After the popularity of Overheard L.A. and then Overheard New York, it seems that we have all become nosy little eavesdroppers. While listening in on strangers conversations should still be considered rude and intrusive, sometimes you can't help but pick up a juicy snippet of gossip, completely out of context, that is just comedy gold.

People are taking to Twitter in their thousands to document these random overheard conversations, and while this may suck in terms of our privacy when out among strangers, its certainly good for a laugh on the internet!

Scroll down below to check out some of the best, compiled in a list by Bored Panda. Scroll down below to check them out for yourself, and don't forget to vote for your favorites!

#1

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Erum_Sangji Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Life essentials!

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#2

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ksenijapavlovic Report

Gayle Bynum Cardosa
Community Member
3 years ago

spoiler alert :-D

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#3

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ellkay_ Report

Zori the degu
Community Member
3 years ago

Poor girl...

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#4

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iverbwords Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Damnit Janet!

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#5

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alohawaia Report

Pi...
Community Member
3 years ago

This has to be higher on the list!

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#6

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krassenstein Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

This is rather sad than funny.

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#7

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oyasumeme Report

Vlad Horobet
Community Member
3 years ago

He's got a point.

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#8

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jarrodjcain Report

Pi...
Community Member
3 years ago

At this point, answer an imaginary phone call in that very language. And slow turn and smile devilishly at their horrified expressions

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#9

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iam_preethi Report

Community Member
3 years ago

Thank you for this :D

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#10

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Redpainter1 Report

Shruti Naik
Community Member
3 years ago

I admire the upbringing you have given him!

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#11

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alexis_jobes Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Having a sex playlist is not awkward enough? And regarding the anthem: everyone should STAND UP anyway...

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#12

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WordWhispers Report

rai mei
Community Member
3 years ago

If only I can do that as an adult

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#13

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EliasToufexis Report

Kanishka Rajawansha
Community Member
3 years ago

I believe her. She is alive.

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#14

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MisterMidas Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Remember: always wear pants. It saves you from trouble.

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#15

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AnnaHopeful Report

Zori the degu
Community Member
3 years ago

That's so relatable.

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#16

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bartlettnicole Report

Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

Not an invalid demand.

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#17

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julieannemery Report

Heather Johnson
Community Member
3 years ago

No shame here but I was the same way when I got on my first flight at 18 years old lol

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#18

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katiecandraw Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

"Because I am bloody fabulous"

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#19

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OverheardDublin Report

Shruti Naik
Community Member
3 years ago

And this is why you don't gossip in front of children.

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#20

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LaegedyGaga Report

MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
3 years ago

has-been is even better

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#21

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anjcxx Report

Heather Johnson
Community Member
3 years ago

I do this with my daughter. I'm always closest to the street and on those rare occasions when she comes in my room in the middle of the night to get in my bed, I always sleep closest to the door just in case I gotta pull out my Kimber Solo and whoop some intruders ass. Hahahahaha.

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#22

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rihac812 Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

This even happens to me with my own age.

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#23

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zach_halcox Report

Troux
Community Member
3 years ago

Universal Studios has sent their spies in again...

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#24

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chicagobars Report

rakuninaru
Community Member
3 years ago

Perhaps he is... who knows...

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#25

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Triona95 Report

Pi...
Community Member
3 years ago

It felt like a dialogue right out of sister act!

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#26

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nina_derespino Report

Community Member
3 years ago

Dad's sighing cuz actually he wanna engage in super awesome space travel but can't :(

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#27

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aksweenz Report

Kiahna
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm so confused. Why would you EVER skip dinner at nana's?! I don't get it!

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#28

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TaherehMafi Report

Brian Cortner
Community Member
3 years ago

lol

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#29

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OverheardDublin Report

Risa Lovee
Community Member
3 years ago

Haha ^^;; Not all marriages are sad

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#30

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ellkay_ Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

The all new, protein-enriched Snape-o-Balm. Scars from taming dragons, magical tournaments, or dark wizard encounters? With our new formula, your skin nevet before felt so enchanted!

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#31

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JGrassman Report

Zori the degu
Community Member
3 years ago

I don't like most kids but when I hear little children that crazy, I know they'd be something one day

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#32

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alivenekamp Report

Pi...
Community Member
3 years ago

Pets have this thing about them

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#33

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hiitaylorblake Report

just a thought !
Community Member
3 years ago

She must have watched Snow White !

