A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
nips Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words10.6 7.8 26.4 18.6 0 0 0
Number of occurrences198 10 1 0 0 0
Number of authors7 5 1 1

Occurrences of nips in Corpus

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Lallans

Hubbard, Tom The Flechitorium, (Grace Note 2017 ISBN: 9781907676932) Lallans - East Central, poetry
are there, huddilt owre their nips o guidness kens whit. The bau on page 71

1 matches

McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
o encouragement (an twa three nips o rum) Davie went oot intae t on page 38
on a Thursday. He wis drinkin nips an hauf pints an by the wey h on page 101

2 matches

Chisnall, Edward F. H. Yer Ain, The Young Yins and the Auld Yin, (Evertype 2021 ISBN: 978-1782012764) Lallans - Glasgow, poetry
Ultramarine that nips the back o yer larynx on page 48

1 matches

Fleemin, Sandy Report on Inquiry intil the role Submission, (Education, Culture an Sport Comatee 2003) Lallans - East Lothian, government
e guid daein it ower twathree nips (SSS, RWS), romantic as it so
1 matches

@kennethbryce184 tweeted
the pints n molly wis oan the nips! (2021) twitter link
id auld swally lol - pints n nips fir me noo brother in nae par (2020) twitter link
ae the pints then get oan the nips - its awe aboot xperiance lo (2020) twitter link

Doric

@fittiecrooners tweeted
h ma heed, must have hid mare nips last night than thought as my(2016) search twitter
my legs buckled wee too many nips! Fits gan on wee folk(2016) search twitter
go tae my 2nd hame so darts, nips & peace!(2016) search twitter
it. Fittie Bar, here I come! Nips galore #fittiebar(2016) search twitter
a turnip efter a few too many nips of the Scottish water last ni(2017) search twitter
and 5 other occurrences.

Orkney

Parkin, Hazel Seven Year O Yule Days, (H and M Parkins 2002 ISBN: 978-0954363505) Orkney, poetry
beggar blocks wir drains And nips at aal wir bits and pieces - on page 75

1 matches

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