As you all probably heard, Mark Zuckerberg announced the new name for the Facebook company brand, Meta.
The reaction that Malta had to the name was not an unexpected one, as it coincidentally turned out to be a Maltese word.
For the non-Maltese speakers struggling to keep up with the jokes, the word “meta” in Maltese translates to “when” in English.
But was it the best choice?
Here are Lovin Malta’s suggestions for eight Maltese words that we think would have worked better than ‘Meta’:
Inspired by the one and only Ian Borg and his unfortunate slip of the tongue during an interview on live television.
Of course, the quintessential Maltese word. ‘Mela’ covers all emotions and reactions, from an immediate yes to a definite no.
3. U ejja
Another classic Maltese phrase, it’s something one would say when they’re trying to convince someone to do something.
A typical Maltese greeting among youngsters and older generations alike, it’s kind of the same as asking someone “What’s up?”
Typically what the Maltese brain goes for whenever someone is displaying bitterness, kind of like a sore loser type of vibe.
6. Aw ħij
How could we forget an all-time classic?
It’s not too far off Facebook is it?
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