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Use in varieties of Scots

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nice Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words144.2 177.7 87.1 204.1 0 146.8 130.6
Number of occurrences259182 33 11 0 13 20
Number of authors71 46 12 3 3 7

Occurrences of nice in Corpus

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Lallans

Robertson, James The Mannie, (Scottish Book Trust 2018) Lallans, prose
'Och, she's nice enough,' she said. 'She grew on page 9

1 matches

Robertson, James Precious and the Puggies, (Itchy Coo 2011 ISBN: 978-1845023324) Lallans, weans
st days. But syne somethin no nice happened. That's whit like th on page 26

1 matches

Hubbard, Tom The Flechitorium, (Grace Note 2017 ISBN: 9781907676932) Lallans - East Central, poetry
a princess here Wad pruive a nice wee catch: on page 8
amorous pley on the strand o Nice Exhausts oor northerner: on page 9

3 matches

Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
do tells the boay. "It's jist nice tae see yae gee yur local com on page 104
n the air. "Ah actually saw a nice wee chippy acroass the road f on page 108
coke and she even made him a nice cup ae tea. Earl Grey, ken? t on page 120
tae be oan toap ae the world, nice, very nice. His irritatin pus on page 125
e he wid be better oaff wae a nice middle-class family, fancy ho on page 157
Also on pages 161, 195
9 matches

Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
,' she said, 'and we'll hae a nice hot cuppie tea. Help yersel t on page 184

1 matches

McQueer, Chris Hings - Short Stories 'n That, (404 Ink 2017 ISBN: 978-0995623866) Lallans - Glesga, prose
'They're nice, Salty.' on page 1
too salty, if ye get me. Jist nice. Tasty as fuck. Mah da finds on page 2
it leaps oot oantae mah maw's nice white tiled flair. Ah get the on page 3

6 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
van. The shiropidist wis dead nice an he made me a bouncy ball o on page 12
conversation. Harpreet's dead nice anaw, an she's been a much be on page 26
ite, they wur a bit spicy but nice, an they wurnae greasy or any on page 30
m cause he's always been dead nice tae me. Another thing aboot B on page 46
'The two ae them wur aw nicey nice tae wan another on the phone on page 58
Also on pages 76, 104, 112, 126, 136, 146, 148, 152, 154, 160
16 matches

Docherty, John F. Lallans 81 - Lang Summer Days, (Lallans Magazine 2012) Lallans, prose
wis how Uncle Larry wis deid nice but whin he got drunk he wis on page 76

1 matches

Clark, Thomas Diary o a Wimpy Wean, (Itchy Coo 2018 ISBN: 978-1785302145) Lallans, weans
w mintit ye are or if ye've a nice bahookie or whitever. And lou on page 6
done wi. Sae the day I has a nice lang lie. on page 16

2 matches

Wilson, Rab Accent O the Mind, (Luath 2006 ISBN: 978-1905222322) Lallans - New Cumnock, poetry
My arse or your arse, nice arse or fat arse, on page 36
Ah goat tae go, which wis a nice surprise. on page 70

2 matches

Chisnall, Edward F. H. Yer Ain, The Young Yins and the Auld Yin, (Evertype 2021 ISBN: 978-1782012764) Lallans - Glasgow, poetry
The back courts aw developed nice on page 89
Nice wee quanta bits or cubits tha on page 91
Which wis nice, and so wis the mink, I think on page 95

3 matches

Grae, Emma The Tongue She Speaks, (Scots Language Centre 2021) Lallans, poetry
'Nice to see you again, Mark,' she on page 9
. Oan the wan haun, she seems nice, but it's hard tae take anywa on page 11
'That's a nice line ye've written aboot the on page 36

3 matches

Travers, Martin A Nappie Lassie Blethers tae a Fritter, (Scots Language Centre 2021) Lallans, script
up late at pairties. Talk aw nice an fair-faced. Hunt doun an k on page 4

1 matches

Fleemin, Sandy No on BBC, (sandyfleming.org 2003) Lallans - East Lothian, prose
An sae it gaes on. It's awfu nice the couple no bein selly an o
1 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2020) Lallans, prose
van. The shiropidist wis dead nice an he made me a bouncy ball o
1 matches

