Thug #1: Why the hell are you going all the way to back of the train car? Why don’t we sit in the front like that Martha Stewart woman?
Thug #2: What the fuck are you talking about Martha Stewart?
Thug #1: You know, she stood up for herself on the bus? Wait, who was that? Not Martha Stewart?

Orange Line at Downtown Crossing
Boston, Massachusetts

Overheard by: drunkbigirls

Girl: Do you know who Helen Keller is?
Guy: No.
Girl: Well, she was blind, deaf, and something else…
Guy: Dumb?
Girl: No, she was quite intelligent actually, but I think she could smell.

Corvallis, Oregon

Guy: You do realize what you just did, right? You tied a Holocaust paper to Pokemon.


Overheard by: rvc

Waitress to guy wearing a Soviet hockey jersey: CCCP? Who's that?
Customer: It's the Soviet Union.
Waitress: Oh, are they playing the Caps tonight?


Drunk girl: St. Patrick's day is celebrating St. Patrick…who drove all the rats out of Germany.

University of Evansville
Evansville, Indiana

Overheard by: matt

Stoner girl to stoner guy: Vietnam was a war, not a country!

Sacramento, California

Professor: What did our founding fathers want? Who cares? They’re dead.

Oberlin, Ohio

Overheard by: Secret Spy

Jewish student, about another: Every time we talk about the holocaust she, like, throws her Jew out and spins a dreidel with it or whatever.

Geneseo, New York

Overheard by: Jeni

20-something American girl, loudly and excitedly, pointing at statue: Ohmigod! Ohmigod! Ohmigod! There's a statue of Jesus! They've got a statue of Jesus Christ! Ohmigod!
Unimpressed 20-something Greek girl: That's a statue of Zeus. (slight pause) You fucking retard.

National Archaeological Museum

Overheard by: Bleep

History student: Seriously? Hitler was in the Second World War?

Ovens Road
Western Australia

Overheard by: Have You Just Not Been Listening Or What?