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Skunk at the garden party

Posted by David FG on August 28, 2008 at 18:18

In Reply to: Skunk at the garden party posted by Ben Vitale on August 28, 2008 at 08:40:

: "To be the skunk at the garden party"
: I know that it means to be the unwanted guest at a party, It could be someone who crashes a party. I would like to know the origin of this expression.

I would imagine that it is quite straightforward: a skunk (for reasons which even us Eastpondians know) would not be popular at any social gathering. So to be 'the skunk at the garden party' is to be unwelcome.