Percy, Ely The Family Situation, (The Interpreters House.org 2020) Lallans, prose
tae anybody as long’s yir a nice person an it disnae matter wh
1 matches

Donovan, Anne Not Scotland, (Edinburgh International Book Festival 2010) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
Ah pat his haund. ‘Aw, nice tae see romance isnae deid.
1 matches

Lamb, Darcie T in the Park, (Scots Hoose 2020) Lallans - Kirkcaldy, prose
there. Aw the people were so nice. There wis a few nut cases, s
1 matches

Mc Rae, Thomas The Neep Lantern, (Lowdown-L 2009) Lallans - Central, prose
in efter that an’ goat mair nice things. Then we cam by Domini
p’ the shoap an’ wiz awfy nice tae us. So we kent we’d get
2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 142, (self-published 2005) Lallans, newspaper
ot the suddron French ceity o Nice. It's aye a guid thing tae
he twa-leidit street signs in Nice's auld toun; signs that
tae see in the French ceity o Nice, the Nissart byeleid enjoyin
The Stravaigin Reporter in Nice
the streets o Nice. Tho the temperature an sicht
10 matches

Heather, Alistair Rin throu the jungle, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Angus, blog
a bade intae the jungle. Deid nice they war.
1 matches

Letford, William Bevel, (Carcanet 2012 ISBN: 978 1 84777 192 6) Lallans - Stirling, poetry
cause it's a nice day
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Party ay the Year (Part Two), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
.’ ah sais, waeoot thinkin. Nice one ya fuckin knob. Could ye
There, see. Ah knew ye had a nice smile, just had tae coax it o
2 matches

Bennett, Peter Carpe Diem, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
y.’ ah sais, ‘there’s a nice dug.’ an try tae edge slowl
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Bothy (Part One), (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
as we start walkin again. ‘Nice one ar kid. Fancy a wee stank
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Bools, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
’s just a shame, this wis a nice area at wan point.
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Graftin, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
it aboot between themsels. ‘Nice baw wee man, Mitre Delta. Che
1 matches

Bennett, Peter TA Hauf an a Hauf, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
‘Aw aye, him. Nice big fella, never caught his n
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Park trife, (ABCTales.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ies a fuck? We leathered him. Nice one.’ he sais, lookin aw fu
1 matches

Grae, Emma Jimmy and his wee darlin Alexa, (unbound.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
Me and Bettie rarely hud a nice word tae say tae each other,
1 matches

Stewart, Anna An Alien Feeling, (Scots Hoose 2019) Lallans, prose
red wine. I suppose that wis nice o him, but mair than likely h
1 matches

Rennie, Susan The Hoose o Haivers, (Itchy Coo 2002 ISBN: 978-1902927442) Lallans, weans
uple sonsie sheep or goats, a nice big jaur o wine. Efter the ra
1 matches

Rennie, Susan Kat an Doug on Planet Fankle, (Itchy Coo 2002 ISBN: 978-1902927459) Lallans, weans
Hmm . . . Planet Braw soonds nice. Or Leesome, or Bonnie.’
1 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 117, (self-published 2003) Lallans - Musselburgh, newspaper
"Ay it's nice tae see that, isn't it?"
1 matches

Donovan, Anne Buddha Da - Chapter 1 Anne Marie, (Canongate 2009 ISBN: 978-1847673459) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
nae like that. They were dead nice, dead ordinary, gied me a cup
and the lamas seem like very nice people.'
'Olivia. At's nice.’
'Aye, it's a nice enough name but ah don't know
4 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Lallans 59 - Bellin the Cat, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Ormiston, prose
says Mr Neilson, “that wis nice o yer neebor tae gie ye the f
1 matches

Muir, Glenn David of Seafield, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Linlithgow, prose
k yer time and ye’ll find a nice wee dug tae suit ye.”
1 matches

McKillop, Roger Challengin' Times, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, poetry
lecturin’ staff remark, how nice it must be tae get paid fir h
r schools fir Jist “bein’ nice kids!” You never ken it cou
rend whaur bein’ keen an’ nice is COOL!
3 matches

McKillop, Roger The Staff, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
wi’ the students. It wis a nice day an’ he wis stridin’ o
weel Teddy! A’ been given a nice bottle o’ Port an’ ower t
2 matches

