Long call

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[edit] Word or phrase of Ugandan English

Long call (compound noun)

[edit] Meaning or equivalent in standard English

Euphemism for going to the toilet; defecating

[edit] Usage of the word or phrase

Long call refers to a visit to the toilet to defecate, as opposed to urinating (short call). However, the phrase "short call is more commonly used to refer to any visit to the toilet.


"The child wants to go for a long call"

[edit] Origin of the word or phrase

The exact origin is unknown. However, it is not considered polite to explicity say that you are going to the toilet.