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Old 06-10-2006, 07:47 PM
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What does "Git R Done" mean?

Been seeing this on cars and stuff around here. I presume it could mean "git her done", as in get something done, but is there a deeper meaning? Sexual? Where does it come from?

Anyone?
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Old 06-10-2006, 07:51 PM
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It's the catchphrase of a comedian named "Larry the Cable Guy" (real name Dan Whitney). He plays a redneck character.
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Old 06-10-2006, 07:52 PM
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Oh, and what it means. It is 'get her done,' I guess, but it's not sexual as far as I know. He says it a lot, and it's adaptable to any purpose he wants to get done.
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Old 06-10-2006, 07:54 PM
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Oh, thanks! Never saw Larry the Cable Guy, but it all makes sense now.
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Old 06-10-2006, 07:55 PM
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Old 06-10-2006, 08:00 PM
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I've seen footage of Larry explaining its meaning as something along the lines of whatever you got to get done....get her done. As I understand it, Larry did not coin the phrase himself but has popularized it in recent years; it has long been a saying among hard working southerners who want to finish up there day of labors and relax or drink beer or whatever.
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Old 06-10-2006, 08:02 PM
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Oh, thanks! Never saw Larry the Cable Guy, but it all makes sense now.
That's what you think. He makes little sense at all.
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Old 06-10-2006, 09:09 PM
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That's what you think. He makes little sense at all.
This may illuminate - "AN OPEN LETTER TO LARRY THE CABLE GUY
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Old 06-10-2006, 09:17 PM
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John Travolta said it several times in the movie Carrie. So the phrase has been around since at least the 70s.
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Old 06-10-2006, 09:30 PM
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What does "Git R Done" mean?

It means an asshole is talking.
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Old 06-10-2006, 09:36 PM
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It's the catchphrase of a cynical yuppie that makes a living off of making the lowest common denominator laugh at themselves.
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Old 06-10-2006, 09:41 PM
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Oh how embarrasing to admit to being fluent in Crackerese. As David Allen Coe sings, "My long hair jest cain't cover up my redneck", and the more I work on my genealogy the deeper south it goes.

"Git R Done" is Larry The Cable Guy's catchphrase in the same manner as "You Might Be A Redneck If" is Jeff Foxworthy's, and "Here's Your Sign" is Bill Engvall's. It is slang for get it done, as in finish up whatever needs to be done. There is a sexist undertone from a good ol' boy nudge nudge wink wink reference to getting "it" done, meaning grabbing a quick piece, (it becoming her ) and then moving on to the real man stuff. (Like standing around telling lies and spitting.) Get it done/ Get her done/Git 'er done/Git R Done.

I remember both my grandaddies as well af my dad growling "Get 'r done" as they passed by me while I was working on a chore.
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Old 06-10-2006, 09:43 PM
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Having never heard of "Larry The Cable Guy" before (thank God some things just don't travel!), I read this thread with interest and horror... then I went onto Wikipedia, and it got worse.

The first thing I noted was that this guy doesn't seem to be doing anything that Jeff Foxworthy hasn't already done.

Redneck jokes? Check.

Jokes about big Redneck family (All of whom are fat/loony/in prison/etc)? Check.

General "Good Ole' Southern Boy" thing going? Check.

At least Jeff Foxworthy wasn't overtly racist or deliberately ignorant in his act (at least, not as far as I've ever heard).

I see "Larry The Cable Guy" and Jeff Foxworthy are friends (which might explain some of the similarities)- but it also seems "Larry The Cable Guy" never turns off his Stage persona (at least when around anyone who's not a close friend or business associate), which seems... odd, in a vaguely unsettling way.

I'm waiting for someone in Australia to start a career as a Tasmanian Comedian...
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Old 06-10-2006, 09:44 PM
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Avoid the Blue Collar Comedy Tour at all costs. As funny as it can be, you'll get tired of the catchphrases in a hurry. If I ever hear "Tater Salad" again I'm going to go nuts.
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Old 06-10-2006, 09:46 PM
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Gawd, I just read some of his crap an now I'm sorry I even gave him this much attention. What a racist piece of crap. Some of his lines genuinely made me wince.

