Words and Phrases



kitchen and backroom

In Literature:

Excerpt from The Auld Wife's Lament for her Teapot by David Herbison

Lang after it cam’ to our house
I kept it for our Sunday use;
but when my daughters a’ got spruce
and wanted men, ah!
Then it got the sore abuse
baith but and ben!

Excerpt from The fermer fae Drumfad by Wilbert Magill

An shair if she wud jist sae yis,
she cud soart oot this but an ben

You might also like


Be the first to comment

Quick Lookup

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.