Our beloved bulbul is having it rough but took time out from his shitty job and PhD woes to call my attention to this wonderful post by Max Dingli; never mind the silly “untranslatable” framing (I wish that meme would dry up and blow away), these are just world-class phrases that make me want to learn Maltese. Sample:
1. “M’hawnx min ibul ma saqajk!”
Literal translation: “There is nobody to urinate against your legs.”
What it means: “You are unparalleled in the field of whatever we are discussing”
Example of use: “Sewwejtlek l-Escort, Fred.” (“I’ve fixed your Escort, Fred.)
“King int, m’hawnx min ibul ma saqajk!” (“You’re a king. There is nobody to urinate against your legs.”
Great gifs, too. Now go forth and conquer, bulbul! Illegitimi non carborundum!