Things you overhear...

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Married to Night Train
Salford, UK
Two snippets recently overheard, one by a friend - a sad comment on education today and the second heard by my sister, just bizarre:

1. "Newts - that's what tadpoles are before they turn into frogs..."

2. "Well, tigers and lions and elephants are all very well, but you can't tag a frog..."

(I can't help wondering if they mean tag as in electronic tag, or as in graffitti, in which case I can see, it would be tricky - they are all slippy and the paint might just slide off)

Keith Oates

Penarth, Wales
The paint would come off anyway when they are being boiled!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Andy in Sig

Vice President in Exile
Lady American tourist overheard saying the following as she alighted from a train at Waverley Station in Edinburgh:

"Gee, the castle's impressive but why did they have to build it so far from the station?"


Married to Night Train
Salford, UK
Not a story I overheard myself, but an anecdote told among friends is the one about a group of American tourists being shown the Minster, and one woman asked "So, is this building pre-war?"

The guide turned to her and said, carefully and in a sonorous voice "Madam, this building is pre-America..."


Senior Member
An American lady in a restaurant in Singapore asked what was for desert. The waiter said there was (among other things) litchis. "Gee," said the ex-colonial, "what kinda cheese is that?"

:tongue: :?:


Married to Night Train
Salford, UK
Psst, James: 'Lychees' I think.

Mr Paul, I think the lady in question needs to get an additional box for that service. This one is blue, and has a flashing light on top and 'Police' written on it... :tongue:


Smutmaster General
Overheard on a train some years ago... a black woman with a tiny wee baby, telling her friend she had called the baby Bianca, "cos it's Spanish for 'black'". Didn't have the heart to tell her it's Italian for 'white'. This was about 15yrs ago...presumably they'll have found out by now! :tongue: :?:


Legendary Member
Jeffrey Hammond-Hammond said:
A woman behind me on the escalator in John Lewis:

"Well you know what they say - red shoes, no knickers"

Has there ever been any research into this?

I'll volunteer to be the researcher


Legendary Member
I overheard the following

" Is that fat git listening to our conversation? Lets say something so he will post it on the internet"


David Beckham-

We plan to have him Christened. We're just not sure into which religion yet.
The 'beautiful game' is awash with 'beautiful quotes'. These are oldies, but maybe worth another airing!
My parents have been there for me, ever since I was about 7. David Beckham
I would not be bothered if we lost every game as long as we won the league. Mark Viduka
He's put on weight and I've lost it, and vice versa. Ronnie Whelan
Alex Ferguson is the best manager I've ever had at this level. Well, he's the only manager I've actually had at this level. But he's the best manager I've ever had. David Beckham
If you don't believe you can win, there is no point in getting out of bed at the end of the day. Neville Southall (still playing at 62)
We lost because we didn't win. Ronaldo
I've had 14 bookings this season 8 of which were my fault, but 7 of which were disputable. Paul Gascoigne
I've never wanted to leave. I'm here for the rest of my life, and hopefully after that as well. Alan Shearer
I'd like to play for an Italian club, like Barcelona. Mark Draper
You've got to believe that you're going to win, and I believe we'll win the World Cup until the final whistle blows and we’re knocked out. Peter Shilton
I faxed a transfer request to the club at the beginning of the week, but let me state that I don't want to leave Leicester. Stan Collymore
I was watching the Blackburn game on TV on Sunday when it flashed on the screen that George (Ndah) had scored in the first minute at Birmingham. My first reaction was to ring him up. Then I remembered he was out there playing. Ade Akinbiyi
Without being too harsh on David Beckham, he cost us the match. Ian Wright
I'm as happy as I can be, but I have been happier. Ugo Ehiogu
It took a lot of bottle for Tony (Adams) to own up. Ian Wright on Tony's admission to alcoholism
Leeds is a great club and it's been my home for years, even though I live in Middlesborough. Jonathan Woodgate
I can see the carrot at the end of the tunnel. Stuart Pearce
I took a whack on my left ankle, but something told me it was my right. Lee Hendrie
I couldn't settle in Italy - it was like living in a foreign country. Ian Rush
Germany are a very difficult team to play. They had 11 internationals out there today. Steve Lomas
I always used to put my right boot on first, and then obviously my right sock. Barry Venison (is that why you couldn't kick a ball then?)
I definitely want Brooklyn to be christened, but I don't know into what religion yet. David Beckham
The Brazilians were South America, and the Ukrainians will be more European. Phil Neville
All that remains is for a few dots and commas to be crossed. Mitchell Thomas
The opening ceremony was good, although I missed it. Graeme Le Saux
One accusation you can't throw at me is that I've always done my best. Alan Shearer
Id rather play in front of a full house than an empty crowd. Johnny Giles
Sometimes in football you have to score goals. Thierry Henry
I was surprised, but I always say nothing surprises me in football. Les Ferdinand
It was like the ref had a brand new yellow card and wanted to see if it worked. Richard Rufus
There's no in between, you're either good or bad. We were in between. Gary Lineker
Winning doesn't really matter as long as you win. Vinny Jones
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