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    do somebody for

    "I heard people saying "What can I do you for, boys? Would that be correct?

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    Re: do somebody for

    *Not a teacher

    I have never heard that before. I would say:

    What can I do for you, boys?

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    Re: do somebody for

    Quote Originally Posted by SirGod View Post
    *Not a teacher

    I have never heard that before. I would say:

    What can I do for you, boys?
    what do others think?
    Last edited by ostap77; 19-Apr-2011 at 10:44.

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    Re: do somebody for

    Hmmm, I thought about it a little bit and it might have another sense.

    What can I do you for, boys?

    Do meaning to have a sexual intercourse.

    So, by asking that, you ask what they want you to do in order to have a sexual intercourse with them.

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    Re: do somebody for

    If you 'do' someone, you cheat them. 'What can I do you for?' is a humorous (?) rewording of 'What can I do for you' - instead of saying 'How may I be of assistance to you?', the person is asking 'How can I cheat you?' Ho ho.

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    Re: do somebody for

    It's a frivolous, slightly humorous (the first time you hear it, anyway) inversion of 'What can I do for you?' ('How can I help you?')

    To do somebody also means to cheat them, so the implication is 'How can I fleece you boys?'

    It's just a flippant, casual mangling of the language by a friendly waiter, for example, trying to mildly entertain his customers, in the same way he might ask 'How are you diddling today, boys?'

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    Last edited by Rover_KE; 19-Apr-2011 at 10:12. Reason: Rats! Too slow again!

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    Re: do somebody for

    You can read sexual or whatever connotations into it, but in ordinary circumstances it simply means "How can I help you?". Shop clerks or servers say it sometimes. Not meant to be creepy.

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