McKillop, Roger Ma Heroes o' Sport, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, prose
ose tae beatification! It wis nice tae gie him a tribute frae so
1 matches

McKenzie, Roddy Cataracts, (northwordsnow.co.uk 2018) Lallans - Dundee, prose
at wiz keekin oot fur people. Nice tae help them see thi telly,
1 matches

Bennett, Peter Coyle Loyal, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
thanks fur helpin there, awfy nice ay yies.’ she sais, ‘whit
1 matches

Kurtoglu, Wulf Braken Fences, (Caroline Macafee 2011 ISBN: B006JE3UQW) Lallans, prose
on. “We’ve picked up some nice clothes for you at the flea m
ain blue sari. “It’s very nice,” she sayed. “A very good
she noticed. Weill, they were nice, healthy gums, an it wis a ch
hissel. Whane’er he got ony nice preens, wi colourt gless heid
s a bittie fast, bit he’s a nice lad really.”
6 matches

Shoor Caan, Angus Coont Thum: A hunner an' oad McLimericks, (self-published 2012 ISBN: 978-1480242425) Lallans - Ardrossan, poetry
A’d hud a guid day, nice an’ boozy Whin a cawed this
ice She said that it wis awfy nice Bit heid the baw ran an’ te
Nice If uv telt ye wanced uv tel't
’ that wis jeest me bein’ nice.
An' it made a nice chinge fae pie an’ peas.
5 matches

Ewen, Allan Review: Saltire: Invasioun, (The Sair Fecht 2015) Lallans, blog
kectches an concept airt is a nice touch that helps us tae appre
1 matches

Monahan Brown, Ricky Dùn Èideann, (The Scores 2020) Lallans, prose
said wi a wee smou. ‘Awfie nice tae meet ye…?’
1 matches

@Seperatist_No1 tweeted
pig ?? ye just want something nice tae munch on ?(2020) search twitter
edonne6 @brawday You're being nice aboot them the day ??(2020) search twitter

@alistairdunn tweeted
some sun! How can we no go a nice latte colour???(2017) search twitter

@DavidJWood2 tweeted
ae see the veg. Wouldnae been nice if it was hot ! ??(2020) search twitter
beat Stornaway black puddin. Nice and moist ??(2020) search twitter
e in these wacky times ?????. Nice tae see an auld pal back ??(2020) search twitter

@ionafyfe tweeted
@KCrommie It be nice tae pull oot the sparkly froc(2020) search twitter

@jax6754 tweeted
Scottish wrather doon South! Nice an sunny here in Scotland! xx(2014) search twitter

@ClashCityClarky tweeted
@ChrisMcQueer_ Nice yin, bud.(2018) search twitter
@doug_johnstone Ooft. Nice yin, skip.(2019) search twitter
y @frankieboyle @pressjournal Nice yin, mun!(2019) search twitter
@jonsbaird @Stan_And_Ollie Nice yin, mun - well deserved!(2019) search twitter
@jonsbaird Nice yin, gaffer!(2019) search twitter

@IshbelMcF tweeted
folk can’t make it. Will be nice t(2019) search twitter
@Oxdowne Thanks! What a nice man! Whit a braw mannie!(2016) search twitter

@MartinBroon tweeted
that’s freaked her oot. No a nice place,specially(2020) search twitter
ught A’d share that. Anyhoo, nice day fur a game of fitba ?????(2019) search twitter
@ScotlandNT Nice tae hear an inglish slightly (2019) search twitter
@ClydeFC ... Nice Day/Night fur a game of Fitba(2019) search twitter
@ClydeFC ??Nice day fur a game of Fitba .....(2019) search twitter
and 12 other occurrences.

