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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
arse Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words44.4 59.6 31.7 0 0 22.6 32.6
Number of occurrences7960 12 0 0 2 5
Number of authors24 15 3 2 4

Occurrences of arse in Corpus

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Thomson, Mark Bard fae thi buildin site, (Luath 2007 ISBN: 978-1906307141) Lallans - Dundee, poetry
an a proper pain in thi arse, on page 7
an meh arse wiz ah sare we thi auld newsp on page 104
yi lave ah-thin lehin it yir arse on page 105
blether through a hole in yir arse on page 107
ei bores thi arse aff me eftir on page 118
Also on pages 119
6 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
white jeans cause they mek ma arse look big. Ah thought tae mase on page 23
elp yi sook up the auld cow's arse. on page 34
. Charlen, wisnae bothern her arse though, she jist kept laughin on page 96
n, an she's been suckin up ma arse lik naebdy's business. on page 102
en though she's a pain in the arse so ah tolt Chris ah'm no talk on page 111
Also on pages 112, 138
8 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
t hud caused sic offence wis 'Arse'!, on page 36
Ah'I|l sit back doon upon ma arse, on page 48
e fecht, disgraced, an wi the arse out his trousers! Aa his gear on page 101
! Stick aa yer prayers up yer arse.' on page 104
ma cash or ma arse, or ma guid name hus had it. on page 115

13 matches

Grae, Emma The Tongue She Speaks, (Scots Language Centre 2021) Lallans, poetry
k, refusin tae get up aff his arse and get a normal joab - or a on page 39
Ah plonk ma arse doon oan the bog and start re on page 41

3 matches

Reider O'Doom Aye!, (damagnifyingless.wordpress.com 2013) Lallans, poetry
Get aff yer arse
Get aff yer arse
2 matches

Bennett, Peter Liberties (Part One), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
road when a van buzzes by his arse, pullin oer tae the kerb. ‘
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Sacrificial Doo, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
n comes fur me, its wee short-arse legs scuttlin oer the boggin,
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Sharks, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
Ah’m bloody arse oer elbow in a heap oan the g
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Bothy (Part Two), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
‘Ye cannae just park yer arse forever, but it’s fur any c
tae stop masel fawin. Ah’m arse oer elbow, tumblin through th
2 matches

Bennett, Peter Graftin, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
Ma fuckin arse draps as the mechanical hoist
1 matches

Bennett, Peter McShane's Reprieve, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
, drivin back up the road, an arse an neckin me oot tae the kerb
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Rude Awakenings (Part one of two), (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
nin a hotel here. Get aff yer arse an get ready! You take lazine
‘Bloody smart arse, eh? It is your bloody fault.
2 matches

Grae, Emma Dancin wi the Rhona, (unbound.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
well and truly be oot oan ma arse. But travellin back hame isna
at, but here ah am, haulin ma arse back up there tae safety.
ainlie tae end up oot oan ma arse at wan in the mornin. Ma phon
There’s me haulin ma arse aw the way back up tae Glasga
4 matches

Grae, Emma Billy's Ghost Dug, (liarsleague.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
Ah plonk ma arse back oan the sofa. There real
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 175, (self-published 2008) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
.monstrous great plook on her arse" an whit micht be a bit o a F
1 matches

Geraghty, Martin 378, (TheCommonBreath.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
Less ae yir cheek smart-arse. You tell me how to sort it t
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Coyle Loyal, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
tyled mullet an equally hairy arse crack oan display, is too bli
Dade sais, ‘ . . . lift the arse ay it through, an we’ll low
aw casual but ah kin tell his arse is gaun.
s tae whoever it is, owns the arse their tongue’s hingin oot a
4 matches

@Seperatist_No1 tweeted
@fifelike Damn hes an arse, he will make thousands of us(2020) search twitter

@gordimhor1 tweeted
@pmcm1355 @Stummick Yer arse(2020) search twitter

@ionafyfe tweeted
f it all, you had to wipe yer arse with leaves. #coronavirus #CO(2020) search twitter

@rosa_alba_macd tweeted
lly, either or you'll get yer arse tanned tae Fochabers and back(2020) search twitter
sh He is completely, utterly, arse over elbow, seventy seven way(2020) search twitter

@Chazzbat tweeted
a pandemic?! Whit an absolute arse-cockle ye ur, jist like yer m(2020) search twitter

@kennethbryce184 tweeted
n on something and some smart arse talks down to you with sarcas (2021) twitter link

@StuartPoet tweeted
s! Heelster-gowdie great too, arse over tit. And the Scots-Gaeli(2020) search twitter


Hutchison, Pat The Tabby Sooker, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
me to shove my therapy up my arse! So I said, “Fuck off, you
1 matches

@Doric_Bananaman tweeted
‘e year , We skelped Madrids arse!(2018) search twitter

@fittiecrooners tweeted
usework while she sits on her arse watching Jeremy Kyle! Nae chu(2016) search twitter
f way doon York St & fa on my arse!(2016) search twitter
windis at 6am every morning! Arse(2016) search twitter
heir oot o' work! Boot up the arse they need(2016) search twitter
eighbours hoose earlier & see arse & tail o' a cat wriggling awa(2017) search twitter
and 4 other occurrences.


Bryden, Hugh Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
thit wee lass wull freeze hur arse. on page 103

1 matches

@MartyMacMurtrie tweeted
@jeremybcorbyn_ @RDHale_ Ma arse! Winnae touch him with ma bar(2020) search twitter


Dornan, Stephen Tha Jaa Banes, (Ulster-Scots Academy 2020 ISBN: 978-1-9163758-1-9) Ulster - Comber, poetry
tae tha hoose, clocked on ma arse, on page 22
Yer arse an parsley! on page 52

2 matches

@OrangRuth tweeted
ought they were calling me an arse assist.(2019) search twitter

@the_gellick tweeted
ull aff yer lugs an skelp yer arse wi them! (2014) twitter link

@TheFarrierPhil tweeted
Ack, a burnt the arse oot the fire!!! Can't complai(2020) search twitter

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