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any Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words266.2 71 364.5 132.2 947.2 179 23.5 34.1
Number of occurrences403317 45 26 8 2 5
Number of authors40 15 5 5 2 4

Occurrences of any in Corpus

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Clark, Thomas Intae the Snaw, (Gatehouse Press 2015 ISBN: 978-0992857370) Lallans, poetry
Thay'll no get any cleaner wance yer gaun. on page 46

1 matches

Hubbard, Tom The Flechitorium, (Grace Note 2017 ISBN: 9781907676932) Lallans - East Central, poetry
To any he or she who here foregather on page 31

2 matches

Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
, the only hing ah've goat ae any value is this tattered-lookin on page 16
ner. That's a hunner grand ae any rich cunt's money." on page 17
Mean, if they didnae ken any better, they might hink they' on page 28
e come closer. So's tae avoid any unwanted ears fae listenin in on page 32
ot this but hudnae went intae any great detail. It wis suttin t on page 33
Also on pages 36, 37, 38, 39, 43, 51, 56, 57, 60, 64, 67, 73, 78, 95, 107, 117, 137, 140, 145, 149, 151, 153, 154, 158, 163, 172, 175, 179, 180, 181, 188, 192
47 matches

Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
inside her wis gonnae blaw up any minute. on page 158
nd onyway ah'm no that brave. Any smeddum ah hud wis dirdit oot on page 189

2 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
"Any other complaints?" The docter on page 8

1 matches

Thomson, Mark Bard fae thi buildin site, (Luath 2007 ISBN: 978-1906307141) Lallans - Dundee, poetry
But any weh, let me slur yir speech, on page 1
But em no a man fir takin any advice on page 3
talkin shite ti any cunt on page 6
dizzna sing any ither sang. on page 7
Eh it's no gettin any easier on page 13
Also on pages 21, 26, 34, 35, 39, 40, 46, 47, 49, 53, 55, 59, 67, 71, 74, 81, 84, 97, 103, 106, 107, 118
32 matches

Baikie, R. M. Mair Fairming Tales, (Baikie 2000 ISBN: 978-0953156412) Orkney - Hackland, prose
or that kind o impeedence fae any baes, he wheeled aboot an wi on page 14
sheu wis a ferfal fine coo at any time, but sheu wis terrified on page 15
er efter that, an I niver hid any bother wi him again. Whut teu on page 21
Poor chap he hidno any choice but stramp across the on page 97

4 matches

Niven, Liz Lallans 59 - Painting the Forth Bridge: A Search for Scottish Identity, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Lallans, newspaper
h the eyes of the character'. Any presentation an analysis o Sc on page 84

2 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
comes tae French so he wisnae any help. In the end, ah jist gie on page 17
widda known that if they paid any attention in R.E. on page 18
ae remember how tae pronounce any it. on page 19
in up fur Christmas an hardly any ae the teachers are giein us on page 34
ow. Ah tolt her ah don't have any money. Sawright, she said, Ah on page 50
Also on pages 56, 57, 68, 77, 87, 93, 94, 101, 106, 107, 109, 111, 124, 132, 138, 143, 147, 155, 161, 163, 164
29 matches

Sutherland, Hazel Biggin Da Dess, (Shetland For Wirds 2004) Shetland, prose
a wadder eye ta look oot for any rain clouds. If wir lucky, Gr
1 matches

Robertson, James Naebody'd Seen Him, (Scottish Book Trust 2018) Lallans, prose
ye. Any time of the day or night he c
a life - any life - is built on, and how
2 matches

Robertson, James The Deil, (Scottish Book Trust 2018) Lallans, prose
way she is. She'll be away any time now.'
you know, I'll not stand for any
2 matches

Harper, Norman Stronach: A Weekly Look at Life in the Fictional North-East Village, (The Press and Journal 2000) Doric, newspaper
"I can't really hit you with any news, Erchie," said the docto
1 matches

Calderwood, Lynsey Mumbo Jumbo, (Litro magazine 2006) Lallans, prose
comes tae French so he wisnae any help. In the end, ah jist gie
ae remember how tae pronounce any of it.
2 matches

Percy, Ely The Family Situation, (The Interpreters House.org 2020) Lallans, prose
da disnae talk tae her da or any his other brothers or sisters
t if ah wantet tae be pals wi any ae ma cousins fae my da’s s
t the same an she’d no make any bones aboot it. Ma ma’s lik
3 matches

