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Use in varieties of Scots

knows Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words54.2 71.6 13.6 0 14.3 0 109.1
Number of occurrences8765 5 0 1 0 16
Number of authors25 14 1 1 9

Occurrences of knows in Corpus

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Lallans

Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
n wae Game ae Thrones but who knows. It turned oot the hale incid on page 20
tom ae the virus itself. Fuck knows, likes. But what ah do ken fu on page 56
"Pish!" he scoffed. "Fuck knows what yur smokin the day, Doug on page 99
e the yin and only Star. Fuck knows where the cunt goat it fae, l on page 100
"Fuck knows" admits Dougie. on page 173
Also on pages 175
6 matches

Thomson, Mark Bard fae thi buildin site, (Luath 2007 ISBN: 978-1906307141) Lallans - Dundee, poetry
thirs plates an cups an god knows whuts on page 105

1 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
fur nearly thirty years. She knows nearly every single pupil an on page 33
tae Charlene her big brother knows him dead well. on page 75
oot Nicola Buchanan cause she knows Nicola's ma. Hetty Buchanan's on page 76
ly Marie's name again, so God knows whit she'd react like if she on page 81
Ah think Harpreet knows it's me that keeps lettin off on page 91
Also on pages 97, 115, 118, 129, 132
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Grae, Emma The Tongue She Speaks, (Scots Language Centre 2021) Lallans, poetry
d wan too many weans. Naebody knows shite aboot me here. Ah'm get on page 7
trouble, but that teacher knows ah come fae nought, and ah'm on page 16
ance tae know them an aw. God knows ah'm no gettin stuck wi Dante on page 21
he end o the day, the teacher knows best. on page 23
Granda knows hoo much ah love Jack and Vic on page 27
Also on pages 45
7 matches

Robertson, James Naebody'd Seen Him, (Scottish Book Trust 2018) Lallans, prose
e get all the way up here? He knows, of course, the
1 matches

Clark, Thomas Wha's Like Us?, (Bella Caledonia 2017) Lallans - Bellshill, blog
God knows it haurdly leukt like yin at
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Burnett, Colin Boris Johnstone, (colinburnett.co.uk 2021) Lallans - East Central, prose
tom ae the virus itself. Fuck knows, likes. But what ah do ken fu
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Liberties (Part One), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
d be surprised if his da even knows he’s gaun, never mind that
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Bennett, Peter Sharks, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
nothin fur nothin, every cunt knows that.” he smiled again an a
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Party ay the Year (Part Two), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
‘Fuck knows. His auld man’ll part his b
‘Fuck knows man, yer askin the wrang guy.
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Bennett, Peter Carpe Diem, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
prosecution. Been raided fuck knows how many times but every time
huv an influence oan it. Fuck knows how, but it will, know whit a
2 matches

Bennett, Peter The Bothy (Part Two), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
‘Fuck knows man. Mad hippy cunts ah think
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Bothy (Part One), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
‘It wis a bird, fuck knows a big fuckin. . .’
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Bennett, Peter The Bools, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
hat ah know fine well that he knows this, an he disnae need me re
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Graftin, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
street when ah wis. . . fuck knows. . . six or seven. It wis war
1 matches

Bennett, Peter McShane's Reprieve, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ach party in the conversation knows the arrangement; that is, the
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Park trife, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
blues. . . you name it. Ma da knows him.’ McDade sais oot the s
1 matches

Grae, Emma Jimmy and his wee darlin Alexa, (unbound.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
bein callt ma wee sparra. God knows she’d the appetite o wan.
ft tae the imagination. Alexa knows hur ain mind, but ah reckon s
d Bettie hud been married God knows how many year, ah hit it aff
3 matches

Grae, Emma Dancin wi the Rhona, (unbound.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
is gaun’ae explode, and God knows the dentist didnae huv any sy
will huv mair sympathy if he knows whit ah’ve been through. Fo
“Oh,” he says. He knows better than tae ask fur the g
ant tae download Twitter. God knows ah dae, but ah dinnae want ta
e. Awbody makes mistakes. God knows ah’ve driven hur roond the
6 matches

