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"Either have dessert or a more interesting conversation."
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"Stay cool - we're picking up a lot of chatter."
Tags:chatter, gossip, gossips, dog, dogs, canine, canines, pet, pets, pet dog, pet dogs, dog owner, dog owners, dog lover, dog lovers, gossiper, gossipers, gossiping, espionage, intelligence agency, intelligence agencies, spy, spies, eavesdropping, eavesdropper, eavesdroppers, eavesdrop, spying, military intelligence, gchq, nsa, national security administration, national security agency, guard dog, guard dogs
'I'd just like to know how these crazy rumors get started.'
Alfred the Nosy
"Well, if you're going to wiretap your people you are going to hear things."
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"He just called our work substandard."
Tags:spying, periscopes, performance review, performance reviews, appraisal, appraisals, periscope, substandard, job performance, job performances, manager, managers, managements, management, workers, performance review, surveillance, rumors, office rumors, eavesdropping, eavesdropper, eavesdroppers, rumor mill, office politics, grievance, office morale, kept in the dark, underlings
"You missed the part where she asks why he even agreed to go camping if he was just going to complain the whole time."
Tags:animal, animals, bear, bears, talking animal, talking animals, wood, woods, forest, forests, camping, camp, camper, campers, hiker, hiking, hikers, eavesdrop, eavesdropping, eavesdropper, eavesdroppers, snoop, snooping, snooper, snoopers, relationship, relationships, relationship issues, relationship problems, marriage, dating, married life, couple, couples, argue, arguing, argument, arguments, fight, fighting, fights, complain, complaint, complaints, complaining, nag, nagging, husband, husbands, wife, wives, boyfriend, boyfriends, girlfriends, popcorn, soda, pop, show, drama, entertainment
A Sophisticated Party Wall.
"This conversation is between you and me, and possibly Doug Ford from Grifftech Industries, with whom we share an air vent."
'What's the difference between overhearing a conversation and eavesdropping?'
'Just a minute, girls, while I get rid of an eavesdropper.'
Tags:call, calls, phone call, phone calls, listening in, eavesdropper, eavesdropping, eavesdrop, eavesdroppers, overheard, overhear, overhearing, overheard on the bus, overheard conversations, overheard conversation, weird conversation, weird conversations, public transport, bus, buses, train, trains
"Hey, you guys talking about me? My ears were freezing."
"Richard has quite an ear for dialogue."
Tags:dialogue, dialogues, ear for dialogue, writing, writer, writers, creative writing, creativity, fiction, author, authors, novel, novels, novelist, novelists, screenwriting, screenwriter, playwright, script, manuscript, publishing, book, books, reading, conversation, eavesdrop, eavesdropping, dinner, restaurant, booth, dining, nosy, nosey, nosiness, eavesdropper, eavesdroppers, eavesdrops
"Don't worry, I'll be very discreet with your personal medical information."
"Can you keep a secret?"
'What hours did you do at your last job?' - '8 til 4' - 'How was it?' - 'Alright. It was a bit like 9 til 5...' - '...except I started an hour earlier and finished an hour earlier.' - 'No... no... brain... pain...'
A man peeping through keyholes ends up with a keyhole imprint on his face.
'Now that we've invented language, we'll have to be careful about eavesdroppers.'
'I'm Marcus and I'll be listening in on your conversations this evening.'
Man leaving a confession box looking relieved while people with a tape leave from the other side
Overhearing the neighbours.
'Funny things carbohydrates - you can't see them, yet they terrify my mother.'