Tween girl: No, it's "Yiddish"! "Yiddish," not "ribbit." –Penn Station Overheard by: ragnvaeig 20-something girl to older friend: No, no… "ghetto" is just slang–it's not a real word. –PATH Train Guy on cell: Yo. (pause) Yo, yo. (pause) Yo, yo. (pause) Yo, yo, yo. –Pacific St & Atlantic Ave Overheard by: jayloo Guy to another, who has obviously caused him some emotional strife: I just don't understand why you had to did me so dirty. –Hudson River Park Teenage boy: But I ain't know where was them talkin' about it! (teenage friend nods sympathetically) –Downtown 6 Train Girl to guy: It must be your manstinct. (pause) Not ya manstink! –Central Park
Wannabe Jew: Shprehen ze Deutche?
Religious Jew: Huh?
Wannabe Jew: Isn't that how you say “do you speak Yiddish?” in Yiddish?
Religious Jew: No.
(wannabe Jew looks around and walks away) –Brooklyn Public Library
Drunk girl, to owner of pizza place: Hasta mañana!
Drunk guy: That’s not Italian!
Drunk girl: He’s not Italian, he’s Greek! He speaks Yiddish and Greek! –30th & 3rd
Bouncer: You see, the schlemiel is the guy who spills his soup in a restaurant. The schlimazel is the guy who has the soup spilled on him. –1st & A Guy: Well, what color was this Jew? –Fort Greene Woman on cell: …That’s just so not my thing. I am not that kind of Jew, Larry, okay? –Union Square Overheard by: Nicole Lady lawyer: This is a disaster. They should never put non-Jews in charge of the catering. –Office, Rockefeller Plaza Chick: Come to think of it, all of my Jewish friends went to summer camp. Isn’t that kind of ironic though; Jews at camp? –Fordham University, Lincoln Center Overheard by: Amanda Teen boy: I want to be Jewish when I grow up. –A train Overheard by: drewseph Guy on cell: You deserve a gold Jewish Star of David!…Did you swallow?…Yeah, that’s true, one step at a time. –Astoria Overheard by: SEM