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kitchen Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words132.6 135.4 182.4 0 85.7 128.2 40.9
Number of occurrences213123 67 0 6 11 6
Number of authors55 28 14 3 7 3

Occurrences of kitchen in Corpus

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Robertson, James The Mannie, (Scottish Book Trust 2018) Lallans, prose
er seen afore, staunin in the kitchen as if it wis his ain. on page 6
aser said, breengin intae the kitchen and pittin the box on the tab on page 7
Elspeth cam back doon tae the kitchen tae mak hersel mair tea, ther on page 8

3 matches

Robertson, James Precious and the Puggies, (Itchy Coo 2011 ISBN: 978-1845023324) Lallans, weans
d three iced bannocks fae her kitchen! She tellt me that this morni on page 50
shelf, she gaed back tae the kitchen. Noo she took the daud o cake on page 70
braw smell waftin through the kitchen windae. on page 79

3 matches

Fitt, Matthew Roald Dahl Reekin Rhymes, (Itchy Coo 2018 ISBN: 978-1785301834) Lallans, weans
Awa doon in the kitchen laich, on page 11
He ran aroon the kitchen flair, on page 36

2 matches

Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
oint. And ah wid go intae the kitchen and huv a soft chuckle tae ma on page 40
'll find cleanin stuff in the kitchen cupboard." on page 84
Ah jist stood there in the kitchen as ah tried tae process and u on page 97
Ah walk intae the kitchen tae make ma mornin ritual cup on page 141
tae rush through tae the kitchen and make sure it wisnae April on page 166
Also on pages 186
7 matches

Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
h tae reach things aroond the kitchen but she kept a wee kist in th on page 13
n room and a livin room and a kitchen. Her faither wis a dealer im on page 16
ye daein it yesterday in the kitchen.' on page 28
sicht roond the corner in the kitchen makkin Mr Wormwidd's breakfas on page 53
' Mrs Wormwidd cried frae the kitchen. on page 54
Also on pages 114, 130, 133, 180, 183, 187, 223, 224, 226
19 matches

Thomson, Mark Bard fae thi buildin site, (Luath 2007 ISBN: 978-1906307141) Lallans - Dundee, poetry
Meh missus in thi kitchen dain thi dishes on page 50
jeans, in thi fridge, in thi kitchen, on page 54

2 matches

McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
s, a big ane whaur the actual kitchen an a dozen tables were laid o on page 61

1 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
usually goes away through the kitchen on page
jist so she wid stay OOT the kitchen whilst ah got conned intae da on page 141
hunners ae board games, an a kitchen where yi can go an help yirse on page 151

3 matches

Rennie, Susan The Teeger that Cam for his Tea, (Floris Kelpies 2018 ISBN: 978-1782504665) Lallans, weans
she wis takkin her tea in the kitchen wi her mum. on page 1
"Sae the teeger cam ben the kitchen an sat doon at the table. on page 5
he had a guid look roond the kitchen on page 10

3 matches

Fitt, Matthew Chairlie and the Chocolate Works, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1-78530-083-7) Lallans, prose
he place wis like a carline's kitchen! Aw aboot him bleck metal poa on page 100
And chased us roond the kitchen flair. on page 157

2 matches

Clark, Thomas Diary o a Wimpy Wean, (Itchy Coo 2018 ISBN: 978-1785302145) Lallans, weans

1 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
Ah mind ma dad in the kitchen greetin, on page 72

1 matches

Fitt, Matthew Geordie's Mingin Medicine, (Itchy Coo 2007 ISBN: 978-1845021603) Lallans, weans
Geordie gaed ben the kitchen and made Grannie on page 2
taen the tassie back ben the kitchen and pit in anither spoonfu o on page 3
Geordie ran ben the kitchen, duntin the door shut ahint h on page 11
msel doon at the table in the kitchen. He wis shooglin a wee bit. O on page 12
Geordie keeked at the kitchen knock. The time wis five past on page 14
Also on pages 17, 24, 31, 32, 33, 35, 37, 41, 62, 69, 79, 80, 81, 85, 89
24 matches

