A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
dirt Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words21.6 6.7 60.7 74.2 41.2 11.3 0
Number of occurrences397 23 4 4 1 0
Number of authors18 5 7 2 3 1

Occurrences of dirt in Corpus

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Forde, Iain W D Hale Ir Sindries - Buik Twa, (Fons Scotiae 2000) Lallans, prose
at the wesna onie sic slouch dirt at
1 matches

Forrest, Liam Hittin the Toon, (Scots Hoose 2020) Lallans - Dunfermline, prose
in white wurr grey fae aw the dirt that hud decided to live oan
1 matches

Heather, Alistair The Body Snatchers, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Angus, blog
m, an pit them back intae the dirt. They did aa this for they co
1 matches

Heather, Alistair Lat the auld witch burn, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Angus, blog
airry on. Sellar’s name wis dirt.
1 matches

Heather, Alistair Tak tent o the Cabrach, (The Herald 2018) Lallans, newspaper
doon a snaw-coatit, pithailed dirt road that disnae ging onyplac
1 matches

@LairnScots tweeted
Oan iPlayer here: Dirt Road to Lafayette: https://t. (2019) twitter link

@kennethbryce184 tweeted
is is as guid as his off road dirt biking - oor in fir a treat (2021) twitter link


Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
kin like she'd steed in dog's dirt. "Ah'v nivver seen onythin se on page 14
"Impidint dirt!" said Rosie, es the bus clan on page 17
jist didna wint te steer the dirt. Ah thocht it micht blaw by. on page 31
ice o ye fir makkin up aa yon dirt aboot yersel!" said Stevie, h on page 57
uggie, thinks it's aa a lotta dirt an at Ah'm ower easy teen In. on page 58
Also on pages 69, 84, 85
8 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
a moofu o yon stinkin incense dirt aat Joyce insistit on burnin on page 12
kle o yon 'Come Dine with Me' dirt on the telly - ken aat progr on page 25
n ma han an haaled ma aff the dirt track; brunches scrattin it w on page 44
ate's the best place fir orra dirt like aat - fir orra dirt lik on page 67

5 matches

Hay, Gordon M. The Doric New Testament, (Gordon M Hay 2012 ISBN: 978-0957351516) Doric - Banff, prose
t'll we weer?' Att's e kine o dirt att e godless rin efter, nae on page 14
e weemen were spikkin a lot o dirt an didna believe a wird o't. on page 120

2 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
enderson, in a hoose bi a wee dirt track atween the Fir widdie a
e vratchies,' quo the skiffy, dirt deen efter her day's tyauve.
2 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
m, an she wis coorse as cat's dirt. Mair coorse, in fac. She wis
1 matches

Dunnett, Nathan The Auld Asylum, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
e a broken and there wis doos dirt a ower the place. A we could
1 matches

Johnston, Shaun The Forkie Gollach, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
p tae ma oxters in grease and dirt. Ma freens thocht it wis hila
1 matches

Strachan, Shane Standing Stone, (northwordsnow.co.uk 2016) Doric, prose
doon to fummle in amongst the dirt wie ma hands. I pull up the t
1 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Jessie the Jumbo And other Bairn Tales in Scots, (Smashwords 2014) Doric - Aberdeen, weans
did his teeth nae stert tae dirt? They dirled an dirled till L
1 matches

@Franwella tweeted
Dirt deen(2012) search twitter


Baikie, R. M. Mair Fairming Tales, (Baikie 2000 ISBN: 978-0953156412) Orkney - Hackland, prose
rubber beuts till maist o the dirt seemed tae be aaf. (Beuy hid on page 17
an n bar o soap, tae git the dirt tae moave. on page 81

2 matches

Parkin, Hazel Seven Year O Yule Days, (H and M Parkins 2002 ISBN: 978-0954363505) Orkney, poetry
"Thoo're ower aald fur dirt like yin," me sister said wi on page 9
ie fur weeks - slip, get dog dirt on yer breeks on page 75

2 matches


Johnson, Laureen Alice's Adventirs in Wonderlaand, (Evertype 2012 ISBN: 978-1782010081) Shetland - Voe, prose
en aff, an fok wisna ta spaek dirt. on page 88
"Dunna spaek dirt," said Alice, less peerie-wye on page 113

2 matches

Cumming, John Kirsten, (Shetland For Wirds 2006) Shetland, prose
n da spot, gigglin an spaekin dirt, or dey'll sit crooged up, de
1 matches

De Luca, Christine Dodie's Phenomenal Pheesic, (Shetland For Wirds 2008) Shetland, weans
1 matches


Niven, Liz Stravaigin, (Luath 2001 ISBN: 978-1905222704) Southern, poetry
rs clicking on corbled tiles. Dirt fear flashin in its een, : a on page 1

1 matches

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