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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
numpties Corpus occurrences Lallans / Central Doric / Northern Orkney Shetland Southern Ulster
Occurences normalised per million words10 13.7 7.9 18.6 0 0 0
Number of occurrences1814 3 1 0 0 0
Number of authors12 8 3 1

Occurrences of numpties in Corpus

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Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
But ah'll bet this scroosh o numpties here will never read it becau on page 150

1 matches

McHardy, Stuart The Wey Forrit, (Luath 2017 ISBN: 978-1912147014) Lallans, prose
A Whirligig o Numpties? on page 53
presentatives were tellin sic numpties tae dae their joabs richt or on page 85

3 matches

McHardy, Stuart Speakin o Dundee: Tales Tellt Aroun the Toun, (Luath 2010 ISBN: 978-1-906817-25-1) Lallans - Dundee, prose
pairt o England! Whit kind o numpties cry a war tae repel invaders on page 22
ront o this bunch o puffit-up numpties. He'd taen the challenge, he' on page 87

2 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
ramash are not some Noddytown numpties on page 116

3 matches

Fairnie, Robert Scots Tung WITTINS Nummer 103, (self-published 2002) Lallans, newspaper
ses (an thay're shairly no aa numpties, d'ye think?) - hae been inf
1 matches

McKillop, Roger Challengin' Times, (McStorytellers.com 2015) Lallans - Edinburgh, poetry
in school? Whaur idiots an’ numpties rule!
1 matches

@Cobradile94 tweeted
Jeezo, whit numpties! https://t.co/7BcZK9nI81(2020) search twitter

@billykayscot tweeted
pit gomerils, ye’re bampots, numpties an twatts. Ye’re an ugsome d(2020) search twitter

@kennethbryce184 tweeted
lly - awa n bile ur heeds ya numpties lol (2020) twitter link


Philips, Cally Gonnae No Dae That, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Turriff, prose
in’ in listenin’ tae they numpties an’ rogues singin’ their
1 matches

@Franwella tweeted
Likin th bru-jet advert.......numpties haha(2011) search twitter

@fittiecrooners tweeted
nae even in the tournament ya numpties! https://t.co/LNnJ7WxzkC(2018) search twitter


Parkin, Hazel Seven Year O Yule Days, (H and M Parkins 2002 ISBN: 978-0954363505) Orkney, poetry
at glitters and I picked the 'numpties', I doot. on page 42

1 matches

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