Chisnall, Edward F. H. Yer Ain, The Young Yins and the Auld Yin, (Evertype 2021 ISBN: 978-1782012764) Lallans - Glasgow, poetry
And blitzt beside the kitchen grate on page 59
In this verra kitchen, here, this wan on page 131
Canto Reality Kitchen on page 132

6 matches

Robertson, James Naebody'd Seen Him, (Scottish Book Trust 2018) Lallans, prose
They were up and aboot in the kitchen when he creepit
1 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Report on Inquiry intil the role Submission, (Education, Culture an Sport Comatee 2003) Lallans - East Lothian, government
, Dutch, hatch, hotch, ketch, kitchen, match, Mitchell, mutchkin, p
1 matches

Donovan, Anne Not Scotland, (Edinburgh International Book Festival 2010) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
big livin room wi an openplan kitchen at wan end, a bathroom and a
1 matches

Gilmour, Rosie Haimster Pairty, (Scots Hoose 2016) Lallans, weans
faither scooped her up wi the kitchen ladle
1 matches

Malgrati, Paul Ayont the Fake and the Leal: Let's Free the Leid, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
na drag fowks tae the Lallans kitchen, but we maun lat them ken wha
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 142, (self-published 2005) Lallans, newspaper
THE scene is the kitchen o the seeventeent century Gle
1 matches

McQueer, Chris Hings - Short Stories 'n That, (404 Ink 2017 ISBN: 978-0995623866) Lallans - Glesga, prose
r needle fae somewhere in the kitchen an the two ae us power throug
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Liberties (Part Two), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
nin oan the dotted line fur a kitchen he probably disnae even fucki
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Liberties (Part One), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
merchants, she’s wantin the kitchen done. We go right by Ibrox. J
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Sacrificial Doo, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
front room, ah cut intae the kitchen an shut the windae oer, immed
ot a wee straightener oan the kitchen worktap, just tae take the ed
2 matches

Bennett, Peter Sharks, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
We go in, ben the kitchen an he puts the kettle oan. Th
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Carpe Diem, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
He goes intae the kitchen an ah open the holdall, getti
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Guru an Zander, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
n an ah peer back through the kitchen tae see every cunt kerrien oa
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Bothy (Part Two), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
wan in the next room, by the kitchen table, his mooth dribblin sla
1 matches

Grae, Emma Dancin wi the Rhona, (unbound.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
en placed in the bathroom and kitchen.”
Senga hus kitted the kitchen oot wi mair than enough grub
2 matches

Stewart, Anna An Alien Feeling, (Scots Hoose 2019) Lallans, prose
nd hear he’s gone intae the kitchen, so that’s my chance. I tip
1 matches

Grae, Emma Billy's Ghost Dug, (liarsleague.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ist hangry. Ah walk intae the kitchen, open a cupboard, and take oo
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 117, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
wis aince in the guid-wife's kitchen aboot brekfast time, when the
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 119, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
ts: A Keek intae the Hospital Kitchen aifter an appointment wi the
bi the order an rhythm o the kitchen's wark. It feinishes wi,
2 matches

Donovan, Anne Buddha Da - Chapter 1 Anne Marie, (Canongate 2009 ISBN: 978-1847673459) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ae wan.' Mammy came intae the kitchen wi her coat on. ‘Ah'm just
e the couch. Mammy wis in the kitchen.
2 matches

Shoor Caan, Angus Tasteless, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Lallans - Saltcoats, prose
'e's burd an' sat doon' in ri kitchen.
1 matches

Muir, Glenn David of Seafield, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Linlithgow, prose
e smile. She led us intae the kitchen whaur a pack o dugs noisily g
1 matches

Muir, Glenn The Truth Will Out, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Linlithgow, prose
e sauntered intae his maw’s kitchen wi it perched on his napper.
1 matches

Shoor Caan, Angus Afore we hud ri telly, (McStorytellers.com 2013) Lallans - Saltcoats, prose
evin yur auld an' a wis in ri kitchen wi' ma uncle Toamy an' ma fai
ner tae trade, wis fittin' ri kitchen units an' ma faithur wis labo
2 matches

