England 58

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 25

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1979

PLACE OF BIRTH: Ascott, Berkshire

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: white

OCCUPATION: N/A

EDUCATION: university degree

AREA(S) OF RESIDENCE OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVE REGION FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS:

Subject was raised near High Wycombe, between London and Oxford. He also moved to the United States at age 16 and lived in New Jersey, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Southern California.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Joel Goldes

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 04/01/2004

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ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

Sometimes I take medicine too. I [unclear], I grew up, um, around a town called High Wycombe, which is between London and Oxford. It’s basically a satellite town of London. It’s about forty miles, roughly. Uh, no, I’m, Greater London is of course expanding so it’s maybe changing now, but, uh, it was sort of its own entity, I think. Um, certainly a lot of people there worked in London, but it I wouldn’t have called it a suburb. I went to school in, uh, uh, around that town. I went to, uh, I to Manor Farm First School and Manor Farm Middle School, which were, uh, sort of country-ish, um, schools, uh, in Tylers Green, the village where I grew up. Um, they were just outside outside that town. That town is surrounded by villages; I grew up in one of those villages. And then I went to high school, Uri Godwin [spelling?], in Holmer Green, which was another village nearby. Um, and then I [unclear] went over to New Jersey when I was sixteen. Yes, I went, I did, uh, one year of high school in New New Jersey. Um, Mount Olive, uh, which is, uh, near Budd Lake. Um, it’s about an hour south of Newark. So I guess it’s north Jersey. Um, then I did my senior year. I moved actually in April. Did the, finished up the junior year in Mississippi and then did the next senior year, uh, in uh Greenville, Mississippi. My father works for the Mars Corporation. Mars Bars, yeah. So your Mars Bars and our Mars Bars [unclear]. Your, uh, our Mars Bar is your Milky Way. But I’m trying to think of what your Mars Bar is. And it’s different thickness of chocolate too. European chocolate’s different. So yeah, um, and he worked, and he, and he did that I think since I was a kid. He used to work for the 3M Tape Company and then got got bored doing that and they wanted to get rid of him ‘cause he kept asking things to do. As a, puh, computer programmer for a Mars Corporation, and they, they moved him over here, um, in the early nineties. He was offered a six month placement here, uh, and then once his term was up, they offered him a full time, uh, position. And since there was a massive recession in Britain at the time, and he thought it was likely he’d lose his job, he decided to stay. Um, so he’s been here ever since. Went down to, yeah, of course I followed him down to Mississippi, uh, then out to California. Uh, I did two years of college in North Carolina. Um, Greensboro College. Greensboro. Yeah, there’s five colleges in Greensboro. That was that’s a private, uh, university. I went to a college really, it’s not big enough to be a university. Um, and then, uh, he moved out here in, uh, early two thousand. I transferred over and followed him to go to college here. I did one year at Citrus to get my residency status, and then once I was a resident I could afford to go to Fullerton. They they used to live in Azusa. They’ve just moved to Texas. My dad called me up and said, he’s like, “Your points dropped ten points ‘cause you need to pull [unclear] a truck.” So, uh, if he gets a gun rack they’ll grow up another twenty [unclear]. I graduated, uh, last summer, so I’ve been out for a semester and a bit.

TRANSCRIBED BY: John Volk

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 10/02/2008

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