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Overheard in L.A.: Words You Can't Say in Beverly Hills
By Ana Ottman / Special to LAist
Parents have a thankless mandate — to teach children right from wrong. In Beverly Hills especially, it must be exhausting to keep up with all the words children are supposed to steer clear of. Our Overheard in L.A. round-up this week includes snippets of conversation from the school pick-up line, one Wookiee's chance for break-out stardom and how to express emotions ironically in city limits.
Our Overheard in L.A. feature relies on you to send us the strange conversations you overhear in this city. Send them our way at email@example.com. (In the e-mail, put "overheard" in the subject and tell us who said it, where they said it and any amusing context.)
Overheard of the Week
"No, there aren't hobos there. And don't say hobo."
Afternoon School Pick Up in Beverly Hills via @lomorelli
The Man Behind the Fur
"So, what's the story behind the Chewbacca script?"
Just Like Christmas
One woman to another: "No, no. The Fourth of July always falls on a weekend."
Culver City via Lucy
Can't Get Nun
Person 1: "What's your costume?
Person 2: "Going as a nun: nun in the morning, nun in the afternoon and nun in the
The Only Places With Any Culture
"There are only two places outside of the U.S. I want to go: Australia and Alaska."
Starbucks via @adamwharman
The Upside of Icy Roads
Person 1: "Are speed limits a suggestion in Erie?"
Person 2: "Yes, we get a small window in which speeding won't kill due to ice, dear."
A coffee shop via @themadlibs
Ironic Displays of Affection
"Living in LA, I find that it's okay to hug people ironically."
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