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Haitian happiness

Haitian happiness n. severe diarrhea or dysentery. Editorial Note: Many other terms for diarrhea are constructed with quickstep or (the) trots, such green-apple trots or Saigon quickstep, according to the Historical Dictionary of American Slang. Others include Montezuma’s revenge, the screamers, and the shits. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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