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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
basket Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words19.9 13.5 26.4 18.6 72 22.6 13.1
Number of occurrences3614 10 1 7 2 2
Number of authors20 8 4 1 4 2 2

Occurrences of basket in Corpus

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McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017 ISBN: 978-1912147014) Lallans, prose
basket case feeds direckly intae thi on page 116
o the fack that Scotland's a basket case, or that the English wil on page 145
really are siccan an economic basket case, whause blame is that? W on page 146

3 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
k aboot the time we wur daein basket ball wi aw the boys fae wan R on page 133

1 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
In the wastepaper-basket. on page 37
Wi her hauf-empty basket; on page 59
'Jist tak thaim tae the Basket Coonter'. on page 147

3 matches

Percy, Ely The Family Situation, (The Interpreters House.org 2020) Lallans, prose
mother an faither are bliddy basket cases.
1 matches

Rennie, Susan The Hoose o Haivers, (Itchy Coo 2002 ISBN: 978-1902927442) Lallans, weans
ours. The threids in her wool basket luiked gey coorse an dreich;
1 matches

Donovan, Anne Buddha Da - Chapter 1 Anne Marie, (Canongate 2009 ISBN: 978-1847673459) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ddle of the flair wis a Moses basket, draped in pink frilly covers
1 matches

Muir, Glenn Ozsome, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Linlithgow, prose
d Toto aa clambered intae the basket o the balloon and up they wen
amongst some turbulence. The basket o the balloon got detached fr
2 matches

Kurtoglu, Wulf Braken Fences, (Caroline Macafee 2011 ISBN: B006JE3UQW) Lallans, prose
alang a pullet in a wee’er basket forbye, the better tae leuk l
1 matches

@kennethbryce184 tweeted
al huv a wee seat n ma picnic basket wae me lol (2020) twitter link


Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
n the waa te pit up er hingin basket. In fack, it wis her at phone on page 23
idea te hae aa yer eggs in ae basket," interruptit Eileen, leukin on page 37
rin in es weel. She'd full a basket wi loaf an bannacks, creamy y on page 66

3 matches

Smith, Alex A Sair Fecht, (self-published 2003) Doric, prose
awa the time. En ere wis the basket abeen the garage door so he c
practice basket ball. Jonsar Eck coodnae unde
2 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
re ower the stibble humphin a basket stappit wi sandwiches an fanc
ck Dow, fa wis raxin inno the basket o pieces wi a haun like a ham
tae nestle in the foon o her basket, Doctor Henderson's car hid b
he pot fin Maisie plunkit the basket o hens'eggs doon on the kitch
4 matches

@fittiecrooners tweeted
in shop bit me, get tae till basket full, then 10 folk wee 1 item(2017) search twitter


Hall, Simon W. Lamborghini: Cult o the Bull, (Brisk Northerly 2015) Orkney, blog
east. This plain is the breid basket o northern Italy. It’s whar
1 matches


Greig, Charles A Shetland Bible, (Saint Andrew Press 2009 ISBN: 978-0715209158) Shetland - Lerwick, prose
is midder pat him in a peerie basket i da river hoopin dat some G on page 15
his men gied an each filled a basket. on page 113

2 matches

Peterson, George P.S. Nannie Georgedaughter, (Shetland For Wirds 2002) Shetland, prose
Shö haanded me da paetie basket. I sees a ale pig a da boddam
ody cam efter me. I laeves da basket a da face a da stack, an watc
2 matches

@tattooedselkie tweeted
£50 worth in me Waterstone's basket so I imagine yun'll be happen(2021) search twitter
. (She says wi a Waterstone's basket fu o books)(2021) search twitter

@HazelTindall tweeted
de Ciaran Hogan, Irish Willow basket makker.(2019) search twitter


Curran, Doug Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Galloway, poetry
The Basket Makers on page 15

1 matches

Wilson, Rab Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
'Jist tak thaim tae the Basket Coonter.' on page 220

1 matches


Hanna, Wendy Gaitherin’ Purdas!, (Facebook - Schomberg Society 2020) Ulster, poetry
Fill yer basket, quare and quick!
1 matches

@OrangRuth tweeted
h I let maesell in, ye cheeky basket(2020) search twitter

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