Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 07:55:29 EST From: simon[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CVAX.IPFW.INDIANA.EDU Subject: Re: "so do me something" - Reply to Beth Simon's Inquiry Dear Sam Jones, Yes, and, no. "So do me something" is -so do something to me- -- a rhetorical challenge, on the order of "You don't like what I just said? Tough." beth simon assistant professor, linguistics and english indiana university purdue university simon[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]