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17 May 2003 @ 02:16 pm
I don't wish to know that  

I hadn’t realized that phrase had been around for quite so long, nor that it may have a higher-status provenance than I realized. But here on the Goon Show episode “Lurgi Strikes Britain,” originally broadcast on 9 November 1954, we hear the following dialogue:

“In 1296 on the Isle of Ewe—”


“Isle of Ewe.”

“I love you too. Shall we dance?”

“I don’t wish to know that.”

Current Mood: okayokay
Current Music: The Goon Show "Have a gorilla" BBC Radio Collection
the laughing leaping waterminnehaha on May 20th, 2003 03:11 am (UTC)