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noticed Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words75.2 69.3 97.7 55.7 123.5 124.2 6.5
Number of occurrences13571 37 3 12 11 1
Number of authors42 22 11 1 4 3 1

Occurrences of noticed in Corpus

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Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
nae doot yuv probably awready noticed, likes. But ah've started spe on page 56
"Aye" ah said. "Ah huv fuckin noticed. But yae say that as if it sh on page 97
ift glance aroond the room ah noticed it's full ae faces covered in on page 122

3 matches

Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
gomerels o parents should huv noticed her ability. But Mr and Mrs W on page 4
Mr Wormwidd never noticed onythin when he pit his bunne on page 24
an ee on her aw the time and noticed that the bairn wis lost in th on page 85
Jist then Matilda noticed that Miss Honey's coupon hud on page 187
ee room became quiet. Matilda noticed that the haunds haudin the mu on page 192

7 matches

McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017 ISBN: 978-1912147014) Lallans, prose
the same wi sang; collectors noticed lang, lang ago that sangs hae on page 67
o an argiement. Ye micht hae noticed that Theresa May went oot o h on page 144

2 matches

McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
riven back fae the watter. He noticed that his standart bearer wis on page 20
ickit on William. It seems he noticed that William had a raither fi on page 23
Jamie's shouther but whit he noticed richt awa wis that they were on page 31
ss an pressure it hadnae been noticed an had somehou gane doun the on page 52
quite tall, an in fact, they noticed he wisnae that bad-lookin ava on page 67
Also on pages 68, 76, 110
8 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
seen it up tae half time an a noticed yees wur gettin gubbed. Nah n on page 35
Ah noticed Charlene wisnae wearin her ha on page 37
ma ma whit ah'd bought an ah noticed the lassie had gied me a blac on page 54
til ah stopped bangin that ah noticed Chris wisnae sayin anythin. A on page 63
wan so ah don't think anybody noticed. on page 92
Also on pages 149
7 matches

Docherty, John F. Lallans 81 - Lang Summer Days, (Lallans Magazine 2012) Lallans, prose
ad a kinna desperate luik. Ah noticed that if ye wint by a public h on page 76

1 matches

Fitt, Matthew Chairlie and the Chocolate Works, (Itchy Coo 2016 ISBN: 978-1-78530-083-7) Lallans, prose
d then suddently the watchers noticed that slitterie stuff wis skit on page 104
the ceilin! And noo Chairlie noticed that ilka singil button had a on page 136

2 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 167, (self-published 2007) Lallans, newspaper
three feet in the air then A noticed hou numb ma fingers wis. But
es come intae contack wi haes noticed some gey surprisin ootcomes.
2 matches

Forrest, Liam Hittin the Toon, (Scots Hoose 2020) Lallans - Dunfermline, prose
olks’ nasal hair. Folk soon noticed the cloud eh gasoline floatin
1 matches

McArthur, Kaydi Rich n Peer, (Scots Hoose 2020) Lallans - Banff, prose
could hing him earlier. James noticed i time so he teen his fiddle
1 matches

Burnett, Colin Boris Johnstone, (colinburnett.co.uk 2021) Lallans - East Central, prose
nae doot yuv probably awready noticed, likes. But ah’ve started s
1 matches

Heather, Alistair The ghaist lichts, (Mak Forrit 2017) Lallans - Angus, blog
he Trotternish Ridge till she noticed the hale clachan in a rammie
1 matches

Bennett, Peter The Bools, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
s in this toon. Ah’ve never noticed it stoappin them mind, never
1 matches

Donovan, Anne Buddha Da - Chapter 1 Anne Marie, (Canongate 2009 ISBN: 978-1847673459) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
ersation, and ma daddy hardly noticed ah wis there tae ah planted a
da. But the day he never even noticed the sarcasm.
2 matches

Purdie, David C. Lallans 59 - Sanct Hub’s, (Lallans Magazine 2004) Lallans - Edinburgh, poetry
Wullie, the Christian, nivver noticed naethin,
1 matches

