Big guy on phone: … All I’m sayin’ is that’s wrong, man — you hit an ol’ woman, and you’re a boxer! –151st & Amsterdam Overheard by: Thin walls Guy on cell: So, wait — you punched her or slapped her? In the face?! Oh. Ow… Yeah, that’s still not appropriate. –N 6th St, Brooklyn Overheard by: j Angry guy on cell: This guy laid a fucking warrant on me for beating up crackheads! –168th & Fort Washington Ave Overheard by: RR Five-year-old girl to seven-year-old brother: I’ll punch your Adam’s apple straight down your throat! –Graham Ave bus station Black girl on rising escalator, to friend: If he says anything to me, I’m gonna kick him in the ding-ding and then run! –Broadway East station Overheard by: Subwaysurfer
Older black man to nobody in particular: Ain't nothin' done changed in two-hundred years! White folks is still goin' round makin' a mess and then makin' a black man come in and clean up after them… –Post Office, Gun Hill & Jerome, The Bronx Asian girl: Do white people eat sandwiches for dinner? –Grand Central Overheard by: Spec Black teen girl: If a sister is feeding a white bitch, you know she is fucked up. –T.G.I. Friday's Overheard by: Chris K Black chick: But can a Frenchman be a honky? –Park Slope, Brooklyn Overheard by: Hunter Linguistically savvy hobo: The term "cracker" originated from a man named Robert Whitely. It was used to refer to people as "white trash". –37th & 3rd Latina woman to elderly mother: We gonna find you a seat soon, mami. If I gotta beat up white bitches… Let's go. –3rd & 1st Overheard by: j
Girl #1: Did you see those two homeless men fighting by the subway?
Girl #2: I know! That was horrible!
Girl #1: Yeah. I was rooting for the guy in blue.
Girl #2: Really? I was going for the other one. –Chelsea
Bully: What’s up? What’s up? What’s up? What’s up? What’s up? What’s up? Why are you jacking me?
Scared Russian teen: I don’t know what that means! –D Train
Ghetto girl #1: I'ma fuck her up! I'ma cut that bitch!
Ghetto boy: You gon' kill her?
Ghetto girl #1: Nah, I'ma cut her!
Ghetto girl #2: You can't do that, thas' ya ex!
Ghetto girl #1: Exactly! Thas' why I'ma fuck her up. She broke up with me! –G Train
Mother: What’s the death stare for?
Pouty teen girl: I’m waiting for someone to piss me off so I can intimidate them. –46th & 6th
Urban Youth #1: I’m not Eric. I fight dirty.
Urban Youth #2: Why the fuck you wanna fight fair for? You know you’re gonna lose. –D Train
Black man: “And he kept on beating up niggers until he was 37!” — On the Subway
Chick: …and the next thing I knew, I kicked her ass three times. –Lolita Bar
A homeless man steals money from a yuppie/African immigrant, who promptly grabs the homeless guy and wrestles him to the floor.
Hobo: I ain’t bothering you! I ain’t bothering you!
Passenger #1: I’m betting on the black guy!
Passenger #2: They’re both black!
Passenger #1: I’m betting on the blacker guy! The immigrant throws the homeless man out of the car at the next stop. Passenger #3: Man, he’s tough! Back in his country, they don’t have McDonald’s to go to for dinner! They hunt rhinos over there! –6 Train Overheard by: Todd Seavey