Date: Tue, 4 Nov 1997 10:07:24 -0600
From: Katherine Catmull kate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]BGA.COM
Subject: Re: "so do me something"
| Is anyone familiar with the phrase, "So do me something" used
| as a retort? Know anything about the origin?
Yes..it sounds familiar. And when I read it, I "hear" it with a Yiddish
accent, so perhaps it's a calque of a Yiddish expression. Just a guess,
but...ya never know.
I'm reminded of Nathan Detroit in _Guys & Dolls_ singing "Sue Me"--"Call
a lawyer and sue me, sue me, what can ya do me, I love you . . ."
kate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]bga.com