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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
bin Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words361 104.1 1024.5 55.7 30.9 519.3 685.4
Number of occurrences653108 388 3 3 46 105
Number of authors69 30 22 3 2 5 8

Occurrences of bin in Corpus

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Robertson, James Precious and the Puggies, (Itchy Coo 2011 ISBN: 978-1845023324) Lallans, weans
thy, but tae the nearest meal bin. I pushed the cover back, low on page 15
meal left in that bin,' Obed aed Wig jist a puckle on page 16

4 matches

Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
"Aye, but ah pit the bin oot last night dad" ah uttere on page 198

2 matches

Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
ng them intae the waste-paper bin. Matilda stood frozent in dre on page 35
hem aff and fling them in the bin, ye unnerstaund?"' on page 106

3 matches

McQueer, Chris Hings - Short Stories 'n That, (404 Ink 2017 ISBN: 978-0995623866) Lallans - Glesga, prose
HAT HING IS GAWN RIGHT IN THE BIN!' Mah maw shouts. on page 174

2 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
ripped it up an pit it in the bin withoot even lookin at it. on page 17
that wid look good in a black bin bag. Whit aboot yir white jea on page 23
n up on the podium wi a sanny bin in wan haun an ah pad in the on page 98
st cut three holes in a black bin bag an tolt Charlene tae go a on page 104
walked past me tae go tae the bin tae sharpen her pencil right on page 113
Also on pages 133, 149
8 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
Gin he'd bin there wid hae forgien us! on page 92
The guid commander, wha'd bin leal an brave, on page 98
ects wir dim. His faither hud bin a slave, aiblins some chiel k on page 100
ses or fancies. Few poets hae bin able tae haud thaim fir a mee on page 102
auld cronies, he'd a bin wastin his bluidy braith. Yet on page 116
Also on pages 120, 141, 145, 146
14 matches

Chisnall, Edward F. H. Yer Ain, The Young Yins and the Auld Yin, (Evertype 2021 ISBN: 978-1782012764) Lallans - Glasgow, poetry
Or leavin a quiche in the bin for a midgie diver. on page 89

1 matches

Calderwood, Lynsey Mumbo Jumbo, (Litro magazine 2006) Lallans, prose
ripped it up an pit it in the bin withoot even lookin at it.
1 matches

Percy, Ely The Family Situation, (The Interpreters House.org 2020) Lallans, prose
tae say she wis aimin fur the bin that wis next tae me but it w
1 matches

McFarlane, Ishbel Maun we mak new wirds fir a chyngin warld?, (The National 2020) Lallans, newspaper
t the English equivalents his bin oan fir decades? A spiered at
1 matches

Clark, Thomas Yes Nae Mair, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Lallans - Bellshill, blog
t ah couldnae bring masel tae bin. Pens, badges, flags, wristba
1 matches

Capener, Jack No Guid Eneuch, (Bella Caledonia 2019) Lallans, blog
Grantit, some guid steps hae bin taen, sic as the creation o a
t's a miracle thit Scots haes bin thrawn eneuch tae survive sae
2 matches

Bremner, Stewart Haud Yer Wheesht?, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
nae culture an nae leid. It's bin drumt intae us since we were
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Rude Awakenings (Part one of two), (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
see that letter ye put in the bin sayin if ye miss another appo
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Park trife, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
lock-back knife oot his back bin, flickin it open.
1 matches

Grae, Emma Billy's Ghost Dug, (liarsleague.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
or mair likely a butcher’s bin.
ah’ve no hud the heart tae bin, pull open the tab, and let t
2 matches

Shoor Caan, Angus Tasteless, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Lallans - Saltcoats, prose
is a quarter past ten an' A'd bin expectin' it.
1 matches

Kurtoglu, Wulf Braken Fences, (Caroline Macafee 2011 ISBN: B006JE3UQW) Lallans, prose
n sittin. “Ah’ ll tak the bin.”
he open ruif an landit on the bin whaur he wis sittin. He offer
2 matches

