35 year old female Editor from London
Question 1. Give your reasons and analyse your motives for living in the district where you do live.
I first moved to this area for financial reasons - brought up in North London I couldn't afford to buy there but Brockley was still affordable then. Ten years later I'm still living here because I love it. It has everything I'd want in a neighbourhood, nice streets, green spaces, thriving community groups, good transport, a few good places to go out. (though also I can't afford to move anywhere else now!)
Question 2. In what ways do you consider yourself different from your neighbours?
I am not a psychopath (downstairs neighbour), nor do I think it reasonable to hold regular 3am karaoke parties (next door). Otherwise I suspect I'm quite similar to most of my neighbours.
Question 3. When you go into pubs, which bar do you use and why?
Well pubs are not so much internally segregated now but essentially the divisions still apply, with gastropubs or wine bars taking the place of the saloon. And I would probably go there rather than a regular pub.
Question 4. What priced seats do you use at the cinema and why?
The cheap ones on a Monday or Tuesday at the Barbican or BFI (which probably says all you need to know)! The price of cinema seats is shocking and multiplexes are horrible environments.
Question 5. What forms of food, drink or amusement are thought “infra dig”* or not quite the things in your circles?
Takeaway fried chicken, alcopops.
Question 6. Are you sensitive on the subject of accent and have you made any attempt to change your own?
I don't think so, and no. Though I'm probably deluding myself.
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?
Most of them, usually for amusing antiquated effect. Think these ones have lost the class signifiers they used to have. Things like serviette or lounge still grate however.