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Re: What can I do you for?

Posted by James Briggs on February 26, 2008 at 10:37:

In Reply to: What can I do you for? posted by Sandeep on February 26, 2008 at 09:16:

: "What can I do you for?" I have come across this question a few times... but I must say I was completely clueless as to what it meant or whether it was just bad English.. later I heard that it had some sexual connotation... can anyone explain?

It simply means 'is there anything that I can do for you that will help in your particular situation?'. It's usually a genuine offer of help, and could be used by shop assistants to customers who are looking a little lost. Nothing sexual about it.