27 year old female student from Brighton
Question 1. Give your reasons and analyse your motives for living in the district where you do live.
Close to friends, public transport and near the centre of town.
Question 2. In what ways do you consider yourself different from your neighbours?
Some of my neighbours didn't grow up in Brighton, but other than that many of them are similar to me. Some are older people who bought their flats/houses when they were affordable but most are renters. There aren't very many young families as most of the houses have been converted to smallish flats. As it's mostly rented, it's quite transient and people move in and out a lot. There are quite a lot of people of other nationalities who are starting off in this area.
Question 3. When you go into pubs, which bar do you use and why?
I don't think this question really applies any more, it only seems to be country pubs that might still work like this.
Question 4. What priced seats do you use at the cinema and why?
Question 5. What forms of food, drink or amusement are thought “infra dig”* or not quite the things in your circles?
McDonalds, KFC etc, Lambrini, WKD alcopops etc, Arcades, clubs like Oceania, anywhere on West Street. Most of my friends are of the houmous and halloumi variety!
Question 6. Are you sensitive on the subject of accent and have you made any attempt to change your own?
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, Bye-bye, Tooleoo, Okay, Okidoke, Not half, Ta (for thank you), Old Boy, chum, pal, mate.
My dad says Cheerioh and we think it is funny, he is a bit posh. Ta for thank you is quite common on my Mum's side of the family and I find myself saying it a lot more when visiting them. Mate is very common with my male friends. Okidoke is only used in a jokey way, Okay is used all the time by everybody. I have never heard anyone say Tooleoo.