Shoor Caan, Angus Tasteless, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Lallans - Saltcoats, prose
A noticed it whin A brushed whit's left
tae ri oven, an' rat's whin a noticed rit a couldnae talk, an' rat'
2 matches

Muir, Glenn Ozsome, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Linlithgow, prose
had afore arriving in Oz. She noticed a wheen o aipple trees growin
1 matches

Kurtoglu, Wulf Braken Fences, (Caroline Macafee 2011 ISBN: B006JE3UQW) Lallans, prose
sayed Bill, “but then we noticed the fundies were scavenging i
mote doorkey. Nothing. But he noticed me switching on my torch - i
less nor hauf an our, Rongye noticed, admirin his effeeciency. He
he maist cuiterin, the Pandit noticed. He wis prood o whit dignifie
caveman, cam up ahint her. He noticed her new tunic, an haunlet the
13 matches

Clark, Thomas Till Houletgless an the Soond o Money, (The Scores 2018) Lallans, prose
; but the neist morning, Till noticed that the man wis in an awfy h
1 matches

@DavidJWood2 tweeted
@aeaeron90 ??. Noticed all the auld pubs were open a(2020) search twitter

@jax6754 tweeted
@watsoncomedian Just noticed that fae Jul an Aug yir tour (2016) search twitter
razier Link no workin!!! Just noticed just now as thats me just ham(2015) search twitter

@rosa_alba_macd tweeted
AngelaHaggerty Aye but a body noticed the tea stain!(2020) search twitter

@Chazzbat tweeted
o #Life, an Ah've anely jist noticed Hannah is missin hauf her air(2020) search twitter

@Sinethugcat tweeted
tnaboot the day tryin tae get noticed - only 3 'activists' in tow, (2021) twitter link

@kennethbryce184 tweeted
n_Pacey @davy_gallacher never noticed lol - jist pick up the box w (2021) twitter link
n_Pacey @MusselburghAth aye a noticed - blue is defo ma fav colour (2021) twitter link
_Pacey am sure it will lol - noticed the olivebank pitch is taking (2020) twitter link
your not the only one who has noticed - he is tryin to block them (2020) twitter link
@JakeMoyes1108 never noticed tbh lol (2020) twitter link
and 3 other occurrences.


Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
nnin it wi you. Oh! An hiv ye noticed at Eric's gat affa short legg on page 21
it Muggie an noticed a wirryin chynge in er ain fa on page 61

2 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
l time tull he lookit doon an noticed the lassie's hans. She's hans on page 16
lookin like Dolly aat got ma noticed - Ah soun like her an aa. Ah on page 58
les oota her cleavage, fin he noticed aat somethin wis amiss. on page 60
ey giants bit, noo, he nivver noticed them. An even the birds aat e on page 92

4 matches

Smith, Alex A Sair Fecht, (self-published 2003) Doric, prose
noticed it hid been washed. Fin he we
jist a fyle ago he noticed something wis wrang wi the ri
oost did start ae day, Jonsar noticed a
y, hid a look at his watch an noticed it
First thing at Hardie Tackle noticed wis at Pitsliga player manage
6 matches

Smith, Alex A Fer Chauve, (self-published 2005) Doric, prose
y the end o the road ae day I noticed the for
ided). It wis his mither that noticed he wis short-sichted fin he w
2 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
ie lowsed her buttons, Minnie noticed three roon purple merks at th
tae unbutton her blouse, she noticed in the keekin glass that Isie
2 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
As the lassie passed her, she noticed wi a begeck that she wis furr
1 matches

Rebecca, Casey and Stephen The Baby Dragon, the Wolves and the Lassies, (Scots Hoose 2017) Doric, weans
er be saved until ane day she noticed a baby dragon fly past her wi
1 matches

Strachan, Shane Standing Stone, (northwordsnow.co.uk 2016) Doric, prose
tell fae his een that he’s noticed the shift in the land, that h
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Three Cannels, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
ff her feet for a meenit. She noticed the room wiz deckit oot like
els polished like glaiss. She noticed as weel that the fire grate w
2 matches

