For many of us, good relationships with our colleagues are key to surviving in the workplace. That's how inside jokes and banter (saviors of the coffee machine conversation) start.

But to an outsider, second branch manager Betty giving her employee a vivid description of her grandkid's diaper contents can sound a little too much. Or precisely enough to have a good laugh. Some phrases are totally normal in specific jobs, but just look so bad when put in quotation marks.

Thus a Twitter hashtag was created to collect some of the most entertaining phrases people overheard at work.

Take a look at the funniest additions to the #overheardatwork hashtag. Please share amusing things you accidentally heard at your work in the comment section.

More info: twitter.com

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Scagsy
Community Member
4 months ago

If you add the first twenty to the second twenty you get forty. Which is completely without meaning. Just thought you should know.

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Caro Caro
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4 months ago

That's a good one.

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Raven Sheridan
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4 months ago

Damn!

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The hashtag was very much overlooked, with the most popular responses reaching below 50 likes. For sure there must be many more brain-farts committed in a work environment that could be shared, unless everyone suddenly had to sign overwhelmingly strict NDAs (non-disclosure agreements).

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Tacocat
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4 months ago

True statement, though.

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WilvanderHeijden
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3 months ago

There was a man in the US who made it clear to the entire world that he was the dumbest person alive. He was so dumb that it took him 4 years and when his time was up he was too dumb to understand the meaning of "GET OUT!".

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Scagsy
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4 months ago

Easiest red flag ever. If you've been together a month and never been invited to meet his or her friends then you're being used.

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Two_rolling_black_eyes
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3 months ago

I am going to start using resting code face.

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Raven Sheridan
Community Member
4 months ago

I plane ticket to Switzerland please!

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However, a lot of additions came from nurses. What is it about nursing that provides so many unusual encounters? And why so few from customer service, like sassy things a telemarketer says to a customer before breaking the rule of not hanging up?

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R Carson
Community Member
4 months ago

It doesn't!

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Brandon Collinsworth
Community Member
4 months ago

Thanks to this past winter I sure do.

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Muff_Fluff
Community Member
4 months ago

Well if there are a thousand puppies, that’s roughly three for every person who is bound to view this.

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Watching
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3 months ago

It doesn't matter. Less than a week later Trump the loser, lost bigly.

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NsG
Community Member
4 months ago

I sort of want to try this at my company, but there are several people who wouldn't question it...

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Scagsy
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4 months ago

I need to know which politician they're referring to

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Nevena
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4 months ago

if it was possible, all of the world's problems cold be resolved in maybe a week

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Bacony Cakes
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

some of the fanboys are insane and get real mad if you steal their oc

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Some of these quotes are outright artistic, notice the literary devices used here: imagery, analogies, puns, etc. And of course, cultural jokes and faux pas.

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Scagsy
Community Member
4 months ago

I think the chicken soup they've been serving in hospital here is vegetarian. It must be because I have yet to find any chicken in it. The bread roll probably has more chicken content. At this point, I'd settle for a feather.

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Caro Caro
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4 months ago

Wha .. oh wait.

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Green Machine
Community Member
4 months ago

I hear this often at work: "I think I need to get my eyes checked, cause I can't see myself coming in tomorrow".

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Bacony Cakes
Community Member
4 months ago

and shamfart

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#21

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Green Machine
Community Member
4 months ago

Omg lawl. This person sounds fun.

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A Cat Named Dragon
Community Member
3 months ago

This one made me snort : )

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#23

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Daniel (ShadowDrakken)
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3 months ago

mushrooms are delish! I love taking portabellas and using them as crust for mini pizzas :)

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Muff_Fluff
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4 months ago

Big Bird would be like 🦆.

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Scagsy
Community Member
4 months ago

You can have deez

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#26

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Rose the Cook
Community Member
4 months ago

Oops.

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#27

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Jeff Diamond
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4 months ago

In the last year and a half, conspiracy theorists have multiplied like catholic rabbits.

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Stille20
Community Member
4 months ago

...Millennials are in their 30s

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#29

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Green Machine
Community Member
4 months ago

As long as there's no hate behind it, it cracks me up whenever someone says 'the gays'. "You know who likes same-sex realtionships?.... The gays" lmao.

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Scagsy
Community Member
4 months ago

Joe Biden has the knobbliest knees I should think

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Stille20
Community Member
4 months ago

*shrug* maybe I'm missing why it's crazy for someone not to be aware of "Finals" if they aren't into professional basketball

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Heather Evans
Community Member
4 months ago

We don't?

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Jeff Diamond
Community Member
4 months ago

Spoke gibberish, looked like Satan bunnies... checks out.

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NsG
Community Member
4 months ago

I gotta know.... Was there?

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Happi doggi
Community Member
4 months ago

I DONT FIT IN A DRYER AND IM 5’ 1”!

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