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You Mean, Like, Jer­sey Shore?

Ma­rine with no game to clear­ly un­in­ter­est­ed sales clerk: And we marines say “sem­per fi” to each oth­er, do you know what that means?
Sales girl: Yeah, it…
Ma­rine, in­ter­rupt­ing: It means “al­ways faith­ful.” It’s like Russ­ian or some shit… No. Maybe Ital­ian… Yeah, it’s Ital­ian.

Birm­ing­ham, Al­aba­ma

Leave It to the Ivy Lea­guers to Re­al­ly Get to the Crux of an Is­sue

Frat boy: That’s all I want, a girl from, like, some poor vil­lage in south­ern Italy, does­n’t speak a fuckin’ *word* of Eng­lish, and I can bring her home, and she can lie in my bed all day, and fuck me, and make me gnoc­ci.
Plain blonde girl: Do you re­al­ly like gnoc­ci?

Yale Berke­ley Col­lege Din­ing Hall
Cam­bridge, Mass­a­chu­setts

…Ques­tion Mark.

Teen: I could­n’t tell if he meant “stop, ex­cla­ma­tion point,” “don’t, ex­cla­ma­tion point,” or if he meant “don’t stop, ex­cla­ma­tion point.“
Friend: What did you do?
Teen: Look, that hand­job was­n’t go­ing to fin­ish it­self, and I have a rep­u­ta­tion, so I had no choice.
Friend: You’re a god­damn troop­er.

Syra­cuse Mall
Syra­cuse, New York

Over­heard by: Just Ex­clam­ing!