We‘ve all been taught that it‘s not polite to listen to somebody else‘s private conversations. But sometimes you just can‘t help it but overhear some of it passing by, riding a bus, lifting weights at the gym, or casually shopping. And what makes these funny conversations as amusing as they are is that they're completely out of context.

This Instagram account, Overheard LA, is dedicated to such overheard conversations happening in Los Angeles, California. Stating that “We all have ears,” the creators invite Angelinos to share some of the best pieces that they have ever overheard in their daily lives. From weird questions and ubiquitous conversation topics - the Los Angeles population always has some funny things to say. We think it’s hilarious, and for the rest, you’ll have to scroll down and see for yourself!

#1

** Happy Pride! @overheardnewyork
2 Train At 14th Street. 🧔👶
overheard By @qunty 📥
#poppadoespreach #overheardnewyork #overheardla

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Caro Caro
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4 days ago

That is the best answer and great parenting.

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#2

La Fitness. Santa Clarita. 🤠😷
overheard By @rtc062 📥
#moveon #overheardla

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ADHORTATOR
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4 days ago

Burn!

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In an earlier Bored Panda interview, a representative of Overheard told us that the project has really grown over the last few years.

“While our home will always be Instagram, we have begun to expand to other verticals such as text via the community app Clubhouse, where we host a biweekly comedy show and are exploring some really exciting product ventures.”

At its heart, Overheard is all about connecting people through a shared location or experience, “whether that is living in NYC (@overheardnewyork), dating on Bumble (@overheardbumble), or talking about celebrities (@overheardcelebs), our goal is to make people laugh and provide moments of joy and self-reflection,” the spokesperson explained.

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Caro Caro
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4 days ago

Now that girl is going places!

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Helen Haley
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4 days ago

Know thyself

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#5

** @overheardsanfrancisco 🌉
the Presidio. 🗣🧺
overheard By Anonymous 📥
#comeoneileen #overheardsanfrancisco #overheardla

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Rod Egret
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4 days ago

This one cracked me up!

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Overheard started way back in 2015 when its founder Jesse Margolis created Overheard LA and San Francisco on a whim after listening to one such conversation in LA at a health food store. Now, seven people are looking after it.

“We are fortunate to work with great brands like Bumble, Le Labo, Netflix, etc. Currently, we see ourselves as social-first local media, and plan to expand into podcasts, local events, product, and more video content.”

When asked what kind of conversations best reflect Overheard LA's concept, Overheard told us that it’s really anything that touches a shared experience, like “dating, finance, spirituality, food, or local knowledge.”

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Samantha Lomb
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4 days ago

Fair point

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James016
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4 days ago

He seems to know what's in heroin.

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Jill
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4 days ago

This is why nurses deserve more pay!

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Laura Mende (Human)
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4 days ago

😂😂😂

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troufaki13
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4 days ago

That's not... never mind

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#11

** @overheardsanfrancisco
fort Mason. 😷⚠️
overheard By Anonymous 📥
#nakedtruths #overheardsanfrancisco #overheardla

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Caro Caro
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4 days ago

That's why I still wear a mask.

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Caro Caro
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4 days ago

That's good advice.

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#13

** @overheardnewyork 🗽
bodega. Sunset Park. 😓🧑‍🔬
overheard By @cheesedad 📥
#fieldofdreams #overheardnewyork #overheardla

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Julie C Rose
Community Member
4 days ago

Actually, the covid vax apparently only has 1/3 as much s**t in it as the flu vax, which is why they’re able to use a smaller needle.

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Otter
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4 days ago

This should be higher up. Top ten!

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Pixie
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4 days ago

I really hope this doesn't become the the next big thing: glitter-zombies who wants to be on a diet of animal brains and swooning girls who start an animal farm to help them out. Probably including a lot of scented candles and sewing stuff (can't let the beloved glittering lips fall off...)

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Sigrid Johanesdóttir
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4 days ago

I have two questions... One, does people truly believe in gosths or bad energies then? Two, isn't this very messed up or is it just me?

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#17

** @overheardsanfrancisco
downtown. 🤡🚮
overheard By Anonymous 📥
#herecomethetrolls #overheardsanfrancisco #overheardla

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Brandy Grote
Community Member
4 days ago

I DO know what's in the vaccine, and how they work. Far safer than any med I currently take!

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#18

Target. Pasadena. 😓💸
overheard By @denisha3000 📥
#loserbaby #overheardla

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
4 days ago

Like IKEA....

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#19

Mendocino Farms. Irvine. 🥗🐍
overheard By @kimiaskravings 📥
#grainspiracy #overheardla

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Caro Caro
Community Member
4 days ago

If she's that stupid she probably did mean QAnon salad.

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#20

Soho House. Weho. 😚😠
overheard By @officialoliviaj 📥
#financialadvisor #overheardla

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BigOrangeTractor
Community Member
4 days ago

'Rich', short for 'Richard'. Sometimes referred to as 'D**k'.

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#21

Abbot Kinney. 🙏🚘
overheard By Anonymous 📥
#carma #throwback #overheardla

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Sigrid Johanesdóttir
Community Member
4 days ago

Well, kindness is always welcome and something very needed right now in the world

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#22

Sherman Oaks. 👨‍🎨😍
overheard By @nescardenas 📥
#contacthigh #overheardla

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troufaki13
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4 days ago

That's true love right there!

