Archive for November, 2011

Maybe They Want to Put Their Money Where Their Mouth Is?

Mixed race girl: I just love 50 cent, I mean, check out that body. He is so hot!
Caucasian girl: His body is nice, but I can't stand those grillz. Why do those people wear grillz anyways?
(mixed race girl raises an eyebrow at Caucasian girl)
Caucasian girl
: I meant rappers! I'm not racist!

–40th & 8th

Overheard by: Let me see your grillz

It's a Good Place to Be High

Guy walking on the high line: It's like… organized messiness…
Woman: Yes. That's why I like it.

–The High Line

“They” Must Be the Ministry Of Truth

Kid #1, about Oregon Trail game: Do you believe in dysentery?
Kid #2: Naw, I bet they made it up for the game, just like the wagons!

–Smith & Wyckoff, Brooklyn

I Would've Said Douchebaggy, but Whatever

Women #1: You know, they like (pause) ride their bikes on the sidewalk, and stuff like that.
Women #2: Oh! So you mean “free spirited.”

–W 26th St

Overheard by: Jirobot

Sorry, I Meant “Shtupping.”

Seven-year-old boy: Mom, are we schlepping?
Mother: “Schlepping” is when you walk all over the place for a long time, and today we're not doing that. So, no.

–71st St & Park Ave

…And: Yes.

Passerby, about “touch tank” aquarium: Do you guys have crabs?
Biology professor: That sounds like a personal question.

–Manhattan College

Overheard by: kim