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Use in varieties of Scots

karen Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words33.6 57.3 0 0 28.6 0 0
Number of occurrences5452 0 0 2 0 0
Number of authors6 5 1

Occurrences of karen in Corpus

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Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
specially when ma wee sister, Karen, come in an said they wur dae on page 19
rs fix her tree, an ma sister Karen's in the livin room watchin S on page 39
Karen wis playin that stupit Christ on page 40
That's you, Karen said, Auld Ebenezer. Haha, ah on page 41
Karen wis up at half six in the mor on page 42
Also on pages 43, 52, 55, 56, 57, 61, 66, 68, 77, 86, 99, 109, 141, 163, 164
37 matches

Gillon, Karen Report on Inquiry intil the role o, (Education, Culture an Sport Comatee 2003) Lallans, government
Karen Gillon (Convener) Murdo Frase
Mr Frank McAveety5 Karen Whitefield6
2 matches

Calderwood, Lynsey Mumbo Jumbo, (Litro magazine 2006) Lallans, prose
specially when ma wee sister, Karen, come in an said they wur dae
nin. FUCK OFF. Ah’m tellin, Karen said, MAAA. Shut up ah never
Karen sat doon an opent her book an
tolt us it wis sha-toe, said Karen, No cha-too. Aye that’s wit
4 matches

Percy, Ely The Family Situation, (The Interpreters House.org 2020) Lallans, prose
part fae me an ma ma an da an Karen. How’d yees no jist talk, s
wears tae school.Ah said tae Karen, Dae yi no feel awkward sitti
m. Whit yi talkin aboot, said Karen, Wee Bryan’s ma wee mucker.
the phone book but trust oor Karen tae huv thir nummer. Ah sat i
in the livin room wi ma ma an Karen while da tried tae get throug
5 matches

Stewart, Anna An Alien Feeling, (Scots Hoose 2019) Lallans, prose
annoy the life oot o me: Fat Karen and Ray, Chris and his new bi
I ken that's what Ray and Fat Karen, and Chris and his new bird t
y I’m awa tae bed, then Fat Karen pipes up, "What did they want
3 matches

@StuartPoet tweeted
cAlpine @Historic_Ally Cheers Karen. Happy tae bide ma time! When (2020) twitter link


@helenmoncrieff tweeted
Bizarrely, I bumped into wir Karen and een o da original GPs fae(2020) search twitter
Karen and Martha fae @RSPBScotland (2015) search twitter