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Entry from September 24, 2007
“Git-R-Done” or “Git-’er-Done” ("Git-R-Dun,” “Git-’er-Dun,” “G.E.D.")

"Git-’er-done” (or “git-r-done,” git-r-dun,” “git-’er-dun") is sometimes called the Texas “G.E.D.” (also known as the General Equivalency Diploma). The term is a catchphrase of the comedian Larry-the-Cable-Guy (Daniel Lawrence Whitney)—a star of Blue Collar TV—and is popular throughout the South.

Wikipedia: Larry the Cable Guy
Daniel Lawrence Whitney (born February 17, 1963 in Pawnee City, Nebraska), better known by the stage name Larry the Cable Guy, is a stand up comedian, actor, and one of the co-stars of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour and the subsequent series Blue Collar TV.
Southern accent
Whitney’s Southern accent is worn as an affectation. Having grown up in Nebraska before moving to West Palm Beach in South Florida when he was 16, Whitney’s natural inflection is much more Midwest than Deep South. He says in interviews and in his autobiographical book GIT-R-DONE that he willingly “turns on” the accent.[3] See this YouTube link for an early comedy routine performance without his accent. He also has many inconsistencies within his accent making it a mix of several different regional areas.

Larry the Cable Guy uses catchphrase humor, including “Git-R-Done”, as well as “Lord, I apologize for that right there, and please be with the starvin’ pygmies in New Guinea, A-men” and/or “I don’t care who you are, that’s funny right there!” after particularly egregious jokes

Urban Dictionary
1. Git Er Done
A redneck phrase meaning to go ahead and complete a task. Shows support, encouragement, or respect. Often used in reference to potential sexual encounters.
Lee: I got a paper due tomorrow…
Rawdy: Git Er Done!!

Two guys at a bar see a really hot chick, and one says, “Git Er Done”!
by Dr. Frobious PHD (subculture languages) Feb 6, 2004

2. git er done
A ridiculously vacuous phrase most often uttered by white middle-class suburbanites and lower-class city dwellers to express an imaginary connection with the country or cowboy lifestyles. Most often used in reference to a task, since it is a take on “get her done,” meaning to finish a job, primarily something associated with blue-collar work. The biggest fans of this phrase and its subsiquent cultural niche are those who either have never lived on a farm, never seen a cow, or are unhealthily obsessed with country music. They most often drive pick-up trucks that they don’t actually haul anything in, but like to rig out with winches and toolboxes as if they’ve got important things to do. Similar to poser and cowboy up.

Cleatus: “Gotta go ‘round old man Miller’s ranch and git them irrigation pipes.”
John Boy: “Let’s git er done.”

Suburban whitey 1: “Hey, you want to help me install this 200 dollar tool box into my overpriced and ridiculously big pick-up that I only have to haul the groceries home and make me feel better about my small penis?”

Suburban whitey 2: “Let’s git er done.”
by Eric in NE Portland, OR Mar 1, 2006

3. Git Er Done
A phrase that has the potential to send normal people or anyone who doesn’t like the phrase (87% of all people in existence, including many Southerners) into severe fits of rage and irritation. See example below.

Slow Southern retard: GIT ER DONE!!!
Me: (Aims the shotgun at his face) KA-BOOOM!!! “GOT Er Done, bitch.”

by Radical Republican Nov 29, 2004 email it

4. Git Er Done
originally made famous by Larry the Cable Guy used most often by rednecks.

Say a gentleman by the name of Q (in the tone of southern drawl) states:
“This thar tranny in that thar neon (dang dodge) seem to ha separated. Need dem parts to sho.”
Gentleman next to him, aptly named OBX states:
“Git’er done!”

