A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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kick Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words51 52.9 57.2 0 0 93.2 34.1
Number of occurrences8248 21 0 0 8 5
Number of authors37 22 10 2 3

Occurrences of kick in Corpus

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Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
n how well you could fight or kick a baw. No exactly the criteri on page 16
be hinkin ah've come here tae kick a mate when he's doon. Perish on page 66
nno, Dougie, man. Mean he did kick the shite oot ae Santa last y on page 97
number ten and an even bigger kick in the baws awaits, When ah s on page 178

4 matches

Thomson, Mark Bard fae thi buildin site, (Luath 2007 ISBN: 978-1906307141) Lallans - Dundee, poetry
Git a knocker, go through it, kick it in on page 36
Meh poem hiz now kick-started on page 109

2 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
ah thought, he couldnae even kick his legs in a straight line n on page 14
ry Ferguson scored fae a free kick in the last fifteen minutes a on page 70
, ah said, Or Laura McNish'll kick yir heid in. Aye well, said C on page 81
Thomas. How no, he said, Jist kick thir heids in miss an thul no on page 83
again, ah tolt her, Or ah'll kick seven shades a shite oot yi. on page 101

5 matches

Fitt, Matthew Chairlie and the Chocolate Works, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1-78530-083-7) Lallans, prose
'She wants a guid kick up the bahookie,' whuspered G on page 93

1 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
A weel deserved kick in the stanes, Dish't up in ' on page 43

1 matches

Chisnall, Edward F. H. Yer Ain, The Young Yins and the Auld Yin, (Evertype 2021 ISBN: 978-1782012764) Lallans - Glasgow, poetry
We war aff doon the back tae kick the rats on page 97
Or kick oot at the baw on page 145

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Fitt, Matthew Jordan's New Jaiket, (Education Scotland 2014) Lallans, weans
etend tae skelp a baw? Go on, kick it really hard. Go-o-o-o-o-o-
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 167, (self-published 2007) Lallans, newspaper
Craig Gordon haed taen a goal kick an the ba endit up at Jimmy M
1 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2020) Lallans, prose
ah thought, he couldnae even kick his legs in a straight line n
1 matches

Percy, Ely The Family Situation, (The Interpreters House.org 2020) Lallans, prose
he’d get her big cousin tae kick ma heid in. Ah wis tryin tae
1 matches

Clark, Thomas Radge Against the Machine: Deid Wirds, Deid Warlds, an Why Scots Maitters, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans - Bellshill, blog
nae a bad wee year for Scots. Kick things aff wi Matthew Fitt's
1 matches

McKinlay, Kieran Walk Way to Fame, (Scots Hoose 2020) Lallans - Dunfermline, prose
more furious n determined tae kick their heeds in.
1 matches

McQueer, Chris Hings - Short Stories 'n That, (404 Ink 2017 ISBN: 978-0995623866) Lallans - Glesga, prose
sold me thum again ahm gonnae kick his heid in fur making me sic
1 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Bairns ootside, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
Levoy, Chasie, Hide an Seek, Kick the Can, Throu the Fermer’s
1 matches

Campbell, Karen Gie it laldy, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans - Glasgow, blog
ower, still. It’s how fowk kick aff on Facebook and torment o
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Sharks, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
tell the bastart wis gettin a kick oot ay it. Sais it’s thirty
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Bothy (Part Two), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
hud is dissipatin rapidly. Ah kick oot an try tae swim but ma bo
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Bools, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
gie the troublemakers a good kick up the erse afore draggin the
who’d gie them another good kick up the erse fur the humiliati
2 matches

Bennett, Peter Park trife, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ah kin remember. Adidas Tango Kick if ah’m no mistaken - stan
1 matches

Grae, Emma Billy's Ghost Dug, (liarsleague.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
Ah tear up, kick it intae the dug bed next tae
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 115, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
An kick it in the air,
1 matches

Muir, Glenn Lion Rampant, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Linlithgow, prose
he muffed his stalk and got a kick in the heid. Puir Oscar,that
1 matches

McKillop, Roger Ma Heroes o' Sport, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
aw’ bairns, wha aspire tae kick a ba’!
1 matches

@DavidJWood2 tweeted
@mccann_liz New day, lets kick it oot the park ! ??(2020) search twitter