Calderwood, Lynsey Cantsmell, (From Glasgow To Saturn 2020) Lallans, prose
lean too far forward in case any ae them leap aff his heid and
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 111, (self-published 2003) Lallans, newspaper
rlie, or failyeing thairof at any uther tyme quhen the saidis f
they sould in conscience pey any pairt of the 40000 lib borrow
2 matches

Smith, Alex A Sair Fecht, (self-published 2003) Doric, prose
Nae any cloods jist a blue sky.
state gave Jake a wide berth. any time he spoke tae the
2 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
And if any man lie with her at all, and
1 matches

Hanna, Wendy Gaitherin’ Purdas!, (Facebook - Schomberg Society 2020) Ulster, poetry
An’ don’t miss any purdas forbye.
1 matches

Hall, Simon W. Tame Hogmanay, (Brisk Northerly 2017) Orkney, blog
ed tae be that ye could visit any hoose in yur neighbourhood ef
1 matches

Hall, Simon W. New Lambs, Owld Stone, (Brisk Northerly 2017) Orkney, blog
boys work haird, teu. And in any weather. Drivan rain, howlan
1 matches

Hall, Simon W. Bonny Isle o Sanday, (Brisk Northerly 2016) Orkney, blog
olk tales fae Sanday than fae any ither pairt o Orkney.
1 matches

Hall, Simon W. Lamborghini: Cult o the Bull, (Brisk Northerly 2015) Orkney, blog
security doors for the tour. Any whiff o bull that might o lin
doesna seem tae be onerous in any wey. Mechanics in clean, comf
2 matches

Hall, Simon W. The Boy That Lived - Chapter Wan, (Brisk Northerly 2015) Orkney, prose
kle baest o a man, wi hairdly any neck, bit he haed a cracker o
think they could suffer it if any buddy funnd oot aboot the Pot
sheu aalways got worked up at any mention o her sister. He didn
wae the waathir. Gaan tae be any more showers o cattie-faces t
yes o the cat watchan him. If any buddy lukked oot o thur windo
7 matches

Donovan, Anne Not Scotland, (Edinburgh International Book Festival 2010) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
rsty but. She can relocate me any day.’
1 matches

Kerr, Oliwia, Sarah and Amber Fiona and the Ring, (Scots Hoose 2017) Doric, weans
bed the ring it wid grant her any wish. So the next day Fiona w
1 matches

Rebecca, Casey and Stephen The Baby Dragon, the Wolves and the Lassies, (Scots Hoose 2017) Doric, weans
Flopsy. Flopsy wisnae a bairn any mair, and killed Tricky Trixi
1 matches

Fenton, Janet A Guid New Year tae yin and a!, (Bella Caledonia 2019) Lallans, blog
s, tae prevent onyone getting any ideas aboot their ain power.
1 matches

Lamb, Gregor Lamb’s Tales, (The Orkney Dictionary 2005) Orkney, prose
and said I couldna walk aboot any more so me faither tellt me t
1 matches

McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017) Lallans, prose
t of economic advantages that any small to medium-sized indepen
inancial deficit greater than any other
2 matches

Forrest, Liam Hittin the Toon, (Scots Hoose 2020) Lallans - Dunfermline, prose
med tae wan eh his pals: "Got any ID oan ye?". His pal wiz staw
1 matches

Burnett, Colin Boris Johnstone, (colinburnett.co.uk 2021) Lallans - East Central, prose
her. Which couldnae huv been any further fae the truth. And no
e see, or speak tae me, under any circumstance. Until such time
2 matches

McQueer, Chris Hings - Short Stories 'n That, (404 Ink 2017) Lallans - Glesga, prose
annae be turnin doon drink ae any sort, only gimps dae that, so
in this family has ever eaten any kind ae fruit.
turn then, see if you cin dae any better.’ See if this cunt m
3 matches

Campbell, Karen Gie it laldy, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans - Glasgow, blog
Whit is it any road, this ‘Scots’? How d
1 matches

Hall, Simon W. No the Six o Clock News, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Orkney, blog
e bit o a cringe, nivver mind any sense o cultural inferiority.
erate policy, or the result o any kind o thrawn BBC badness. Th
2 matches

