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Word on the Street The Most Ridiculous Things Overheard in London by Time Out Guides Ltd

Word on the Street The Most Ridiculous Things Overheard in London


Sue Baker's view...

All over London, ears are wagging for scandalous chat, unbelievable gossip, naive comments and world weary observations. The best of these overhearings are gathered together in Word on the Street from the popular Time Out column. Some of them are quite mind-boggling, how other people do live – enough to say it makes for scandalously funny reading if you’re a Londoner or no.

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Word on the Street The Most Ridiculous Things Overheard in London by Time Out Guides Ltd

Based on Time Out magazine's most popular column, Word on the Street brings together the best of the most ridiculous, bizarre, near-the-knuckle and sweet utterances by Londoners as heard by Londoners. The collection of over 200 quotes will cover such topics as Family & Parenting, Fashion & Style, Eating, Sex, London and feature insights such as: On London - How would I describe Wimbledon Village? It's like Jack Wills threw up; Everywhwere - Herne Hill is great except you can't get a Diptyque candle south of the river West Ham isn't short for West Hampstead? Are you sure? Croydon is like a horse. It smells, everybody thinks it's dangerous, but ultimately it's Incredible On Food - Going to McDonalds for a salad is like going to a prostitute for a hug. Even Delia says it's okay to cheat. Pre-chopped onions, my friend. No more tears. White bread is like the ninja of the food world. It's a silent killer. Isn't cauliflower just the ghost of Broccoli? On Fashion & Style - That guy was obviously a drug dealer. Nobody wears white shorts like that anymore She seems like a nice person, but she smells like a Fisherman's Friend It's hair suicide weather. There are a bunch of Tina Turner's walking around Covent Garden.

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About the Author

Founded in 1968, Time Out has grown from humble beginnings into the leading resource for anyone wanting to know what's happening in the world's greatest cities. Alongside our influential weeklies in London, New York, Chicago and Dubai, we publish more than 20 magazines in cities as varied as Beijing and Beirut; a range of travel books, with City Guides now joined by pocket-sized Shortlist series; and an information-packed website. The company remains proudly independent, still owned by Tony Elliott four decades after he launched Time Out London.

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Publication date

2nd October 2014


Time Out Guides Ltd

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Time Out Group Ltd an imprint of Crimson Publishing


192 pages


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