Shoor Caan, Angus Coont Thum: A hunner an' oad McLimericks, (self-published 2012 ISBN: 978-1480242425) Lallans - Ardrossan, poetry
hey fun thursels in a wheelie bin Bit afore they could get sett
1 matches

Ewen, Allan Pairt Ane: Janus leuks back, (The Sair Fecht 2014) Lallans, blog
fowk tyne their lifes whan a bin lorry lost control. Hooanever
1 matches

Monahan Brown, Ricky Dùn Èideann, (The Scores 2020) Lallans, prose
him. It felt lik he hud jist bin drapped ontae the lawn fae sp
ae see a sowl. The bag mustae bin his ain. Mebbe it wid gie him
o her mooth. Bit thare hadnae bin onie flash o recognition when
pal aa aboot the lines he’d bin scrapin intae the grass efter
at the fizzy, citric tang had bin worryin him. An that wis when
7 matches

@Seperatist_No1 tweeted
sils even got her an electric bin so she diidnt need tae lift i(2020) search twitter

@Cobradile94 tweeted
Sony's no bin that creative wi the PS5 logo(2020) search twitter

@DavidJWood2 tweeted
culley @rosebrook22 That’s a bin ??(2020) search twitter

@IshbelMcF tweeted
se aw enjoyed seein the nappy bin. Suid hae done a hashtag ad a(2020) search twitter

@mcfarlane_irene tweeted
@standupfarmer There's fair bin a stooshie on Twitter in the (2018) search twitter

@rosa_alba_macd tweeted
iHunter Guess - am i a bread bin quine or fridge Lassie?(2020) search twitter
@wgsaraband Bread bin o bad boys(2020) search twitter

@Angela1Sinclair tweeted
bertMiggins Ahv hud a compost bin an wellies afore but nivir sa(2020) search twitter

@Chazzbat tweeted
e become citizens when thu've bin brocht intae the kintra by a (2020) search twitter
Wha's bin cutting Gary's hair durin loc(2020) search twitter
ma belongins fer twa days hus bin gey stressfu. Last nicht Ah w(2020) search twitter
@jackiepatie Aye. It hus bin uised a lot. But the same cud(2020) search twitter
@Lenniesaurus Ah've bin spakin Scots aa ma life, but (2020) search twitter
and 26 other occurrences.

@DABArbuckle tweeted
widnae feed that shite tae ma bin(2020) search twitter

@johnstone_shane tweeted
o far in ma supermarket we've bin offered a 10% bonus on only w (2020) twitter link
t three whale (biodegradable) bin bags ae scran a day an Christ (2020) twitter link
t three whale (biodegradable) bin bags ae scran a day an Christ (2020) twitter link

@kennethbryce184 tweeted
usManiac @simondolan defo the bin men - worked right through t (2020) twitter link
id response team tae move the bin - yawn yawn lol (2020) twitter link
er fergie the legend - would bin every one o that lot except b (2020) twitter link
is is a great gesture fae the bin lads who have worked right th (2021) twitter link

@StuartPoet tweeted
wse a hauf pun o magi or some bin liners or a wheen p ersewipe,(2020) search twitter


Manson, John Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Doric - Dumfries, poetry
lish. Twa Scots pamphlets hae bin published bi Markings, while on page 109

1 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
"Fa's jokin? Ye'v aye bin a bittie oan the hefty side, on page 12
d-life crisis' thingies. He's bin makkin ma buy hair dye fae th on page 13
n wi er hunkie, 'things hivna bin great atween's es file." on page 14
ton in wis a big mistak, Ye'v bin waatchin ower muckle o yon Am on page 15
"Like Ah said afore, he hisna bin imsel. He's bin actin queer k on page 16
Also on pages 17, 18, 20, 23, 26, 29, 30, 32, 33, 34, 35, 37, 38, 39, 40, 44, 45, 46, 49, 50, 51, 55, 56, 57, 58, 60, 61, 64, 65, 67, 72, 73, 75, 76, 77, 79, 80, 84, 86, 89
73 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
fae Inverurie an Ah've nivver bin naewye like aat afore...Ah wi on page 7
ntit it his waatch: Joyce hid bin awa fir mair than an oor. He on page 11
"Get loast! Ah've bin haudin ma belly in as lang, A on page 13
he pilla far her heid shid've bin. Sighin, he closed his een, p on page 17
times we'd growne up in ye'd bin caaed simple, saft, a bittie on page 19
Also on pages 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 34, 35, 39, 43, 45, 49, 50, 51, 54, 55, 56, 57, 61, 66, 67, 68, 69, 71, 72, 74, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 82, 83, 84, 86, 87, 89, 91, 92, 95, 96
84 matches

