A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Use in varieties of Scots

arsed Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words9.2 7 11.5 11.8 0 0 0 0
Number of occurrences1410 4 0 0 0 0
Number of authors5 2

Occurrences of arsed in Corpus

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Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
The smart-arsed big baw-heid, he'll get his c on page 117

1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Bothy (Part One), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
er ay the group offers a hauf arsed smile an ushers the rest ay t
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Bools, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
it is Alec, cannae be bloody arsed hauf the time these days, jus
n example ay how ah cannae be arsed, eh? Not five minutes ago, oo
2 matches

Bennett, Peter Park trife, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
Pearcey flings a hauf arsed attempt at a punch an the sma
1 matches

McKillop, Roger The Appin Murderer, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
an. Tae replace us wi’ bare-arsed Campbells, fir the “pacific
1 matches

Occurrences on Scots Twitter

@daleser23 tweeted in Doric
Il dee it later fan i can be arsed(2013)
@RossAndrew7 cana be arsed. Awa tae ma bed(2013)

@fittiecrooners tweeted in Doric

@alistairdunn tweeted in Lallans
a cannae be arsed(2014)

@MartyMacMurtrie tweeted in Lallans
re just lazybones!! Cannae be arsed tae ride, nae matter whit! ??(2020)

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