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Oh how embarrasing to admit to being fluent in Crackerese. As David Allen Coe sings, "My long hair jest cain't cover up my redneck", and the more I work on my genealogy the deeper south it goes.

"Git R Done" is Larry The Cable Guy's catchphrase in the same manner as "You Might Be A Redneck If" is Jeff Foxworthy's, and "Here's Your Sign" is Bill Engvall's. It is slang for get it done, as in finish up whatever needs to be done. There is a sexist undertone from a good ol' boy nudge nudge wink wink reference to getting "it" done, meaning grabbing a quick piece, (it becoming her ) and then moving on to the real man stuff. (Like standing around telling lies and spitting.) Get it done/ Get her done/Git 'er done/Git R Done.

I remember both my grandaddies as well af my dad growling "Get 'r done" as they passed by me while I was working on a chore.
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Old 06-10-2006, 09:55 PM
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Avoid the Blue Collar Comedy Tour at all costs. As funny as it can be, you'll get tired of the catchphrases in a hurry. If I ever hear "Tater Salad" again I'm going to go nuts.
Now see, I think if anything, Ron White is the best reason TO watch it. He's hysterical. Larry's the weak link-he's all right in small doses, and he's actually pretty funny when he's with the other guys and they're playing off of his dumb schtick, but he gets old very fast.
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Old 06-10-2006, 10:18 PM
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That was insightful. I have no idea who David Cross is, but he's now my favorite comedian. (Is that what he is?)
Could we start a movement? THE CABLE GUY MUST DIE! (figuratively, of course.) Or at least, sent to live in the penniless squalor he claims as his own.
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Old 06-10-2006, 10:24 PM
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I had never heard of this guy until I saw the references here. I watched him one night on TV and was embarrased by the level of the humor. It reminded me of myself in fourth grade.

I seriously wonder why educated people are entertained by this guy.
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Well, almost as embarrasing as posting that twice.

While I "get" the humor in the Blue Coller Comedy movies (there are three of them now, I do not endorse the racist/sexist overtones. While I may come from a Cracker background, I always fought against the ignorance and hatred. Up until the recent past I was the black sheep in the family, so to speak. One of my brothers still gives me a difficult time because I married an Alaska Native, and had children with him.
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Old 06-10-2006, 10:38 PM
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Crap. Note to self: either watch the movie or post to the SDMB, do not attempt to do both simultaneously.



I apologise for my spastic posting and "innovative" spelling.
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Old 06-10-2006, 10:42 PM
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Well, almost as embarrasing as posting that twice.

While I "get" the humor in the Blue Coller Comedy movies (there are three of them now, I do not endorse the racist/sexist overtones. While I may come from a Cracker background, I always fought against the ignorance and hatred. Up until the recent past I was the black sheep in the family, so to speak. One of my brothers still gives me a difficult time because I married an Alaska Native, and had children with him.
To be fair, Ron White makes FUN of homophobes. Like when he talks about his cousin the homophobe.
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I seriously wonder why educated people are entertained by this guy.
I think you've misread the target market.

There is comedy for educated people, and there is comedy for uneducated people. Even Shakespeare played to the groundlings.
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Old 06-11-2006, 12:30 AM
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It means an asshole is talking.
HEY NOW! "Get 'R' Done!" is my town's official motto.

Which doesn't mean you're wrong.

Damn, my mayor's a moron.
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Old 06-11-2006, 01:03 AM
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To be fair, Ron White makes FUN of homophobes. Like when he talks about his cousin the homophobe.
Oh, I think the other three "blue collar" comics are great! But, they even seem to be embarrassed by "Lar"
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Old 06-11-2006, 09:13 AM
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LTCG is one of my embarrassing celebrity crushes. Of course, here in Arkansas, I hear people talk like that all the time.
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Old 06-11-2006, 09:31 AM
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Somewhat of a hijack, but speaking of comedian's trademarks, I have seen that Dane Cook has some hand gesture - you hold up your middle and ring finger while keeping your index and pinky down. What does that mean?
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Old 06-11-2006, 09:40 AM
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It's the Super Finger.
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It's the Super Finger.

Hey - thanks for the fast response time.
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