by Magic Mike Apr 16, 2004

5. Git Er Done
Complete a task (get her done). The phrase can and is used by idiots all too often. Because it is only spoken by white trash and wanna-be white trash, the users attribute it’s invention to “Larry the Cable Guy” (whoever that is) when in actuality the phrase was first made popular by John Travolta’s character in the 1976 film Carrie, based on the Stephen King novel. If you’re going to show what a moron you are by using this phrase, at least know when it was introduced to pop culture.

random person: I have to do some laundry.
idiot: Git Er Done!!!
random person: shut up, you’re such an idiot for saying that - it’s totally stupid!

by Mr. Jiggles Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Aug 16, 2007

6. Git Er Done
- The south-of-the-mason-dixon- line equivolent of fuhgeddaboudit.
- Can have meanings in several contexts.

Git er done is like if you agree with someone, you know, like Faith Hill is one great piece of ass, get er done. But then, if you disagree, like A Ford is better than a Chevy? Get er done! you know? But then, it’s also like if something’s the greatest thing in the world, like chicken and waffles, get er done. But it’s also like saying Go to hell! too. Like, you know, like “Hey Bubba, you got a one inch pecker?” and Bubba says “Get er done!” ....and sometimes it just means get er done.
by 90% Airzooka USA Aug 17, 2007

7. git er done
A phrase that translates to “I’m a stupid redneck asshole with a lame sense of humor”.
“Git er done! Der hur hur hur hur hur!”
by Uriah Phillips BFE Oct 12, 2005

8. Git Er Done
The latest, most irritating slang term today that is sweeping over parts of the US like a plague. Only rednecks, cowboys, stars of The Blue Collar Comedy Tour, The Sons of Confederate Veterans, and other total freaks say this. I will be relieved when this idiotic phrase is finally burned out, hopefully in the next two years.

I think the fact that they named that “movie” the Blue Collar Comedy Tour is quite insulting to actual middle and lower-class citizens who fall under the Blue Collar status and live in Northern states and cities. Now many morons out there will expect EVERY blue-collar person being like those Southern, redneck-talkin jackasses on that movie.
by Journey Fan Sep 15, 2004

9. Git Er Done
Retardation in spoken form; pure and simple. This has to be the worst phrase ever created above all of the terms and phrases of the American slang.
If you say ‘Git Er Done’ please kill yourself.
by Dese Nuts Sep 15, 2004

10. Git Er Done
The stupidest phrase ever coined since crunk. This is a complete distortion of “Get It Done” as what all the other normal people say. A few other impressionable people said it also until “Git Er Done” came around. It doesn’t matter where I go, I always seem to hear it.

That Redneck said: “Git Er Done means that yur encouraging some guy to do something or congradulating ‘em when they do it.”
Then I said: “Saying Git Er Done means that you’re retarded.”

by The Kentucky Yankee Sep 15, 2004

11. git er done
A phrase commonly used by white rednecks or country boys. Actually has a deep history with white power beliefs. This phrase has also recently been put onto red white and blue bracelets to represent white power.

person: nice bracelet. What does it say?
redneck: git er done wp.
person: meaning?
redneck: WHITE POWER!

by ... california May 7, 2005

12. Git Er Done
Git er done! Ah am reeee-tarrrrded! Larry thuh Cable Guy said it was okay to use Git Er Done! Ahyuck, hyuck!
Git Er Done is a faggot-ass phrase.
by damyankee Nov 29, 2004

13. git er done
meaning by a true Southerner. Get on with it, or in other slang..jam it up.
You Yankees need to get a life and quit taking everything so seriously! Giterdun!!
by NativeMS Miss. Jul 31, 2005

14. git er done
Just as all slangs go, it is slang for a certin group of people. Of course yankees and blacks woudnt like it...listen to the retarded things that come out of their mouths. I.E. Pimp, Nigga, O’Fay, etc...WTFO?
And to the shotgun in the face remark I say Try to get that done.

