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Re: Here goes nothing

Posted by ESC on October 03, 2010 at 20:48

In Reply to: Here goes nothing posted by Clint Dolenz on October 03, 2010 at 18:54:

: Origin of meaning to phrase "here goes nothing". Thank you in advance! Great site. I use it 'oh so often. (Not sure how to write that). First time poster. I can't believe you guys haven't gotten this one yet!
: -Clint
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: P.S. The forum needs an automatic messaging
system when a person receives a reply! Wait, is that what the email address field is for?

"Here goes!" dates back to 1829. (“Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings” by Gregory Y. Titelman (Random House, New York, 1996).Page 134.) Also learned that "Here's how!" was a toast during the U.S. Civil War. I couldn't find "Here goes nothing."