Johnstone, Ian Tuney Loon's low doon, (The Fraserburgh Herald 2000) Doric, newspaper
Bairns must hae bin ower the mune, and back agayn
up o Figs, weel mebbe I'd hae bin for that when I wis a bairn.
2 matches

Wheeler, Leslie Brockit, the Ferm Toon Cat, (Grampian Regional Council 2000) Doric, weans
ns in Billy's class hid ivver bin tae a Dons' first team game s
1 matches

Smith, Alex A Fer Chauve, (self-published 2005) Doric, prose
My bag o tatties were in the bin neest day."
1 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
dicht them. The McPhails hid bin forkin shaves aa foreneen inn
Setterdays. Dod Mathieson hid bin ane o the first men ontae the
ing amiss, tho thon could hae bin a lee fur the Mathieson's sak
tars an fermers baith. He hid bin byordnar kind tae the Troot W
t foo it wirkit bit him, fa'd bin schuled at Strathbogie Colleg
75 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
in split doon ae side. It hid bin a quarry since the echteenth
h grey toun o Meikleburgh hid bin taen frae yon quarry's intimm
k in Meikleburgh for thon hid bin the verra name o the tea plan
Sri Lanks whar their hame hid bin.
sylum-seekin incomers, they'd bin richt gled o baith the Hen-Ho
69 matches

Leslie, Deborah Bittie aboot oor Doric dialect, (Doric Future 2020) Doric - Inverurie, blog
an the wird ‘Doric’ hidna bin inventit – it wis jist the
1 matches

Crawford, Jack The Pluffer, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
wa and then drappit it in the bin.
1 matches

Robson, Euan Peelie wally, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
it a up and dump it a in the bin. The scaffies were due the mo
1 matches

Johnston, Shaun The Forkie Gollach, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
a was walkin oot a kicked the bin ower and pit a stane through
1 matches

Strachan, Shane Hoast, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric, prose
ipped oot tae tak the wheelie bin in fae the kirb.
1 matches

Philips, Cally Jings, crivens, help ma Boab, it’s independence!, (McStorytellers.com 2013) Doric - Turriff, prose
a case an upturned wastepaper bin, in Rab’s case the bucket h
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Tabby Sooker, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
put the tabby in the nearest bin. ‘Bliddy smokin should be a
1 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Jessie the Jumbo And other Bairn Tales in Scots, (Smashwords 2014) Doric - Aberdeen, weans
lt the monkeys , “An it’s bin that hett aa ma flooers hiv c
he winnert. “The postie’s bin gaen fur oors, an the doctor
cried inbye, fur it maun hae bin hunners. Whyles, Kirsty Ann h
s cud read a paper that hidna bin riven in twa bi them fechtin.
“It’s bin nae tribble keepin yer wee or
24 matches

@d_anderson878 tweeted
A hiv a breid bin. Gie weel stockit, aye. https(2020) search twitter
ir a lang time inno yer breid bin (gin ye dinnae aet it quick).(2020) search twitter

@Doric_Bananaman tweeted
dnInspired fit a sotter, a've bin sufferin' strang wind ma'sel,(2016) search twitter
@HiddenAberdeen aye, a've bin seekin' a'wi fur Ye. Hidden A(2015) search twitter
Hid a wee thochtie a' day bin a whiley since @shmuFM 's @jo(2016) search twitter