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Adam C
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4 days ago (edited)

I get homeless lesbian but when is the perfect time to look like a vice principal?

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#24

Lady To 2 Girls. Expo Line. Santa Monica. 😳💅💅
overheard By @michelleissorad 📥
#throwback #trainingday #overheardla

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Katie Lutesinger
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4 days ago

"You're a bad person with an ugly heart, and we don't give a flying f**k what you think!"

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#25

Urth Caffe. Melrose. 😏💉
overheard By @camille_dizon 📥
#needlepoint #overheardla

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Jonathan
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4 days ago

What are OC women?

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#26

Endless Color. Topanga. 🧔‍♂️🖨
overheard By Anonymous 📥
#theoffice #overheardla

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Mazer
Community Member
4 days ago

LOL

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#27

Whole Foods. Santa Monica. 🥸😷
overheard By Anonymous 📥
#brilliantdisguise #overheardla

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troufaki13
Community Member
4 days ago

True, but also delta strain

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#28

** @overheardnewyork
6th Avenue. Midtown. 🚴‍♀️🦵
overheard By Anonymous 📥
#legday #overheardnewyork #overheardla

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Mohsie Supposie
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4 days ago

Well, it is not really zero CO2. She is exhaling, isn't she?

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#29

** If Anyone Knows Lily The Wirehaired Dachshund Please @ Her.
herman Park. Highland Park. 🦮🤷‍♂️
overheard By Anonymous 📥
#floridog #overheardla

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Witchling
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4 days ago

Oi!! Floridian here and so NOT a conservative. And my dog wears a pink harness tyvm!!

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MarleypanDA
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4 days ago (edited)

Pfiiiizerr (sammy j)

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#31

July 4th Party. Malibu. ❤️🦠
overheard By Anonymous 📥
#airforce #overheardla

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Pixie
Community Member
4 days ago

Can't we bio-engineer a new dtrain out of delta, thats rearrange brains into common sense? (this sentence looks strange, sorry, non-native speaker)

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#32

** Check Out @overheardsanfrancisco 🌉
breadbelly. Clement St. 😎😧
overheard By Anonymous 📥
#hotyearbummer #overheardsanfrancisco #overheardla

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Julie C Rose
Community Member
4 days ago

Is THAT why Jacinda (second youngest female head of state in the world and quite hot) was so keen to get us our freedom faster?

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Kate
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4 days ago

Damn straight.

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ravina nimje
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4 days ago

At least someone knows.

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Pixie
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4 days ago

!!!

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I I
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4 days ago

the best kinda trip

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#37

Olivetta. Weho. 😅🤌
overheard By Anonymous 📥
#negative #overheardla

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Pixie
Community Member
4 days ago

Hm... Covid (and the restrictions of not being able to visit friends and family) definitely got my normal, constant state of f***d up up to eleven

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#38

Whole Foods. Santa Monica. 👩‍🦱💁‍♀️
overheard By @karolineauger 📥
#regreteverything #overheardla

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A girl
Community Member
4 days ago

I had this conversation with my mom. It didn't hurt. It made me realize a woman in 1956 had way fewer options than a woman now.

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Samantha Lomb
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4 days ago

MD DMV always let you look and see if you looked ok and let you retake it if not.

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#40

Grand Central Market. Dtla. 🧑‍🎤🤵‍♂️
overheard By Anonymous 📥
#personaldevelopment #overheardla

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Helen Haley
Community Member
4 days ago

Fair enough

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#41

Judi’s Deli. Beverly Hills. 🤌👹🤡🤠
overheard By Anonymous 📥
#herdimmunity #overheardla

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Nannychachi
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3 days ago

I upvoted Jeff. He doesn't deserve that kind of negativity.

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Linda Conaghan
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4 days ago

I get asked all the time, 'is that a greyhound, I've never seen a real one' yes she is and no she wasn't rescued she's a retired athlete who was never in any danger to be rescued from.

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#43

Coffee Coffee. Fairfax. 😅🤝
overheard By @jasonmarkarian 📥
#prepper #overheardla

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Skara Brae
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4 days ago

(I wish we were)

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Laura Mende (Human)
Community Member
4 days ago

Wouldn't it be nice if Julie Andrews were my Grandma/fabulous queen of Genovia??? That's the dream!

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BorPand8
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4 days ago

Rent in LA is massively expensive, it's true

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Auntriarch
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4 days ago

I do wonder sometimes though.

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Jo Johannsen
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4 days ago (edited)

I like Rocco's taste in food.

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#48

** @overheardnewyork
playa Betty’s. Uws. 🌳🦄
overheard By @jazziefeet 📥
#fuckingsociety #overheardnewyork #overheardla

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Auntriarch
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4 days ago

Nothing stopping you. Just don't come crying to me when you get toothache

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Dina Simoné
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4 days ago

Thats kind of cute

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#50

Leader Of The Pack Vintage. Highland Park. 🧐🌞
overheard By @sun_in_taurus 📥
#hazy #overheardla

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Skara Brae
Community Member
4 days ago

In LA you have to hallucinate your wonderful life. (Not just LA)

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