If you are like me, this is like fingernails scraping on a chalkboard:
- A notary is a human being; a notarization is an act performed by a notary.
- Doing a notarization is performing a notarial act.
- Doing a notary, on the other hand, may make readers think of killing a notary as in "doing him in" and other things unrelated to notarial acts.
You'll never hear a lawyer say "I got my lawyer!" or "I did a lawyer today!!"
Well... you might hear that-- "I did a lawyer today!" It means they screwed another lawyer, either figuratively or literally.