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Overheard in London: this week’s #wordonthestreet

James Manning

‘She gave me a Christmas card then asked why I hadn’t put it up. I said “It’s the fourteenth of November!”’

‘Oh, I don’t think he’s gay. He’s just vegan.’

‘I ended up with a bag of chickpea puffs. Basically Wotsits for hippies.’

‘Who needs chocolate when you have rye bread?’

‘I can’t believe you’ve spent £50 on prosecco-flavoured crisps.’

‘I’m sorry, but how does taking a dump in a bin contribute to the group?’

‘I’m like Baby from “Dirty Dancing”. Without the dirty. Or the dancing.’

‘My hair is so curly it’s giving me a headache.’

‘Kneecaps are the chins of your legs.’

‘He bakes bread. He can be my friend with breadefits.’

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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