Other than that Git Er Done!!!
Git Er Done....Git Er Done....Git Er Done...Git Er Done...Git Er done

by AlabamaBoogieMan Mar 1, 2005

Urban Dictionary
1. git r done
the modern use of git r done was developed in the early 90’s by hard working white males who reached a point in their life where they wanted to actually accomplish something in life… instead of getting completely hammered and rebuilding transmissions, the started doing projects that really mattered - projects like fixing the mailbox, cleaning the house, possibly even taking a few loads to the dump. This sudden surge of progress made these men feel good, like they were doing something. So, they had to have a way in their simple minds to reaffirm that feeling of getting something done. Thus, “GITRDONE!” was born. This can be said before a task is completed to motivate them, or after a task is completed to celebrate. It is also used profusely during the process of completing a task for no apparent reason which is very obnoxious and ambient. Often used with a drawn out “Woooooo!” yelling before or after. GITRDONE!

Buck: “Hey Stew, I just mowed the lawn and weeded the old ladies’ flower bed!”
Stew: “GIT R DONE!!!!!!!!!!”
Buck: “Woooooooooooooooo!& quot;
by Scottopolis Aug 29, 2004

2. git r done
straight up redneck term. Used at anytime where you need to show excitment. Usually four wheeling through mud, drinking, any time with fun, motors, women, or hunting. Do i get a hell yeah!
Rallying a chevy with a 358 through the mud at the rev limiter with two hot chicks, budweiser, and country tunes cranked. Get er done!
by clinton drinkin team Sep 11, 2004

3. Git R Done
A country exclamation of saying to get something finished
Come on man, Git R Done
by Alex Telkowski West Grove, PA Sep 26, 2005

4. git r done
just a feel good word used by country folk that are not so uptite they cant have fun,or open up.
look..that sissy in the bmw is so uptite he is afraid to fart.lets show him how to do it jimbo
jimbo “git r done!”
by jerry outkazt yep down younder i rekon Sep 16, 2006

5. git r done
Made wildly popular by a fat, non-funny redneck comedian, this fucking phrase swept across the country, being abused and repeated by other skanky rednecks.
During sexual intercourse..
Mae: Come on hun, git r done!
Bob: Darlin I’m tryin my bestest!
Frank: (in the corner) WOO Bob Git R Done!!
Bob: Fuckin A GIT R DONE
Bob and Frank then beat Mae up.
by Ted Palansky Apr 18, 2005

6. git r done
The key phrase to white people’s cultural shame. If you want to get back at white racists, yell this phrase at them in the dumbest southern accent possible. Make sure you know how to fight cause these animals will attack you.
I tell ya what boy I hate me some coloreds. G-G-G-G-GIT R DONE!
by CulturalEye Chicagoland, IL Mar 15, 2007

7. git r done
Redneck term now used by anyone who wants to follow the trend of being a ‘cowboy’ or being a ‘redneck’ themselves. Who wants to sound like an inbred, white trash hick?
Git r done?

by The White Knight of the Mystical Dragon Cave Camelot Sep 16, 2005

8. git r done
Believed by non-rednecks to be an interjection. Believed to have originated in 1934 in a small town in Alabama called Mahsister(the name of the town comes from the founder who named it after the one who he liked having intercourse with most). In Mahsister, Alabama, in the summer of ‘34, a cat had climbed up a tree at one of the local drunken shindigs. The owner of the cat, standing beneath the tree, pointed at the cat while exclaiming “get her down!” The local hicks interpreted this as a celebratory interjection such as right on or yee haw. The locals began shouting the conflation of the phrase; “git’rdone” to rejoice and take part in a shared excitement.
Redneck: Hey Cletus an’ Buford...Git’rdone!
Cletus and Buford: GITRDONE!!

by Willy Aug 22, 2004

9. git r done
a term used by a hilarious comedian, larry the cable guy.Rednecks use it to express that you need to finish
whos ready to git r done
by ktjbjbocuyv; akron Oct 9, 2005

