You know the Word On The Street column in TimeOut? Ridiculous stuff overheard in London, tweeted in by readers?
Well, it's basically 99% our submissions. We don't know how we do it. Perhaps we're just constantly surrounded by hilarity. Or by weirdos.
Anyway, we have a 91% success rate. Sometimes we get two in one week. It's a rare skill; we might switch to full-time eavesdropping soon.
Here's the full list of published submissions:
“I’m not gluten-intolerant, I’m gluten-prejudiced.”
“Anyone who has tried hash brown knows they are the real stars of the show.”
“I’ve never Dutch-ovened my cat, but I know he wouldn’t mind it.”
“This would’ve been nerdy before. But in 2018, everyone’s an orc.“
“Don’t be ridiculous. Tea is obviously so much better than BDSM.“
“How could you even be from the Arctic Circle? You’re probably from Shadwell.”
“For the last time: I’m a primary school teacher, I can’t shave my eyebrows off!”
"Just because they’re pagans doesn’t mean they can’t wear Gore-Tex, Chloe.”
"So how was the trip? Who's got chlamydia?"
"Everything is free if you have a spoon."
"I only use yellow gesture emoji now. When I pick the white skin ones, I feel racist."
"I like this tree. Looks very deliberate."
"I'm a big believer in cold drinks."
"What happened to Big Ben? Are they fixing Ben's dong?"
"On a personal level, I would love to have more data."
"I think I prefer mushrooms. They understand me better."
"Look, I've been a veggie for three years and it's fine — anaemic, but alive."
"I spoke to a drug dealer. He gave me a baby wipe."
"I knew he was special when it turned out he also loves the ends of garlic baguettes."
"Plastic bags?! Thanks to you we now have something in our house that will outlive us both."
"Replacing meat with fish is fine, but quorn?! That's tofu territory."
"Surf’n’Turf is an insult to both the lobster and the cow."
"Is the plural for penis spelled p-e-n-i-s-e-s? I've never had to deal with more than one before."
"It’s the first time I’ve ever disagreed with Holly Willoughby."
"If you can't keep a succulent alive, you're not ready for relationships."
"Star Wars is basically EastEnders in space."
"My Instagram has matured a lot."
"I had another nightmare about carbs."
"The thing with sausages is that there are no rules."
"I couldn't date the kind of person who gets excited about Aerosmith."
"I've reached the end of Tinder."