Missouri 2

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 50s

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1949

PLACE OF BIRTH: Kansas City, Missouri

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Caucasian

OCCUPATION: doorman

EDUCATION: high school

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

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Louis Colaianni

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ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

I was born in Kansas City, Missouri, 1949.  I, uh, have lived here for th– uh, fifty years. Um, I had two different jobs.  I worked for Universal Pictures, and then I came to Revere Plaza and I’ve been here ten years. OK, I have Suzy, a Chihuahua.  I have ’lizabeth, uh, a Boston bull, and I have Bullis, German shepherd, and they play outside a– all the time.  An’ they have lots of fun playin’ out in the yard, an’ then they like to eat bacon for breakfast, and stuff like that. I, I went to Askew to grade school, and then we went to East High, to high school, and the teachers were all, all very nice. Uh, Miss Kaiser.  Y’know, I was on the bus one day, and we was goin’ down the street, an’ the car stopped in front o’ them, an’ they hit the po’e.  An’ got a big boo-boo on my wittle head.  So I went to the doctor’s office, an’ they took care of it, an’ I’s back to work.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Jacqueline Baker

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 29/06/2008

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