"Let's do this"

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Mon Nov 25 19:03:02 UTC 2013

Herb Stahlke wrote:
> IIRC, in the 1982 movie version of Mailer's The Executioner's Song, Gary
> Gilmore, played by Tommy Lee Jones, says to the riflemen at his execution,
> "Let's do this," or "Let's do it."  I don't have a copy of the 1979 book
> anymore to check if its there.

Title: The Executioner's Song
Author: Norman Mailer
Publisher: Hachette Digital, Inc., 2012
(Google Books Preview)

[Begin excerpt]
When Gilmore was facing his firing squad, Gilmore was asked for any
last words. “Let's do it,” he said.
[End excerpt]

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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