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Overheard in London: this week’s #wordonthestreet

By Time Out London editors

‘Laminate is pretty sick these days, man.’

‘I couldn’t use my earphones all day because there was sweet potato stuck in my jack socket.’

‘What’s tuna? What fish is it?’

‘I mean, I always thought she was blunt – but I just put it down to her being from Liverpool.’

‘I need bigger socks and you need bigger condoms.’

‘I didn’t buy a house in London to wear pants!’

‘Just because they’re pagans doesn’t mean they can’t wear Gore-Tex, Chloe.’

‘I just got lipstick on my shirt trying to smell my armpit.’

‘I treat my bike as a horse.’

‘Listen to me: you’re going to have to kill it. Really – by tomorrow it will be serious. Just kill it.’ 

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!

Overheard last week

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