Date: Tue, 4 Nov 1997 18:36:20 -0500
From: Peggy Smith dj611[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CLEVELAND.FREENET.EDU
Subject: Re: "so do me something"
There is a line from the song "Sue Me" in the musical "Guys and Dolls"
where Nathan Detroit sings to Adelaide: "Sue me, sue me, what can ya
do me? I love you!" In the song, the Yiddish expression , "Nu?"
is also used. The slang in the show is very much mixed up with New
York Yiddish slang, not so much due to Ring Lardner, the author of the
original Broadway gangster stories, but whoever adapted it for the stage-
and I can't remember offhand who that was. MIght there be a connection
to "so do me something"?