Over at Juggling Life, Jenn wrote a great post on May 24th about overheard conversations. (She’s actually written several of them.)
Folks do say the darndest things. At times I even remember to collect those sayings that struck me as funny, or curious, or odd… Whatever.
“My butt is draggin’ today.”
(Yes, the sparks are flying!!)
“Safer than swimming with piranha while wearing a baloney bathing suit.”
(And you would know this…how?)
“This looks like the work of someone smoking some while watching ‘A Fish Called Wanda’ in the Pink Taco Restaurant.” (Jason Rose, president of Scottsdale-based Rose & Allyn Public Relations, referring to the new Starbucks logo)
“Humans have a greater vocal range than Mockingbirds.” This would be my 15yo son’s idea of dinner table conversation.
“Yeah, I read that in Stephen Hawking’s book.” Same 15yo son, different subject…at least I think so! Yes, he has read A Briefer History of Time.
What are some (rated G or PG) sayings that you have heard recently?
Don’t you love the things teenagers come up with? I wish I could remember all of the great things I hear from my students – but this is one of the latest:
As part of an oral examination two students were supposed to talk about which they preferred – meeting people in person or chatting on the Internet. One student said:
S – I like chatting. It’s much better than meeting people, because on the Net you can lie.
Me – What do you mean by that?
S – Well, I don’t have to be who I am.
Me – Oh so on the Net you’re 6 feet tall and have brown, wavy hair…
S – Yes, exactly!
We all laughed and I know this kid would enhance his attributes for starters, but would come clean about height, weight and everything else about himself pretty soon.
Thanks for the linky love. Yes, kids do say the darndest things. And I did not know that about the hummingbirds!
I overheard somebody the other day asking their friend downtown near the library:
“dude, what did you do with the body in the trashcan?”
I’m sure it is nothing to worry about…
Pink Taco? Ewwwwww
My four-year-old just came in from outside (where my husband had NPR on while weeding) and said,
HarackBama and HirryCwinton!
He has no idea what he is talking about, but man, do those little brains get seared with words or what?
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