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Recently the British PM used the term, and I saw ... that appropriate. I would certainly glad to hear your comments.

As others have pointed out, the translation is incorrect. I suspect what happened is that the English > Chinese translator ... clip in which the PM made his remarks and decided that "old ***" was the appropriate term in that context.

How did you determine that the OP didn't translate the chinese word for "bigot" incorrectly into English? Is it more likely a professional translator got it wrong or that the person asking a question on Usenet made a wrong translation?
-jim
Recently the British PM used the term, and I saw ... that appropriate. I would certainly glad to hear your comments.

As others have pointed out, the translation is incorrect. I suspect what happened is that the English > Chinese translator ... clip in which the PM made his remarks and decided that "old ***" was the appropriate term in that context.

How did you determine that the OP didn't translate the chinese word for "bigot" incorrectly into English? Is it more likely a professional translator got it wrong or that the person asking a question on Usenet made a wrong translation?
-jim
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Recently the British PM used the term, and I saw ... that appropriate. I would certainly glad to hear your comments.

The Spanish press translated it into "fanatic". I call that lazy translating. Even the billingual dictionary translates it to "intolerant".

This is one of these English words that have no exact single-word translations into other languages. The same happened with Bulgarian - the media translated it as 'fanatic', just like the Spanish. But I think you are wrong - 'intolerant' is not better than 'fanatic'. Fanaticism is the biggest component of bigotry, I think, with intolerance and hypocrisy added to the mixture.
The (un)suitability of that translation was noticed and discussed in soc.culture.bulgaria.

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Recently the British PM used the term, and I saw ... that appropriate. I would certainly glad to hear your comments.

The Spanish press translated it into "fanatic". I call that lazy translating. Even the billingual dictionary translates it to "intolerant".

This is one of these English words that have no exact single-word translations into other languages. The same happened with Bulgarian - the media translated it as 'fanatic', just like the Spanish. But I think you are wrong - 'intolerant' is not better than 'fanatic'. Fanaticism is the biggest component of bigotry, I think, with intolerance and hypocrisy added to the mixture.
The (un)suitability of that translation was noticed and discussed in soc.culture.bulgaria.

You'd be crazy to e-mail me with the crazy. But leave the div alone.
Whoever bans a book, shall be banished. Whoever burns a book, shall burn.
The Spanish press translated it into "fanatic". I call that lazy translating. Even the billingual dictionary translates it to "intolerant".

This is one of these English words that have no exact single-word translations into other languages. The same happened with ... But I think you are wrong - 'intolerant' is not better than 'fanatic'. Fanaticism is the biggest component of bigotry,

Oh, I don't think so. A person can be a bigot without being fanatical about it. I think of fanatics as being devoted to a cause. Bigots don't have causes. Just strong dislikes.
I think, with intolerance and hypocrisy added to the mixture.

Again, I don't see bigots as hypocritical. Some are; the ones who pretend to accept. Many, though, are openly bigoted and make no pretense about it.

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Recently the British PM used the term, and I saw a local media

Media is plural, but you precede it with "a". Use a local radio station, a local newspaper, a local news outlet, etc.
translated the term into "an old ***" in Chinese. I ... that appropriate. I would certainly glad to hear your comments.

The translation is incorrect. bigot noun disapproving a person who has strong, unreasonable beliefs and who thinks that anyone ... a loud-mouthed, opinionated bigot." bigoted adjective "She's so bigoted that she refuses to accept anyone who doesn't think like her."

Or even "think like she".

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The Spanish press translated it into "fanatic". I call that lazy translating. Even the billingual dictionary translates it to "intolerant".

They didn't "unlawfully arrest" you to obtain your ID. They stopped you because one member of the team observed ... buddy untill the buddy pulled you over, in order to make sure the buddy pulled over the right car (you).

I know this started with words utttered in the UK, but still want to commment.
This is one of these English words that have no exact single-word translations into other languages. The same happened with ... wrong - 'intolerant' is not better than 'fanatic'. Fanaticism is the biggest component of bigotry, I think, with intolerance and

In the USA, intolerance is the biggest component of bigotry these days, and the original meaning, of having ones mind made up and being unwiling to change it, is practically lost. I would bet that 90% of tolerant Americans believe that almost all bigots can change their mind and their ways, and that they have believed that for 50 years or more. I"m one of them.
News stories I just saw one last week even though they are not very frequent about Klansmen, people who spit on black students trying to integrate Central High School in Birmingham for example, who deny the things they used to believe, who say now that they were wrong, and are now are asking for forgiveness, just confirms this view by Americans.
hypocrisy added to the mixture. The (un)suitability of that translation was noticed and discussed in soc.culture.bulgaria.

Is that written in English or Bulgarian?
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What does this mean?

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This is one of these English words that have no ... better than 'fanatic'. Fanaticism is the biggest component of bigotry,

Oh, I don't think so. A person can be a bigot without being fanatical about it. I think of fanatics as being devoted to a cause. Bigots don't have causes. Just strong dislikes.

I agree.
I think, with intolerance and hypocrisy added to the mixture.

Again, I don't see bigots as hypocritical. Some are; the ones who pretend to accept. Many, though, are openly bigoted and make no pretense about it.

I agree again.

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Recently the British PM used the term, and I saw a local media translated the term into "an old ***" in Chinese.  I wonder if this translation is correct, personally, I think it is not that appropriate. I would certainly glad to hear your comments. Kevin in Hong Kong

Well she is a Grandmother of 66

Wow, if she had 8 kids that would be 8 kids for each of them, plus some.
add that to how intolerance features in bigotry and mixed it up with what could be seen as bluntness, straight ... and misconstrue that as being opinionated stubbornness, which might be the hall marks of bitchiness, and there you have it.

There you go.
This would work except he commented not on her but on her statement.
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