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always Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words127.4 44 175.9 49.9 252.6 179 11.7 47.7
Number of occurrences193153 17 7 8 1 7
Number of authors26 6 3 4 1 4

Occurrences of always in Corpus

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Hubbard, Tom The Flechitorium, (Grace Note 2017 ISBN: 9781907676932) Lallans - East Central, poetry
They can always get a shipment on page 33

1 matches

Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
hoose they're sittin in will always win, and it's built oan a fou on page 28
A tactic that works and will always work if ever you require Aldo on page 130
navy-blue suit tae. Always tryin tae gee the impression on page 183

3 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
t lik a clothes pole an she's always got on this massive orange sk on page 16
Ah always thought learnin another langu on page 17
ever get a decent partner, ah always get aw the mingers an aw the on page 22
n. Ah support Rangers so ah'm always windin him up aboot his team on page 34
r that's dead footery that yi always end up cuttin pure skelly. It on page 43
Also on pages 45, 46, 47, 53, 56, 57, 61, 76, 78, 81, 83, 85, 90, 94, 96, 103, 104, 109, 111, 113, 120, 121, 127, 128, 131, 135, 141, 146, 153, 154, 164
48 matches

Docherty, John F. Lallans 81 - Lang Summer Days, (Lallans Magazine 2012) Lallans, prose
watter wis deid caul. Thomas always dived in strecht awa. He wis on page 76

1 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
eat, as the strains o 'J Will Always Love You' fullt the limo. on page 59

1 matches

Sutherland, Hazel Biggin Da Dess, (Shetland For Wirds 2004) Shetland, prose
Dat job done, we hae a break. Always keepin a wadder eye ta look o
an in, up an doon da rigs. I always get blisters in da same place
2 matches

Tait, John M Lallans 60 - The Three Hooses, (Lallans Magazine 2002) Shetland, weans
om in the South House - it's always being expanded and extended.
1 matches

Robertson, James Naebody'd Seen Him, (Scottish Book Trust 2018) Lallans, prose
He's always alone when he does. Sometimes
1 matches

Calderwood, Lynsey Mumbo Jumbo, (Litro magazine 2006) Lallans, prose
t lik a claes pole an she’s always got on this massive orange sk
split us up cos she said wur always talkin, an noo ah huvnae a Sc
Ah always thought learnin another langu
3 matches

Percy, Ely The Family Situation, (The Interpreters House.org 2020) Lallans, prose
ppers in oor year, an she’s always dead sarky taewards me; an no
Ma ma always said that if ah wantet tae be
gs an his Burbury cap that he always wears tae school.Ah said tae
3 matches

Calderwood, Lynsey Cantsmell, (From Glasgow To Saturn 2020) Lallans, prose
class is sayin it cos he’s always pure scratchin himsel. He sit
very day an the shoulders are always coatet in it. He sits an taps
al comb. Ah hatet the way she always ripped half yir hair oot when
rket ah keep seein her an she always talks tae me. Ah wis pure mor
4 matches

Hall, Simon W. Haggis tasting notes, and whisky pairings, (Brisk Northerly 2019) Orkney, blog
be further fae the truth. As always, we aim tae promote cultural
1 matches

Hall, Simon W. The Boy That Lived - Chapter Wan, (Brisk Northerly 2015) Orkney, prose
Mr Dursley always sat wae his back tae the wind
1 matches

Laurenson, Hannah Lisa Da Maa's Eggs, (Hands Up For Trad 2019) Shetland, prose
y. On da wye hom ower Dad wid always tell wis tae be grateful tae
1 matches

Donovan, Anne Not Scotland, (Edinburgh International Book Festival 2010) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ooby whit they were sayin. We always went tae Spain fur wur holida
da’s fae Glasgow so he’d always been Boabby McCulloch. Ah nev
e’re grafters, me and John, always have been, and Boabby’s a g
3 matches

McKinlay, Kieran Walk Way to Fame, (Scots Hoose 2020) Lallans - Dunfermline, prose
He always picked oor heeds up high if w
1 matches