@SusiBriggs1 tweeted
hem gebs doon here. New gebs. Nice! ??(2019) search twitter

@billykayscot tweeted
@dundeeunitedfc Were you the nice boay that let me hae a lift o(2020) search twitter

@Chazzbat tweeted
her wi Freja at the end wis a nice surprise, tho.(2020) search twitter
e upset, though. She wisnae a nice wummin.(2020) search twitter
@donna_gallers Is it nice? Ah fund these pre-made cockt(2020) search twitter

@DABArbuckle tweeted
as". "Naw, we cannae dae ye a nice rare steak and a bottle o Chi(2020) search twitter

@fairpechtoot tweeted
@kat_luc01 @scotlit Was nice tae speak tae ye in the flesh(2016) search twitter

@raiphsays tweeted
aw a time! We is lucky we hus nice walks tae dae, a feel affy so(2020) search twitter
@Indydoug2 A nice day! FURRA REVOLUSHUN!(2020) search twitter
@PipsUkes Aw nice wan!!! It look braw oan yer b(2020) search twitter
@Sparraneil @DeMcbot It a nice day... FURRA REVOLUSHUN!!(2020) search twitter
Affy frosty oot… Bit a nice day... FURRA REVOLUSHUN!! ?(2020) search twitter
and 4 other occurrences.

@johnstone_shane tweeted
try in Scotland and seriously nice fowk. If ye want, ye can buy (2020) twitter link
o in Scotland. My buik gets a nice mention as well. https://t.co (2020) twitter link

@ThonJacobite tweeted
as". "Naw, we cannae dae ye a nice rare steak and a bottle o Chi(2020) search twitter
tae that lads defence. Its no nice tae be mocked or ridiculed fo(2020) search twitter

@kennethbryce184 tweeted
o everybody at bdfm - have a nice day (2020) twitter link
@Brian_Pacey aye a no that - nice local yin that likes - widna (2020) twitter link
harlesPonzi14 @edinburghpaper nice one - ffs lol - awa n clear (2020) twitter link
man would vote fir the snp - nice try guys - njoy ur day! (2021) twitter link
at not make you mad - have a nice day (2020) twitter link
and 13 other occurrences.

@StuartPoet tweeted
r weans from @TippermuirBooks Nice tae be back oan the show wi h(2020) search twitter
Nice to be greeted by a friendly f(2020) search twitter
e as curated by @shugmcmillan Nice one Shug, great stuff fae Mar(2020) search twitter
Ronnie's garden. Great fella, nice guy, Killie legend.(2020) search twitter

Doric

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
"Noo, ere's a nice figir." An undettered Eric no on page 15
id te tell ye at it wis richt nice Oo ye." on page 26
bin. Roddie said it wis affa nice, an rale reasonable." on page 29
ma John awa an gied im tull a nice faimly fa cud fess im up rich on page 67
At's a nice enuch boxie, he said t'imsel: on page 74
Also on pages 86
6 matches

Goodall, Phyllis J. Lallans 59 - Last May a Braw Wooer, (Lallans Magazine 2001) Doric, newspaper
d that ye fit the criteria, a nice quine, bonnie eneuch, wi an i on page 94

2 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
"Welcome to Paradise Club, nice peoples," said anither voice. on page 8
"Aat's a nice freenly-lookin couple," said on page 13
Elspeth an Gerald seem like a nice enuch couple...myn wi'd a new on page 25
aat, ava. Ah'm jist plannin a nice, quait meal - jist the fower on page 26
n her composure. "Fit aboot a nice aperitif? Sherry aricht?" on page 27
Also on pages 69, 85
8 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
atur. Natur isna aye as nicey-nice as they like ye tae think in
1 matches

Bowie, Tyler Stookie, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
Fan a got hame there wis a nice surprise waiting fir me. Ma n
1 matches

Philips, Cally Wha's feart o' the library?, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Turriff, prose
Library. A fair daunder oan a nice day an’ gie’d me a chance
1 matches

@DoricPhrases tweeted
ladies in a caf if ye wint a nice queart coffee an a read i' th(2014) search twitter
Muckle nice hamemade goodies fur sale Cru(2016) search twitter
Victoria Park Aiberdeen is nice an peaceful, until ah unleash(2020) search twitter

@FaeFoggie tweeted
@davejmcgregor Aye it's affa nice. Scran been decent aa wik. Fo(2019) search twitter
@73Bain At wis Inverurie. Nice wee placie(2019) search twitter
2 I mine takkin masell awa ti Nice in the sooth o frunce fir a w(2020) search twitter

