Audio Excerpts from Conversational Style

*Return to home page

pp. 70-71:  "You live in LA?" to "Yeah."

pp. 72-73:  "I think everywhere." to "The old bell curve comes in again."

pp. 73-74: "So ...." to ". . . . a job like in the mail room."

pp. 75-76: "That's like Erving Goffman kind of stuff." to "What is this?"

pp. 78-79: "Yeah I've got that one." to "... and it's really ..."

p. 80:  "But anyway ..." to "Yeah."

pp. 82-83:  "I think it's basically done ..." to "Younger than both of us."

p. 86: "Cause they were built near the swamp." to "Three years?"

p. 87: "That's what I expected to find ..." to "Were you on the West Side at all?"

pp. 89-90: "So: and this is the one that's Berkeley." to ". . . . you've never seen it before."

pp. 92-94: "Probly not." to "I went down for children's concerts."

pp. 103-105: "Do you read?" to "Yeah."

p. 109: "Well that's a very usual pattern." to ". . . . 'strue."

p. 111: "That Sally would ..." to ". . . . and other people."

p. 112: "So should we do that?" to "I never looked."

pp. 113-114: "Y'know they might get to go to Europe?" to ". . . .cause I worked on the show."

p. 115: "No.  I don't think si- ..." to "Yeah."

pp. 115-117: "I wonder how our ..." to "You're not Jewish."

pp. 128-129: "She does look different?" to "An American Family."

p. 129: "So they had the Loud family." to " ... just alienate . . . ."

pp. 131-132: "Well . . . what was Randy saying last night?" to ". . . . that makes my skin creep."

p. 139: "In fact one of my students told me . . ." to "Just different."

pp. 140-141: "the ... sort of . . ." to ". . . not like each other at all."

pp. 143-144:  "I have a little seven year old student ..." to  ". . . . she's acting like such a little girl already."

p. 147: "Linda said to me . . . ." to ". . . four years old."

p. 149: "I mean . . . . y'know Jonny," to "What'd she say:"

p. 150:  "The other day he said . . . ." to "And what'd you say:"

pp. 151-152: "Oh I was amazed to see the ..."  to ". . . a whole pile of ham."

pp. 154-155: "I shook hands with Rubinstein once?" to ". . . totally covered with . . . . fat."

pp. 157-160: "Yeah ... yeah ... it's a wonderful poem . . ." to " . . . this is the thanks I get?"

p. 167: "Do we have to have this here . . ." to ". . .  we have to look at Marie's?"

p. 169: "Be uh have we been .. taping?" to "You never met [name], did you?"

p. 171: "Yeah .... I mean ..... " to ". . . teach his kids to meditate."

p. 172: "um . . . . . and . . . ." to "That didn't know sign language."

pp. 173-174: "Did you know that . . ." to "The blind leading the blind."

p. 175: "That's great!" to "No good jobs."

p. 176: "Oh, did you hear?" to "He made a blind man lame."

p. 177: "We had this big . . ." to ". . . that was kindergarten."

*Return to home page