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Posted on Oct 6, 2015

44 Strange, Ridiculous, And Bizarre Things Overheard On The London Underground

"You accusing me of giving my dog prosecco?"

1. On vandalism:

Overheard on the Tube... Boy (spotting graffiti): Daddy, why have they written on his face? Dad: Because... well it's James Blunt.

2. On the inner workings of public transport:

Overheard on the tube: 'how does the train know where we live?'

3. On parenthood:

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4. On music:

Overheard on the tube: 'Jimi Hendrix, is that the one that makes the gin?' I don't think so mate.

5. On social life:

Overheard on tube: "You know Megastructures of the Nazi World on the History Channel? Well I was at the wrap party for that"

6. On public decency:

Flickr: edgarweber / Creative commons / Via Twitter: @JusAnother

7. On evil:

Overheard on tube: "The devil's not a nice bloke"

8. On fashion:

Overheard on the tube: "I feel like gluten-free diet and vintage clothes go so well together"

9. On heat:

Flickr: generated / Creative Commons / Via Twitter: @IzyJude

10. On morals:

Overheard on the tube: "So basically, he uses The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air as his moral compass". #WordOnTheStreet

11. On patriotism:

#wordonthestreet overheard on Tube: "He's got For Queen and Country tattooed above his cock"

12. On TV:

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13. On renting:

Overheard on tube: guy discussing merits of renting a bed in someone's kitchen. "He says he won't come in if I'm sleeping & he wants toast"

14. On overcoming fear:

Overheard on the tube: "I've gotten over my fear of ham." 👏🐖

15. On distance:

Flickr: az1172 / Creative Commons / Via Twitter: @DebsCic

16. On geography:

Overheard on tube, bantzlads talking about holidays: BL1: I really want to go to Bucharest. BL2: Where's that? Finland? BL1: I have no idea.

17. On science:

Overheard on Tube. Middle-aged lady. "Yeah science is a bit better than hearsay innit. Bit more.. scientific." Yep. #truefacts. #science.

18. On pet ownership:

Flickr: altugkarakoc / Creative Commons / Via Twitter: @JessOnThames

19. On dental hygiene:

Excellent advice overheard on tube: "Look after your teeth. Without your teeth it's harder to chew."

20. On home security:

Just overheard on tube: "Did you lock the door? I think I left a croissant on the table"

21. On wildlife:

22. On avian ferocity:

'Have you ever had a canary attack you? It's a bloody nightmare' Overheard on my tube journey.

23. On social media:

Overheard on the Tube: "She's gone all weird. She set up a Facebook profile up for her baby and talks like she's the baby"

24. On the people of London:

Flickr: i_csuhai / Creative Commons / Via Twitter: @emilystickmen

25. On relationships:

Overheard on Tube: "I can't chuck Marissa, we're locked in until November when we've been on holiday to Mauritius."

26. On avocados:

"OK, I'm going to play Devil's avocado here" #OverheardOnTube

27. On weather:

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28. On hobbies:

Man on train: 'Do you like Rugby?' His friend: 'No, I like antiques'. #overheardontube

29. On trains and romance:

Overheard on the Tube: "What's the Eurostar equivalent of the Mile High club called?"

30. On fine dining:

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31. On radio:

Overheard on the Tube last week: 'Radio 4 is just one shitty book after another.' Sometimes at this time of night, I almost understand.

32. On classic literature:

Overheard on the tube between two kids: 'bruv, both Romeo & Juliette die, you know that right?' 'come on bruv, where's the spoiler alert'

33. On privilege:

Flickr: tomazstolfa / Creative Commons / Via Twitter: @sarahknapton

34. On hairstyles:

Overheard on the tube: "Babe, I could definitely do a man-bun. Don't try and fucking stop me"

35. On life goals:

Overheard on tube: "I reckon I could beat a camel. I wanna go to the desert & race wild camels." As you do.

36. On the caped crusader:

Flickr: jaggers / Creative Commons / Via Twitter: @peachesanscream

37. On philosophy:

Overheard on the tube: "How did we end up here?" "On the tube?" "No, in life..." #Deep

38. On reptiles:

Overheard on the tube: "you can tell if a cat is happy, you can't tell with a snake"

39. On US politics:

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40. On religion:

Overheard on the Tube: "I'd like to become a Catholic, but they don't let you smoke and I can't afford the flight to Ireland."

41. On dieting:

Just overheard a convo on the tube 'if you eat lots and then fall asleep the calories don't count because your body thinks its the next day'

42. On contract law:

Flickr: coconino / Creative Commons / Via Twitter: @nouvellewilde

43. On world history:

Overheard on tube - father explaining to daughter that Michael Jackson never actually went to the moon

44. On eavesdropping commuters:

Overheard on the tube: “Let’s move over there, I think this twat’s listening to our conversation.”

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