@jack_capener tweeted

@jax6754 tweeted
tae be positive daily an tae kick negativitiy's butt! Happy New(2014) search twitter

@billykayscot tweeted
The man that kick stertit the Scots revival o t(2020) search twitter

@Chazzbat tweeted
Why dis @All4 kick ye oot o a programme when ye'(2020) search twitter

@kennethbryce184 tweeted
ts etc etc would b a hell o a kick in the teeth for them - aye (2020) twitter link
urse awe the best when things kick off (2021) twitter link
effco (ffs lol) u need a guid kick up the erse fae rab c nesbitt (2021) twitter link
ff n they scored fae the free kick m8 - were on easy street aft (2020) twitter link
gray_28 aye exactly - whit a kick in the teeth for the fans and (2020) twitter link
and 5 other occurrences.


Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
sh as reed as his hair. "Jist kick a boy fin he's doon, like." on page 54
ng waak up Bennachie ~ aat'll kick-stairt yer wecht loss afore y on page 70

2 matches

Smith, Alex A Sair Fecht, (self-published 2003) Doric, prose
for drink or drugs tae get a kick oot o life.
1 matches

Smith, Alex A Fer Chauve, (self-published 2005) Doric, prose
hid a kick aboot, you ken I felt fine. O
1 matches

Fowler, Ross Sunday Fitba wi ma Faither, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
cht he wid challenge me tae a kick aboot in the back gairden. I
e fitba oot o the shed. I wis kick the ba against the fence and
he ba and gave it an almichty kick straight at him. Weel he didn
3 matches

Hutchison, Pat Bob the Dog fae the Bog, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
y in pure desperation swung a kick at Bob’s heed an connected
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Tarrarra boomby ae, This is my dying day, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
it widna be neen worse than a kick in the cods. That wiz Rab’s
1 matches

@FaeFoggie tweeted
y. Guess foo muckle? It wis a kick in the erse aff £17 for bait(2020) search twitter
mind fan Angus teen a corner kick een half time and curled it i(2020) search twitter
Fit times kick off iday? I've got some neeps(2020) search twitter

@beast_afc tweeted
pish bit ye kid drink up tae kick aff.(2020) search twitter
anyway. Forgot it wiz a later kick off ana(2020) search twitter

@cligeey tweeted
A wik n 3 oors ti kick off(2020) search twitter
Rooney free kick wis perfection(2020) search twitter

@_DawnLeslie tweeted
nslations’ aboot/abut tae/te kick-aff wi aa/aw us Scots spikker(2020) search twitter

@fittiecrooners tweeted
em in 1958 & raring tae get a kick aroond wee Bert the day(2016) search twitter
idnae live another year! So a kick aroond on the Fittie beach is(2016) search twitter

@Manuforti1968 tweeted
sure it wisnae Dod gettin' a kick back tryin' tae hand crunk th(2019) search twitter
grey Fergie athoot getting a kick back.(2020) search twitter


Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015 ISBN: 978-1782010876) Southern - Borders, prose
ht enough; but Ah hink Ah can kick a bit!" on page 37
Awa, or Ah'll kick ee doon stairs!" on page 48

3 matches

@officialAliRed tweeted
a bonnie night we’ve had to kick-off the 2019 Common-Riding. A(2019) search twitter
eattie Hawick oan the border? Kick oan, Liam ??????????????(2020) search twitter
@Darcy_Graham @Scotlandteam Kick oan, Darcy! Teribus ????(2019) search twitter
@EuanWelsh Kick oan, ee’r daein ower weel ??(2020) search twitter
@neilslorance T E L T ! Kick oan, Neil ???(2019) search twitter


Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
icht enuch; but A think A can kick a wee bit!" on page 38
s Bill," shae gien yin shairp kick, an waitet tae see what wud h on page 39
Bae aff, or A'll kick yae doon stairs!" on page 49

3 matches

Dornan, Stephen Tha Jaa Banes, (Ulster-Scots Academy 2020 ISBN: 978-1-9163758-1-9) Ulster - Comber, poetry
Blood an thunner! Kick Tha Pope! on page 32

1 matches

Logan, Liam Thon Ulster Scots Book, (Galdanagh 2014 ISBN: 978-0992881405) Ulster - Dunloy, prose
ndes who would "make a bishop kick a hole in a stained glass win on page 33

1 matches

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