US President Donald Trump’s use of the word “shithole” to describe some countries has sparked fury in some quarters and left many media scratching their heads on whether to repeat the slur. Newswire Jiji Press translated it as “countries like toilets”, using a colloquial but not necessarily vulgar term. Meanwhile, the Sankei Shimbun added nuance by translating it as “countries as dirty as outdoor toilets”. Local media in Vietnam varied in strength from “dirty countries” to “rubbish countries” to “rotten countries”. “Trump: Why allow immigrants from ‘shithole countries?’ headlined the Philippine Star.
Source: Hindustan Times January 12, 2018 09:22 UTC