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

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Mar 17 22:13:10 UTC 2015

On Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 4:11 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>

> It seems plausible that it might be a British colloquialism - British
> understatement for that matter?

But, is it one that needs explanation to readers of the NYT?

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
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