Jasper Carrott – Driven to Distraction – Notations

Appendix A : Key to the notation forms used in the transcriptions

(.) Pause of a second or less

(#) Pause of greater than 1 second. Duration gives (i.e. (3) for three-second pause).

(J.#) Deliberate pause to prompt audience response or laughter

(*#) Duration of audience laughter

(J*#) Duration of audience laughter, initiated by Jasper Carrott

(text) Exact interpretation is in doubt

(   ) Exact interpretation is almost impossible

((text)) Contextual information

"text" (in appendices) He uses a different voice or accent for effect or characterisation

[sic] Error in spelling is in the original material, probably intentionally

<#> See note at the end of the transcript in this appendix

CAPITALS Used to indicate emphasis such as shouting

: Used to indicate sustained syllable

letters. Used to indicate a half-formed word

(.H) An intake of breath

(J.H) Deliberate intake of breath for effect

(T) conscious or more often unconscious ‘tut’, prominent in his earlier recording.


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