Crawford, Ross Awa in a Dwam, (Medium 2021) Lallans - Stirling, prose
n place oan her way intae the kitchen.
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Coyle Loyal, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ae the last ay the cutlery an kitchen utensils, makin oor apologies
1 matches

Eunson, Catherine Freude, (The Scores 2020) Lallans, poetry
aistened on the yett, nor the kitchen,
1 matches

Clark, Thomas Till Houletgless an the Soond o Money, (The Scores 2018) Lallans, prose
eethed his wey back intae the kitchen.
er went brattlin back tae his kitchen, howpin michtilie that Till w
2 matches

@Seperatist_No1 tweeted
ers all the way around in the kitchen so a had nae space at all, so(2020) search twitter
got me beggin just tae put ma kitchen light on ??(2020) search twitter

@Chazzbat tweeted
heck oot ma newly disinfectit kitchen. Ah opened a drawer an immedi(2020) search twitter
oot o him richt there in his kitchen, is stretchin credulity. #The(2020) search twitter
irn?! Ah widnae let him in ma kitchen, seein as he cannae behave hi(2020) search twitter
ble smell in ma livin room an kitchen. Ah hink the rats in the waa (2020) search twitter

@DABArbuckle tweeted
sk choppin up vegetables in a kitchen. If only some ither men in wh(2020) search twitter
dy seems tae ken, we call the kitchen worktop 'the bunker'.(2020) search twitter
I'm sick tae death o Saturday Kitchen. Wish we still had The Double(2020) search twitter

@LairnScots tweeted
e when ye'd store coal in the kitchen: https://t.co/zb3fCVmR9p http (2020) twitter link

@kennethbryce184 tweeted
ousesLily @EastScotlandFA the kitchen and bar lounge r top drawer - (2021) twitter link
@RyanMusselburgh great kitchen for a knock about lol (2020) twitter link


Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
t dumpit is briefcase oan the kitchen table an said, "Ah'v somethin on page 14
t er shoppin bag doon oan the kitchen fleer, "Alec Mutch." on page 22
he steed up an leukit oot the kitchen winda. "Ah winner fan the fun on page 24
mour?" Jock wis sittin it the kitchen table readin the evenin paper on page 26
na teetit roon the neuk o the kitchen curtins, er moo drappin open on page 27
Also on pages 48, 52, 54, 87
10 matches

Pacitti, Stephen Lallans 81 - Pyntin the Been, (Lallans Magazine 2012) Doric - Aberdeen, newspaper
ny day; we were sittin in his kitchen drinkin 'the cup that cheers on page 8

3 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
oom an Vi disappeart inte the kitchen. on page 28
-in-laaw, disappeart inte the kitchen an cam back wi the fly cup. on page 37
us Reed, disappearin inte the kitchen. on page 63
uckle bug o dug maet inte the kitchen. "Fin the vet said it wis spe on page 71
i hersel fin she cam inte the kitchen te see Alec sittin it the tab on page 72
Also on pages 74, 89, 90, 94, 96
13 matches

Shepherd, Robbie Harknin tae the braw souns, (John Benjamin 2000) Doric, newspaper
they nivver got as far's the kitchen!"
1 matches

Smith, Alex A Sair Fecht, (self-published 2003) Doric, prose
, Fin she came back intae the kitchen
1 matches

Robson, Euan Peelie wally, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
through the cupboards in the kitchen tae find a duster and some po
and carried them ben tae the kitchen. I lookit at the clock tae se
2 matches

Bowie, Tyler Stookie, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
ked along the lobby intae the kitchen. Naebidy wis aroon. A hid the
1 matches

Uri, Antonia Naewey tae bide, (Mak Forrit 2018) Doric - Aberdeen, blog
m maet keukit in a convenient kitchen ben the hoose. Think fit it m
1 matches

Strachan, Shane Hoast, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric, prose
lone and a wee incident in ma kitchen involvin the microwave explod
raight intae her cupboard o a kitchen, then ben in the lobby there
ittin ma trainers doon on her kitchen table this mornin while I wis
masel, she’s up and in the kitchen bylin the last two eggs in th
4 matches

