"Let's do this"

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Mon Nov 25 15:35:27 UTC 2013

Depends -- do you hang with people who play World of Warcraft?


On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 10:26 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>wrote:

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> When did this start?  I'm now hearing it as a tag on commercials, but
> judging from urbandictionary it's been around for awhile.  Here's a gloss
> and one of the cleaner cites:
> A phrase which connotates the beginning or initiation of something fun,
> such as a party, club excursion, bar crawl, or the like.
> Three people get into a cab on their way to a party. Prior to getting in,
> one of them says "Alright, let's do this!"
> In my memory nobody has used this live in my hearing, but I could have
> missed it.
> LH
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