Friday, 5 August 2016

Overheard: Let's hope the Olympians are better at Geography

It's been years since I shared an overheard here [although if you follow me on Twitter you'll be all up-to-date with what my ears have been eavesdropping on lately]. 

It hasn't been quite as long ago as the last Olympics, but it's not far off. So let me rectify that right now with (well, I was going to say "With something suitably Brazillian" ... but, I know you, you'd get the wrong idea. Deliberately.) ... with something suitably topical then ...

Overheard when? 1 May 2013
Overheard where? Boots the chemist. North East England

Two sales assistants were chatting about a third ... and this is how their global themed conversation went: 

Sales Assistant 1: "She thought Brazil was in Spain". 

After which Sales Assistant 2 paused before replying: "Well ... isn't it?"

Let's hope Team GB and the rest of the Olympians (I suppose it's only sporting) have had the foresight to flip through an atlas by now! 


* Find collections of original vintage maps (pictured)  in my Etsy shop which is stocked full of all kinds of vintage materials to inspire brand new creativity. 


  1. Funny, but also rather worrying ...

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  3. Yes, funny, but rather common, I'm afraid... general culture has been 'recedign' all over the world for a long time now. An example, I was born in Chile of Spanish parents, when I first came to Spain -quite a long time ago- some people in a group of different nationalities got really surprised I spoke Spanish 'so well' ;)

  4. Oh my! Yes, a bit of map work is clearly needed. Your vintage ones are lovely ... I always enjoy your overheards.


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