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What have you done for me lately

Posted by RRC on May 04, 2007

In Reply to: What have you done for me lately posted by David on May 04, 2007

: I'm looking for the origin of the phrase "what have you done for me lately?" I'm pretty sure it wasn't Janet Jackson's song - but I can't find any info about it - only that it's used everywhere. Any help?

This isn't much help, but Google News Archive shows several papers carrying the same article around Jan 19, 1954 containing:
"Besides, My realistic and logical Friends, What have you done for us lately? take, for instance, India"
and several other similar in the 50's and 60's.