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awfie Corpus occurrences Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words140.5 238.9 1.9 0 0 0 0
Number of occurrences372371 1 0 0 0 0
Number of authors29 28 1

Occurrences of awfie in Corpus

In order to avoid violating copyright law and abide by 'fair use', only up to the first five occurrences of the search term are displayed for each article.


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

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Robertson, James Precious and the Puggies, (Itchy Coo 2011 ISBN: 978-1845023324) Central, 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) Central, 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) Central, 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) Central, 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) Central, 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

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Fitt, Matthew Geordie's Mingin Medicine, (Itchy Coo 2007 ISBN: 978-1845021603) Central, 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 Hoose at Pooh's Neuk, (Itchy Coo 2010 ISBN: 978-1845022945) Central, weans
nterdiction; and, wi him bein awfie guid at lang words, I am shai on page vii
t first he thocht he wid chap awfie lood jist tae mak gey shair.. on page 1
'That's an awfie guid idea, Wee Grumphie,' sai on page 4
he steyed, and as it wis aye awfie snawy ahint Wee Grumphie's lu on page 6
nd I hae a hoose, and they're awfie braw hooses. And Christopher on page 7
Also on pages 10, 12, 14, 16, 21, 28, 38, 42, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 60, 63, 64, 71, 73, 75, 80, 82, 83, 84, 85, 89, 91, 92, 94, 96, 101, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 117, 122, 127, 128, 133, 144, 147, 150, 151, 155, 161, 164
65 matches

Forde, Iain W D Chronikil o Scotland (excerpt), (Fons Scotiae 2016 ISBN: 978-0-9574164-3-7) Central, prose
The puir Brithers wes in ane awfie fankil. Ivverrie ruid thai st on page 46

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Robertson, James The Sleekit Mr Tod, (Itchy Coo 2008 ISBN: 978-1845021986) Central, weans
'Awfie smert,' said Boonce. 'But fir on page 9
ot. The widd wis mirk-dim and awfie quiet. Awa in the sky the moo on page 12
he rest o ma days.' He looked awfie dowie. on page 15
This wis an awfie guid idea and the ither twa c on page 21
ds cooried, luggin in tae the awfie racklin and dunchin ower thei on page 23
Also on pages 36, 39, 42, 54, 62, 64, 69
15 matches

Clark, Thomas The Boggin Beginnin, (Itchy Coo 2021 ISBN: 978-1785303524) Central, weans
onnie and braw, but they were awfie unlucky, and jist aboot awthi on page 1
et could tell she wis thinkin awfie haird, cause her lang hair wi on page 3
Julius Caesar. And he kent an awfie lot aboot the slaisterie wee on page 4
ult, except that its heid wis awfie lang and kind o square. on page 5
got tae them, the bairns were awfie gled tae see that it wisnae o on page 6
Also on pages 7, 8, 12, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 27, 32, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 41, 42, 47, 50, 54, 55, 57, 58, 60, 63, 64, 71, 72, 73, 76, 77, 78, 79, 83, 84, 91, 96, 98, 104, 115, 117, 118, 121, 123, 124, 127, 128, 129, 134, 135, 140, 147, 150, 151, 155, 160, 161, 162
107 matches

Steele, Gregor Dinnae Mak Me Laugh, (Scots Hoose 2021) Central, weans
"Ah've made a jag and awfie soon, on page 3
ity and magnets pit thegither awfie neat, on page 10

2 matches

Fitt, Matthew Kate O Shanter's Tale: And Other Poems, (Luath 2003 ISBN: 978-1842820285) Central, poetry
and the laddie's awfie jammy on page 3
- Year Yin wis an awfie scutter - on page 21
ye're awfie thin on page 28
an awfie skinnymalink on page 30

4 matches

Douglas, Ashley Eemis Stane 1 - Editorial: Scots Belangs Tae Awbodie And Naebodie, (Eemis Stane 2022) Central, prose
e skeeliest Scots makars were awfie chiels, but they were. James on page 4

1 matches

Niven, Liz Stravaigin, (Luath 2001 ISBN: 978-1905222704) Central, poetry
say A'm talkin throu it! A'm awfie 'in yer face' in fack An sure on page 40

