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

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Wed Mar 18 04:27:32 UTC 2015

On 3/17/2015 3:18 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:
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> Subject:      "the trots (a British colloquialism for diarrhea)"
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> - Kenan Malik in the NYT
> Isn't "trots" used in the relevant meaning not only here, but also pretty
> much anywhere else that English is spoken?

"The trots" seems ordinary/routine to me based on US experience. I 
suppose maybe I've heard it about as frequently as I have heard "the runs".

-- Doug Wilson

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