69 year old female Housewife from North Kent
Question 1. Give your reasons and analyse your motives for living in the district where you do live.
We like the countryside. We left the seaside behind at Littlehampton, as we don't really like the sea.
Question 2. In what ways do you consider yourself different from your neighbours?
Neighbours change all the time. Not sure other than we are older than them. They are about 50ish. One side are a bit pushy. He wants to park their car 'right' outside their house and block our small lane to anything large coming along; when he could park on his own drive.
Question 3. When you go into pubs, which bar do you use and why?
Depends if you want a meal or a drink. One side will do bar snacks and the other is more like the snug.
Question 4. What priced seats do you use at the cinema and why?
Don't go much. I remember the 1/6d seats....but we did go a couple of years ago with our children and grand children.
Question 5. What forms of food, drink or amusement are thought “infra dig”* or not quite the things in your circles?
Wouldn't eat olives. They were high brow food, when I was a kid - but people do eat them now. I wouldn't go to a bull fight or strip show. Nor places where people smoke.
Question 6. Are you sensitive on the subject of accent and have you made any attempt to change your own?
I love male French accents - they make me go all goosey. Not tried to change my own accent. But I do think my accent is common.
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?
Cheerioh - Don't think I use it? Bye-bye - another version of Goodbye, which I do use Tooleoo - don't use it - old fashioned. Okay - I use Okidoke - don't use, but know what it means Not half - don't use - Cockney Ta - don't use Old Boy - My husband uses it. Chum - don't use - think of Biggles or comic books Pal - don't use - think it's OK - think of friend Mate - My husband uses it, but he feels he shouldn't. Some people say "I'm not your mate" when he uses it.