Handy, Robbie Forked Tongues, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans, blog
talkin a language that was in any way similar tae theirs, despi
mair articles in Scots aboot any subject? Maist articles in Sc
s the preserve o Nationalists any mair than English is the pres
3 matches

Hall, Simon W. Crackan the troughs, (Brisk Northerly 2021) Orkney, blog
t get cowld waathir like that any more.’ Me faither-in-law mi
on the sheep. Sheep can stand any amount o cowld, as long as th
2 matches

Bennett, Peter Liberties (Part Two), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
No really knowin any cunt, we tag alang at the end
eamin right in, jabbin cunts; any cunt he kin get a haud ay whi
2 matches

Bennett, Peter Liberties (Part One), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
Pearcey sais he’s no wantin any, he’s just gonae stick wae
different kinds, he’s never any the wiser, hence the varied a
2 matches

Bennett, Peter The Sacrificial Doo, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
y ah kin fae the night afore; any wee vignettes ay whit happene
the snib an push it open. ‘Any chance ay a snout aff ye big
ay note; anythin ah kin use; any fuckin leverage.
3 matches

Bennett, Peter Sharks, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
, his good eye mare devoid ay any emotion than the fuckin false
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Party ay the Year (Part One), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
wae the cunt would’ve been any less shameful.
her, ah just wish it’d been any cunt but him.
a familiar face, some cunt - ANY CUNT - ah kin latch oan tae.
them son, ah’d like tae see any ay them wae a big bloody rein
look? Be honest, dae ye think any cunt will know ah’m oan the
5 matches

Bennett, Peter Carpe Diem, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
, doors, the lot. Couldnae be any mare obvious if he hud a fuck
dden essence seems tae absorb any exuberance ye might huv, as e
emies heids on pikes tae warn any other potential adversaries w
Right, ah’ll no keep yies any longer.’ ah sais, grabbin t
‘Naw ah don’t. Ye any fuckin beer in there?’
5 matches

Bennett, Peter The Guru an Zander, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ps the roof as ah draw up. ‘Any reason why you were driving t
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Bothy (Part Two), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
t’s a bothy bro. It’s fur any cunt tae staiy in.’ McDade
arse forever, but it’s fur any cunt that’s oot here an nee
ae wheelbarras an that an dae any repairs that need dain. It’
tae wake them up. It fails in any case wae McDade seemingly res
4 matches

Bennett, Peter The Bothy (Part One), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
, don’t keep us in suspense any longer then, eh? Where ur we
the length ay it tae iron oot any creases.
2 matches

Bennett, Peter The Bools, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
Any chance ay a fag aff ye, auld
it’s him takin the piss at any given opportunity. Ah decide
2 matches

Bennett, Peter Graftin, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
nger at me fur the removal ay any doubt. ‘Ah’m. . .eh, star
1 matches

Bennett, Peter McShane's Reprieve, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
arted. We’d never even made any money tae progress tae Gibson
im like tae, announcin - tae any cunt that gies a fuck - thei
ve. This is a good a place as any.’ he sais lookin oer his sh
ing with you. Wouldn’t want any misunderstandings to get in t
straightener if this cunt is any barometer ay the waiy the nig
6 matches

Bennett, Peter Rude Awakenings (Part two of two), (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
call him later on today. With any luck, this is the last time y
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Rude Awakenings (Part one of two), (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
t’s no. The only wans makin any money is they cunts - the ow
1 matches

Bennett, Peter TA Hauf an a Hauf, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
trouble in the Portland than any other pub. Still though, we
ly, unwilling tae enter intae any type ay social interaction. A
the slightest ay interest in any subject matter ye try tae ign
an decide against pursuin it any further. He’s right, ah sup
4 matches

Bennett, Peter Park trife, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
diminishin returns since. ‘Any skins? Ah’ve goat a hauf di
as though it’s gonae - in any conceivable waiy, help.
by extension) is so devoid ay any purpose or direction, that be
ese cunts who, far fae showin any concern fur the whitey casual
duty tae bam yer mates up at any given opportunity. Goat tae b
8 matches

