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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 30

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 07/01/1990

PLACE OF BIRTH: Cranleigh, Surrey (but grew up mostly in London)

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: white

OCCUPATION: stage manager

EDUCATION: bachelor’s degree

AREAS OF RESIDENCE OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVE REGION FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS:

The speaker lived in Cranleigh, Surrey, until he was 12. He then spent 17 years in and around London (six years in Holborn, five years in Greenwich, four years in Hackney, and two years in Croydon). He also spent nine months in Toronto, Canada.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

The speaker has had his tonsils removed.

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RECORDED BY: Cameron Michael Chase (under supervision of Deric McNish)

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 04/03/2020

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ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

I’m so bad at remembering stuff. This is how bad; do you know what? This is a really good funny; this is a quite funny story, actually. So One Tree Hill. Like, when that was, like, being released live. I was obsessed with it at college and one da- I got so into it, like, I literally believed that the characters were my friends. I would — I like — I went to school, I was like, “Guys, I’ve just like found out like one of my, one of my friend’s mom’s got like cancer.” And, like, I made up this whole story, like, like, it all just came out. And it turns out it was like an episode of One Tree Hill, but in my head it was like one of my best friends. How about that? That one of my frien- like we were talking about cancer or something, but then I started telling this story, like, “Oh, yeah, one of my friend’s mom’s got cancer.” But I was actually talking about one of the characters in Grey's [Anatomy], in, um, One Tree Hill. But I thought like someone had like re-recently told me about their mom had got cancer in real life. That’s how into it I was. Yeah, like I literally w – got so into it.

Oh, it was so good. That was like the original, like, no, Dawson’s Creek, and then One Tree Hill, then Grey’s. Like that’s my life. So I think, actually, The O.C. is cooler than One Tree Hill. And like 90210. I think we got um The O.C. later the, like here. Yeah, I like — they were like, “Oh, like who’s the friend?” And I was like, “Oh my God, Payton.” Like I literally just said a story from One Tree Hill. I’m so crazy. You know like when you just like binge-watch I think, I, I, it was, it was like I haven’t seen them for like, I think it must have been like over some holidays; and then I got back to school and was like, “Oh my God, guys, one of my friend’s mom’s got cancer.” But I literally just, I was talking about One Tree Hill.

Yeah, of course, ’cause they were all like, “Who’s this friend? Like all your friends are here.” And I was like, “Oh my God, I’ve just worked out what I’ve done. It’s from One Tree Hill. Like we actually still talk about it now, like that one time that my friend’s mom had cancer. But no one had cancer, thank God. It was just like, you know when you get so sucked into a TV series, like you believe it. Like for the hour that I watch like Westworld, I feel like I’m there. Like I get so drawn in. But then, I think that’s — I think that’s why my memory is so bad ’cause I just take it all in and then forget actually what happens. Yeah, like I get too into it, and then real life happens, and then I just forget. I totally did that.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Cameron Michael Chase (under supervision of Deric McNish)

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 26/03/2020

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