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The word 'nurse'

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Use in varieties of Scots

Dialect map - Usage over time
nurseOccurrences normalised per million wordsOccurrencesAuthors
Total Corpus66.413928
ORK - Orkney 22.3 2 2
SHD - Shetland 31.7 4 2
CAI - Caithness
BLA - Black Isle
NNB - North Northern B
NNA - North Northern A
MNA - Mid Northern A 128.8 34 4
MNB - Mid Northern B
SNO - South Northern
DUN - Dundee 10.8 1 1
ABN - Aberdeen
DOR - General Northern
NEC - North East Central
SEC - (South) East Central 3.6 1 1
WCE - West Central 146.6 26 5
EDN - Edinburgh 92.1 11 2
GLA - Glasgow 144.1 14 2
LAL - General Lallans 72.2 29 5
SEA - South East (Borders) 59.7 4 2
SWE - South West (Galloway)
SOU - General Southern
DUL - Donegal (East Donegal)
WUL - West Ulster (Letterkenny / L'Derry)
CUL - Coleraine Ulster (North Antrim) 94.2 3 1
BUL - Ballymena Ulster (Mid Antrim)
SUL - South Antrim (Between Sixmilewater and Belfast)
BEL - Eastern Ulster (Belfast)
PUL - Peninsular Ulster (Ards)
EUL - East Antrim (Larne)
GUL - General Ulster
SYN - Synthetic (no region) 54.5 3 1

Occurrences of nurse in Corpus

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Baikie, R. M. Mair Fairming Tales, (Baikie 2000 ISBN: 978-0953156412) Orkney - Hackland, prose
"The nurse's wir on aboot the funny smel on page 18

1 matches

Parkin, Hazel Seven Year O Yule Days, (H and M Parkins 2002 ISBN: 978-0954363505) Orkney, poetry
he handbrake aff the district nurse's car. on page 15

1 matches


Johnson, Laureen Alice's Adventirs in Wonderlaand, (Evertype 2012 ISBN: 978-1782010081) Shetland - Voe, prose
walk!' 'A'll be wi you eenoo, nurse! But I hae ta keep me eye apo on page 34

1 matches

Fraser, Barbara Aye Someane Deid, Aye Someane Boarn, (Shetland Times 2021 ISBN: 978-1910997437) Shetland, prose
d nae time eftir I left wi da nurse haddin her hand. Da nurse's n on page 26

3 matches

Mid Northern A

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Alive an Kickin, (Argo Publishing 2004 ISBN: 978-0954615314) Doric - Inverurie, prose
ye'v an erse like a district nurse." on page 20

1 matches

Leslie, Deborah Doric - Hale an Hairty, (Argo Publishing 2011 ISBN: 978-0954615345) Doric - Inverurie, prose
n. An Ah grat an grat fin the nurse cam te tak her awa, leavin ma on page 45
Ah nurse the wee black bookie against on page 79

2 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Minnie, (Scots Language Centre 2004) Doric, prose
doon at the Fir Widdie wis a nurse in the toon. She caad it 'rig
leaves the mistress free tae nurse him in ither wyes.'
2 matches

Blackhall, Sheena The Quarry, (Lochlands 2007) Doric, prose
i Lanka tae merrie Lakshmi, a nurse, an tae stert a faimily. Syne
rkit at her Da's surgery as a nurse an wis richt gled Nava cud di
ike thon. He'd niver haen tae nurse onybody afore. There'd be lif
ill tae move, twa war hired, Nurse Emmett an Nurse Mackenzie. Nu
Emmett an Nurse Mackenzie. Nurse Mackenzie tuik the nicht shif
20 matches

Hutchison, Pat The Three Cannels, (McStorytellers.com 2017) Doric - Banffshire, prose
his broo wi a damp cloot the nurse gave her. The blood fever wiz
1 matches

Blackhall, Sheena Jessie the Jumbo And other Bairn Tales in Scots, (Smashwords 2014) Doric - Aberdeen, weans
id tae be taen tae the schule nurse tae hae
1 matches

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t story about Aberdonian army nurse Read opening pages free at ht(2016)
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Ah wis an airmy nurse, shall ah pop roon wi a banda(2019)
and 1 other occurrences.


Thomson, Mark Bard fae thi buildin site, (Luath 2007 ISBN: 978-1906307141) Lallans - Dundee, poetry
wounded treh an nurse on page 78

1 matches

(South) East Central

Burnett, Colin A Working Class State of Mind, (Piermont 2021 ISBN: 978-1914090158) Lallans - East Coast, prose
reath as ah enter the ward. A nurse is sittin behind a desk at a on page 178

1 matches

West Central

Donovan, Anne Matilda In Scots, (Itchy Coo 2019 ISBN: 978-1785302350) Lallans, weans
ld! Somebody gang and get the nurse at wanst.' Three weans ran oo on page 218
The schui nurse, followed by five teachers, t on page 220

5 matches

Wilson, Rab Chuckies fir the Cairn, (Luath 2009 ISBN: 978-1906817053) Southern - Dumfries, poetry
84-5 tae become a psychiatric nurse. His wark appears regularly i on page 205

1 matches

Percy, Ely Duck Feet, (Monstrous Regiment 2021 ISBN: 978-1916117921) Lallans - Renfrew, prose
real. Want me tae go tae the nurse with yi, said Harpreet. Naw, on page 18
as the cleaner, the auxiliary nurse, an the superviser ae the sch on page 33
she had tae get sent tae the nurse cause she went an puked up aw on page 105
everythin aw cause her ma's a nurse there. Yi know, said Nicola, on page 153
dhill made me lie doon in the nurse's office an ah missed fifth p on page 169

