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Use in varieties of Scots

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awfie Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words84.9 148 2.6 0 0 11.3 0
Number of occurrences151149 1 0 0 1 0
Number of authors16 14 1 1

Occurrences of awfie in Corpus

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Robertson, James The Mannie, (Scottish Book Trust 2018) Lallans, prose
'That's awfie kind,' Elspeth said, 'but I'm on page 8

1 matches

Robertson, James Precious and the Puggies, (Itchy Coo 2011 ISBN: 978-1845023324) Lallans, weans
the stert, even when they are awfie wee much wee-er than yersel t on page 1
le. This meant that it was an awfie lang wey fae the sea. Preciou on page 2
the wild craiturs. There's an awfie steer o them in Botswana: lio on page 4
flair o the bothy. They were awfie snod and comfy, and cool in t on page 9
Obed turnt his heid awfie slowly no eneuch tae roose th on page 14
Also on pages 18, 26, 29, 38, 42, 48, 63, 65, 66, 70, 78
17 matches

Fitt, Matthew Roald Dahl Reekin Rhymes, (Itchy Coo 2018 ISBN: 978-1785301834) Lallans, weans
It wis gettin awfie touchie-feely on page 6
There cam an awfie crunchin soond. on page 19
Then suddently, wan awfie day, on page 22
Thae Seeven Dwarfs were awfie funny, on page 24
They had an awfie shoackin vice. on page 26
Also on pages 32, 40
7 matches

Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
"Ye must be awfie canny tae fund a use fur some on page 16
Because she wis an awfie wee lassie, the only power Ma on page 43
'Awfie,' the laddie said. "You're so on page 46
'Awfie, Daddy.' on page 51
ll mind that Miss Turnbull is awfie awfie snell if onybody gets o on page 63
Also on pages 71, 74, 85, 98, 100, 116, 117, 121, 128, 131, 159, 164, 187, 197, 198, 203
26 matches

Fitt, Matthew Chairlie and the Chocolate Works, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1-78530-083-7) Lallans, prose
Thir twa awfie auld folk are the faither and on page 1
And thir twa awfie auld folk are the faither and on page 2
for aw o them, and it wisnae awfie comfortable steyin on page 4
air aw nicht lang, and it wis awfie. on page 5
ot fae mornin til nicht wi an awfie toom feelin in their bellies. on page 6
Also on pages 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 21, 22, 32, 34, 36, 39, 43, 45, 46, 48, 55, 57, 59, 66, 68, 70, 79, 85, 90, 105, 110, 114, 117, 119, 120, 126, 127, 133, 138, 139, 140, 141, 143, 145, 150, 152, 155, 163, 164, 168, 169, 170, 172, 173
65 matches

Rennie, Susan Kat an Doug on Planet Perjink, (Itchy Coo 2002 ISBN: 978-1902927565) Lallans, weans
cht,' said Kat, tho she wisna awfie keen. on page 3
roosh. 'I've heard fowk arena awfie crumb-aware in your galaxy.' on page 15
elp an Blooter, sae they were awfie guid shots. They won the firs on page 21

4 matches

Fitt, Matthew Geordie's Mingin Medicine, (Itchy Coo 2007 ISBN: 978-1845021603) Lallans, weans
l steer ma ain tea, thank you awfie much,' she said. 'Bring us a on page 4
'A muckle fat eariewig is awfie tasty, Grannie said, lickin h on page 8
the sideboard. It looked like awfie stuff. Fower times a day a mu on page 14
'Geordie, cam the awfie voice fae the nixt room. 'It' on page 32
rannie?' Geordie spiered her, awfie poleet. 'Are ye awricht?" on page 40
Also on pages 42, 49, 54, 92, 94
12 matches

Robertson, James The Deil, (Scottish Book Trust 2018) Lallans, prose
wis bringin in the hairst in awfie braw
1 matches

McAlpine, Joan Meeting of the Parliament, (The Scottish Parliament 2019) Lallans, government
nced higher English were o an awfie high standard. They are seein
1 matches

McFarlane, Ishbel Oor hail culture is fatphobic ... an thon’s the real shame, (The National 2020) Lallans, newspaper
tion o the follaein: “A’m awfie bad fir haein this”, or “
1 matches

Heather, Alistair The ghaist lichts, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Angus, blog
t tae hersel: jings, thon’s awfie low. It wis a plane stappit f
1 matches

Rennie, Susan Kat an Doug on Planet Fankle, (Itchy Coo 2002 ISBN: 978-1902927459) Lallans, weans
Hmm . . . yer hair’s in an awfie state, that’s guid . . . bu
they really had been Ð an no awfie weel at that! The Fankelites
whispered her maw. ‘She’s awfie artistic.’
3 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 174, (self-published 2008) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
aim e'en mair profit nor the 'awfie, awfie loat ...' they war bei
, awfie loat ...' they war bein peyed
2 matches

Muir, Glenn David of Seafield, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Linlithgow, prose
“Sorry, son, Sam is awfie protective o Sherry,” Miss
1 matches

Muir, Glenn Ozsome, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Linlithgow, prose
the East appeared. She lookit awfie like yon Theresa May bint. Sh
1 matches

Monahan Brown, Ricky Dùn Èideann, (The Scores 2020) Lallans, prose
’ he said wi a wee smou. ‘Awfie nice tae meet ye…?’
1 matches

@jack_capener tweeted
ityClarky @OorVyce @makforrit Awfie kind wirds, thank ye!(2019) search twitter

@iainnicol tweeted
@billykayscot Leukin awfie bodsie, you twa.(2020) search twitter

@IshbelMcF tweeted
@DrMDempster Thon soons awfie straight forrit!(2018) search twitter
@ionafyfe Och, ye’re awfie kind!(2020) search twitter

@LairnScots tweeted
hey were gey normal, thank ye awfie muckle...' Click here tae fin (2017) twitter link


Johnson, Mary Lallans 59 - Furst Time, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Doric - Aberdeenshire, prose
pyin nae attention tae me. “Awfie careless folk are, specially
1 matches


Niven, Liz Stravaigin, (Luath 2001 ISBN: 978-1905222704) Southern, poetry
A'm awfie 'in yer face' in fack on page 1

1 matches

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