-> ''There was a young woman named Pat,''
-> ''Who offered to do "this or that."''
-> ''When speaking of "this,"''
-> ''She meant more than a kiss,''
-> ''So imagine her meaning of "that!"''

Rough English translation of "anna koto ya sonna koto" (あんなことやそんなこと), a Japanese euphemism for sexual activity. Approximate equivalent of the English expression "doing you-know-what."

Along the same lines, sexual intercourse is sometimes referred to as "doing that thing."

For examples of other euphemisms for sex, see IntercourseWithYou.



[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* Washuu announces to the world at large that Ryoko wants to do "this and that" with Tenchi in ''Anime/TenchiMuyo''. In another episode, Ayeka worries about Ryoko "doing this and doing that" with Tenchi.
* The student council in ''Anime/MaiHime'' briefly discusses a curfew-breaking female student who may have been doing "this or that" with a boy in one episode; one of the council members is apparently unfamiliar with the usage and takes a while to piece together just what the others are talking about.
* In ''Anime/MaiOtome'', a schoolgirl envisioning the lascivious things an older girl could order a classmate to do squeals about "this or that".
* In ''Manga/NagasareteAirantou'', after months of living with Suzu, Ikuto was finally asked by Yukino's mother if he had done "this and that" with her to which Ikuto responds with a [[OverdrawnAtTheBloodBank massive]] {{Nosebleed}} and refusal of doing said acts.
* In episode 8 of the new TV version of ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'', Urd (on a videotaped "instruction guide for the lovelorn") promises to explain how to do "this and that" with a girl. In episode 12, Sayoko accuses Mara of doing "this and that" to her on waking up next to her.
* ''Anime/BestStudentCouncil'' uses a variant, in the UnusualEuphemism ''paya-paya'', which sounds just lascivious enough almost no one actually understands what it means.
* In ''Manga/NodameCantabile'', Stresemann offers to take the naive titular character to a hotel, where he can show her 'this and that'. When she asks what 'this and that' is, he replies 'Something you probably don't know about yet, Nodame-chan.' Chiaki, still within earshot, gets it and intervenes before Nodame can agree.
* In the ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' manga, Lucia is giving one of several love confessions gone wrong, and Kaito jokes about "this and that", causing Lucia to yell at him while he laughs it off. It's a major turning point in the relationship, where Lucia is able to finally blink, look at him and start laughing too, where before she'd continue to take Kaito's perverted jokes personally.
** Elsewhere in the series, it's CovertPervert Hanon's favourite saying when she wants to tease Lucia about her relationship.
* In ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'', Naota's father uses ''Fooly Cooly'' (the title/ArcWords of the series) as an UnusualEuphemism for an ill-defined perverted sexual activity.
* In ''Manga/InuYasha'', when Miroku and Sango go off alone to investigate a mountain, Shippo expresses concerns over "this and that".
* In the manga version of ''Manga/{{Pretear}}'', Yayoi muses about "doing this and that" after Himeno says that she can't sleep because the Leafe Knights stay in her room at night to guard her. Himeno tells her they don't; what really happens is actually far less romantic...
* In ''Manga/MidoriDays'', Midori dreams about being Seiji's wife and ends it with "Then we'd do this and that"...
* ''Manga/{{FAKE}}'' has Dee imagining what he and Ryo could do together on Christmas eve. "We could have done this... and this... and maybe some of that..."
* Tsuyuri from ''Manga/DoujinWork'' suggests that Najimi and Houshi might have done "this and that... and this ... and maybe that" in a {{love hotel|s}}, only to watch Justice squirm in despair.
* A ''lot'' of "this" and a ''lot'' of "that" are exactly what Aizen Teppa from ''Anime/{{Grenadier}}'' tries to get. He's apparently quite successful too (Episodes 11 and 12 show that he's quite popular among the ladies of the town)...except when it comes to his good friend, [[MsFanservice Rushuna]].
* Mutsumi asks if Naru and Keitaro are going to do "This and That" during Volume 10 of the ''Manga/LoveHina'' manga.
* In the ''Manga/DescendantsOfDarkness'' manga, Watari convinces Tsuzuki to try one of his prototype gender-changing potions by telling him that if he were female, he could do this and that and it'd all be okay.
* ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'' has ninja Ayame Sarutobi (Sa-chan) frequently referring to "this-and-that" in her deluded fantasies over her 'relationship' with Gintoki, and the term's also used by several other characters.
* ''Manga/JunjouRomantica'' has Usagi-san using this euphemism when talking about what he and Misaki get up to when they're together.
* Used in the second ''Manga/OnePiece'' movie, where the mooks that are about to kidnap Nami so the BigBad can forcibly marry her say out loud that they hope they'll be able to watch their boss do "this" and "that" to her. The horrified looks on the crew's faces when they hear them are priceless.
** Later, Sanji hoped to have this with Nami, on a consensual basis of course, [[RescueSex after he would have rescued her]].
* When Sato of ''Anime/WelcomeToTheNHK'' finds a {{hentai}} {{doujinshi}} in a shop, [[{{otaku}} Yamazaki]] cheers "What do you think? Isn't it great seeing your favorite girls doing this and that?"
* ''Anime/SteelAngelKurumi'' has the perverted general, who asks confidentially if Saki can be ordered to do 'this and that'.
* During their first training in the [[Manga/{{MAR}} Shuuren no Mon]], Dorothy realizes that Ginta and Snow are paired together and could be doing 'This and that'. She later gets extremely angry when she finds out that their [[CrashIntoHello meeting]] was a kiss. It doesn't help viewers when the next image (after Dorothy gets angry at the pairings) is of Snow being embarrassed and Ginta asking her to show him again. [[spoiler: He's fascinated by her summoning of Yuki-chan, her snowman guardian).]]
* In ''Manga/FruitsBasket'', Kyo is engaged in a martial arts battle with his cousin Hatsuharu's violent SplitPersonality, [[SuperpoweredEvilSide "Black Haru"]], who threatens to do "some of this, and some of that" to Tohru if Kyo loses. This succeeds in making Kyo angry enough to have more of an incentive to fight back, though whether Black Haru actually meant what he said is debatable.
* Played with/subverted in ''Manga/FairyTail''. During the Lullaby Arc [[SupportingProtagonist Lucy]] is told by [[ActionGirl Erza]] to go find [[PlayingWithFire Natsu]] and [[AnIcePerson Gray]]. She gets lost and frustrated, and decides to stop looking... then [[NonHumanSidekick Happy]] looks shocked and says that she must be brave, to defy Erza. He then wonders what will happen when Erza does "this and that" to Lucy, and Lucy freaks out, saying "What is she going to do to me!!??" It's implied, however, that the threat was not sexual in nature, and was more of a 'she'll beat you up, horribly' deal. It never is revealed what Erza really would have done, though...
* In ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'', Nyamo, of all people, gets blitzed and gives a lecture on "this and that" to the girls, with reactions ranging from horrified to amazed to downright intrigued. And, the morning after, when Chiyo innocently comes to ask her about the things she didn't understand about said lecture... Let's just say it's '''priceless'''. And the fact that the speech is muted while relaxing music plays in the background when they talk about these things only makes it funnier.
* In ''LightNovel/ThePetGirlOfSakurasou'', Sorata assumes Jin and Misaki must be doing this when he, Mashiro, and Nanami arrive back at Sakura Hall at the end of episode 14. [[spoiler: Turns out they aren't, and a distraught Misaki greets them by the front door, wearing only a towel.]]
* Towards the end of ''Manga/ZetsuenNoTempest'', Yoshino off-handedly mentions he did ThisAndThat with Aika, which prompts [[KnightTemplarBigBrother Mahiro]] to demand an explanation. However we never really find out if Yoshino actually did make love to Aika, or if he was just saying that to get a rise out of Mahiro.
* In ''Manga/YamadaKunAndTheSevenWitches'', talking about sex is alright (in moderate doses, of course - it ''is'' a {{shonen}} series), but saying the word itself is for some reason no-go, so the characters always talk about "this and that" or "that stuff". The only exception is when Takuma gives Yamada and Shiraishi the very direct order "have sex" for comic surprise effect.
* In the first episode of ''Massugu No Ikou'', Mametarou thinks his owner and her boyfriend are going to do "this and that". He freaks out and decides he needs to protect Iku. It turns out they're just going on a first date.

* Part of a RunningGag in ''Film/{{Idiocracy}}'' is that Joe [[IdiotBall never catches on]] to Rita's euphemism.

