A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Use in varieties of Scots

both Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words66.4 60.6 22.5 413.4 111 33.8 12
Number of occurrences13974 9 37 14 3 2
Number of authors46 20 8 6 7 3 2

Occurrences of both in Corpus

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Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
number one single, STOOSHIE. Both Stramash's albums, STRAMASH a on page 169

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Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
'Shot by both sides', Devoto's 'Magazine', on page 61

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Grae, Emma Be guid tae yer Mammy, (Unbound Digital 2021 ISBN: 978-1789651171) Lallans, prose
days, ye'd huv thocht we wur both destined fur mair. We wore tr on page xx
Ah'm used tae both o them by now, but ah wish ma on page 5
fur smokin all hur days. They both huv a face like a dog chewin on page 6
ae be true. Catchy and Sandra both walked doon the aisle in 1978 on page 11
e hur hoose last week. They'd both fired shots at each other, an on page 46
Also on pages 114
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Bremner, Stewart Haud Yer Wheesht?, (Bella Caledonia 2018) Lallans, blog
the mercats, wi customers fae both near an far. But in the past
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Grae, Emma Jimmy and his wee darlin Alexa, (unbound.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ages wi Dan. Ah tear up. They both hud their whole lives aheid o
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Grae, Emma Dancin wi the Rhona, (unbound.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
Aye,” ah add, “and we can both work fae hame easy enough. We
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Geraghty, Martin 378, (TheCommonBreath.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
entarily covers his face with both hands. ‘Naw. Jeeso. No this
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Kurtoglu, Wulf Braken Fences, (Caroline Macafee 2011 ISBN: B006JE3UQW) Lallans, prose
have a serious talk with you both about that.” She gliskit at
wisted practical joke? Bit of both? Ah,” he sayed suddenly,
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Connor, Bailey A SCOTS HORROR STORY, (Scots Hoose 2021) Lallans, weans
They were fast and asleep the both ae them, dreamin peacefully i
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Alston, Connor THE BLACK-EYED CHILDREN OF SCOTLAND, (Scots Hoose 2021) Lallans, weans
Jim and Carol both rockitet oot their beid, cree
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Young, Clive Creative Scotland an the sowl o Scots, (The Sair Fecht 2016) Lallans, blog
nin that “the literature of both languages dates back hundreds
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grandeicedcoffees Do You Wanna Touch, (archiveofourown.org 2021) Lallans, prose
ight back. Fair enough, so we both got shut doan tonight.
We’re both silent fir a few minutes, cat
2 matches

Smith, George Electrical Love, (Thi-Wurd 2013) Lallans, prose
e’s well prepared tae zoom. Both arrive back thegither – bit
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@Seperatist_No1 tweeted
m aboot this time. Wishing ye both well ??(2020) search twitter
@scottishlass481 With you both webcomradio disnae Ken what h(2020) search twitter

@DavidJWood2 tweeted
g in, young mans game. Aye we both had a fab time ?? ‘twas glor(2020) search twitter

@gordimhor1 tweeted
n yersels all the best to you both(2020) search twitter

@jax6754 tweeted
u?? and @katedwyerPR ?May you both Jeff and yir boys ???? be ble(2018) search twitter
Couldnae stop masel faw daein both...any chance "twins" run in y(2015) search twitter
. Happy weekend aheid tae you both fae Scotland. xxx(2017) search twitter
ChrisRamsey @edfringe See you both 2016..unless it's still poss (2015) search twitter
day a might get tae meet you both in person! This goal is achie(2015) search twitter
and 11 other occurrences.

@rosa_alba_macd tweeted
tins toms, oregano, paprika (both spanish and hungarian) oh I h(2020) search twitter

@DABArbuckle tweeted
So both Boris Johnson (the ACTUAL Pri(2020) search twitter

@changed_days tweeted
yer point with another point. Both points valid as fuck, but don (2021) twitter link

@kennethbryce184 tweeted
r should b a good run out for both teams guys - b oan (2020) twitter link
as the sfa follow them - its both thats ruining football - it (2021) twitter link
uys can train immediately and both legs will be played at kelty (2021) twitter link
but on the flip side a hope both yersel n ryan enjoyed ur game (2020) twitter link
@Brian_Pacey its safe for us both - eer jist no streetwise m8 (2020) twitter link
and 21 other occurrences.

@StuartPoet tweeted
larejones Haha me and herself both howking for votes! Whit we li(2020) search twitter


Leslie, Deborah Doric: Alive an Kickin 2, (Argo Publishing 2006 ISBN: 978-0954615321) Doric - Inverurie, prose
"So glad you could both make it." Fenella grabbit Mug on page 30

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Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
: Natalie. May god forgive us both.'
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Murdoch, Steve Schrödinger’s Leid?, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Doric - St Andrews, blog
th the German, mother of them both
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Strachan, Shane Standing Stone, (northwordsnow.co.uk 2016) Doric, prose
ey better be okay. Or we’ll both be in trouble.’
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@DoricPhrases tweeted
reet in middle road, blocking both lanes & sat through 3 light c(2017) search twitter

@beast_afc tweeted
@forman_adam We both Ken it. Fuck the #sfa(2020) search twitter

@daleser23 tweeted
@jamiemcgettrick aye both o them. #oocha(2013) search twitter

@JamieFairbairn1 tweeted
'm aware that wounds are deep both re denegration of Gaelic lang (2020) twitter link
_maguire Aye, fairly, they're both in neuks that nudge into the (2020) twitter link