@DoricPhrases tweeted
ies an fin ye keek in aire is bin juice. Div ye iver wunner fit(2019) search twitter

@FaeFoggie tweeted
tySCO Yir nae wrang. My moo's bin watterin efter seein iss pic (2019) search twitter
i corner is shielding. We've bin makkin stovies, stews and cur(2020) search twitter

@beast_afc tweeted
Bin there. Efter a dandies defeat(2020) search twitter
igether for us is season thuv bin lik zig an zag. https://t.co/(2020) search twitter
g back. Just try and stop me. Bin ower ten year since a louped (2020) search twitter
speed aff dyckes. Fraser his bin rwb ana inither option(2020) search twitter
Fyfie A united fan doing some bin raking before breakfast. Shoc(2020) search twitter
and 5 other occurrences.

@cligeey tweeted
Nicht oot planned blue bin food waste n some batteries T(2020) search twitter
@BBCSportsound Bin it(2020) search twitter
@LeftPeggers We jist got blue bin black bin in the highlights c(2020) search twitter
Am in better bin fin the Don's win(2020) search twitter

@Franwella tweeted
TheMorayCouncil Jist th green bin th day. Oors were picked up a(2019) search twitter

@fittiecrooners tweeted
e day. Yon neighbours dog has bin yelping a nicht thought so I'(2016) search twitter
p ma boab, heed is in garbage bin the day! Promised myself I wi(2016) search twitter
e ma special ingredients fits bin passed doon the generations. (2017) search twitter
e in the bar. She’s probably bin on yon peach schnapps again f(2017) search twitter
nt as these road critters! My bin gets left for weeks on end fe(2017) search twitter
and 8 other occurrences.

@Manuforti1968 tweeted
s ilky work o that. If it hid bin dein in auld Scots I'd hae st(2020) search twitter
d tenon's on aht scale. I'd o bin poopin ma punts.(2020) search twitter
@mccarlie_fc Bin pishin near aa day here. Gye (2019) search twitter
it. Hid mi wonderin if we've bin sayin it wrang aa this time.?(2019) search twitter
Jist e kind o stuff I notice. Bin toyin wi makkin ma ain een an(2020) search twitter
and 2 other occurrences.

@JamieFairbairn1 tweeted
my. Burn, knock, brae, knowe, bin, glen, strath, ness, mire, ha (2020) twitter link
day I'm taking my own kids up Bin of Cullen. I'll be using bin (2020) twitter link
a glen, strath, knock, haugh, bin, corrie, sgurr, kip, tap, top (2020) twitter link
reich, but a gran dander up e Bin O Cullen.. First time fer the (2020) twitter link
@ChanterRanter Just bin luggin in...crackin poyems... (2020) twitter link
and 1 other occurrences.


Parkin, Hazel Seven Year O Yule Days, (H and M Parkins 2002 ISBN: 978-0954363505) Orkney, poetry
fit fur noo is chuckan in the bin. on page 46

1 matches

Peace, Courtney The 'Guid' Life, (Orkney Heritage Society 2010) Orkney, poetry
l the 'guid' bairns, that hid bin 'oan time',
1 matches

@johnkmitchinson tweeted
Lenniesaurus Waahey! ?? Ah’m bin waitan fir this! (2021) twitter link


Facebook link (I Hear Dee 2021) Shetland - Shetland
/ They have all put out their bin bags, only we haven't). In id

@tattooedselkie tweeted
dache an I need tae go an get bin bags, kill me noo(2021) search twitter
some days I moan aboot whit a bin fire Twitter is, an I stick b(2021) search twitter


Bryden, Hugh Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
it's aa bin cursed, the bubble's burst. on page 108

1 matches

Neill, Willie Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern, poetry
arned' Gaelic speiker, he hus bin crowned Bard at the Gaelic Mo on page 127

2 matches

Tindal, Betty Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
tae show how sair Ah'd bin greetin. on page 155
faur-an-aboot the signal's bin gaen. on page 159