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#34

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maciemoo_ Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Still some years to go.

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#35

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catie__warren Report

Ben Smith
Community Member
3 years ago

And he's right!

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#36

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AshleyLArring Report

diane a
Community Member
3 years ago

hmm - I'm British and it took me a few moments to figure that xing was not actually a chinese word - well, ok it is!

Roroset Thomas
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm British to, and had to look through the comments to find out what it meant. It appears to be specific to the USA.

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Pamda Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

行 (xing) is the Chinese word meaning "to go" or "to walk."

Elizabeth Butler
Community Member
3 years ago

What a lucky coincidence

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Mar1a
Community Member
3 years ago

OOOOH. PEDESTRIAN CROSSING

Furious_Lover
Community Member
3 years ago

Nice

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LunasTeam
Community Member
3 years ago

how about just having the sign and no label below.. not like that sign is used for anything else than pedestrian crossing... Sounds like a waste of material to me.

Bored Fox
Community Member
3 years ago

The only good reason for that extra sign would be that this is in a place that is popular with tourists who do not recognize the traffic signs of the USA. It would be nice that USA would also start using similar traffic sings that are in most European countries. It helps if the traffic signs look similar everywhere.

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with a Y and a Z
Community Member
3 years ago

im asian..younger me also thought that was chinese 😂

Elizabeth Glendinning
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm British too & thought it was a Chinese sign. In the UK you wouldn't get such a silly sign

Vanessa
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks like Newspeak language ^^

Risa Lovee
Community Member
3 years ago

Xing as in cross-ing? Haha

Mark Erwin
Community Member
3 years ago

Pedestrian Crossing

Sandra Taylor
Community Member
3 years ago

i am english and did not understand the sign either until i read the comments. i am sorry america, but it is a stupid, moronic sign, and i would put money on it that a lot of people do not get it.

Sarah Figini
Community Member
3 years ago

I mean , really... it does read as exing. Can you imagine the uproar if the X was replaced with a crucifix.

Barbara Ann
Community Member
3 years ago

Then it would say, "Ped ting."

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Yezid Puerto
Community Member
3 years ago

sad actually

Simon White
Community Member
3 years ago

You're doomed! But hey, you brought it on yourselves by voting in cadet bone spurs

李米娜 (Mina)
Community Member
3 years ago

im so confused, i thought the xing was chinese, i speak chinese, if its not then what does it mean?

Carmen Devore-Blakestad
Community Member
3 years ago

"Xing" on a street sign is short for "crossing".

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Virginia Gould
Community Member
3 years ago

In Chinese, 行 is xing in pinyin (pronounced shing) and means "to walk", among other things

FHKW
Community Member
3 years ago

Just remember that they have probably seen these signs their whole lives.

Olivia Miller (Livie)
Community Member
1 year ago

English: ped xing chinese: PE is OK. (put Ped xing in to google translate and....)

Blue Cicada
Community Member
3 years ago

Overheard at local amusement park (2 teen girls): What language do they talk in London?

Magpie
Community Member
3 years ago

It is a steep learning curve for some.

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Gillian Black
Community Member
3 years ago

oh dear our future

Kit Towlson
Community Member
3 years ago

Google deer XING SIGT..PRICELESS.

Bene Brooklyn
Community Member
3 years ago

My husband still laughs at me years after I saw a "SCHOOL XING" sign and genuinely wondered aloud where was the Chinese school.

TC
Community Member
3 years ago

Messy....

Susanna Vesna
Community Member
3 years ago

Took me a couple seconds too! The should put a Biblical "Cross" there

Patsy Robins
Community Member
3 years ago

It took me a moment too!

Kay Fey
Community Member
3 years ago

Wow, that IS SAD. I guess they don't teach street signs anymore in elementary school??

Maualo Velflo
Community Member
3 years ago

PED XING = Pedestrian Crossing

Sharon Hahn
Community Member
3 years ago

Perhaps they don't drive yet so they don't understand street signs.

Darla Johnson
Community Member
3 years ago

This generation is the one that can control our future... what has the media done?!?!?!?!?!?

Kim Lorton
Community Member
3 years ago

We need to quit telling and showing the world, how dumb our kids are!

Beth Arriaga
Community Member
3 years ago

I don't have a link, but comedian Bill Engvall does an hilarious story about his son asking, "Dad, what is petting?" While they are driving. It takes awhile for Bill to figure out the kid is asking what is "Ped Xing."

