The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #13312   Message #109861
Posted By: Chet W.
30-Aug-99 - 06:51 PM
Thread Name: euphemistic for sex? folk songs?
Subject: RE: euphemistic for sex? folk songs?
Of course, when Tom Lehrer sang songs about poisoning pigeons in the park, the old dope peddler, and holding your disembodied hand in mine, surely no one thought that he was endorsing such behaviors. It was a joke, perhaps in bad taste, but that was part of the experience as well, that an Ivy League academic would sit at a piano in front of crowds and purvey outrageous innuendo. Then again, let's all be careful with our innuendos (another joke).