Archive for 2007

There Should Be Just One Word Per Meaning

Bimbette: Why does that van say in-valid transportation? Why isn’t it valid?
Friend: That’s not ‘in-valid‘; it’s invalid. They transport invalids. You know, the handicapped.
Bimbette: Well, why don’t they say so?

–Bus, Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn

Overheard by: Big Larry

Just before They Punch Me

Girl: You have to try this pasta I bought. It’s the best dry pasta you’ve ever tasted.
Boy: Best? I’ll try it, but I should warn you — I’m Italian.
Girl: Ugh, Italian people are always saying that!

–Elevator, NYU, Water St

Overheard by: Abram