Baikie, R. M. Mair Fairming Tales, (Baikie 2000 ISBN: 978-0953156412) Orkney - Hackland, prose
ndy, an wae hid tae hose doon both man an coo afore anything els on page 17

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Miller, Alison Archipelagos : Poems from Writing the North, (University of Edinburgh 2014 ISBN: 978-0-7486-9755-7) Orkney, poetry
I'm thinkan that thu'll both be ferly blide on page 42

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Parkin, Hazel Seven Year O Yule Days, (H and M Parkins 2002 ISBN: 978-0954363505) Orkney, poetry
We both enjoy a Sunday run in wir pee on page 7
ime, he landed in the back wi both feet in the air. on page 8
So - ah'll see you both on Friday. on page 11
Noo hings doon both sides o his knees. on page 18
e's just had a little girl - both well and looking fine." on page 30
Also on pages 36, 46, 58, 59, 61, 66, 72
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Giles, Harry Josephine Deep Wheel Orcadia: A Novel, (Picador 2021 ISBN: 978-1529066609) Orkney, poetry
Eftir, the both o thaim lie i thir bunks on page 11
, error, hixan, delight. Thay both ken the movs an maan unlairn on page 49
osie bairn an Higgie the Codd both tell her aa sheu needs tae ke on page 95
er raxan, rowan an restan the both o thir bodies. Her haand in t on page 141

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Hall, Simon W. Gousters, Glims and Veerie-orums, (Orkney Voices 2021 ISBN: 9780956661661) Orkney, prose
ct wae the moon tae kill them both. on page 2

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Hall, Simon W. Lamborghini: Cult o the Bull, (Brisk Northerly 2015) Orkney, blog
ssible for tourists tae visit both, takkan in a tour o the facto
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Hall, Simon W. The Boy That Lived - Chapter Wan, (Brisk Northerly 2015) Orkney, prose
his hair an beard, which were both long enough tae tuck intae hi
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Giles, Harry Josephine An Excerpt From Deep Wheel Orcadia: A Future Fantasy, (The Bottle Imp 2019) Orkney, poetry
thir both girned an promiesed, sheu che
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Hall, Simon W. No the Six o Clock News, (Bella Caledonia 2016) Orkney, blog
weel as political interviews (both questions and answers), hard
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Giles, Harry Josephine WHIT TAE WRITE NOU?, (https://harryjosephine.com/ 2015) Orkney, blog
s fir this tongues tae become both transperent an opaque.
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Giles, Harry Josephine The future of Scots, (https://www.opendemocracy.net/ 2015) Orkney, prose
renment leid strategy is fir. Both ir ert an pert o the apparatu
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Giles, Harry Josephine Slipan, Sweechan, (harryjosephine.com 2017) Orkney, prose
an up vools an konsonants fae both, mee aksent orbitan aroon an
in Engleesh, the taitl maens both “us” an “this”, depen
enchis ithers’ persepshins, both haem an sooth, an the cheench
t o the fok A’m spokin tae, both ritirs an langwach activists,
A’m foond in novils rot bi both Orcadians an viseetirs, is ta
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@peediepuss tweeted
e would be a surname found in both island groups. As a dialect w (2021) twitter link
motin the island identities o both groups. Keep hid comin an tae (2021) twitter link


Fraser, Barbara Aye Someane Deid, Aye Someane Boarn, (Shetland Times 2021 ISBN: 978-1910997437) Shetland, prose
come fur wir New Year dennir, both a wis. We will go, will'n we? on page 21
as just a baby, she had to be both mother and father to Susan, t on page 26

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Laurenson, Hannah Lisa Da Maa's Eggs, (Hands Up For Trad 2019) Shetland, prose
Both Libby and Rasmie’s faces tu
t her mam wha dus aathing for both her and Rasmie.
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Isbister, Sonny Caves aroond Shetland, (Young Shetland Writer 2010) Shetland, prose
a sudden da cave sookit dem both back in again! Dey were faert
okit at een anidder. Dey were both a bit vexed but dey followed
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Tait, John M Shaetlan is Daed - Lang live Dialect, (Shetland Dialect Conference 2004 2004) Shetland, prose
nguage is the variety used in both speech and writing...Dialects
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@Julie_Dennison tweeted
y awakened by da phone ringin both dis mornings https://t.co/zO3 (2021) twitter link
fir, dey irna many dat I keen both o at da sam time #WhitIsAHors (2021) twitter link

@helenmoncrieff tweeted
I'm blyde tae hae both daylight and sunshine on wir (2020) search twitter
emotional for me. I love dem both but it's da Norie oer da Sola(2020) search twitter
thinks hi, we use da name for both Arctic and common terns(2016) search twitter

@RedValkyrie84 tweeted
s It was really difficult fur both me and dave tae fin non-alcoh (2018) twitter link


Neill, Josie Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009) Southern - Galloway, poetry
, Imago, Word on a Wing, With Both Feet Off The Ground, Solway S
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@officialAliRed tweeted
f because he got immunised in both legs and was force-fed Calpol(2020) search twitter

@MartyMacMurtrie tweeted
@Nod641 Tae me, both are acceptable! When a was a (2020) search twitter


@Angelinekking tweeted
@maitiumacriceid I'd say it's both English and Scots. Here's the(2020) search twitter

@TheFarrierPhil tweeted
t mesel lass. Ma parents were both fea tha free state, but mind (2021) search twitter

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