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23 September 2014
Where I Live
10 December 1980
: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Time lived in area:
All my life
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Nichol talks about terms for someone unattractive - and gives some examples of celebrities she thinks are ugly.
Language of interview:
The participants were asked to describe how they spoke in their own words.
How do you describe your accent:
"My accent is typical to the area I'm from."
Have there been other influences on the way you speak:
Do you have skills in languages other than English?:
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What makes an insult insulting?
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