Grae, Emma Dancin wi the Rhona, (unbound.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ures tae know ah’m no takin any chances. Ah’ll dae a Simon
e wrang side o forty wi’oot any weans tae keep an eye oan ye.
knows the dentist didnae huv any sympathy fur me.
l wi ma life. Ah huvnae taken any chances wi ma health since. T
ndriac, but it’s no done me any harm so far.
13 matches

Tait, John M Shaetlan is Daed - Lang live Dialect, (Shetland Dialect Conference 2004 2004) Shetland, prose
are written, and are used in any situation, including those in
1 matches

Stewart, Anna An Alien Feeling, (Scots Hoose 2019) Lallans, prose
aboot Lugs, no even thinking any o it might matter. Ali loves
d I cannae say I’ve no felt any different. I’ve no really b
shape whar it couldnae o had any bones. I put my hand oot and
g up tae spill ower the side, any minute. But I don’t let it.
4 matches

Grae, Emma Billy's Ghost Dug, (liarsleague.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
stew. Fur aw it’s no winnin any points wi Gordon Ramsay, it
e short o a pound tae believe any o this. Then ah remember the
2 matches

Strachan, Shane Standing Stone, (northwordsnow.co.uk 2016) Doric, prose
d in three hours. Do you have any special requests that we may
1 matches

Donovan, Anne Buddha Da - Chapter 1 Anne Marie, (Canongate 2009 ISBN: 978-1847673459) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
go – when did he ever show any sense in his life?'
unlikely event of there bein any bother.'
u . . . surely it disnae make any difference?'
Sorry, Missus, he didnae mean any herm.'
4 matches

Hutchison, Pat Catty, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
Incidentally if you do find any of the missing bodies just ge
1 matches

King, Angeline Weans o Latharna, (angelineking.com 2021) Ulster - Larne, weans
ppened. There haed niver been any trouble on Greenland Grove. A
1 matches

Philips, Cally Wha's feart o' the library?, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Turriff, prose
books bit jist went an’ got any auld hing. Which ah wis prepa
1 matches

Muir, Glenn Al Fresco, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Linlithgow, prose
greeted us wi a sceptical “Any luck, chaps?”
1 matches

Geraghty, Martin The Pusher, (TheCommonBreath.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
, shaven-heid boay, much like any utha in the city, zigzags tiw
1 matches

McKillop, Roger Challengin' Times, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, poetry
ni’ be bothered daein’ it any mair!” He wis at the back o
1 matches

McKillop, Roger The Staff, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
received the reply, “Oh if any o’ yer students hae fun’
the students’ clothes an’ any spare equipment, doon tae the
Any rhyme for Grappa has nae plac
3 matches

McKillop, Roger Educational (Mis)Communication, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
erence aboot me no’ bein’ any guid at sellin’ booze, well
1 matches

Philips, Cally Gonnae No Dae That, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Turriff, prose
. That’s no ma version o’ any kin’ o’ democracy – the
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Seven Coins o Kineddart, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
hen and confines. And, if for any reason some of the upstairs h
her two pairs, and if you've any felt slippers two pairs of th
2 matches

McClurg, Fernando Weill, weill, weill, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
ey’re certainly not showing any sign that they are slowing.
1 matches

McDonald, Hamish The Girnin Gates - Chapter 3, (Itchy Coo 2003) Southern, prose
faults, but never hus ee hud any time fur
1 matches

Giles, Harry Josephine Slipan, Sweechan, (harryjosephine.com 2017) Orkney, prose
eak as naturally as we can in any given situation”.
1 matches

Occurrences on Scots Twitter

@DoricPhrases tweeted in Doric
Any reason @FirstAberdeen No 13 d(2017)
cooking. Can’t seem to find any reference to this word”https(2018)

@Seperatist_No1 tweeted in Lallans
@verbalpunchbag Has it got any quieter? This in the middle o(2020)
ing ?? but I wouldn't want it any other way.(2020)
fer744 ?? ?? Never said I wis any good but i try.... ?? ??(2020)
ertMiggins Nae invite at all? Any discussion?(2020)

@cammyrudkin tweeted in Southern

@OrangRuth tweeted in Ulster
eekieNolan I'll nat be takin' any votes aff her. They're MY VOT(2016)

@beast_afc tweeted in Doric
als. Fook kens foo a got ere. Any buses gang down tae the match(2020)
sausage been an cheese slice. Any booze ye wint a can get fae t(2020)
oad o shite onawie. Never got any qualifications and it's no do(2020)
@AberdeenFC @Andyconsidine4 any chance of wringing oot the sw(2020)
@benthorn30 Any gid ebbe tales in at book?(2020)
and 1 other matches.

