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"I don't want to play goosberry."

Posted by Abe on May 09, 2004

In one of the old 'Brit Coms' on TV a character says "I don't want to play gooseberry." when she is invited for a weekend trip to the country. She and a male friend were previously invited and the male friend had to cancel. Obviously she had some ambivalence but I did not understand beyond that.