2 matches

Wilson, Rab Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
gularly in The Herald, an hus bin publisht in Chapman, Lallans, on page 205

1 matches

Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015 ISBN: 978-1782010876) Southern - Borders, prose
aw locked: an when Ahlice hed bin aw th wei doon yin side an up on page 10
th usual. Ah wunder if Ah've bin chinged in th nicht? Let iz h on page 18
(Ahlice hed bin tae th seaside yince in hur l on page 20
, whae wanted leaders, an hed bin o late fair yist tae unsurpat on page 25
ower. Ho'e'er, when they hed bin rinnin fur hauf an hour or sa on page 26
Also on pages 41, 42, 49, 51, 52, 56, 63, 67, 68, 72, 77, 80, 90, 92, 93, 96, 98, 101, 110, 111, 116, 117, 118, 119, 123
40 matches


Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
ster Scots haes only recently bin wrote doon mair, it haesnae a on page vi
est normal. A wunner if A hae bin changed durin the nicht? Let on page 19
e leaves. "A wud love tae hae bin teachin it tricks, if-if A ha on page 42
this moarnin, but heth, A hae bin changed a wheen o times since on page 43
aps o the trees that shae had bin waakin baelow, whin a shairp on page 52
Also on pages 53, 57, 64, 68, 70, 73, 78, 81, 91, 93, 95, 99, 102, 108, 117, 118, 119, 120, 124
36 matches

Ulster-Scots Language Society Tha Fower Gospels, (Ullans Press 2016 ISBN: 978-1-905281-25-1) Ulster, prose
, "Whar ïs tha yin that haes bin boarn Kïng o tha Jews? Fer w on page 2
d tha wittins that Jhone haed bin püt ïn jail, he went bak ï on page 4
It's bin saed ïn tha Scrïptures as w on page 5
es that wus daen ïn you haed bin daen ïn Sodom, ït wud be th on page 9
ir o tha truith o whut ye hae bin lairnt. on page 69
Also on pages 70, 71, 72, 73, 76, 78, 81, 82, 83, 84, 86, 92, 93, 94, 98, 101, 102, 106, 109, 110
43 matches

Burgess, Wilson Dae Ye See: Ulster-Scots Poems, (Scots Language Centre 2007 ISBN: 978-0955791604) Ulster - L'Derry, poetry
Oul Bin Laden sits an' spits at Georg on page 36
As it haes bin doon the years, on page 37

2 matches

McDonald, Fiona Frae Cowie's Cragg, (Ulster-Scots Academy Press 2021 ISBN: B0949GXX7K) Ulster, poetry
o Frank wi glee, 'whar hae ye bin, oul freen? on page 4
jaist ootside Newton. He had bin boarn an raired in tha oul fa on page 15
r in his ain wie, an he'd aye bin guid tae hir weans. "Weans", on page 16
middle o Decemmer, Wullie had bin haein a bit oa sleep in tha a on page 17
claes an pittin thaim in tha bin. on page 18
Also on pages 20, 23, 25, 27, 30
16 matches

Ulster Scots Agency Ulster Scots Census, (census.gov.uk 2021) Ulster, government
This speirin foarm haes bin fillt oot tae tha best o ma k
Haes this dwellin-place bin ettled or adaptit fur:
2 matches

Bennett, Hazel Tha Near Cut, (Ullans Magazine 2001) Ulster, prose
r redd his thrapple. “A hae bin this wye afore. Tak it fae me
d an Conor whar the leeved an bin onlie vexed a wee tae hear at
2 matches

Spence, Laura Tha Thoarn Tree, (Ullans Magazine 2013) Ulster, prose
ale sennicht, tha wather haed bin comin in oan them, an noo it
1 matches

@the_gellick tweeted
r het shunners in the plestic bin: I did it yinst an the Coonci (2014) twitter link
n no put them in your plestic bin afore they're caul! (2014) twitter link
@TheFarrierPhil Aye, Bin-hoker's the yin wi the red ne (2015) twitter link

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