10. git r done
a stupid word hicks say 2 make themselves feel better about their miserable lives!
awhh..man my girlfriend is cheatin on me wat should i do.?
ya...lets go get a drink.

by hotpunk texas Aug 16, 2005

Urban Dictionary
1. Git R Dun
Statement of support, encouragement, or respect from one blue collar guy, military man, cowboy, redneck, country boy or rough neck to another. Never to be used by city slickers, yuppies and those not seeking the affections of the opposite sex! Used to define a moment to come, a moment that passed or a dream one hopes will come true. Most oftenly refered to by guys in reference to potential sexual encounters with hot chicks. Commonly refers to times when to cowboy up would be required.

1) Two guys at a bar, ones sees a really hot chick, the other guy says “Git R Dun”
2) Men’s League Softball, Bases loaded, guy walks up to the plate, his buddies say “Git R Dun”,
3) Honky Tonk Bar, Mechanical Bull, Urban Cowboys, guy steps up to ride this “bull”, his pals say “Git R Dun”
by Rick Rowe Apr 14, 2004

2. Git R dun
A phrase that finds it’s way through redneck’s ear and out his ass hundreds of times a day. It is actually french for “I would like someone to shove a pencil with a troll on the eraser up my asshole”. Please abide.
Boy 1: “Git R Dun”!!!
Boy 2 ::Shoves troll-tipped pencil up Boy 1’s cornhole::
All is well in the forest.

by Vironex Somebody’s living room Jul 22, 2006

3. Git R Dun
Stupid quote that is used way too often. Often responded to, by quoting a comedian who is actually funny, with “I’m covered in bees!”
Redneck Guy: “Git R Dun”
Other Guy: (with an English accent) “I’m covered in bees!”

by jstone Jan 25, 2005

4. Git R Dun
Something that faggot pro-Southern rednecks will say. They also say it too much. It is a mangled manipulation of “Get It Done” like every other normal person on this planet says.
You can think Larry The Cable Guy for bringing this retarded phrase into the mainstream.
by The Loyal Bush Legionary Feb 5, 2005

5. Git R Dun
pr. Git er dun
1. Make it so, let there be light, make it happen, etc.
2. What I say to my husband.
3. What doesn’t happen after I say Git R Dun to my husband.
4. What Larry the Cable guy says (question? Does he do it if his wife tells him to Git R Dun?”
Time to mow the lawn! Nah, I feel like a nap instead.
....GIT R DUN ! Or else say bye bye to sexo time for the next month. I means it!
by Luigi the real one stop stealing my name Poughkeepsie Apr 21, 2006

(OCLC WorldCat library record)
Title: Rock 100 DIZ presents Larry the Cable Guy
Author(s): Larry, the Cable Guy. 
Publication: [Orlando, Fla.?] :; Shamrock Communications,
Year: 1994
Description: 1 sound cassette :; analog.
Language: English
Standard No: LCCN: 00-526837
Abstract: Presents excerpts from the radio show Larry the Cable Guy, in which comedian Dan Whitney portrays a “blue-collar, church-going, strip bar-going redneck know-it-all.”
Contents: Larry & Mark scare the racoons—Ed McMahon introduction—Big Gladys—Snuffaluffagus—Larry speaks to the VFW post awards banquet—Outlaw cable dude—Church camp letter—Thigh master commentary—50 ways to leave your lover (VFW banquet)—12 days of Christmas—Toddler mail—Martina—Uncle Hermie’s fart truck—More Larry at the VWF awards banquet—Golf commentary—I love you—Civil war letters—Larry changes lives at the VFW awards banquet—Git ‘er done cruisin’ tune.

Google Groups: alt.tasteless
Newsgroups: alt.tasteless
From: Griffin Moss
Date: 1996/05/13
Subject: Re: “My wife calls me SWAMPFOOT!” (was:Re: I`m hot to DIE SCREAMING

In the words of “Larry the Cable Guy” from the Chris Bakker show…
Ah’m madder’n a skinheed ah watchin’ thuh Jeff’rsuns!

