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Overheard in London: this week’s #wordonthestreet

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James Manning

‘I was strong as an ox until I reached my quarter-century.’

‘A little bit of wind and everyone’s turning their knickers inside out.’

‘The trouble is that he’s really into rimming me – but what are you going to do?’

‘Do you want to see a compilation of me sneezing?’

‘That Nando’s was as fiery as you’ve been today.’

‘Who goes to meet someone with a fag hanging out of their mouth? It’s not the ’70s.’

‘Apart from Jeremy Clarkson, there is nothing more annoying than having a cough!’

‘Ooh, I think I’ve over-creamed.’

‘I walk up all escalators now – it’s my new year’s resolution. Oh, apart from the Northern line ones, because fuck no.’

Every week you share the weird things you’ve overheard in London. Above, a few perplexing snippets from the past seven days – don’t forget to tweet us your own!

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