Diarrhoea or Diarrhea

  • So, diarrhoea, eh?

I’m still so impressed that I’m spelling this without looking it up. Although, i can’t be sure that this will always be the case. It’s one of those words that leaves me wondering how many r’s and where and is there definitely an ‘o’?

(Yes, my American friends, there is an ‘o’ in there in my neck of the woods!).

I’m even more impressed with the fact that it is not merely an intestinal problem born of a bad curry. But, rather, a state of mind that inflicts Scots that live 5 miles from Glasgow, that work during the week and empty the bowel that is their mind at the weekend.

Clean up on Aisle 5, please.

11 thoughts on “Diarrhoea or Diarrhea”

  1. Only one cure for the stomach. The pink medicine at the store. I was station in Honduras. I got dengue fever. Some sickness can be a bear. Here in Michigan we use the word diarrhea. A tale with a bad ending.


  2. Lol verbal diarrhea (Canadian spelling) is a little easier to stomach, in my opinion, as you can always walk away from it! Usually the people who have the verbal diarrhea rather enjoy the experience. 🙂


    1. It definitely has an ‘o’. Even if it’s just to say, ‘O, my God!’
      Have you ever had diarrhoea? My verbal version knows no end of toilet paper. But, hey, shit, that’s life!x


      1. I suffer from verbal constipation, so I have never experienced verbal diarrhea, to my knowledge at least, although there may be people who contest that. I always thought people with verbal diarrhea looked like they were having fun spewing the contents of their mind into the air. I will keep in mind next time I see someone ranting in public that they are actually in pain and suffering a great deal. 🙂


      2. So. The choice. Constipation or diarrhoea. Verbal. I read once before that verbal constipation could be worked out with a pencil! I know. I think they must have meant algebra. And I’ve never heard of that being verbal. Diarrhoea, whichever way you look at it, well, don’t I suppose. Not a pretty sight. I really will have to address this anal fixation and toilet humour that focuses on shit. I’m sure there must be some psychological, in-depth crap that someone could address. But, well, umm, shit. It happens. 🙂 x


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