Mudcat Café message #3780978 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #159554   Message #3780978
Posted By: Steve Shaw
24-Mar-16 - 11:12 PM
Thread Name: BS: You say tomato...
Subject: RE: BS: You say tomato...
Bog-trotters is not in especially common use as a pejorative for Irish people. I can imagine that bog for toilet originated in the days when the cesspit was all too open and visible, bog-like in appearance, and was deemed at least as treacherously squelchy as a real bog if you happened to find yourself in it. Just a guess.