Duke guy: Have you read Rebecca?
Duke girl: Of Sunnybrook Farm?

–Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Co-ed: But the book wasn’t even that long, and I drive stick, so I can really handle my phallic symbols.

–Daytona Beach, Florida

Overheard by: Liz Burrin

College girl: Stop hitting on the nine-year-old, and let’s leave!

–Grand Bend, Ontario, Canadia

Professor to group of girls covered in whitish goo: What happened to you?
Girl #1: Egg sac war.
Girl #2 and Girl #3: Yeah.
Professor: … Ugh.
Guy: I love this class.

–Fort DeSoto Beach, Florida

Overheard by: There’s nothing like lab in the field

College student #1: Why are they letting their dog in the water with a leash?
College student #2: So it doesn't fly away!

–Virginia Beach, Virginia

Freshman bikini girl #1: College classes are much more lame than I thought they would be.
Freshman bikini girl #2: Yeah. I mean, who cares about, like, the difference between Chinese and Japanese?
Freshman bikini girl #1: Yeah! Or algebra! Like anyone even cares!
Freshman bikini girl #2: Do you have more baby oil?

–Cocoa Beach, Florida

Overheard by: a professor who specializes in Asian cultures

Professor: Are you guys working or just following a stingray?
Student #1: Working!
Student #2: Um…
Student #3: Both.
Professor: Both?
Student #3: We’re using the stingray to randomly decide where to take our next sample. They eat invertebrates — it’s like a divining rod!

–Fergie Shoals, Florida

Overheard by: Justification is for the geeky

Little girl: Are you a mom? You look like a mom.
College student: No. How old do you think I am?
Little girl: Fifteen?

–Palm City, Florida

Overheard by: MBD

Student to friend: I think they should illegalize tobacco, and legalize pot.

–University Campus, Honolulu, Hawaii

University of Miami girl: If I wasn’t me, I’d think I was stupid.

–Miami Beach, Florida