Words and Phrases
but’n’ben

“but’n’ben”

Meaning:

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


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