History Lesson... of sorts
Submitted by pierrot lunaire on Wed, 06/22/2005 - 6:34am. Tragic
"I always confuse MSG with the KGB"

"That can't be real helpful to your understanding of the world"

-Jim and his teenage son; somewhere between North Carolina and Atlanta.
You can feel that?!?
Submitted by Somnambulist on Tue, 05/31/2005 - 7:41pm. Tragic
"...or anything that has a white texture..."

One of the several examples of misused words used today by a professional lecturer.
I would have caught more examples, but I was too busy trying to decipher what she was trying to say from what she actually said. It didn't help at all that she kept giving us 'Pacific' examples.
Submitted by hessiethegreat on Sun, 05/29/2005 - 11:20am. Tragic
A - "Well it was probably originally German too, but there aren't too many German Jews left..."
B - "Hah, and why is that?"
A - "Oh, well, it's a crazy legend, you see..."
B - "Yes, the Legend of Sleepy Holocaust!"

February 19th, 2004
Submitted by zytka on Thu, 05/19/2005 - 4:48pm. Tragic
"I'm so sick of this song — it's everywhere. You know...this is all a plot to make California feel humble. That and the brouhaha over same sex marriages. I mean, come on, people. Don't you have other things to worry about? Like, oh, say...Iraq?"

— a loud female co-worker expressing annoyance with an overplayed song. I believe she is refering to Will you Marry Me?, but I don't listen to pop radio, so I'm not sure. (Emeryville, CA)
As Morrissey might say:
Submitted by Robyn on Wed, 04/20/2005 - 7:04am. Tragic
"So I suppose I've learned that I'm happy being depressed ... because happiness is ... sort of depressing."

A girl in front of me in the queue at the supermarket. I didn't think this was *necessarily* tragic (I mean, she's happy isn't she?) but I feel slightly tragic that I knew what she was talking about. :-S
Too good?
Submitted by starryeyed09 on Tue, 03/22/2005 - 12:04am. Tragic
"Sometimes, I think that I've settled. Is that bad?"
- two girls in the hallway
Everywhere you look is a winding road.
Submitted by Tiarlynn on Thu, 02/17/2005 - 9:36pm. Tragic
"No, Sheryl Crow did not sing the Full House opening." — Heard in my apartment
Submitted by Mia on Wed, 02/16/2005 - 11:53pm. Tragic
"Yes, and I would also like to super-size it, please. Diet Coke."
"You want super-size?"
"Yeah, I want a large drink instead of a medium."
"Okay, you want a number one with Dr. Pepper, super-size, and a number six, super-size with a medium diet Coke?"
"No, a large. Super-size the whole meal for number six."
"You want to super-size the meal?"
"Yes--I want a number one and six with a Dr. Pepper and a diet Coke. Both super-size."
"What kind of drink you want?"
"What size medium?"
"Drive to the window."

--This was a conversation between myself and the drive-thru lady when my sister and I were out getting food. She was set on giving me a medium diet Coke. My sister nearly choked laughing.
A bit out of practice
Submitted by NeImporte on Sun, 02/13/2005 - 2:19pm. Tragic
"I thought the flirting was going well...."
"Until you called her a crone."
"Yeah, I saw you cover your face with the menu, and even knew it was bad as I was doing it. It was like watching a train wreck happen though, couldn't help it and couldn't stop it."
"Well crone isn't as bad as spinster..."
--Me, my buddies girlfriend, and my buddy at Paul Lee's in Avondale
The Loony Bin
Submitted by Mori on Fri, 02/04/2005 - 8:36pm. Tragic
I didn't think I had a problem, until I found myself in a crack house, eating oatmeal out of a Fry Daddy.

~an 18-year old girl, at a rehab facility in NJ