12 Jan '18, 10am

Translation in a time of incoherence

US President Donald Trump is not someone who takes a lot of care about what he says and how he says it. You may recall the controversy when he was caught uttering the P-word when he was a presidential nominee back in Oct 2016. Here’s how Chinese media in S’pore translated Trump’s ‘Grab them by the pussy’ quote Advertisement Shithole countries He’s recently making headlines for using crass language again when he referred to Haiti and African nations as “shithole countries” during a meeting on Jan. 11 with Republican and Democratic lawmakers in the Oval Office focusing on immigration. US media reported that Trump said, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Lost in translation The remark was picked up by media around the world, but for non-English media, it proved to be a challenge for many to translate the crude term he used. Here’s how the ...

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