Trinidad 5

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 21

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 11/06/1989

PLACE OF BIRTH: Trinidad

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: African-Caribbean

OCCUPATION: student

EDUCATION: university

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

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

Subject has not traveled outside Trinidad.

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RECORDED BY: Dylan Paul

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 08/03/2011

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DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): N/A

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

Well, you know we paste people; like, like, you know … put up toothpaste on their face and that kind of thing.  So they, they had this pair of twins, right?  Two, two, two boys, two brothers. And we have double-decker beds, so one was sleeping on top and the other one was sleeping below. So. we, we actually tied (the one who was on top). we tied his hand to his brother’s foot, and then we tied the brother’s foot to his other hand; so we crossed it.  So when they wake up that was totally amusing- when they waked up it was like … this one was stepping off the bed and his foot was pulling the next one hand off the bed and while he was pulling his hand to scratch his face he was pulling his brother’s foot. And it was, it was  so crazy, and w-we took pictures and we laughed and it was really, really nice.  And we paste everybody.  Normally we, we take like a, a toilet paper wrapper with a match stick and stick it between your toes and we light the match stick and the match stick slowly burns down with the toilet paper and it burns your toes and it wakes you up.   You know, when you’re taking too long to get up we normally, we normally do that, you know.  But sea scouts is is is pure fun … you know.  Pure, pure fun.  You know, so I never forget that story.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Dylan Paul

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 08/30/2011

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