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What does " who could you have possibly done? mean in the following context ? Hi how are you? I would like to ask about the meaning of the sentence" Who could you have possibly done " in this context : Here is the video from the TV-series "Friends" http://130.211.5.232/yarn-clip/4759828b-0baf-48c0-ac0b-b14cd0c00a3b This is the written context: Monica: You invite my brother, you invite my whole family, and not me? Why? Why wouldn't you want me at your wedding? What could I have possibly done? Stuart. Frannie: I believe you know my husband. Ross: So it's really a question of "who" could you possibly have done.
Oct 24, 2019 4:32 PM
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"To do someone¨ can mean to have casual sex. From the dialog, it appears that Frannie did not invite Monica to the wedding because Monica had had a sexual relationship with Frannie's fiancée. [former lovers are not normally welcome at a wedding ....] Notes - The humor in this dialog depends on a double meaning of ¨know¨ somebody and the shift between ¨what you did¨ and ¨who you did.¨ Frannie: I believe you ¨know¨ my husband. [intended meaning - you know him too well because you have had sex with him in the past] Ross: So it's really a question of "who" could you possibly have done. [intended meaning - Frannie is upset because of who you´ve had sex with.]
October 24, 2019
In the context “done” or “do” means to have sex with someone. I can’t watch that clip right now to confirm why he said that, but I’ve seen that episode.
October 24, 2019
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