Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 13:02:26 -0500 From: "MELISSA S. SMITH" Subject: Re: "so do me something" - Reply to Beth Simon's Inquiry Since we are talking about unusual sayings, I'd like someone to tell me the origin of "What can I do ya for?" I've heard this a lot lately and it gets on my nerves. It has a rude undertone that I don't like. Where did this come from?