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Overheard in London: this week’s #wordonthestreet

James Manning
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James Manning

‘Radishes are the new avocados.’

‘I just don’t understand people who venture out and get a Chicken Royale.’

‘It’s not normal to not be on Instagram.’

‘There’s nothing better than a Post-It note for mopping up your sweat in this heat.’

‘I once spent eight hours on the tube. I was fucked.’

‘That man just stole the toilet roll.’

‘I’m gonna start using big words like “plethora”.’

‘Look, if the monkey didn’t want to do it, he wouldn’t have said yes.’

‘It’s like blueberries. I’m sure they weren’t around much when
I was a kid.’

‘We’re so past first dates now. Bring out the microwave ragù!’

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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