Elizabeth Gruenwald
Community Member
3 years ago

Luv

Jade Lorreni
Community Member
3 years ago

What ?

Tiffany Zhu
Community Member
3 years ago

Well I mean the second word is technically but still.

Debbie Andersson
Community Member
3 years ago

Pedestrian crossing??? x-ing, whot.

Ann Roberta White
Community Member
3 years ago

Ped(erast) kissing. So you have to walk away fast. As indicated in the picture. Obvious

Dakz Yrx
Community Member
3 years ago

..PEDestrian cross(X)ING, it is!

Zori the degu
Community Member
3 years ago

Smart way of shortening the word crossing!

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

In Chinese or English?

Miss MonMon
Community Member
3 years ago

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Is is where pedo's walk?

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#37

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

Maybe fifth? I would propose that as the handyman. Particularly in a three-storey building.

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#38

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FLOOKLYN Report

GlassOfWater
Community Member
3 years ago

Least he's honest...?

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#39

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makamaae_ Report

Iris Omri-Engler
Community Member
3 years ago

In a few years she will understand that faster is not always better

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#40

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ChrisIsJoking Report

Cats999
Community Member
3 years ago

I'm not either. You don't shoot a gun with your hips. If he tried, I have a feeling that it would not work out very well.

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#41

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ameerakmlrdn Report

Olga Vol
Community Member
3 years ago

too much food for thought ...

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#42

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viviennecolenyc Report

Adria Rhodes
Community Member
3 years ago

What's even MORE sad is the folks that just can't find humor in life. Why so serious?

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#43

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johnpavlovitz Report

Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

What is this about "white guys"? Why would their skin colour matter in this regard? So annoying that "guys" is always qualified with a skin colour...

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#44

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ShitIHearOnDuty Report

Lydia Curio
Community Member
3 years ago

:( I don't care if this comment gets down voted, I cannot keep this inside: This is an awful thing to say to any child of any age. We don't own anyone, not even our kids. They are PEOPLE, with their own bodies, their own brains, their own feelings and opinions and no one owns them. not their parents, no one. they are not belongings or things or slaves.

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#45

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saltyaboutcaca Report

Pandykinz
Community Member
3 years ago

If I close the door, my dog paws at it until I open up. We've taught her to do this on our door if she wants in or out as we don't live alone. Although when I leave for work in the morning and she does it to the front door it pulls at my heart.

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#46

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tiger07737 Report

Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

Funny how an e instead of an a killed this too.

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#47

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princefox Report

ADHORTATOR
Community Member
3 years ago

"....before we have to beat you up, bro.."

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#48

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morenoculero Report

Neeraj Jha
Community Member
3 years ago

*notes it down*

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#49

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RachelLeishman Report

Kiahna
Community Member
3 years ago

Your hero, my spirit animal.

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#50

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LadyLawyerDiary Report

Pi...
Community Member
3 years ago

That's one way to thwart unnecessary advances!

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#51

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OverheardDublin Report

Dnelle1972
Community Member
3 years ago

You sure he wasn't a Minion?

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#52

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EnglishVsEnglis Report

Elizabeth Molloy
Community Member
3 years ago

"Me fail English? That's unpossible!"

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#53

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BritComplaints Report

Grace Smith
Community Member
3 years ago

Face plam

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#54

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ismiseronan Report

Gayle Bynum Cardosa
Community Member
3 years ago

I mean at least it wasn't money instead of underwear

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#55

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angelaawetzel Report

Smoofy
Community Member
3 years ago

Ok well you MIGHT wanna go to those classes...

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#56

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OverheardDublin Report

Hayley Lightcap
Community Member
3 years ago

This is, no joke, why I didn't get anything more than a trim for 10 years of my life.

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#57

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_MommaAsh_ Report

Troux
Community Member
3 years ago

That's DEFINITELY good!

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#58

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regallyjay Report

Jenn
Community Member
3 years ago

I once saw a women with the tiniest bag going through bag check and the guy found a Stanley knife in her bag - she just said 'oh i forgot I had it.' YOU HAD THE TINIEST BAG HOW COULD YOU NOT KNOW........lip balm, purse, knife......yer we are good 😲😲😲😲😲

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#59

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EvansPosts Report

Lydia Curio
Community Member
3 years ago

what's it mean to ''rage'' , shop madly?

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#60

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Kittellynn Report