Nerdy serious white guy: See, that's what's great about going to Afghanistan. I'm no good at talking to women. –N Train Overheard by: annearchist Nerd walking into archaeology class from noisy hallway: Do you hear the roman legion? –Hunter College Nerdy guy on cell: Yeah, she's an exhibitionist. She needs to be punished, but who's going to do it? –JCPenny Geeky Korean kid outside high school: I'm not really bad. I'm, like, medium-bad. You know, like, bad… But still good. –Flushing, Queens Overheard by: Samantha Nerd to another: Your entire belief system is based on the rotundity of Darth Vader… That is a farce. –Columbia University Overheard by: Nicole
Chick: When I get mad, my Koreanness comes out. –Duane Reade, 34th & 8th Overheard by: Lani A.
Young Asian woman: That’s why your country has such a low birth rate. In Korea the men just club women over the head and drag them home.
Young Asian man: [Pausing] I don’t believe you. –Tosca, The Met Overheard by: busyboy
North Shore Animal League Rep: Would you like to save a puppy today?
Korean guy: No! I eat them! –Astor Place Overheard by: mrt253
Five-year-old Korean boy with accent: Mommy, I fart! [Mom is silent.] Mommy, I fart! Did you hear it?
Korean mom, also with accent: I pretty sure everyone hear it. –LIRR into Penn Station Overheard by: c-smith
White college student to Korean friend: Dude, I thought Asian-ness was like… universal!
Korean student, irritably: I hate seeing all these sneaky chinks around. –Chinatown Overheard by: Someone who can tell Koreans from Chinese…
Toddler girl: And if she does it again, I'll kill her!
Korean lady crossing the street: Blackface! –W 3rd & Sullivan St Overheard by: Billy Pelt
White guy: So Lauren is coming with us on the trip.
Korean guy: Lauren? She's got the crazy eyes!
White guy: Crazy eyes?
Korean guy: Yeah, you can't trust a girl with the crazy eyes. –Union Square Overheard by: Sherlock N Holmes
Korean girl to white guy: Why do you find it necessary to squint your eyes when you do an Asian impression? –L Train Overheard by: john.ainley White girl to friends: And then a ninjician pulled a chopstick out of her ear! –Veniero's Pastry Shop Overheard by: Amy Asian chick: Asians are obsessed with analyzing poop. –Max Restaurant, Tribeca Overheard by: Shringle Woman begging for change: Can I get some quarters? (pause) My cousin-in-law is Chinese. Come on! –52nd & Lexington Overheard by: NMT Asian woman, after sneezing: Just cuz I'm a sneezin' Asian don't mean I got SARS. –Port Authority Bus Terminal Overheard by: CNaughty White girl on cell: Okay, I'm going to sound crazy, but there's this Asian guy in one of my classes…and he looks just like Ashley…and I just want to run up and say "Can I take a picture of you? Because you look just like my black girlfriend!" –Dorm Building, Cooper Union
Construction worker #1: This place is expensive.
Construction worker #2: Ca-ching.
Korean store owner: I'm not fucking Chinese.
Construction worker #2: It's the cash register sound.
Korean store owner: I don't care, I'm not fucking Chinese, get out of my store. –Canal & West Broadway Overheard by: also not chinese