64 year old Retired male from Sittingbourne
Question 1. Give your reasons and analyse your motives for living in the district where you do live.
We like the area and, because we back on to a quarry, we are not overlooked. The area is not too far from the town and is near a good school (a consideration when our children were younger).
Question 2. In what ways do you consider yourself different from your neighbours?
We are a little older than some neighbours and a litttle younger than others otherwise not much difference.
Question 3. When you go into pubs, which bar do you use and why?
Many pubs simply have one bar these days. However we would tend to seek out a quieter part of the pub.
Question 4. What priced seats do you use at the cinema and why?
I rarely go to the cinema. I think that I have been only once in the past fifteen years or so.
Question 5. What forms of food, drink or amusement are thought “infra dig”* or not quite the things in your circles?
Smoking is something that my family or friends do not undertake. As far as food is concerned the fast food restaurants like McDonalds and KFC are not used.
Question 6. Are you sensitive on the subject of accent and have you made any attempt to change your own?
I am not sensitive to accent, I have worked with people from all parts of the UK and all parts of the world. I do find it interesting to try to detect the origin of an accent. I have not changed my accent. I hail from the est end of London but I do not have a cockney accent, it is a "southern" accent. I was encouraged to speak "properly" both at home and at school.
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?
Cheerio - use sometimes Bye-bye - use sometimes Tooleoo - do not use, not a word I am aware of Okay - use Okidoke - not use now but it was in popular use when I was a child. I would probably think that someone was slightly old fashioned to use it now Not half - do not use. The phrase reminds me of a comedian who poses as an aging DJ and I would find it's use by anyone else as very strange Ta - yes sometimes Chum - not used. The word is used by friends who come from the north Pal - yes used sometimes Mate - yes sometimes