Date: Thu, 6 Nov 1997 08:21:15 -0600 From: Tom Head Subject: Re: "so do me something" - Reply to Beth Simon's Inquiry On Wed, 5 Nov 1997, MELISSA S. SMITH wrote: > 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? I think it's a corruption of "What can I do for ya?", an informal business greeting. Tom Head tlh[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] "The first duty in life is to be as artificial as possible. What the second duty is, no one has yet discovered." -- Oscar Wilde