Wilson, Katie Becus a hae a sister a hae a friend, (Scots Hoose 2020) Lallans - Buckie, prose
yur a bright bairnie. I’ll always guide yi the right wye forwar
e yi ah the advice ah can! Am always gan tae keep yi safe nae matt
s by birth an pals by choice. Always mind a love yi the wye yi are
3 matches

Macdonald, Amy Evelynn and Peter, (Scots Hoose 2020) Lallans - Ayr, prose
ot makes me anxious as Ah’m always feart Ah’ll lose her. Ah ha
1 matches

McQueer, Chris Hings - Short Stories 'n That, (404 Ink 2017) Lallans - Glesga, prose
st hing ae wid dae tae me wis always when we were in mah da’s mo
1 matches

Smith, Jamie William Playfair: faither o data visualisation, (Mak Forrit 2019) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
ach other, sometimes not, and always requiring reflection each tim
1 matches

Hall, Simon W. No the Six o Clock News, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Orkney, blog
hetlandic on the radio haesna always been easy. Wan famous – and
1 matches

Meikle, William Overheard in a Cemetery, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Ayrshire, prose
watch me. Dae ye mind how ye' always used tae mak me wear
changed much. Tae me ye were always the
ell ye - many a time, but ye always gave that look o' yours an'
ye wanted onyway. Then ah wis always big bad Daddie when ah
the street, He wis always a Mammy's boy onyway.
6 matches

Bennett, Peter Clyde Built, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
He’s always been an impetuous yin, right
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Sharks, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
aist ay it. A hunner poun. Ye always think the worst ay me, Coyle.
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Guru an Zander, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
bearins mate, wis this street always wan waiy? They’re forever c
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Bools, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
d huv moved away like we’d always said we wid. Christ, ah miss
y banter, that’s the way it always is at the club. Christ, maist
2 matches

Bennett, Peter Graftin, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
tterflies noo. Fuckin nerves, always happens when ah’m gaun inta
ther crowds, as ye dae but it always ends up back tae the three ay
2 matches

Bennett, Peter McShane's Reprieve, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
That’s whit these cunts ur always oan aboot int it? Let the mar
ow, if it’s a problem I can always call Bill, see if he can send
he back. ‘Excellent. It’s always the best this stuff, that’s
3 matches

Bennett, Peter Rude Awakenings (Part two of two), (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ah sais, deadpan. ‘It’s always at twenty tae eleven, ah assu
1 matches

Bennett, Peter TA Hauf an a Hauf, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
when she wis here. That wis always her thing though. Jeanie love
h suppose. Ah mean, it wisnae always like this, ye just get aulder
2 matches

Grae, Emma Jimmy and his wee darlin Alexa, (unbound.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
Ah sigh. At least wee Alexa always gies me an answer.
d at the thocht o Bettie. She always wore hur hair in big, broon c
2 matches

Grae, Emma Dancin wi the Rhona, (unbound.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ell this morning. The man has always been an arsehole.”
She always did sleep like a log, but may
llin. Dog photoies are almost always the answer.
rt and walked oot oan us. She always said that when hur time came,
4 matches

Tait, John M Shaetlan is Daed - Lang live Dialect, (Shetland Dialect Conference 2004 2004) Shetland, prose
There will always be a Shetland dialect, just a
d dialect, just as there will always be some form of distinctive A
2 matches

Grae, Emma Billy's Ghost Dug, (liarsleague.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
e wee bugger look like he wis always wearin a suit. He wis a sleek
nk she’s brilliant. Ah’ve always hud a saft spot fur folk who
2 matches

Donovan, Anne Buddha Da - Chapter 1 Anne Marie, (Canongate 2009 ISBN: 978-1847673459) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
'Aye, Ma, but you've always said ah've tae be hospitable,
'The lama is always male.'
2 matches

Hutchison, Pat Mrs Clushet o Faaldydykes, (McStorytellers.com 2018) Doric - Banffshire, prose
rtheless as fit as a flea but always seemed tae be worried aboot d
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Catty, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
It wiz comin on the wikeind, always the worst time for Mabel fin
1 matches

McKillop, Roger The Staff, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
e still in the same hoose. We always used tae dae a Secret Santa a
1 matches

