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.

Example:

"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.