A Corpus of 21st Century Scots Texts

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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
nowadays Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words10 8.8 15.8 0 0 22.6 6.5
Number of occurrences189 6 0 0 2 1
Number of authors8 5 1 1 1

Occurrences of nowadays in Corpus

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Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
tween you and the other boay. Nowadays though these wee mutant fuckw on page 69
lads the problem wae society nowadays is naeboady's goat any respec on page 140

2 matches

McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017 ISBN: 978-1912147014) Lallans, prose
benefitit the City o London, nowadays the world on page 27
n else that springs tae mind. Nowadays a great monie fowk seem tae b on page 50

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@_Erinboyle_ tweeted
y auld Das childhood stories. Nowadays, street fitbaw is rare. Strip (2021) twitter link

@kennethbryce184 tweeted
if this is whit fitbaws about nowadays - they kin keep it - pish l (2020) twitter link
it was - typical of society nowadays imo (2020) twitter link
our fm - too many yes people nowadays especially all the invited pe (2020) twitter link

@StuartPoet tweeted
- jist the poet for the job nowadays, leading by example and rocki(2020) search twitter


@fittiecrooners tweeted
an auld git bit its jist crap nowadays. Fars a yon gud films(2016) search twitter
e change oot o’ a pound coin nowadays. Canna even stretch as far as(2017) search twitter
ma auld pegs are nae as canny nowadays tae wak that far, mare say wa(2017) search twitter
icking those tags on the bins nowadays jist so they dinna have tae p(2017) search twitter
s good, nae that ?? ye get on nowadays we idiots howling away #bring(2018) search twitter
and 1 other occurrences.


The Westender Pipin for the Young Yins, (The Hawick Paper 2008) Southern, newspaper
d drummers came oot o' there. Nowadays oov got the Scout Band and th
1 matches

The Westender Loupin Salmon, (The Hawick Paper 2007) Southern, newspaper
Cauld looks different tae mei nowadays. They filled in the Cat's Pil
1 matches


@MarkThompStuff tweeted
for those is hardly ever used nowadays. I also wrankle a wee bit at (2020) search twitter