A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
nothing Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words27.8 30.3 21.1 92.8 41.2 0 13.1
Number of occurrences5031 8 5 4 0 2
Number of authors24 12 4 3 3 2

Occurrences of nothing in Corpus

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Hubbard, Tom The Flechitorium, (Grace Note 2017 ISBN: 9781907676932) Lallans - East Central, poetry
Scotland's intellectuals Have nothing more to say. on page 58
But the old man, he says nothing at all, just puffs on page 60

2 matches

Grae, Emma The Tongue She Speaks, (Scots Language Centre 2021) Lallans, poetry
en you coughing away in mass. Nothing to worry about if your throat on page 15
, but I can tell you this for nothing. I'm better than you. Never f on page 47

2 matches

Robertson, James The Deil, (Scottish Book Trust 2018) Lallans, prose
'You're nothing but a beast, d'you hear, and
1 matches

Bolland, John A Chocolate Cowboy, (From Glasgow To Saturn 2008) Lallans, prose
We staun there waitin an nothing else is gonnae happen. Eric a
1 matches

Stewart, Anna An Alien Feeling, (Scots Hoose 2019) Lallans, prose
been burned up. It smelled o nothing at all and evaporated fae my
1 matches

Kurtoglu, Wulf Braken Fences, (Caroline Macafee 2011 ISBN: B006JE3UQW) Lallans, prose
u’ve heard and I’ve heard nothing?”
be fossil water - there’s nothing feeding that anymore.”
net tae. “They’re getting nothing from me,” he sayed.
with a radio remote doorkey. Nothing. But he noticed me switching
“Ssh, ssh, there’s nothing to be sorry about. But you ca
6 matches

@Seperatist_No1 tweeted
w the lassie, other than that nothing else to say aboot her persona(2020) search twitter
ngs but it is far better than nothing from the FM that's for sure.(2020) search twitter
tea Dinnae pig pictures me... Nothing wrong with liking the chocola(2020) search twitter
it, they can wait indy all or nothing.(2020) search twitter
ing free lollipops next since nothing else works.(2020) search twitter
and 2 other occurrences.

@DavidJWood2 tweeted
@1Mikeydfc Nothing in the centre ??. Cracking on(2020) search twitter
????. Cannae believe there’s nothing on this side. World heritage (2020) search twitter

@jax6754 tweeted
@ChrisClynes It's got nothing oan the Irn Bru advert here i(2014) search twitter

@iainnicol tweeted
edi Guid auld ‘something for nothing culture’.(2020) search twitter

@Angela1Sinclair tweeted
@linda8h Hae a great time. Nothing tae beat a wee Prosecco and a(2020) search twitter

@kennethbryce184 tweeted
0357082 @Bonnyton1912 you did nothing wrong m8 - keep going and en (2020) twitter link
@McBookie nothing wrong with the statement imo (2021) twitter link
like your radio station thats nothing but a damp (2021) twitter link
er all that - ending up with nothing could be looming after all th (2021) twitter link
eply as if your a fool and no nothing about football - and takes t (2021) twitter link


Smith, Alex A Sair Fecht, (self-published 2003) Doric, prose
In the mornin ere' nothing bit water,
ein her a wide berth an sayin nothing. Jonsar Eck wis jist pittin t
2 matches

Smith, Alex A Fer Chauve, (self-published 2005) Doric, prose
there is nothing wrong with the wooden fence,
1 matches

Ritchie, John Fishin in the Findhorn, (Scots Hoose 2020) Doric - Forres, prose
ed on fishing an hour went by nothing then suddenly ma line went ti
1 matches

Strachan, Shane Standing Stone, (northwordsnow.co.uk 2016) Doric, prose
s to still be out here, where nothing grows, and this climate... it
d swallow it whole. There’s nothing up here now. You live in a wa
2 matches

@fittiecrooners tweeted
eat for the last 70 years and nothing beats it(2016) search twitter
bit wife deen ma heed in, so nothing else fer it. Fittie Bar, here(2016) search twitter


Baikie, R. M. Mair Fairming Tales, (Baikie 2000 ISBN: 978-0953156412) Orkney - Hackland, prose
s tae ferming smells, there's nothing can compare on page 80
Wi nothing for the dinner pot, tae fill on page 98

2 matches

Hall, Simon W. Haggis tasting notes, and whisky pairings, (Brisk Northerly 2019) Orkney, blog
that aal haggis is the same. Nothing could be further fae the trut
1 matches

Hall, Simon W. Lands o Twatt, (Brisk Northerly 2018) Orkney, blog
s and Durkadale have shown me nothing but kindness, and have given
1 matches

@peediepuss tweeted
enwylie19 Great stuff beuy ?? Nothing but losses up this way the da(2020) search twitter


Facebook link (Wir Midder Tongue 2016) Shetland
ing "Andrewstown" but it haes nothing tae do wi a "town".
ure, nook, corner" and again, nothing tae do wi a "town"!.

@helenmoncrieff tweeted
my peerie feathered friends. Nothing like being up to the oxters i(2013) search twitter

@shaetlan_rose tweeted
@MarjoleinR NOTHING. Wan time Eamonn and me were (2018) search twitter


Logan, Liam Thon Ulster Scots Book, (Galdanagh 2014 ISBN: 978-0992881405) Ulster - Dunloy, prose
skills whatsoever, resembling nothing so much as an owl wumman wae on page 32

1 matches

@fairfaaye tweeted
n in one part of Ulster means nothing a few miles up the road. Take(2020) search twitter

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