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Overheard in London: this week’s #wordonthestreet

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Time Out London editors

‘Can you take a family photo of us tonight? I don’t think we’ve had one since my christening.’

‘I just never quite got the concept of how to blow my nose successfully.’

‘The reason I’m interested in past-life regression is I want know if I’ve always been a man.’

‘Do you take your contact lenses out with tweezers?’

‘Oh my god, Christmas cake? Kill me!’

‘How could you even be from the Arctic Circle? You’re probably from Shadwell.’

‘I can’t deal with this much parsley!’

‘So did dragons ever exist or am I just really tired?’

‘Don’t judge me: is the washing machine gas or electric?’

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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