Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

But first…
Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov‘s 1937-40 novel Despair:
And those pines facing me, with their bark resembling reddish snakeskin drawn on tight, and their green fur which the wind was stroking the wrong way; and that bare birch tree on the forest’s edge (now why did I write ‘bare’? It was not winter yet, winter was still remote), and the day so balmy and almost cloudless, and the little stammering crickets zealously trying to say something beginning with z… Yes, it all meant something – no mistake.

‘But what trouser is it Paul?’
‘It was half-an-hour of ipsimus fluff.’
‘Molligation is definitely on the cards.’
‘It’s not! It’s not!… Although…’
‘To varnish over it, as I walked out?…’
‘Him big bear, two days muscle.’
‘It really was free foam Sarah.’
‘Sprinkle it Johnny, sprinkle it!…’
‘Yeah, chule is sensible.’
‘I was mucking with Ned in sluggy dreams.’
‘Peeping money, cream, and a single shoe…’
‘Yes, I know, but it did stop clopping!’
‘It was enthronement and laughter!…’
‘I just looked at now coming over it then.’
‘What? Candle my even betters?’
‘No, not two pies though Trev…’
‘Know that’s what table-diner, say your offer.’
‘Harry is past his screwdriver.’
‘The family sheets?…’
‘He had like a big mouth again…’
‘Sweet tiger-land, we’ve been here before.’

For some information of how these lines are compiled, you could click here.

About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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7 Responses to Some snatches of overheard and misheard cafe conversation…

  1. Sharon Mann says:

    Lol, what fun to grab these bits of dialogue.

  2. widowcranky says:

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  3. Dana Doran says:

    I can’t imagine where you heard such things…..a pub? On a bus? No. It’s things people (who were anesthetized) say when they are leaving the dentist’s office? Yes. Maybe. Add a tea cozy hat and these could have been collected outside our Congress….a requirement of office is that they are out of touch with reality…so….

  4. Dana Doran says:

    (smile)….ah yes, indeed!

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