McKillop, Roger Ma Heroes o' Sport, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
that.” He was impartial and always on the side of good, skillfu
May he always in the future, retain his dri
2 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Tabby Sooker, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
black burnt bit on the end. I always saved it till last. This is t
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Angels Ten, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
tellt ma that her father hid always said that fin he died he want
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Seven Coins o Kineddart, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
y aff each month and that was always to be a Sunday. Jessie didna
1 matches

Gillen, Charles Whun A’ The Kye Had Names, (Ullans Press 2005) Ulster, poetry
But always theres a crocus kookin’ thr
1 matches

Hall, Anja Poosack, (Orkney Heritage Society 2010) Orkney, poetry
He always comes in tae me bed,
1 matches

Occurrences on Scots Twitter

@DoricPhrases tweeted in Doric

@Seperatist_No1 tweeted in Lallans
ty ?? ofc yer officers dinnae always help, not wanting involved in(2020)
ple will be indifferent but I always trusted you and always will, (2020)
when ye have bairns you can't always be picky to them foods, food,(2020)
buy it? A never liked it, it always left a burn on the throat for(2020)
Desperate times... ?? Ye can always buy mair later ??(2020)
and 5 other matches.

@officialAliRed tweeted in Southern

@OrangRuth tweeted in Ulster
@ciaranmacairt I always wandered what thon big word m(2019)

@daleser23 tweeted in Doric
@CallumC19 @JohnPDrummond its always sumbody ye dina expect(2013)
@CallumC19 its always sumin(2013)

@fittiecrooners tweeted in Doric
@MSPAberdeen @carhandle Always welcome at the Fittie Bar, ne(2016)
sHelenDouglas @Mrs_5mith your always welcome doon tae ma wee villa(2016)
I could always hae a wee detour tae the Fitt(2016)
u’ll be very welcome laddie, always a good pint and 25ml nip size(2018)

@glenlivetloon tweeted in Doric
@caldamac I've always wondered who Archie was. It's(2020)

@DavidJWood2 tweeted in Lallans
@DorisVulva She’ll always be ma Queen ??(2020)

@jax6754 tweeted in Lallans
@samandmarktv Always next year guys, and the yin e(2015)
azier Safe journey hame?....A always aim tae get penultimate bus h(2015)
n Comedy Central! Guid job as always @IAmChrisRamsey xxx https://t(2016)
eMattEvers Have a nettle tea! Always send me tae sleep! Or read a (2014)
@nickstoppani Always Nick! Time fir sleeps now so (2016)
and 1 other matches.

@MartyMacMurtrie tweeted in Lallans
re, playing for Newcastle has always been a dream. Señor Ashley s(2020)
@RobertMiggins Duh! There are always risks in every adventure. a d(2020)
@80_mcswan ALWAYS AYE! Since ma birth, unlitera(2020)

@MartinBroon tweeted in Lallans
@PureFitbaw Always said it.... Slav’s The Man ?(2019)
??. Always been yer Pal..???? https://t.(2019)

@mcfarlane_irene tweeted in Lallans

@peediepuss tweeted in Orkney
@2Newlot Always a plant o tattie land to me. (2020)
@HuwDWilliams Always around for a blether, Huw!(2020)

@DABArbuckle tweeted in Lallans

@helenmoncrieff tweeted in Shetland
ast winter da wind was nearly always orange or red (hope dis winte(2014)

@Rosehill_girl tweeted in Ulster

@MizLiot tweeted in Lallans

@kennethbryce184 tweeted in Lallans
author awe the way brother as always! (2021) twitter link
er proud 2 b a labour man and always will be buddy - as for indep (2021) twitter link
nburghLive_ hope all is ok - always very busy in that area (2020) twitter link
ya bunch o roasters - do you always employ clowns lol (2020) twitter link
him - we are labour and will always be - forget snp and alba-the (2021) twitter link
and 7 other matches.

@StuartPoet tweeted in Lallans
le bred budgies and they were always on bauks, not perches. I alwa(2020)

@TheFarrierPhil tweeted in Ulster
@seasugarsweets @SgothanGeal Always worth a wee hoke round Home B(2021)
irapodie-bodie??????! My wife always giggles at that one??????(2021)

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