‘Countries that are dirty like toilets,’ and other ways Trump’s profanity was translated abroad

Posted On Feb 08, 2018


‘Countries that are dirty like toilets,’ and other ways Trump’s profanity was translated abroad

“Deciding what to do with the remarks—and whether to censor them in news reports—was tough enough for the press in the United States. It was, after all, a vulgar phrase not usually fit for a newspaper or television. But imagine trying to make sense of it in a different language. Every culture has its profanities, to be sure, but they do not always translate well.”

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Trump’s profane words Thursday created yet another translating headache around the world.
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