Hutchison, Pat Catty, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
n a tattie for denner fin she noticed movement aneath the big elder
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Bulletbroo, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
din a puckle prisoners fin he noticed een o the Jerries weerin een.
1 matches

Philips, Cally Wha's feart o' the library?, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Turriff, prose
pretended ah’d niver even noticed hum an’ when ah looked up a
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat Bob the Dog fae the Bog, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
k towards him. It wiz then he noticed at the front o the dust cloud
1 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Tabby Sooker, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
larly important person that I noticed ootside the pub loads o tabbi
I noticed though that the local gossip
2 matches

Hutchison, Pat Angels Ten, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Doric - Banffshire, prose
for aa the books. As I left I noticed this aal mannie sittin in the
1 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Jessie the Jumbo And other Bairn Tales in Scots, (Smashwords 2014) Doric - Aberdeen, weans
r, till ain o the three loons noticed it.
sled his wye ooto the kirn an noticed the door o the kitchie wis al
Jist then, Geordie noticed he wisna alane. Tommy’s gra
3 matches

@DoricPhrases tweeted
ame an keekat aat the video I noticed the blue #orb Ah like tae thi(2018) search twitter

@FaeFoggie tweeted
. Jist awa ti get changit and noticed I've teen I wrang jaiket and (2019) search twitter
@Bob55492332 Aye jist noticed fit i typed(2019) search twitter

@Franwella tweeted
Have jist noticed th number o th beast in yer m(2012) search twitter
Wowzers jist noticed i'm being followed by @MorayF(2012) search twitter

@Manuforti1968 tweeted
Jist noticed the Sony Christmas channel is(2020) search twitter


Hall, Simon W. The Boy That Lived - Chapter Wan, (Brisk Northerly 2015) Orkney, prose
Nane o thaim noticed a muckle cattie-face flachter
e corner o the street that he noticed the first sign o sometheen un
t no – even the Muggles hiv noticed sometheen’s gaan on. It wis
3 matches


Johnson, Laureen Alice's Adventirs in Wonderlaand, (Evertype 2012 ISBN: 978-1782010081) Shetland - Voe, prose
okit at da sides o da wal, an noticed at dev wir filt wi presses an on page 9
ow coorteen at shö wis never noticed afore, an in ahint him wis a on page 11
it wis nae time for da Rabbit noticed Alice, as shö guid hunsin ab on page 33
Alice noticed, an stranged ta see it, at da on page 40
an baith o da flunkeys, Alice noticed, hed a frush o poodered curly on page 56
Also on pages 85
6 matches

Johnson, Laureen Saands o Maywick, (Shetland For Wirds 2004) Shetland, prose
or oot troo da efternön at I noticed at da wind wis geen aroond ae
geen aroond aesterly. Geordie noticed tö, an he never said onythin
2 matches

Ratter, Peter Da Perishin Nort, (Young Shetland Writer 2010) Shetland, prose
annidder good smack, whin he noticed da grund whar he had hit begi
d oot tae pick up da ring, he noticed it wis on da haand o somebody
2 matches

Facebook link (Wir Midder Tongue 2016) Shetland
I'm noticed something creeping in wi wir

@shaetlan_rose tweeted
Has anyone else noticed the pied wagtail uprising goi(2019) search twitter


Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015 ISBN: 978-1782010876) Southern - Borders, prose
d tae hur that she should hae noticed this, but at th time eet aw s on page 7
ked at th sides o th waal, an noticed they were fu o cupboards an b on page 8
saw a low curtain she hidnae noticed afore, an ahint eet was a wee on page 11
Gie sin th Rabbit noticed Ahlice, as she went huntin ab on page 32
Ahlice noticed, wi some surprise, that th st on page 39
Also on pages 54, 75, 82, 83
9 matches

The Westender Loupin Salmon, (The Hawick Paper 2007) Southern, newspaper
s gaun along past The Cauld A noticed folk standin' at the railings
1 matches

@MartyMacMurtrie tweeted
back hyme fae Auld Reekie, a noticed sumthing strange yonder North(2020) search twitter


@the_gellick tweeted
I'd no noticed this afore Mr Hurchin: a whee (2014) twitter link