[[folder: Live Action TV ]]
* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''
** A slightly different example were Jerry and Elaine talk about their relationship, making references to "this," with a forward-and-backward hand motion, implying a conversational, friendly relationship, and "that," with a hand motion towards Jerry's bedroom, implying a sexual relationship. Elaine decides at the end that she wants, "this," "that," and "the other" (love).
** Then there's "yada yada yada," which George's girlfriend uses to cover up all manner of things when telling stories, which it turns out includes sex.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': In a bid to make up with Oz, Willow has him over to watch videos. He finds her in the darkened lounge wearing a [[LadyInRed slinky red dress]], Music/BarryWhite playing in the background [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and a bottle of lemonade in an ice bucket,]] which she'd [[ReadyForLovemaking set up in preparation]] of wanting to "do that thing." The whole setup shows Willow isn't quite as mature as she's trying to be, so Oz turns down the offer until Willow is truly ready.
* In ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'', Agent Ward confesses to Agent Coulson that he 'did that' with Agent May. Coulson, who knew this already, [[DeadpanSnarker states matter-of-factly]], that she preferred to simply call it sex.

* ''This and That'' by Michael Penn
* "Ball of Kirriemuir" uses this a couple times [[SophisticatedAsHell while otherwise using extremely graphic language.]]
-->The village idiot he was there,\\
Up to this and that,\\
Amusing himself by abusing himself,\\
And catching it in his hat.

* The musical ''Theatre/AChorusLine'' features a song titled [[RefrainFromAssuming "Dance: Ten, Looks: Three" but more commonly known as "Tits and Ass"]]. Frequently, high school performing-arts programs decide they want to perform this musical, and are forced to change the lyrics to placate the [[MoralGuardians parents' groups]]. What do they usually change the lyrics to, so as to best match the rhythm and sound of the original words? "This and That." (Which, considering what this trope is ''usually'' taken to mean, implies that the {{Bowdlerize}}d lyrics got even ''racier.'')

[[folder: Tabletop RPG]]
* ''TabletopGame/MaidRPG'' always refers to sex as variations on this throughout the rulebooks. For example, from a replay:
--> '''GM:''' Ahhh. I see how it is. That’s pretty handy. “Doing That Thing”! Heheheh. Vampires do vampiric activities, humans do [censored] activities. OK! OK!

[[folder: Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Pibgorn}}'', Pibgorn is explaining to a fellow fairy that she is friends with a succubus. When asked what a succubus does, she replies "Oh, this and that, this and that."

[[folder: Video Games]]
* In RPG/sim hybrid VideoGame/AzureDreams (PSX version), after teenage-hero Koh finally gets a RelationshipUpgrade by turning GirlNextDoor, Bokkuko Tsundere Nico, into a VictoriousChildhoodFriend as part of his personal [[{{Polyamory}} harem]], she will fondly reminisce to him how very touchy-feely he already was with her even when they were still young children (''I remember that even when you were a little kid, you would get me and we would do this and do that''). Koh shamelessly agrees with a straight face (''Yes, I did this and that'').
* ''VisualNovel/{{CLANNAD}}'': Kyou is talking to Tomoya about giving a love letter from the soccer captain to Ryou: "If she becomes his girlfriend and since you're a guy, you wouldn't be able to do this and that to her."
* The HGame of ''VisualNovel/DaCapo'' has summaries of the individual scenes in the game. For the H scenes, the summary is sometimes pretty straightforward -- "We had sex" -- but other times it's rather more coy, "We did this and that".
* Used in ''VideoGame/{{Grandia}}'' to [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Get Crap Past The Radar]]. For example, when a woman, whose sister has been kidnapped by pirates, worries that they might be "making her do ThisAndThat".
* ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'', when Riki and Kurugaya are sneaking into the school at night to spend time together, Kurugaya sighs at him for not thinking about how they'd get in without setting off the alarms:
--> '''Kurugaya:''' If you want to take a girl into the school late at night and do this and that with her, you should work out your plans better.
--> '''Riki:''' Well, I wasn't really going to do this and that with you, but I'll be careful...
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' is a rather bizarre example. The game has no issues with saying "Fuck", but there's a character in Megaton who's job is to "comfort" her customers." She doesn't call herself a hooker, callgirl, or any other term.. She doesn't say that her job is having sex with the bar's customers, but that's exactly what she does.