Did you see the word ‘testicles’ beamed in massive letters across Brick Lane last night? Jeez, where were ya? To celebrate the fact that we’re launching a book of the finest Word on the Street quotes known to humankind (we know, huh?), we literally took the words to the streets and projected a few of our faves onto a series of buildings across town. Kind of like a bat signal but with less superheroes and more genitals.
Throughout the evening we shone your choicest eavesdroppings onto Charing Cross station, Camden Town tube, Battersea Power Station, Chinatown and The Old Truman Brewery. Plus, it’s only the start of the festivities.
We’ve gotten so excited – seriously, we’re only audible to dogs and teenagers now – that we’ll be dedicating an entire issue to Word on the Street. And, in the next few weeks, we’ll be putting on a special comedy event in Foyles’ shiny new auditorium on Charing Cross Road, where ace improv comedians – including Austentatious, Grand Theft Impro and The School of Night – will be taking quotes from the book and improvising a set around them. Well, if you’re excited about something, you gotta shout about it, no? After all, as one of the quotes sent in by you lot goes: ‘You need to mark your territory.’ Although, to be fair, we may have been a bit selective about which bits of it we followed. Kinda ignored the second part where it says: ‘pee all over him like a dog’.
‘Word on the Street: Ridiculous Things We’ve Overheard in London’ is out now, £6.99. Buy a copy at timeout.com/wotsbook.
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