> Cheers,
> Sonya, glad to be back to reading a.t. again....

Glad you’re back.
Git’er DUN!!!!!!  (Larry again)

Google Groups
Newsgroups: alt.fan.karl-malden.nose
From: “Barbie”
Date: 1997/06/08
Subject: Re: SPARK-Please don’t read this…

The Doctor <"make$"@git'er-done.com>

(OCLC WorldCat library record)
Title: Git-r-done
Author(s): Larry, the cable guy.
Drumm, Michael. 
Corp Author(s): Image Entertainment (Firm) ; Parallel Entertainment (Firm)
Publication: Chatsworth, CA :; Image Entertainment, Inc.,
Year: 2004
Description: 1 videodisc (66 min.) :; sd., col. ;; 4 3/4 in.
Language: English
Standard No: Publisher: ID2444GTDVD; Image Entertainment; Other: 014381244427
Abstract: Recording of a stand up comedy program by Larry the Cable Guy, who is best known for his radio comedies.

Eggs McKuzma
Saturday, July 23, 2005
Interesting: New Texas Motto

Originally uploaded by kuzmatt9. We saw this at an outlet mall in Plano last weekend. At first I thought this was just another interpretation of the “Getting Things Done” personal productivity philosophies of David Allen.

Turns out it has much more blue collar roots.

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Lone Star Times
neocon Says:
May 9th, 2006 at 2:41 pm
GED - Git’ ‘er done!

(OCLC WorldCat library record)
Title: Friday night lights.
The first season
Author(s): Deckert, Blue.
Chandler, Kyle.
Britton, Connie.
Charles, Gaius.
Gilford, Zach.
Kelly, Minka.
Kitsch, Taylor.
Palicki, Adrianne.
Porter, Scott,; 1979-
Teegarden, Aimee.
Plemons, Jesse.
Bissinger, H. G. ; Friday night lights.
Corp Author(s): Imagine Television (Firm) ; Universal City Studios. ; NBC Universal Television (Firm) ; Film 44 (Firm) ; Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Publication: Universal City, Calif. :; Universal Studios Home Entertainment,
Year: 2007
Description: 5 videodiscs (ca. 955 min.) :; sd., col. ;; 4 3/4 in.
Language: English; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Standard No: Publisher: 61101115; Universal Studios Home Entertainment; Other: 025195009140
Abstract: In the small town of Dillon, Texas, everyone comes together on Friday nights when the Dillon High Panthers play. But life is not a game and the charismatic football players, their new coach Eric Taylor, and the passionate fans find that their biggest challenges and obstacles come off the field.
Contents: Disc 1.; Pilot ;; Eyes wide open ;; Wind sprints ;; Who’s your daddy? --; disc 2.; Git’er done ;; El accidente ;; Homecoming ;; Crossing the line ;; Full hearts --; disc 3.; It’s different for girls ;; Nevermind ;; What to do while you’re waiting ;; Little girl I wanna marry you ;; Upping the ante --; disc 4.; Blinders ;; Black eyes and broken hearts ;; I think we should have sex ;; Extended families --; disc 5.; Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes ;; Mud bowl ;; Best laid plans ;; State.

(OCLC WorldCat library record)
Title: Buh bye :
the ultimate guide to dumping and getting dumped /
Author(s): Taylor, Emma (Emma Jane)
Sharkey, Lorelei. 
Publication: San Francisco, Calif. : Chronicle Books,
Projected Date: 0710
Year: 2007
Description: p. cm.
Language: English
Contents: Numb the pain for approximately seven days (two weeks max, in extreme circumstances)—Cut the cord—Think negatively about your ex, especially if it helps you manage step two—Git ‘er done—Give back to the community—Give yourself a breakover—Mark the occasion of moving on with a tattoo, whether permanent or henna—Go shopping!—Go on the rebound—Think positively.

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