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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
argue Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words15.2 17.9 15.8 0 0 22.6 6.5
Number of occurrences2718 6 0 0 2 1
Number of authors19 12 4 2 1

Occurrences of argue in Corpus

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Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
e and heavy bevyin. Yae could argue it's a normal day fur me but on page 143

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Thomson, Mark Bard fae thi buildin site, (Luath 2007 ISBN: 978-1906307141) Lallans - Dundee, poetry
We wid argue aboot if it wiz a penalty, on page 53
wha am eh ti argue on page 67

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Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
oot ma bed tae tell me no tae argue wi ma sister. Noo ma ma's da on page 41

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Fitt, Matthew Chairlie and the Chocolate Works, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1-78530-083-7) Lallans, prose
'Dinnae argue, dear wean, please dinnae arg on page 103

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Grae, Emma The Tongue She Speaks, (Scots Language Centre 2021) Lallans, poetry
doesnae argue wi that. He drops the fitbaw on page 18

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Clark, Thomas Tae Kathleen Jamie, an ither Scots Scrievers, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans - Bellshill, blog
r reasons, like, an ye cannae argue wi maist o thaim. She talks a
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Dornan, Stephen The Widenin Sheuch, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
e nae hairm, hooaniver ye cud argue that it didnae dae it ony gui
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Bennett, Peter The Sacrificial Doo, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
you he wanted. Who um ah tae argue, eh? He’s a good customer.
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Bennett, Peter TA Hauf an a Hauf, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ht, ah suppose. Cannae really argue wae that. ‘Who wis the big
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Macdonald, Ileene Fit’s it aa aboot?, (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
dependence movement but I wid argue at much o the resurgence has
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@ThonJacobite tweeted
is is true lads and ah cannae argue agin yer point. Hooever, ye s(2021) search twitter

@kennethbryce184 tweeted
awarded their leagues - cant argue with that! (2021) twitter link
er good on u m8 n am no gonna argue aboot ony o ur decisions agai (2020) twitter link
@Peavly1 cant argue with that - its shocking - (2020) twitter link
d i am certainly not going to argue with that - its the rules - (2020) twitter link

@StuartPoet tweeted
@LetAlbaSoar Cannae argue with that.(2020) search twitter


Smith, Alex A Sair Fecht, (self-published 2003) Doric, prose
"We are next" Jonsar didnae argue wi em, jist went aboot his wo
s. Jonsar Eck wisnae gaun tae argue wi
. Jonsar Eck wis nae gaun tae argue wi her, nae wye.
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Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
hid happened. tho some micht argue it wis, seein's an ailin shel
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Philips, Cally Gonnae No Dae That, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Turriff, prose
tongue the same. Aye, we cun argue foriver aboot whither it’s
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@beast_afc tweeted
output Wright out is hard tae argue we. Make or brake season for (2020) search twitter


Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015 ISBN: 978-1782010876) Southern - Borders, prose
, haein a whinge, "an they aw argue sae much ee cannae hear eerse on page 83

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Niven, Liz Stravaigin, (Luath 2001 ISBN: 978-1905222704) Southern, poetry
deid, Tho there's plenty will argue we're saft in the heid. on page 1

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Burgess, Wilson Dae Ye See: Ulster-Scots Poems, (Scots Language Centre 2007 ISBN: 978-0955791604) Ulster - L'Derry, poetry
Ah'il no argue wae yae there, on page 47

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