Seven-year-old child: How do they get sharks into Sea World?
Tutor: I don't know, maybe they use nets.
Seven-year-old child: Maybe a wizard waves a wand and lifts them into the tanks.
Tutor: Maybe.

Gold Coast

Mourner at funeral: Tut, one of the undertakers left his jacket on that gravestone.
Son of deceased man: We should check it for money… (whispering) Ghost money!


Girl #1 (pouring a cup of tea): Awww man, it's all the stuff from the bottom.
Girl #2: Oooh! After you drink it, give it to me and I'll read the tea leaves!
Girl #1: (hands the cup to girl #2)
Girl #2 (with a fake British accent): I see a hippogriff!
Guy: I did not just hear that.

Burlington, Vermont

Overheard by: Misaki

10-year-old girl, excitedly, to 20-something woman wearing cat ears: Are you a furry?

GenCon 2008
Indianapolis, Indiana

Goth lolita girl: I'm sensing some copyright violations in your aura.
Emo guy: Nuh-uh!

Chatswood Station

Mom to adult daughter: Now what you do is you pick an aisle to go down that you think has magic at the end of it.

Dutchess County, New York

Overheard by: Rich Mintz

Cute girl #1: Hey, I want you to meet one of my best guy friends.
Cute girl #2 to male friend: Hey, nice to meet ya.
Male friend holding lighter, totally ignoring others: I can make fire! (shouting) I'm a goddamn wizard!

Johnson City, Tennessee

Overheard by: kiwi

Kid, watching glockenspiel chime: Look mommy, a witch!
Mommy: No honey, that's a nun.

Overheard by: natalie

Guy: I'm going to sneeze!
Girl, getting in his face: Think about bananas! Think about bananas! You won't sneeze.
Religion professor: Just like thinking about bananas won't get you pregnant…

Rock Island, Illinois

Overheard by: I like bananas….

Man: Yeah, so the whole night he kept telling us that he had trapped this “goblin” and had locked it under the stairs. So finally, at the end of the night, we went to go check, and found that he had locked a midget in the crawlspace.

Boston, Massachusetts