A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
nesty Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words10.6 0 42.2 37.1 10.3 0 0
Number of occurrences190 16 2 1 0 0
Number of authors6 3 2 1

Occurrences of nesty in Corpus

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Smith, Alex A Sair Fecht, (self-published 2003) Doric, prose
me anither cheque, wi a richt nesty letter sayin
1 matches

Smith, Alex A Fer Chauve, (self-published 2005) Doric, prose
acht up in the air. Ere wis a nesty silence as the three
Nae a bad day wi a raw nesty blast.
nesty storm oot throo the nicht wi
3 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
rmin an Natur baith hid their nesty sides. Ye micht pett an bosie
micht be, tho it soundit rale nesty. Loons cud be coorse, she ken
Divil tryin tae chaw him, the nesty, drunken, grissly breet that
3 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
"Nesty aul bugger," Brian pit in, wi
n mugged ootside a howf; some nesty breet hid chored it frae his
2 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Jessie the Jumbo And other Bairn Tales in Scots, (Smashwords 2014) Doric - Aberdeen, weans
She speened a jeelip o the nesty green mixture doon Kirsty Ann
ohnny Patterson gaed Dauvit a nesty powk in the kyte.
ae sausages on sticks. Jist a nesty, clorty, purple mixture
row his box o tools, mutterin nesty
4 matches

@Doric_Bananaman tweeted
e cheddar oan e' heid o' it? #Nesty(2016) search twitter
wee drap o' Kashmir.... Hid a nesty curry there afore skittered m(2016) search twitter
' thon @realDonaldTrump ,awfa nesty, #FreendlyFire #Fore(2015) search twitter


Parkin, Hazel Seven Year O Yule Days, (H and M Parkins 2002 ISBN: 978-0954363505) Orkney, poetry
'Strip the Willow', I heard a nesty 'rip' on page 4

1 matches

Hall, Simon W. The Boy That Lived - Chapter Wan, (Brisk Northerly 2015) Orkney, prose
‘Harry. Nesty, tinky neem, if you ask me.â€
1 matches


Johnson, Laureen Alice's Adventirs in Wonderlaand, (Evertype 2012 ISBN: 978-1782010081) Shetland - Voe, prose
! Wir faimily aye hated cats: nesty, coorse, sleekit things! Dunn on page 23

1 matches

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