10 matches

Calderwood, Lynsey Mumbo Jumbo, (Litro magazine 2006) Lallans, prose
or real. Want me to go to the nurse with you, said Harpreet. Naw,
ir sick yi huv tae go tae the nurse an they gie yi milk ae magnes
ncy spendin three oors in the nurse’s office. In that three oor
3 matches

Percy, Ely The Family Situation, (The Interpreters House.org 2020) Lallans, prose
dhill made me lie doon in the nurse’s office an ah missed fifth
1 matches

Calderwood, Lynsey Cantsmell, (From Glasgow To Saturn 2020) Lallans, prose
e them. Ah mind Nancy the nit nurse fae primary school she used t
ne enubdy wantin tae be a nit nurse.
2 matches

Macdonald, Amy Evelynn and Peter, (Scots Hoose 2020) Lallans - Ayr, prose
the door by an awfully smiley nurse, who takes Evelynn’s arm an
The nurse takes us tae a seating area w
time tae leave. Ah signal the nurse who takes Evelynn ower tae th
n the rear view mirror wi the nurse holding her in place. "Ah’m
4 matches


McKillop, Roger The Flemings o’ Dalnoid, (McStorytellers.com 2016) Lallans - Edinburgh, poetry
but gie her my love" tae the nurse. She said, "What name will I
1 matches

Kurtoglu, Wulf Braken Fences, (Caroline Macafee 2011 ISBN: B006JE3UQW) Lallans, prose
ril didna say naethin. Whan a nurse cam tae tak thaim tae the war
s thegither in front o her. A nurse rushed up, then realised whit
weill an Rongye had went tae nurse her.
e tae spick tae a parteecular nurse on the ward - there wis a co
shed inside an fund a Tibetan nurse that she kent she cud lippen
10 matches


Bennett, Peter Just Another Minute, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
the main ward, noddin at the nurse who’s sittin at the desk fu
course. I’ll leave you with Nurse Callaghan over there. She’l
2 matches

Grae, Emma Dancin wi the Rhona, (unbound.com 2020) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
un’ae pass ma case oantae a nurse, and they’ll take it fae th
before ah’m oan hold fur a nurse. Ah tap ma nails against the
hospital, Miss McGee?” the nurse asks.
n a hospital. It opens, and a nurse hauns me a surgical mask. She
ice cold water and tells me a nurse will be in at hur back—aw t
11 matches

Bennett, Peter Time, (ABCTales.com 2021) Lallans - Glasgow, prose
er ma usual hauf an a hauf an nurse them fur a while, passively f
1 matches

General Lallans

Grae, Emma The Tongue She Speaks, (Scots Language Centre 2021) Lallans, poetry
rs a voice. 'Elsie, go to the nurse's offce.' on page 15
ve jist got a bad throat. The nurse said it's ma tonsils.' on page 17

6 matches

Grae, Emma Be guid tae yer Mammy, (Unbound Digital 2021 ISBN: 978-1789651171) Lallans, prose
Highers so ah could become a nurse. on page 12
or. The lines start dancin. A nurse rushes intae ma room. on page 84
sney's a dream, but becomin a nurse is a bigger one, and it's mai on page 89
. She comes over and says the nurse is gaun tae try and move us i on page 90
Ah look up. A nurse is spoon-feedin one o the old on page 92
Also on pages 93
10 matches

Robertson, James The Deil, (Scottish Book Trust 2018) Lallans, prose
The nurse gied him a swippert look. She
'Weel,' the nurse answert, 'she'll last twa day
as the nurse wis aboot tae walk awa, and a
The nurse gaed ben the hoose yince mair
The nurse spiered, 'Weel, is yer mither
8 matches

Thoumire, Elizabeth Than an nou — poverty, makkin dae, an leukin oot for ilk ither, (Mak Forrit 2018) Lallans - Edinburgh, blog
ied a ‘community midwife an nurse’. She didnae hae a certific
haed nae sillar tae gie tae a nurse. Them that needed ma granny w
2 matches

@Chazzbat tweeted
t. Got the third degree fae a nurse. Noo Ah'm waitin on an actual(2020)
tions he wis askin me tae his nurse, an he objectit tae ma "tone"(2020)

@ThonJacobite tweeted
ece wha is a very hard workin nurse says she couldnae gie a shiny(2020)

South East (Borders)

Halfpenny, Cameron Ahlice's Adveenturs in Wunderlaant, (Evertype 2015 ISBN: 978-1782010876) Southern - Borders, prose
e is sic a nice saft hing tae nurse-an she's sic a teesh yin fur on page 21
er walk!' 'Comin in a meenit, nurse! But Ah've got tae watch this on page 33
"Here! Ee can nurse eet a bit, if ee lik!" th Duc on page 60

3 matches

@officialAliRed tweeted
d was force-fed Calpol by the nurse. ???? https://t.co/fn5VHFm7Sb(2020)

Coleraine Ulster (North Antrim)

Morrison-Smyth, Anne Alice's Carrants in Wunnerlan, (Evertype 2013 ISBN: 978-1-78201-011-1) Ulster - Ballymoney, prose
shae's a quare saft thing tae nurse-an shae's that guid at catchi on page 22
er waak!' 'Comin in a minute, nurse! But A hae tae waatch this mo on page 34
"Here! Yae can nurse it a while, if yae lik!" the on page 60

3 matches

Synthetic (no region)

Ulster Scots Agency Ulster Scots Census, (census.gov.uk 2021) Ulster, government
umin oot a schuilmaister or a nurse.
r (OFFICE CLEANER), destrick nurse (DISTRICT NURSE), schuil mais
(DISTRICT NURSE), schuil maister o furst-heic
3 matches

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