Crawford, Ross Awa in a Dwam, (Medium 2021) Lallans - Stirling, prose
‘Who even knows any mair?’ He rubbed his te
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Bennett, Peter Coyle Loyal, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
he dug by the collar, ‘Fuck knows Harry. Ah’ve never seen the
ent tae Eastbank as well. She knows Adele McLafferty an Claire Sm
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 101, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
y, but every, educated person knows that there are two "n"s in "g
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 105, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
has been made - Allan Brown knows little and cares less about t
1 matches

@alistairdunn tweeted
@AllanMcDonald93 who knows man, they don't want tae deal(2015) search twitter

@jax6754 tweeted
ComeCoachWithMe Thankyou! Who knows whit else I'll hae tae tell y(2014) search twitter

@MartinBroon tweeted
l, A’m pretty sure, “He who knows whit he’s daein” , knows wh(2019) search twitter
Somethin tells Me somewan knows whit’s comin and dusney want(2020) search twitter

@billykayscot tweeted
or in a language the old lady knows: “ce n’est qu’un au revoir(2020) search twitter

@kennethbryce184 tweeted
out headlines that every one knows already - how can it be law (2020) twitter link
soft spot fir the spurs n who knows cood this b the year - b oan (2020) twitter link
@marc_fi_Tranent feck knows but am oan a roll m8 - firin (2020) twitter link
ng off club 42 as well - who knows - they might just have the l (2021) twitter link
ur football family as anybody knows - n if clubs r being treated (2020) twitter link
and 1 other occurrences.

Doric

@daleser23 tweeted
@rossandrew_ fuck knows min. I thnk klopp is the man (2014) search twitter
@MikeyForbes1 fuck knows. Just gan tae pub i thnk. I w(2013) search twitter
@rossandrew_ fuck knows min. They reckon hes still na(2013) search twitter
@rossandrew_ haha. Fuck knows. I dina want fellaini. Id eas(2013) search twitter
ats me uptae date again. Fuck knows fits gan tae happen(2013) search twitter

Shetland

@helenmoncrieff tweeted
n Hi Shona. I met a lass that knows you at the Scottish Storytell(2014) search twitter

Ulster

Fenton, James On Slaimish, (Ullans Press 2009 ISBN: 9781905281299) Ulster, poetry
Guid knows hoo they iver pulled at hame. on page 49

1 matches

Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
oarts o things, an shae harly knows oniethin! Oniewye, shae's hir on page 19
Baecaas hae knows it teases." on page 60

2 matches

Dornan, Stephen Tha Jaa Banes, (Ulster-Scots Academy 2020 ISBN: 978-1-9163758-1-9) Ulster - Comber, poetry
Naebody knows whase jaa banes they were, no on page 14
Tha sailor knows a broch on tha mune on page 24
An tha fairmer knows ye lae alane on page 25

5 matches

Ulster-Scots Language Society Tha Fower Gospels, (Ullans Press 2016 ISBN: 978-1-905281-25-1) Ulster, prose
ïn tha sicht o fowk, but God knows whut's ïn yer hairts, for th on page 98

1 matches

Logan, Liam Thon Ulster Scots Book, (Galdanagh 2014 ISBN: 978-0992881405) Ulster - Dunloy, prose
uch about football as my erse knows aboot snipe shootin. on page 33

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Cartmill, Claire Three score years an ten, (Ballymoney and Moyle Times 2014) Ulster, newspaper
Wha knows .. in fifty years frae noo ..
1 matches

Robinson, Philip Oul Licht, (Ullans Press 2017) Ulster - Larne, poetry
Dear knows, we'r no fun
Frae tha Dear knows whar
2 matches

@Angelinekking tweeted
ng ye know, the whole country knows aboot thon(2020) search twitter
Will have to ask my dad if he knows that one!(2020) search twitter

@OrangRuth tweeted
to the yard. Thon Sarah Palin knows nathin about publicity(2016) search twitter

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