“Shu shu” – the Burmese term for the uncomfortable, or “ana”, act of peeing your pants in public. Though not a word you’ll use much on your visit – unless you find yourself wedged into a minivan on its way across the country, unable to climb out the window in time for a rest stop – it does politely cover a rather awkward action.
Me: “Why isn’t Chi Chi going to school this week?” I ask my coworker, while her five-year-old daughter scampers around the office.
Sey They: “Oh, she made shu shu…”
Me: What?, I shoot her a puzzled face.
Sey They: Points to the toilet door, then squats down and flaps her hands around her butt as if she’s sprinkling urine over the floor in a baptismal blessing.