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Medical consultations. Sample containing about 205 words speech recorded in public context

4 speakers recorded by respondent number C291

PS200 Ag5 m (No name, age 60, general practitioner) unspecified
PS201 X m (No name, age unknown) unspecified
H4RPSUNK (respondent W0000) X u (Unknown speaker, age unknown) other
H4RPSUGP (respondent W000M) X u (Group of unknown speakers, age unknown) other

1 recordings

  1. Tape 090914 recorded on 1993-04-13. LocationStrathclyde: Glasgow ( doctor's surgery ) Activity: medical consultation

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(PS201) [...]
(PS200) [1] Well Mr , what can we do
(PS201) [...]
(PS200) [2] for you today?
(PS201) [3] Busy today is it not?
(PS200) [4] [...] we just don't believe it.
(PS201) [5] [...] about an hour I've been out there.
(PS200) [6] Oh aye.
[7] I can believe it.
(PS201) [cough]
(PS200) [8] Due a line today are you?
(PS201) [9] Yes Doctor. ...
(PS200) [10] I've been sitting here since two o'clock [...] my two o'clock cup of coffee. [laugh]
(PS201) [11] Not very funny Doctor.
(PS200) [laughing] [...] [] [laugh] ...
(PS201) [12] I wasn't expecting you'd be that busy just now.
(PS200) [13] Oh.
[14] Holidays.
[15] Never come at holiday weekend.
(PS201) [16] Mhm.
Unknown speaker (H4RPSUNK) [whispering] [...] []
(PS200) [17] Always the same, before the Christmas, before New Year.
[18] It doesn't matter.
[19] I mean you can go up on the rest of the week, but the day before the holiday and the day after the holiday the
(PS201) [20] Closed on Monday?
(PS200) [21] Aye.
(PS201) [22] Well you'll get a day off there eh?
[23] ... Or do you?
[24] Are you on call-out work?
(PS200) [25] No.
[26] I've just got a big case full of paperwork to do when I get [laughing] [...] [] [laugh]
(PS201) [27] There's no rest [...] ?
(PS200) [28] Ah no.
[29] Keeps me out of mischief.
[30] I'll just be [...] betting horses or chasing women or something like that.
(PS201) [31] Oh you'd better do the last one Doctor
(PS200) [laugh]
(PS201) [32] it saves you money.
[33] If you bet on horses or drink then it cost you money.
[34] And that's not [...] .
(PS200) [35] Oh I don't know.
(PS201) [...]
(PS200) [36] I don't know. [laugh]