1 matches

Fitt, Matthew Hercules: Bampots and Heroes, (Itchy Coo 2005) Central - Dundee, weans
Awfie cannie, Hercules streetched h on page 15
es. "But tell me, whit's that awfie smell?" on page 22
e made. Aw the animals got an awfie fricht. The tods and wild dug on page 28
Even though the voyage wid be awfie dangerous, Hercules had nae b on page 38
"You're gettin awfie cheeky, Hercules," said Eurys on page 42
Also on pages 47
6 matches

Clark, Thomas The Itchy Coo Book o Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales in Scots - A Tale o Three Dugs, (Itchy Coo 2020) Central, weans
The sodger didnae awfie like the radge look in her ee on page 36

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McDermid, Val The Itchy Coo Book o Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales in Scots - The Gowd Breeks, (Itchy Coo 2020) Central, weans
moured o bonnie claes. He wis awfie fond o his silks and satins a on page 56
There wis an awfie silence. The High Heid Yin lo on page 68

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Fitt, Matthew The Itchy Coo Book o Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales in Scots - A Wee Story Aboot Love, (Itchy Coo 2020) Central, weans
The palace wis awfie grand. It sat aside a loch ma on page 71

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Briggs, Susi The Itchy Coo Book o Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales in Scots - The Princess and the Grumphieman, (Itchy Coo 2020) Central, weans
There wis an awfie lot o bonnie princesses aboot on page 82
o weel it's been made. Yon is awfie clever! It looks like a real on page 86
She us scrieved the Prince an awfie rude note which really scunne on page 87
"I made an awfie mistake!" bubbled the Princes on page 92

5 matches

Douglas, Ashley The Itchy Coo Book o Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales in Scots - Sweet Sang o the Widd, (Itchy Coo 2020) Central, weans
e tottie wee birdie sang, sae awfie sweetly. on page 99
Then an awfie thing happened. Yin nicht, wh on page 105
ed. "The clockwork bird plays awfie weel. Dinnae be fooled by yer on page 106

3 matches

Fyall, Aitken Lallans 58 - The Wa-Ganging o the Meinister, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Central, poetry
No exackly awfie sair wark. on page 80

1 matches

Horsbroch, Dauvit Lallans 73 - reviews, (Lallans Magazine 2008) Central, prose
fae baith register hooses (an awfie papers never afore seen), or on page 132

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

Farrow, Kenneth D. Lallans 75 - Review - The Shorter fiction, (Lallans Magazine 2009) Central, prose
n wha cairriet oot grugous an awfie acks o murther an incest! It
1 matches

McAlpine, Joan Meeting of the Parliament, (The Scottish Parliament 2019) Central, 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) Central, newspaper
tion o the follaein: “A’m awfie bad fir haein this”, or “
1 matches

Heather, Alistair The ghaist lichts, (Mak Forrit 2017) Central - 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) Central, 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) Central - 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) Central - Linlithgow, prose
“Sorry, son, Sam is awfie protective o Sherry,” Miss
1 matches

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

Kurtoglu, Wulf Braken Fences, (Caroline Macafee 2011 ISBN: B006JE3UQW) Central, prose
. Efter aa, somethin had went awfie wrang for the Neanderthals wh
. Efter aa, somethin had went awfie wrang for the Neanderthals wh
2 matches

Monahan Brown, Ricky Dùn Èideann, (The Scores 2020) Central, prose
’ he said wi a wee smou. ‘Awfie nice tae meet ye…?’
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Connelly, Gordon Celebrating Ithers, a letter tae somebody wirth celebratin, (Scottish Book Trust 2021) Central, blog
'[…]awfie great [fowk] mak ye feel like
1 matches

Coyne, Hilary The giant’s wife – or Ailsa the irked, (hilarycoyne.com/ 2021) Central, prose
d don’t get me wrong, I’m awfie glad she sortit it like she d
1 matches

McMillan, Hugh The Return of the Brownie of Blednoch, (no publisher recorded 2022) Central, poetry
The spirit wis foondert an awfie baised,
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
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