A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
neeps Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words33.4 20.5 97.7 0 10.3 0 6.5
Number of occurrences6021 37 0 1 0 1
Number of authors29 14 13 1 1

Occurrences of neeps in Corpus

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Robertson, James Precious and the Puggies, (Itchy Coo 2011 ISBN: 978-1845023324) Lallans, weans
ved wi green peas and champit neeps. on page 40

1 matches

Thomson, Mark Bard fae thi buildin site, (Luath 2007 ISBN: 978-1906307141) Lallans - Dundee, poetry
Thi stupid cunts firgot thi neeps, on page 40
neeps an sheep, on page 121

3 matches

McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
uddins an piles o tatties and neeps and carrots, an mebbe Brussel on page 56

1 matches

Fitt, Matthew Geordie's Mingin Medicine, (Itchy Coo 2007 ISBN: 978-1845021603) Lallans, weans
tle o perfume cawed FLOOERS O NEEPS. It honked o auld cheese. In on page 22
n. 'Helga's hairset Flooers o Neeps perfume. Braw. This is gonnae on page 76

2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 111, (self-published 2003) Lallans, newspaper
pshot. We cuid buy mair local neeps, carrots, ingans an kail inst
1 matches

Fenton, Janet A Guid New Year tae yin and a!, (Bella Caledonia 2019) Lallans, blog
s fur brambles and swedes fur neeps, jist because they ken we are
1 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Kintrae livin, (Mak Forrit 2019) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
ot, the cattleman lat me shaw neeps wi a sickle an caa the haundl
1 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Makkin a muckle o a mickle, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
t up, addin ingans, cairrots, neeps, cabbitch, peas (in the seaso
u o brosie tatties, ingans an neeps. She aye makkit shuir we aw g
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 115, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
Neeps and tatties fur yer tea,
1 matches

Kurtoglu, Wulf Braken Fences, (Caroline Macafee 2011 ISBN: B006JE3UQW) Lallans, prose
sacks ontae his back, an the neeps or whitever they were knockit
1 matches

Shoor Caan, Angus Coont Thum: A hunner an' oad McLimericks, (self-published 2012 ISBN: 978-1480242425) Lallans - Ardrossan, poetry
d hollowed oot pumpkins an’ neeps Tried thur best tae gie evryb
2 matches

@DavidJWood2 tweeted
s very popular, so is haggis, neeps, and tatties ??.(2020) search twitter

@jack_capener tweeted
@DrMDempster Neeps when ye eat thaim, tumshies w(2020) search twitter

@mcfarlane_irene tweeted
hinmaist ward on the subjeck. Neeps = Life! @billykayscot(2018) search twitter

@rosa_alba_macd tweeted
I hae heard that ye can cook neeps by prickin them an humphin th(2020) search twitter

@fairpechtoot tweeted
Neeps fir me! https://t.co/2PVyRCez(2018) search twitter


Manson, John Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Doric - Dumfries, poetry
Loddan Neeps on page 119

2 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
n bags o bruised corn; forkin neeps inte the hasher; syne rowin t on page 88

1 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
his faither an himsel hyowin neeps, liftin tatties an saain seed on page 92

1 matches

Smith, Alex A Fer Chauve, (self-published 2005) Doric, prose
hid been made ready for saain neeps an, the grun hid been chain
lin posts, tatties the size o neeps, carrots? you
2 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
'the neep-park cottars', fur neeps grew weel in yon neuk, better
ies an game an lift as muckle neeps as they likit, wi naebody tae
Whyles, cottars stole neeps an firwid, an her da turned a
n sliddered atween the raws o neeps, bit on she ran like a tod wi
ecause aa bairns howkit their neeps an fleggit ane anither wi tal
8 matches

Martin, Keiron Ma Worst Nicht Oot, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
auld plate o mince, tatties, neeps and meelie jimmies. A hidna h
epy crawlie runnin through ma neeps.
2 matches

Johnson, Mary Lallans 59 - Kieran an Aidan, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Doric - Aberdeenshire, prose
ot fit I bring hame? Tallies, neeps, kale. Fit thanks div I get?
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Seven Coins o Kineddart, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
er a fine supper o tatties an neeps Jessie wiz teen up tae her ro
1 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Jessie the Jumbo And other Bairn Tales in Scots, (Smashwords 2014) Doric - Aberdeen, weans
“Sup up yer carrots an neeps.” quo his mither, haundin L
o fooshty kail an wirm-etten neeps, tattie parins, an
2 matches

@d_anderson878 tweeted
Nae neeps? https://t.co/8zeBwC2AuY(2020) search twitter
Neeps! https://t.co/efqFyEGdsE(2020) search twitter
Neeps! https://t.co/K4Cc9E6O5L(2020) search twitter
Neeps! https://t.co/TvHmJT2EP4(2020) search twitter
Some gie wee neeps there, mine. Faan A wis a qui(2020) search twitter

@Doric_Bananaman tweeted
too mony tattles, turkey n’ neeps y’isterday im harbourin’ a (2018) search twitter
in, perhaps I shid be seekin' neeps, ah hear yi'v 'em in abundanc(2015) search twitter

@FaeFoggie tweeted
m still ploughin through aa i neeps left ower fae guisin. Neeps w(2019) search twitter
kick off iday? I've got some neeps to howk first(2020) search twitter

@cligeey tweeted
Fine nicht ti shim I neeps https://t.co/xAbCSYeSnc(2020) search twitter
@aduncan59 Hashing neeps min(2020) search twitter

@Manuforti1968 tweeted
@d_anderson878 "life is neeps"(2020) search twitter

@JamieFairbairn1 tweeted
Wha says bairns dinna carve neeps these days? The tradition is (2020) twitter link
hrucken heids wi laist year's neeps. Hehe https://t.co/Yt83w8FYxL (2020) twitter link


De Luca, Christine Dodie's Phenomenal Pheesic, (Shetland For Wirds 2008) Shetland, weans
le o scent caa’ed FLOOERS O NEEPS. Hit stank o aald cheese. In
1 matches


Fenton, James On Slaimish, (Ullans Press 2009 ISBN: 9781905281299) Ulster, poetry
The prootas plowt; the neeps' sweet steam on page 17

1 matches

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