[Ads-l] "the trots (a British colloquialism for diarrhea)"

Christopher Philippo toff at MAC.COM
Tue Mar 17 19:27:21 UTC 2015

On Mar 17, 2015, at 3:18 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> Isn’t "trots" used in the relevant meaning not only here, but also pretty much anywhere else that English is spoken?

I think in upstate New York that I have occasionally heard it referred to as the runs but never as the trots.  It seems plausible that it might be a British colloquialism - British understatement for that matter?
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