Servant checks his ladies rose bush wig for vermin and informs his master and his employer.
The Scottish Word:


“It’s aye the same every year Master Poons. There’s no a green flee tae be foond even fur 3 bawbee a wing.”


bawbee, balbie: one time Scottish copper coin, worth equivalent to a half penny Sterling.

“It is always the same every year Master Poons. There is not a green fly to be found even at 3 bawbee per wing.”


Illustration Friday. perennial.

Perennial roses usually with the perennial green fly and the black spot.

The Scottish Word: bawbee with its definition and its meaning illustrated and captioned with the word used in context in the Scots language and in English.


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