The site Overheard in New York is a hilarious time-sink.
Basically people submit things that they overheard in… you guessed it, New York City.
This stuff is a riot and even if a lot of them are made up, they at least sound like they were spoken in NYC.
Here are a couple of my favorites from my brief perusal of the site:
Tourist #1: Oh, I think this is that famous intersection.
Tourist #2: Is it?
Tourist #1: Yeah, this is it.
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Friend #1: My friend told me that in Wisconsin they deep-fry cheese curds.
Friend #2: What’s “cheese curds”?
Friend #3: Kurds are a perennially oppressed ethnic minority group found in parts of Iran, Iraq, and Turkey.
And my favorite:
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Cashier: Wow, you speak really good English. Where are you from?
Hipster Asian dude: I’m from Tokyo and I’ve been taking classes since I was three so I’m really articulate and speak great English.
Hipster Asian dude: Fuck no. I’m from Queens.
It has been a busy day, I’ll be back tomorrow with something a little more on topic.