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Overheard in London: this week’s #wordonthestreet

By Time Out London editors

‘Oh my gosh, you spilt that chicken cassoulet everywhere.’

‘It’s not sick if it’s dead already.’

‘I need to blubber up like a seal – winter is coming!’

‘There’s no point buying a calendar, they won’t let you touch their willies.’

‘I want to go to a restaurant and eat this thing called fish and chips.’

‘I know I’m a catch because I visit National Trust properties out of choice.’

‘Good job I’ve got a handsome dentist.’

‘I think if I were a burlesque dancer my stage name would be “Healthy Flapjack”.’

‘Who am I to rob a man’s oats?’

‘Isn’t Vladimir Putin the bad guy from the Harry Potter films?’ 

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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