"Let's do this"

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Mon Nov 25 20:31:20 UTC 2013

I used to have a bartender who used it as a prompt to hug when saying good-bye.

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA

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On Nov 25, 2013, at 7:26 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU> wrote:

> 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.

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