in the NCAA basketball tournament, where a single
>loss will eliminate the team. A Google check just now surprisingly didn't
>show too much of anything.
Now wait a minute. What I assume you heard is "one or done", the
standard spelling for the term as it's used in the NCAA or similar
single-elimination tournaments. The Daily News version was either a
reanalysis or pun based on that.
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