@beast_afc tweeted
@ally_begg @AberdeenFC Not nice to see shinnie on the bench f(2020) search twitter
@Karl_Downey Would be nice to get a wee scrote up tae de(2020) search twitter

@Franwella tweeted
burst, hoose stinkn. Waitin 4 nice gas man tae cum oot :-((2011) search twitter
hmmm a nice wee gless o red wid be lovely(2011) search twitter

@fittiecrooners tweeted
So efter a nice wee day doon the beach yester(2017) search twitter

@JamieFairbairn1 tweeted
@molach95 Nice tae see ma hame village o For (2021) twitter link

@JamesAmcvean tweeted
C @aewing4Cbeath @Liam4Orkney Nice one - the libdems (Small L) (2021) twitter link

Orkney

Baikie, R. M. Mair Fairming Tales, (Baikie 2000 ISBN: 978-0953156412) Orkney - Hackland, prose
he should do tae keep id aal nice. on page 70

1 matches

Parkin, Hazel Seven Year O Yule Days, (H and M Parkins 2002 ISBN: 978-0954363505) Orkney, poetry
lt me things that werena very nice. on page 11
no denyan that a holiday'd be nice. on page 20
o April and the bodywark wis nice. on page 41
o bulgan biceps - no trace o nice, taut six-pack - on page 42
"They're nice and cool for daytime and they on page 46
Also on pages 47, 69, 73
9 matches

@peediepuss tweeted
@snettsbirder Nice and slack the morn. Hardly a (2020) twitter link

Southern

Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015 ISBN: 978-1782010876) Southern - Borders, prose
best ee can-but Ah hae tae b' nice tae thum," thocht Ahlice, "or on page 15
shin hur face an she is sic a nice saft hing tae nurse-an she's on page 21
ful o beans: "There is sic a nice wee dug near oor hoose, Ah sh on page 22
"Eet was mair nice at hame," thocht pair Ahlice, on page 34
ae b telt sae. "Ket's no very nice," she muttered tae hersel, "t on page 56
Also on pages 80, 90, 98
8 matches

@jamie_ginger tweeted
. Least they will be smelling nice wi a the scoosh they have lef(2020) search twitter
t overkill but could start of nice at the bottom but terrible at(2020) search twitter
@RyanGillan1 @leanneglenxox nice way ti put it ryan(2012) search twitter

@MartyMacMurtrie tweeted
cold air oan tae ma face! Ach nice! Wink ?? https://t.co/gw59dWA(2020) search twitter
enjyNtheMonkey @Roadwarrior29 Nice!! Any mair? a micht buy ane!(2020) search twitter

Ulster

Robinson, Philip Oul Licht, (Ullans Press 2017 ISBN: 978-1905281305) Ulster - Larne, poetry
A nice new hoose, a motthor-car, on page 41
Whun tae yer face, Bab's nice eneuch, on page 44

2 matches

Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
; fur shae had read a wheen o nice wee stories aboot weeyins wha on page 13
f yae seen hir. Shae's a wile nice quate wee thing," Alice rhyme on page 22
ce went on: "Thur's a pooerfu nice wee doag near oor hoose, A wu on page 23
in "Wae beg that yae tak this nice wee thimel": an whin hae had on page 28
"Ugh, what a nice wee pup it wus!" said Alice, on page 42
Also on pages 67, 68, 91, 109
11 matches

McDonald, Fiona Frae Cowie's Cragg, (Ulster-Scots Academy Press 2021 ISBN: B0949GXX7K) Ulster, poetry
no hard tae mak an it's awfu nice, but dinnae cum rinnin whun y on page 28

1 matches

King, Angeline Weans o Latharna, (angelineking.com 2021) Ulster - Larne, weans
‘Ye’d go tae a nice schuil in London. Yer daddy w
1 matches

Gillen, Charlie Oot Here Mae Lane, (Words without Borders Magazine 2004) Ulster, prose
man, it's nice tae be oot here yer lane,
it's nice tae be oot here yer lane,
nice tae be oot here yer lane',
3 matches

@Angelinekking tweeted
I Ah brill, ye's are all wile nice!(2020) search twitter

@the_gellick tweeted
n1000 @johnnygf He must hae a nice stane tae shairpen it wi! Aa (2014) twitter link

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