In 'Web site chronicles New York's conversations' there is a discussion on a site called Overheard which posts conversations that passerbys have heard from other people on the street:
'In a city of 8 million people, someone is always saying something strange. And, odds are, someone is around to hear it.
Like the guy on the subway who said: ''Yeah, it ain't safe for kids to go missing these days.'' Or the woman on her cell phone who noted: ''Quite frankly, I'd rather be pole dancing.'' And that's the clean stuff.
Chronicling such utterances is the mission of Overheard in New York, a Web site that has become an Internet sensation, spawned a book and inspired countless imitators throughout the world. Nairobi, Dublin, Bucharest and Philadelphia are among other cities now boasting Overheard sites, although many are just individuals' blogs.'
An example - A few, however, plumb more unusual depths, such as:
Girl 1: Anarchists are so dumb.
Girl 2: Yeah, totally.
Girl 3: I mean, just 'cause you hate the government doesn't mean you have to dress badly.
Great! But are we no longer free to say really dumb things?