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ate Corpus occurrences Authors Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words40.3 34 34.5 44.1 0 22.4 23.4 88.7
Number of occurrences6130 15 0 1 2 13
Number of authors17 9 1 2 5

Occurrences of ate in Corpus

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Robertson, James Precious and the Puggies, (Itchy Coo 2011 ISBN: 978-1845023324) Lallans, weans
shair ye didna forget that ye ate it yersel?" She tellt me that on page 31
t mibbe yon wis a laddie that ate a wee bit ower muckle. And if on page 49

2 matches

Fitt, Matthew Roald Dahl Reekin Rhymes, (Itchy Coo 2018 ISBN: 978-1785301834) Lallans, weans
The Queen sat doon and ate the hert! on page 24
(Guid joab he hadnae ate her stays). on page 36
And though he ate the piggie fast, on page 43

3 matches

Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
gee a fuck. You'da thoat ah'd ate the fuckin Bat massel." on page 53
k efter died suddenly when he ate suttin and as it turns oot th on page 61

2 matches

Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
l stool at the kitchen table, ate her breid and jeely slowly. S on page 224

1 matches

Waddell, John Lallans 59 - Eve and the Aipple, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Lallans, newspaper
pple or twa. It's no as if He ate them himsel. It's naething bi on page 89

1 matches

McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
s a famous eater an regularly ate twice as muckle as maist o th on page 58

2 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
t whit it's called. Naw, Whit ate " yi then. Taurus. Ah wis gau on page 104
t a diary tae record whit yiv ate. She's tried tae loss weight on page 135
he fridge an Charlene went an ate fifteen ae them an then she d on page 136

3 matches

Rennie, Susan The Teeger that Cam for his Tea, (Floris Kelpies 2018 ISBN: 978-1782504665) Lallans, weans
ok the hail plate o pieces an ate them in ae muckle gollop. on page 6

1 matches

Burgess, Wilson Dae Ye See: Ulster-Scots Poems, (Scots Language Centre 2007 ISBN: 978-0955791604) Ulster - L'Derry, poetry
we stapped for somethin' tae ate, on page 7
An' plagued him tae ate frae the tree, on page 17

3 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
c on the record player; an wi ate a lotta Yo-yos. on page 66

1 matches

Campbell, Robert Lock Doon Poyams, (Independently 2021 ISBN: 979-8742155812) Ulster, poetry
Tha tea wus ate whan A struck oot on page 47

1 matches

Wheeler, Leslie Brockit, the Ferm Toon Cat, (Grampian Regional Council 2000) Doric, weans
an he didna ken the wirds! an ate his sweeties an crisps. It hi
1 matches

Rennie, Susan The Wee Prince, (Edition Lintenfass 2017) Lallans, prose
na hou it maittert that sheep ate wee busses. But the wee
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 111, (self-published 2003) Lallans, newspaper
ngs aboot kail. Oor forebears ate herring an haddock frae the s
conseeder whit oor forebears ate an try a puckle o thair thrif
2 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
first, syne the feed men that ate wi them. Weemin war fed neist
1 matches

Bryden, Hugh Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
Well, Ah already ate mate
1 matches

McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017) Lallans, prose
e VoW (that some o the Tories ate aye tryin tae tell us is in s
1 matches

Dunnett, Nathan The Auld Asylum, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
r bags tae see fit we hid tae ate and drink. There wisna very m
t took us a o five minutes to ate athing we hid brought wi us a
2 matches

Burnett, Colin Boris Johnstone, (colinburnett.co.uk 2021) Lallans - East Central, prose
a fuck. You’da thoat ah’d ate the fuckin Bat massel. It’s
1 matches

Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015) Southern - Borders, prose
She ate a wee bit, an said anxiously
1 matches

McQueer, Chris Hings - Short Stories 'n That, (404 Ink 2017) Lallans - Glesga, prose
ght intae thum like he’s no ate fur weeks, He’s like a man
1 matches

Thompson, Mark The Lost Ness Monster, (clydesburn.blogspot.com 2009) Ulster - Ards Peninsula, poetry
It ate aa the fowk
He ate six hunner dizen
It ate aa the fish, then the boats
He ate in yin snap
He ate a wheen mair
6 matches

Heather, Alistair Bravehert: The truth anent William Wallace (pairt 1), (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Angus, blog
ey spent the yuil. There they ate the stores o the enemy nation
1 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Makkin a muckle o a mickle, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
war sardines fae a tin, an we ate them for oor tea mashit up on
n honeycomb tripe. Her freend ate her tripe cauld, on a piece,
2 matches

Hershaw, William The Retour O The Grey Airmy, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans, blog
be faur better gin the wolves ate aa the blae scunners.
1 matches

Grae, Emma Billy's Ghost Dug, (liarsleague.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
d tae love eyeballin me as ah ate ma dinner.
1 matches

Rennie, Susan Kat an Doug on Planet Fankle, (Itchy Coo 2002) Lallans, weans
‘I didna ken cyberdugs ate real food,’ said Kat, surpr
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Mrs Clushet o Faaldydykes, (McStorytellers.com 2018) Doric - Banffshire, prose
cuppy o tay an something tae ate afore he yokit the horse and
1 matches

McKillop, Roger Educational (Mis)Communication, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
r a joke A picked it up an’ ate it wi’ relish, (me bein’
1 matches

Philips, Cally Jings, crivens, help ma Boab, it’s independence!, (McStorytellers.com 2013) Doric - Turriff, prose
e looks mair like the boy wha ate a’ the pies. An’ that’s
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Bob the Dog fae the Bog, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
tae worry the door tryin tae ate it’s wye throwe tae get at
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Tabby Sooker, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
my special stash o tabbies an ate the lot. As a comfort ye’ll
ly workit for a while until I ate so much fuckin carrots I turn
2 matches

Spence, Laura Tha Thoarn Tree, (Ullans Magazine 2013) Ulster, prose
-lukkin — an Dan wantit tae ate it! “An this yin’s fur ye
1 matches

Occurrences on Scots Twitter

@Franwella tweeted in Doric

@fittiecrooners tweeted in Doric

@Manuforti1968 tweeted in Doric
ain. Wiz there nae enough tae ate aht e' buffet?(2019)
@DoricPhrases An foo div you ate yours?(2019)

@Chazzbat tweeted in Lallans

@helenmoncrieff tweeted in Shetland

@kennethbryce184 tweeted in Lallans

@TheFarrierPhil tweeted in Ulster
ir1 @Military_1st @raiphsays 'Ate up, yur at your grannies' as (2021) twitter link

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