Won or Done

Laurence Horn 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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