Short call

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[edit] Word or phrase of Ugandan English

Short call (compound noun)


[edit] Meaning or equivalent in standard English

To go to the toilet.


[edit] Usage of the word or phrase

The phrase is generally used to refer to a brief visit to the toilet, presumably to urinate, as opposed to a longer visit (to defecate), which is sometimes referred to as "long call".

Examples:

"He has gone for a short call."

"Take the child for a short 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.

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