Sunday, 14 January 2018

Shithole (January)

“Alistair Cooke here with this week’s Letter from America. [Pause] Well, this January great and noble nations strive to translate a word now synonymous with the sitting President. [Avuncular tone] I cannot repeat the word, but here report on some results: China, ‘countries that suck’. El Salvador, ‘agujeros de mier’. France: ‘pays de merde’. Germany, ‘drecksloch’ (‘garbage dump’). Greece, ‘thieving countries’. Haiti, ‘trou de merde’. Japan, ‘countries that are dirty like toilets’ (‘benjo no yo ni kitanai kuni’). Poland, ‘zadupia’ (‘nowhere’). Taiwan, ‘niao bu sheng dan de guo jia’ (‘countries where birds don’t lay eggs’). Vietnam, ‘rubbish states’. Good night!”

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