@cligeey tweeted in Doric

@daleser23 tweeted in Doric
min? Is at marcisio fae juve any good? See we are linked we um(2013)
good coz we cana tolerate him any mare(2013)
C19 nah bud hina listened tae any since iv been awa(2013)

@Franwella tweeted in Doric
Jist emailed Joyce tae see if any last minute oot o Eberdeen fo(2011)
@markaustinitv any chance you can dig oot trevor(2011)
@aimeeannenaylor any aboot you dolly!? x(2012)

@fittiecrooners tweeted in Doric
id the gulls may eat ma fish. any ideas?(2016)
rthsound1 Aye hello, Is their any chunce ye can fit me in the l(2016)
n Torry? Fit's this aboot? If any place in this city deserves e(2016)
Never seen Bert or any o the regulars dress up as Bl(2016)
useful fer a change! Is there any chunce ye can lay on a bus fa(2017)
and 8 other matches.

@DaibhidhABEB tweeted in Lallans

@DavidJWood2 tweeted in Lallans
gar tho, so if you dinnae see any tweets fae me later, it’s ca(2020)

@_Erinboyle_ tweeted in Lallans

@jax6754 tweeted in Lallans
t too pricey??. In the future any chance o a Scottish event? X(2015)
l done Chris! Please is there any chance o the full clip though(2014)
e stop masel faw daein both...any chance "twins" run in yir fam(2015)
g letter tae ma younger self! Any chance a can listen oan catch(2015)
in Scotland?. So wonderin if any dates planed 2016? Huggggggg (2015)
and 22 other matches.

@MartyMacMurtrie tweeted in Lallans
ian, Scots and Gàidhlig) but any o’ em isnae ma first languag(2020)
nearby. But noo, a cannae see any laddie in the same park these(2020)
% deaf and cannae distinguish any sound of music but see its ly(2020)
ning ear’ tellin me if there any noise issue around me! But ya(2020)
bertMiggins Nae, a never vote any political party since left sc(2020)
and 8 other matches.

@MartinBroon tweeted in Lallans
terview, cards oan the table. Any @ClydeFC fans that happen acr(2020)
@DonateATicket here, any chance if yeez stickin up whi(2020)

@rosa_alba_macd tweeted in Lallans

@SusiBriggs1 tweeted in Lallans

@WhenDidADidny tweeted in Lallans

@peediepuss tweeted in Orkney
If you need to handle it for any reason make sure that your we(2020)
don't know what function, if any, these patches have, but I ke(2020)
@RaymondBesant Ken any vets to ask? I suspect there (2020)

@Angela1Sinclair tweeted in Lallans

@Chazzbat tweeted in Lallans

@fairpechtoot tweeted in Lallans

@JamieFairbairn1 tweeted in Lallans
Can any Gaelic users oot there shed a(2020)

@raiphsays tweeted in Lallans
cin go an they jus dinnae dae any AGP hings!(2020)
ae care a jot aboot weans! Or any folk at aw!(2020)

@Julie_Dennison tweeted in Shetland
pinion o da place couldna git any higher (2020) twitter link
aday is da first time am been any farder as Brae since da 27th (2020) twitter link
seein as am no tried learnin any fae 5th year, did da test an (2020) twitter link

@tattooedselkie tweeted in Shetland

@kennethbryce184 tweeted in Lallans
what a milestone that is for any club - b oan tae keiran n th (2020) twitter link
games on a sunday - without any excess baggage in the backgro (2020) twitter link
thetimes @iainpope73 dont buy any newspapers m8 - only look at (2020) twitter link
mind n gees a shout if theres any games at the 35s - a kin add (2021) twitter link
- do you guys actually have any qualifications at all? fgs lo (2020) twitter link
and 24 other matches.

@StuartPoet tweeted in Lallans
mean tae load it, I've never any ideas about these prescribed (2020)

@RedValkyrie84 tweeted in Shetland

@TheFarrierPhil tweeted in Ulster

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