[Ads-l] Runs, trots, and other maladies (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill CIV (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Wed Mar 18 20:57:18 UTC 2015


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My late father in law, from south Georgia, would say "May you get the drawing cramps and the drizzling shits and pull your nose up to your ass and live for a thousand years."

> 
> I knew a girl from Chattanooga in the 1970s whose term was "Hershey
> squirts."
> 
> JL
> 
> >
> > DARE show that "trots" is widespread throughout the US. "Runs" is
> > somewhat more limited, with a distribution we call "chiefly North,
> > North Midland, West." The latter is somewhat more frequent than
> > expected among young speakers (as of 1965-70) and urban people. In
> the
> > South and South Midland,"squirts" is common, whereas in PA, MD, WV
> and
> > OH, the preference is for "skitters."
> >


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