Lynne Murphy M_Lynne_Murphy at BAYLOR.EDU
Mon Dec 6 19:04:26 UTC 1999

Mark_Mandel at wrote:

> Is one safe in presuming that this is ttto (to the tune of) "Sidewalks of New

> York"?

I guess so... I don't know the name of the tune.

> And, more on-topic, w.r.t. to Northampton's reputation as a town with a large
> and significant gay and lesbian population:
>  1a. Does "on blow" refer to fellatio?

>  1b. If not, what does it mean?

I believe it refers to cocaine.

> 2. Is there a gay-related pun in "camp"?

I think "camp" just conveniently rhymes with "Hamp".  I don't know that
Northampton really has a reputation as a place for gay men--it has a
high-profile lesbian population in part due to Smith College.  Certainly,
there's an active gay presence, but I don't think it's the kind of place about
which gay men say "oh, I'd really like to summer in (move to) Northampton!"



M. Lynne Murphy, Assistant Professor in Linguistics
Department of English, Baylor University
PO Box 97404, Waco, TX 76798 USA
Phone:  254-710-6983     Fax:  254-710-3894

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