Words and Phrases
kep tha banes green

“kep tha banes green”

Meaning:

keep healthy / kept in good shape

Alternative spelling/meaning:

NOTE - ‘kep’ is both the present and the past tense of ‘keep’

In Literature:

Excerpt from Tha Goolden Dyuck by BBC Tellytales - translated by Ulster-Scots Language Society

‘Dinnae fash yersel’ - it’s no siller ’at maks ye blithe –
steid o thon, it’s keppin tha banes green an warkin haurd,’ quo tha cadger.


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