Strachan, Shane Standing Stone, (northwordsnow.co.uk 2016) Doric, prose
I ging and busy myself in the kitchen: I rinse cups, put awa dishes
tside. I heid back ben to the kitchen.
2 matches

Johnson, Mary Lallans 59 - Furst Time, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Doric - Aberdeenshire, prose
We walk up the baby intae the kitchen. A’d only ivvir seen yin li
me put these things into the kitchen,” she says in her toffy voi
re till I hear them leave the kitchen. They’ll likely go intae wa
next A hear twa polis in the kitchen. They agree wi her that, aye,
isten tae them clearin up the kitchen an moanin on aboot the young
6 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Three Cannels, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
ap at it she walked intae the kitchen. An aal woman stood at the ta
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Catty, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
bel didna like gyan intae the kitchen noo that her mither wiz awa,
The kitchen wiz aal farrent wi slate flag
ent maist o their time in the kitchen for there wisna ony ither for
3 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Seven Coins o Kineddart, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
ds on her apron, she left the kitchen. Jessie sat looking aroon the
here it can't contaminate the kitchen!”
iz her room, it was above the kitchen in a little tower and the roo
er, aa her duties were in the kitchen and confines. And, if for any
sehold were to come intae the kitchen, then Jessie would turn to fa
11 matches

Uri, Antonia Here's the problem wi the trad wife muivement, (The National 2020) Doric, newspaper
f that a quine belangs in the kitchen, an that we maun bide at hame
1 matches

@beast_afc tweeted
@mowgli1977z That's actually kitchen roll but fit I use anyway. Wi(2020) search twitter

@cligeey tweeted
@mowgli1977z Richt kitchen noo min(2020) search twitter

@Franwella tweeted
st thankful I made it tae the kitchen roll quick enuf!!(2011) search twitter

@fittiecrooners tweeted
I wid keep that lad oot o'the kitchen chef if I was you. Strictly n(2018) search twitter
scratcher that’s been in the kitchen dra’er since early 80’s & t(2020) search twitter
Seen worse things in Bert’s kitchen efter a night oot! ????(2020) search twitter


@Julie_Dennison tweeted
effect when I am sittin in da kitchen (2020) twitter link

@helenmoncrieff tweeted
ple o blackbird moments in da kitchen where I've allowed my fairy t(2020) search twitter
mp stove saves stinkin oot da kitchen ?? https://t.co/zNCDlzziDb(2020) search twitter
Oot da kitchen window http://t.co/3dJ1RiZVzz(2015) search twitter

@RedValkyrie84 tweeted
gotten aboot ??. Sittin in my kitchen enenoo & I could greet (2021) twitter link
Snowflake garland fur da kitchen window. Finally feenished it (2019) twitter link


Tindal, Betty Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
I hear again the kitchen echoin on page 156

1 matches

Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015 ISBN: 978-1782010876) Southern - Borders, prose
Th door led richt intae a big kitchen, which was reekin o smoke fra on page 57
sae nippy when they met in th kitchen. on page 87

4 matches

Neill, Josie Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009) Southern - Galloway, poetry
The kitchen peat-reikit
1 matches

Purves, David C. Jade Lute, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Selkirk, poetry
at the fuit o oor kitchen gairden.
1 matches

Rodger, Matt The Borth’ick Waitter, (SCOTS Corpus 2003) Southern - Roxburgh, prose
the Girnwood Ferm Hoose kitchen meltith buird n’. The Bryde
the settle, i the ferm hoose kitchen, whaur hei lay doon an turnt
2 matches

@officialAliRed tweeted
Adam's Kitchen in #Hawick giving presents to(2019) search twitter

@MartyMacMurtrie tweeted
ng in ma rucksack apart fae a kitchen sink?! Totally twat fuds!(2020) search twitter


Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
he dorr led richt intae a big kitchen, that wus full o reek frae yi on page 58
ae cruel whin they met in the kitchen. on page 88

4 matches

Campbell, Robert Lock Doon Poyams, (Independently 2021 ISBN: 979-8742155812) Ulster, poetry
Wi rhythm tick tha kitchen clack on page 28

1 matches

@Angelinekking tweeted
. The light double jig in the kitchen last night ended in a torn ca(2020) search twitter

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