34 year old unemployed female living in Brighton
Question 1. Give your reasons and analyse your motives for living in the district where you do live.
I live in my current area (Kemp Town, Brighton) mainly because my boyfriend already lived in this area when I moved to Brighton. It is also handy for shops, beach and getting into town. It was affordable to rent when I moved here but the current rents are too high for me to start a new tenancy if I moved. I previously lived in London and moved to Brighton to be nearer my boy and also because I was sick of London...Brighton has only been a slight improvement. It's too noisy, rude and pretend middle class liberal for me. They may eat organic and play drums but they are as capitalist and narrow minded as they come. We are planning to move up north in the next year (We are both northerners originally) and I can't wait.
Question 2. In what ways do you consider yourself different from your neighbours?
I am northern,poor, working class and queer. My neighbours are posh gay men, middle class families or middle class hippies. My values and core belief system is very different from most of them...I may read the Guardian but I do so whilst eating gravy and chips ;-)
Question 3. When you go into pubs, which bar do you use and why?
I very rarely go into pubs as I hate the noise and barely drink....I would probably prefer the snug to the bar though.
Question 4. What priced seats do you use at the cinema and why?
The cheapest ones...cheap day on a Tuesday or orange Wednesdays..this is because I am both tight and poor.
Question 5. What forms of food, drink or amusement are thought “infra dig”* or not quite the things in your circles? * Infra dig means something that is unbecoming of one's position or beneath one's dignity.
Food and drink - nothing really. I don't eat meat but most of my friends do...I imagine they probably eat McDonalds but I couldn't really care less. Amusment - Stripper clubs are probably not the done thing..but pretty much everything else is done by at least one of my friends...from bingo to bare knuckle fighting.
Question 6. Are you sensitive on the subject of accent and have you made any attempt to change your own?
I couldn't care less about accent and have a strong Yorkshire accent (Hull in origin but more generic Yorkshire these days) My accent is less strong from having to change it so southerners can understand me and also from not being round northerners. This happened over time and was not an actual attempt to change it.
Question 7. Do you make a habit of using the following words and phrases? If not, what is your reaction when they are used by others?
I use cheerioh, Bye-bye, Okay and Ta on a regular basis. I would probably use the others too if people did these days. I am working class and use working class words. Other people may see it as common, which is fair enough because I am ;-)