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kill Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words61 68.3 49 176 85.7 23.3 34.1
Number of occurrences9862 18 5 6 2 5
Number of authors39 21 8 2 3 2 3

Occurrences of kill in Corpus

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Fitt, Matthew Roald Dahl Reekin Rhymes, (Itchy Coo 2018 ISBN: 978-1785301834) Lallans, weans
'I'm gonnae kill that lassie deid! on page 22

1 matches

Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
ork in a joab that serves tae kill our spirit, an then we settle on page 24
Tae kill the boredom in between ma rac on page 36
well-mannered and dressed to kill fine diners form a timid circ on page 50
"Ah didnae fuckin kill him" ah says. "He died cos he on page 64

4 matches

Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
'Kill hissel.' on page 191

1 matches

McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
The invention o writin didnae kill aff storytellin, nor did the on page 10
s aid an maistlike capture or kill them aw. Gin they were captur on page 17

2 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
ura McNish said she's gaunnae kill Charlene though cause Charlen on page 81
er noo an they baith want tae kill Charlene. on page 82
aw. Aye but yi don't need tae kill a coo tae get milk dae yi. He on page 86
lso cause they don't want tae kill a pig, ah tolt her. Aye, said on page 88
that had supposedly tried tae kill themself that had been in the on page 153
Also on pages 158
6 matches

Docherty, John F. Lallans 81 - Lang Summer Days, (Lallans Magazine 2012) Lallans, prose
ncle Wullyum an he wis gonnae kill him whin he got him! Ah don't on page 76

1 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
Ah tocht his Picts tae kill an slay, on page 92
an e'en Hermogenes wid kill tae hae a voice lik mine!' on page 124

2 matches

Fitt, Matthew Geordie's Mingin Medicine, (Itchy Coo 2007 ISBN: 978-1845021603) Lallans, weans
telt him, that could actually kill ye, and although he wis oot t on page 19

1 matches

Chisnall, Edward F. H. Yer Ain, The Young Yins and the Auld Yin, (Evertype 2021 ISBN: 978-1782012764) Lallans - Glasgow, poetry
lay the beastie, conquer, and kill that Covid-19. on page 143

1 matches

McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017) Lallans, prose
makkin tools tae kill were devoted tae makkin thing
1 matches

McQueer, Chris Hings - Short Stories 'n That, (404 Ink 2017 ISBN: 978-0995623866) Lallans - Glesga, prose
a shot though. He'll probably kill mah fuckin granny. Some Chris
ah better no—he’ll fuckin kill me.
He looks like he’s gonnae kill me.
ah uncle’s aboot tae try an kill me wi a fuckin samurai sword
4 matches

Heather, Alistair The Body Snatchers, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Angus, blog
reets o Aiberdeen or Embra an kill a dug. This dug wad than be c
i muskets an dirks, ready tae kill ony student that cam near the
isation that they could juist kill fowk, an get the body selt ta
3 matches

Heather, Alistair Rin throu the jungle, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Angus, blog
f the Japs caucht us they’d kill us baith. I got masel up, tha
1 matches

Handy, Robbie Forked Tongues, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans, blog
Yuh wi haffi kill de Lancashire,
Before yuh start kill me!
When yuh done kill ‘wit’ an ‘humour’,
When yuh kill ‘variety’,
Yuh wi haffi fine a way fi kill
5 matches

Grae, Emma Dancin wi the Rhona, (unbound.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
If the coronavirus doesne kill me, the cauld bloody will. It
1 matches

Rennie, Susan The Hoose o Haivers, (Itchy Coo 2002) Lallans, weans
p his pridefu heid. “I will kill the ugsome craitur an free ma
o save yersel. Even if ye dae kill the Minotaur, ye will be trap
2 matches

Donovan, Anne Buddha Da - Chapter 1 Anne Marie, (Canongate 2009 ISBN: 978-1847673459) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
e but it's no funny. Tommy'll kill you if he funds oot – he's
1 matches

McKillop, Roger The Appin Murderer, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
ldiers wi’ him, hoo could A kill him an’ escape? Usige Beath
1 matches

Muir, Glenn Lion Rampant, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Linlithgow, prose
than by humans (in fact lions kill mair lions than either but th
1 matches

Lehane, Matt Hush Nou, (bandcamp 2006) Lallans - Ayrshire, poetry
the thrill of the kill
we need to kill
we need to kill
the thrill of the kill
we need to kill
6 matches

McKenzie, Roddy Cataracts, (northwordsnow.co.uk 2018) Lallans - Dundee, prose
sae early, jist mair time tae kill. Yi gang up tae thi `View tae
1 matches

McClurg, Fernando Weill, weill, weill, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
Robertson? Ye’re gaein tae kill whit stane deid?), an maugre
1 matches

McClurg, Fernando The USA: Whit happened tae the Guid Guys?, (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
he wey the polis can, an dae, kill bleck chiels wi impunity, an
1 matches

