“A latrinogram or latrino is a rumour that is usually spread in the bathroom. You know when people working in an office bump into each other in the bathroom… ..”

“… .when they meet in the bathroom they usually exchange gossip.” So a rumour that is spread in the latrine is referred to as `latrinogram’.

Examples: “ There’s a latrino that says that this year’s final exams may be cancelled.” * “There was a latrinogram yesterday saying that I might not be transferred for another six months.” * “According to this morning’s latrinogram, my boss’ wife has filed for divorce.”

The Hindu- ‘Know Your English’ Series, April 26, 2004


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