I was suffering from a plumbing problem last Sunday; I was not able to do what is supposed to be done in the toilet. I was gasping for breath for a few hours. During that time I watched a TV program dealing with the report on the CIA’s Enhanced Interrogation Techniques(EIT). My condition became worse while watching the program.
The euphemism for constipation is quite funny, the one for torture is terrible. Two well chosen examples, thank you !
oui, on utiise aussi cette expression en français “problèmes de tuyauterie” pour évoquer la constipation.
This analogy of gastrointestinal system being pipes originates in medicine itself. At a hospital that I had the privilege to work at , the Gastrointestinal surgeons were called plumbers. An obstructed bowel is serious constipation!