Heather, Alistair Tak tent o the Cabrach, (The Herald 2018) Lallans, newspaper
e Cabrach that’s helpin tae kill the community aff.
d baits aa aboot the glen tae kill aff protectit birds o prey. A
2 matches

@Seperatist_No1 tweeted
10% who dinnae give a fk can kill tho(2020) search twitter
Gothic @OneFatNinjaCat Dinnae kill it they kill/eat all the othe(2020) search twitter

@Chazzbat tweeted
rispy duck. Ur they tryin tae kill me, dae ye hink? ??(2020) search twitter
The Tories ur awfy keen tae kill vulnerable citizens. Dr Phili(2020) search twitter
it past him tae deliberately kill him.(2020) search twitter
Why did they kill Linda?! Her story is integral(2020) search twitter
a rumour that Gary wis gonnae kill Sarah. Ah think wur aboot the(2020) search twitter
and 1 other occurrences.

@raiphsays tweeted
@KazmacKScot Aw a widnae kill em eever!(2020) search twitter


Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
effort," said Jim. "It widna kill ye." on page 80
a disappintmint. "An it didna kill ma." on page 86

2 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
obs tee. If the boredom disna kill ma, it'll bi 'death bi decora on page 86

1 matches

Hay, Gordon M. The Doric New Testament, (Gordon M Hay 2012 ISBN: 978-0957351516) Doric - Banff, prose
rod wid seek oot e bairnie an kill him. on page 8
ns, dinna be feert o them att kill e body, cause efter att there on page 102
s feet. An fess e fat calfie, kill it an we'll ett an be mirry; on page 107
ll gie him a gweed floggin an kill him; on e third day he'll ree on page 111

6 matches

Smith, Alex A Sair Fecht, (self-published 2003) Doric, prose
Drap o rain wull kill the stue.
1 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
e fairm an a guid chaunce tae kill aff the furry vratches o rubb
d, chap them ahin the neck an kill them. He lowsed the towes fra
's jist fowerteen, min, ye'll kill him. Fit's aa the stramash ab
3 matches

Philips, Cally Gonnae No Dae That, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Turriff, prose
oan a page in an attempt tae kill aff the English. An’ ah can
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Bob the Dog fae the Bog, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
aa this fowk that wanted tae kill him. It wiz the aal Pipe Majo
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat If I Catch Ye I'll Eat Ye, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
t's nae eese, Wully, ye winna kill a ghost wi a bullet, ye'll ne
1 matches

Lawrie, Alistair Caw, (northwordsnow.co.uk 2020) Doric - Stonehaven, prose
look like he wis plannin tae kill some cunt as like somebody th
1 matches

@daleser23 tweeted
o speaking aboot at boy. Just kill um(2013) search twitter


Miller, Alison Archipelagos : Poems from Writing the North, (University of Edinburgh 2014 ISBN: 978-0-7486-9755-7) Orkney, poetry
Sewan a shirt tae kill wan o their sons. on page 42

1 matches

Hall, Simon W. The Boy That Lived - Chapter Wan, (Brisk Northerly 2015) Orkney, prose
aal. Thur sayan he tried tae kill the Potters’ son, Harry. Bu
ut – he couldna. He couldna kill that peedie boy. Nobuddy kens
ur sayan that when he couldna kill Harry Potter, Voldemort’s p
he’s killed … he couldna kill a peedie boy? It’s cheust n
4 matches


Greig, Charles A Shetland Bible, (Saint Andrew Press 2009 ISBN: 978-0715209158) Shetland - Lerwick, prose
You manna kill ony-ean. on page 16
der's times ta kill, an times ta mak things bette on page 17

2 matches

Tait, John M Lallans 60 - Da Odyssey (1-75), (Lallans Magazine 2002) Shetland, poetry
Nedder ta kill him nor ta mairy his wife,
1 matches

Tait, John M Shaetlan is Daed - Lang live Dialect, (Shetland Dialect Conference 2004 2004) Shetland, prose
t sed at teachin Shaetlan wid kill it aff, caase if - for examp
in Whaalsa, dat’s gaein ta kill aff da Whaalsa dialect. We pi
2 matches

@tattooedselkie tweeted
need tae go an get bin bags, kill me noo(2021) search twitter


Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015 ISBN: 978-1782010876) Southern - Borders, prose
ht Ahlice, "they're share tae kill eet in a day or twae: wouldn' on page 60

1 matches

@MartyMacMurtrie tweeted
n ma heydays! If sae, a could kill her instantly... that’s scar(2020) search twitter


Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
the soldiers styin baehin tae kill the unlucky gairdeners, wha r on page 81

1 matches

Ulster-Scots Language Society Tha Fower Gospels, (Ullans Press 2016 ISBN: 978-1-905281-25-1) Ulster, prose
Dinnae be feart o thaim that kill tha bodie but cannae kill tha on page 9

3 matches

Thompson, Mark Address to a Nintendo DS, (Ullans Magazine 2012) Ulster - Ards, poetry
He kill’t his beloved Nintendo
1 matches

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