Archive for the ‘Words’ Category

And Should I Be Buying One Immediately?

Yale polo player #1: What are all those people doing on old campus?
Yale polo player #2: Probably “Soccer for Darfur” or something. I hate fake activism like that.
Yale polo player #3: You mean “S'mores for Darfur,” right?
Yale polo player #1: I keep hearing that word, “Darfur.” What does it even mean? overheardatyale.com Overheard by: Overheard at Yale

Time Gives White People the Illusion They Understand Black People

Professor talking about the Canterbury tales: So the friar has this gold pin he wears, he wears it under his neck to keep his hood closed . . . It's bling!
(class laughs)
Professor: I never want to hear anyone say I'm not up on the times. They had this article in Time magazine, it was an interview with a rapper, the guy's name was “fifty cents.”
(class laughs)
Professor: But I'm cool, and I know that it's not “fifty cents,” it's “fiddy.” Carleton University
Ottawa
Canadia

The Operative Phrase Here Is “Tried As an Adult”

Teen boy #1: Wow, she’s hot.
Teen boy #2: What? She’s, like, ten! You’re a pedophile!
Teen boy #1: I’m not a pedophile — I’m only sixteen! You can’t be a pedophile until you’re eighteen.
Teen boy #3: That’s right — I’m the only pedophile here.
Teen boy #4: I’m almost a pedophile… Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Overheard by: mikee