A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from August 25, 2020
“Doesn’t It Always Run Really Horribly Over Each Ankle” ("diarrhoea” backronym)

"Diarrhea” ("diarrhoea" is the popular spelling in the UK) is a difficult word to spell. Many people use a backronym (back acronym) or mnemonic.

“Does It Always Run Really Horribly Over Each Ankle...I knew having kids would enrich my life smile” was posted on Twitter by Lynda Lever on September 4, 2010. “Doesn’t It Always Run Really Horribly Over Each Ankle” was posted on Twitter by Gary Grainger on August 5, 2011.

“Best mnemonic for diarrhoea: doesn’t it always run really horribly over each ankle http://bit.ly/LQrYuz (Mnemonic not available in the US)” was posted on Twitter by Mumsnet on July 14, 2012.

“Diarrhoea Is A Really Runny Heap Of Endless Amounts” and “Dining In A Rough Restaurant: Hurry, Otherwise Expect Accidents” are other “diarrhoea” mnemonics.


Wikipedia: Diarrhea
Diarrhea, also spelled diarrhoea, is the condition of having at least three loose, liquid, or watery bowel movements each day.

Twitter
Lynda Lever
@Lynds64
@_LindsLive_ Does It Always Run Really Horribly Over Each Ankle...I knew having kids would enrich my life smile
7:22 PM · Sep 4, 2010·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Penny Eastham
@pentypingworks
Calling all Med Secs. Just found this tip to help remember how to spell DIARRHOEA. Does It Always Run Really Horribly Over Each Ankle!
12:48 PM · May 16, 2011·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Gary Grainger
@BluesShow
Replying to @stephenfry
@stephenfry How to remember the spelling:
Doesn’t It Always Run Really Horribly Over Each Ankle
#hopeyou’renoteating
7:29 AM · Aug 5, 2011·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Paddy Dodd
@PadLaird
A boy came to me and asked “How do you spell diarrhoea?” I replied
“I don’t know, but Doesn’t It Always Run Really Horribly Over Each Ankle”
4:04 PM · May 18, 2012·UberSocial for BlackBerry

Twitter
Mumsnet
@MumsnetTowers
Best mnemonic for diarrhoea: doesn’t it always run really horribly over each ankle http://bit.ly/LQrYuz (Mnemonic not available in the US)
6:07 AM · Jul 14, 2012·TweetDeck

Twitter
The Good Doctor
@Demented_Jokes
My son asked “Dad how’d you spell Diarrhoea?” I replied “I don’t know son but…

Doesn’t
It
Always
Run
Really
Horribly
Over
Each
Ankle?

6:59 AM · Aug 27, 2012·Echofon

Twitter
Bob Kostic
@causticbob
My son asked “Dad, how do you spell diarrhoea?” I replied, “I don’t know son, but Doesn’t It Always Run Really Horribly Over Each Ankle!”
4:23 PM · Jun 1, 2014·Twitter Web Client

16 November 2018, The Sun (London, UK), “Wee bolt from the blue pill” by Tam Cowan, pg. 13:
PUBLIC service broadcasting. That’s what the BBC is all about. So, for those of you who missed last Saturday’s lunchtime edition of Off The Ball, here’s a pair of mnemonics (oooh, fancy!) that means you’ll never again struggle to spell ‘diarrhoea’… Doesn’t It Always Run Really Horribly Over Each Ankle.

Dining In A Rough Restaurant Hurry Otherwise Expect Accidents.

Twitter
Bob Kostic
@causticbob
My son came over to me and asked, “Dad, how do you spell diarrhoea?”
I replied, “I don’t know son, but Doesn’t It Always Run Really Horribly Over Each Ankle!”
7:58 PM · Aug 26, 2020·Twitter Web App

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