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

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Tue Mar 17 23:31:09 UTC 2015


I only know the term from living in the UK, so I would not assume an
American would know it.
On Mar 17, 2015 6:13 PM, "Wilson Gray" <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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> On Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 4:11 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
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> > It seems plausible that it might be a British colloquialism - British
> > understatement for that matter?
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> But, is it one that needs explanation to readers of the NYT?
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