"bring it on!" minus the "on"

Neal Whitman nwhitman at AMERITECH.NET
Mon Jun 16 14:36:26 UTC 2008

I've had a question of my own about "bring it on" for a while: When did it
change to what seems (based on my own subjective, unresearched impression)
to be the currently preferred version "bring it", and how? The first
attestation I find is a 2001 Playstation 2 title, "WWF Smackdown: Just Bring
It!" (the year after the movie "Bring It On" was released).

Neal Whitman
Email: nwhitman at ameritech.net
Blog: http://literalminded.wordpress.com
Webpage: http://literalmindedlinguistics.com

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