Date: Tue, 4 Nov 1997 10:07:24 -0600 From: Katherine Catmull 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? > > 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 Catmull kate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]