Author Topic: Overheard today  (Read 46302 times)

clarion

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #50 on: March 10, 2011, 04:25:59 pm »
No, up the arse end.

But make sure you don't go to that place...They Done Boys.
Getting there...

Re: Overheard today
« Reply #51 on: March 10, 2011, 04:43:41 pm »
...They Done Boys.

*Two Ronnies Alert!*  ;D

Kim

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #52 on: March 10, 2011, 04:54:40 pm »
Mornington Crescent!
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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #53 on: March 10, 2011, 08:27:10 pm »
Billy Connolly 'Bike I'll give you bike (clip round earhole)............. what does this mean?'
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Basil

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #54 on: December 23, 2012, 06:19:35 pm »
Just had to dig out this thread after overhearing this.
 
Muppette in pub this afternoon to tablefull of Muppettes.
"I'm really sad.  Christmas is nearly over."
 
Wtf?  It's Dec 23rd!
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hellymedic

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #55 on: December 23, 2012, 06:26:23 pm »
Just had to dig out this thread after overhearing this.
 
Muppette in pub this afternoon to tablefull of Muppettes.
"I'm really sad.  Christmas is nearly over."
 
Wtf?  It's Dec 23rd!

The parties have finished, there's little Christmas tat ware in the shops. It *is* nearly over.
Never quite got my head around schools removing all decorations before end of term either, leaving classrooms bare & boring.

I've not cooked David his festive meal though, or filled his stocking.

Basil

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #56 on: March 12, 2013, 09:38:14 pm »
Thread resurrected again 'cos I just had to share this with you.  :D

Two women outside the Country Girl tonight. (and I'm pretty sure it was the same two who provided me with the "tittyness" quote upthread)

One lady was telling us how she watching "The New Avengers" on channel 2Trillion or something.  She had a beef with the fact that some of the screen was taken up with some woman "waving her arms about".

Me:  That's probably BSL.
Her: Is that for deaf people or blind people?

Me: *Rushes in to tell mates*  ;D

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clarion

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #57 on: March 12, 2013, 09:42:07 pm »
So, which is it?
Getting there...

barakta

  • Bastard lovechild of Yomiko Readman and Johnny 5
Re: Overheard today
« Reply #58 on: March 12, 2013, 09:47:31 pm »
<snip>
Her: Is that for deaf people or blind people?

Me: *Rushes in to tell mates*  ;D

ROFL!  These are the same people who give deaf people braille menus in restaurants!!!

barakta

  • Bastard lovechild of Yomiko Readman and Johnny 5
Re: Overheard today
« Reply #59 on: March 12, 2013, 09:48:59 pm »
More seriously though a lot of hearies hate the BSL terps or closed subtitles which is why there isn't more provision cos they grink the broadcasters who use it as an excuse not to provide the service. >:(

(On a bit of a rant having seen some awful vids about failure of BSL interpreter provision cos BSL's legal status in the UK is rubbish and tokenistic - I am hoping the Deafies might be actually pulling together for a proper recognition demand campaign!)

Re: Overheard today
« Reply #60 on: March 12, 2013, 10:04:59 pm »
Thread resurrected again 'cos I just had to share this with you.  :D

Two women outside the Country Girl tonight. (and I'm pretty sure it was the same two who provided me with the "tittyness" quote upthread)

One lady was telling us how she watching "The New Avengers" on channel 2Trillion or something.  She had a beef with the fact that some of the screen was taken up with some woman "waving her arms about".

Me:  That's probably BSL.
Her: Is that for deaf people or blind people?

Me: *Rushes in to tell mates*  ;D

Near the Minster is a plaque to the memory of John Goodricke, astronomer and native of York, who was, in the words of the plaque "deaf and dumb".

