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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
erchie Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words15.5 3.9 44.9 111.3 0 11.3 0
Number of occurrences284 17 6 0 1 0
Number of authors7 2 3 1 1

Occurrences of erchie in Corpus

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McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
nnt faces aboot the place wis Erchie the Screiver, a man wi a kens on page 71
f fate wuid maistlike pynt at Erchie, tellt Betty whit Stevie had on page 102

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@kennethbryce184 tweeted
shop oh canterberry is called erchie btw - gotta luv thae gadgies (2021) twitter link


Harper, Norman Stronach: A Weekly Look at Life in the Fictional North-East Village, (The Press and Journal 2000) Doric, newspaper
Erchie Sotter was not on his customa
"Een o Erchie's aul Army buddies," John the
unspoken question. "I suppose Erchie's keepin him ower in the back
ony difficult questions aboot Erchie's glorious military career."
ndy. "Yalla aboot the gullet. Erchie'll hae a funeral afore lang."
15 matches

@FaeFoggie tweeted
@aberdeentaxi1 I liked Erchie. This boy is a fud. ??(2020) search twitter

@glenlivetloon tweeted
wondered who Archie was. It's Erchie in Aberdeenshire. My Mum also(2020) search twitter


Baikie, R. M. Mair Fairming Tales, (Baikie 2000 ISBN: 978-0953156412) Orkney - Hackland, prose
An got a job wi Erchie, on his ferm at 'Mucklepool'. on page 76
So Erchie popped in maist o days, tae s on page 77
So Erchie wi his wife Merro, an peedie on page 78
Noo Erchie teuk his byre fork, the claes on page 82

6 matches


McDonald, Hamish The Girnin Gates - Chapter 12, (Itchy Coo 2003) Southern, prose
"That's good that Erchie. The flooer mills eh? Ah didn
1 matches

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