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Word on the Street

We bring you the most ridiculous chatter that New Yorkers overhear on the streets, the subways and everywhere in between

Word on the Street

It's hard to find tranquility, peace and quiet in the city. Though the lack of privacy can be frustrating at times (we all have to put up with our fair share of people you will definitely see on the subway and crazy roommates), it also means New Yorkers enjoy the country’s best people-watching and overhear the oddest conversations. Every week, Gothamites eavesdrop on one another and tweet us the best lines they’ve heard around the city, then we round up our favorites. Read through each week’s chatter below—you may even find that you’ve been quoted. 

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20 best things we overheard in 2014
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20 best things we overheard in 2014

Each week in our Word on the Street column, we bring you the most ridiculous chatter heard around the city.

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The most overused words and phrases of 2014

Feast your eyes on our list of overused words and phrases bae, there were a lot of them in 2014.