I was walking past it once and heard a man reading it out loud to his wife, and he said "deaf and blind". The wife did a bit of a double take, and queried it, whereupon he corrected himself.  I love the idea of a blind astronomer...
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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #61 on: March 12, 2013, 10:41:53 pm »
As a hearie, and sober, I have watched nearly the whole programme before noticing the person in the corner waving their arms about.

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Kim

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #62 on: March 12, 2013, 11:15:18 pm »
I love the idea of a blind astronomer...

I'm sure blind people are just as capable of writing bad Fortran and moaning about clouds as anyone else.  May have been more of an issue in Goodricke's day, of course...
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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #63 on: March 16, 2013, 06:33:28 am »
Office talk

"What day is Christmas on this year?"

"25th, I think"


Re: Overheard today
« Reply #64 on: March 16, 2013, 09:26:52 am »
Overheard by MFWHTBAB yesterday in IKEA

"Yeah, those boxes would be good if your bedroom was full of shit".

I think really, in that situation, you want a plumber, not storage boxes...
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CrinklyLion

  • The one with devious, cake-pushing ways....
Re: Overheard today
« Reply #65 on: March 16, 2013, 09:30:38 am »
Overheard in the loos at the City Screen yesterday evening.

"Well, good luck with it.  Trust your heart.  Never your mind!  No, never your mind...."

Re: Overheard today
« Reply #66 on: March 16, 2013, 05:52:57 pm »
2 lads in The Dog and Ferret Public Bar.

"Have you seen the new barmaid ?"

"Cor, yes. Nice pair of fumblies"


Pingu

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #67 on: March 18, 2013, 11:29:42 am »
"Peppa Pig has a lot to answer for"

 ???

Re: Overheard today
« Reply #68 on: March 18, 2013, 01:20:41 pm »
"Peppa Pig has a lot to answer for"

 ???


I bet that's something to do with jumping in muddy puddles, a favourite occupation of the Pig family.
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fboab

  • It's a fecking serious business, riding a bike
Re: Overheard today
« Reply #69 on: March 18, 2013, 02:33:09 pm »
Overheard in the loos at the City Screen yesterday evening.

"Well, good luck with it.  Trust your heart.  Never your mind!  No, never your mind...."
LOL.
I once got
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Wascally Weasel

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #70 on: March 18, 2013, 02:46:14 pm »
Overheard in the loos at the City Screen yesterday evening.

"Well, good luck with it.  Trust your heart.  Never your mind!  No, never your mind...."
LOL.
I once got
Quote from: colleague
Oh Linds. You've gone for personality again, haven't you?

My friend Catrin, sitting in the loo in the Welsh Young Farmers club in Lampeter, once overheard the following exchange:

“Mine’s alright, don’t think much of yours though.”

“I know. Doesn’t make much difference when you’re on your back though does it really?”

That was after her being propositioned on the same night with the sexy come-on “You want to dance or what?”

Re: Overheard today
« Reply #71 on: March 18, 2013, 07:34:30 pm »
This one will need explaining, but it made me laugh. At myself. I was listening with half an ear to Little Cudzo watching some car programme in the background, in Polish. Talking about the amazing gadgets, the presenter said "...możemy łączyć nasz telefon przez blutów." Which means "...you can connect your phone using bluts." So I'm thinking "What on earth are bluty?" Then I realised - it's not a Polish word, it's... Bluetooth! Which just happens, in the presenter's pronunciation, to sound like a Polish genitive plural, which fits the grammatical construction!  :-[  :D
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Jacomus

  • My favourite gender neutral pronoun is comrade
Re: Overheard today
« Reply #72 on: March 27, 2013, 09:56:17 am »
"Underneath! You're crazy!"

 ???
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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #73 on: March 27, 2013, 10:24:29 am »
A group of three students walked past me.  One turns to another and says "Stop being so obese!"

Re: Overheard today
« Reply #74 on: March 28, 2013, 06:38:36 am »
Overheard yesterday evening.

"Blimey, it's still light"

"Yes, it doesn't stay late so early after this week-end"