English Phrases : Gandhis Revenge

What is the meaning of Gandhis Revenge?

Ever heard the expression
Montezuma's revenge? It means diarrhea. Tourists who went to Mexico invariably ended up with an upset stomach - they attributed this to the spicy food and also the water.

Here are a few examples.

• Satish had a little touch of Montezuma's revenge on the second day.

• Poor Krishna couldn't go anywhere because of Montezuma's revenge.

You can now probably guess what
Gandhi's Revenge means. It's an attack of dysentery that some people experience after eating spicy Indian food. Of course, one doesn't have to visit India to experience Gandhi's revenge. You can suffer the consequences after eating in any of the restaurants abroad. This is an expression that is mainly used in British English.

COURTESY : The Hindu (The National News-Paper) - India

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