Malta, a nation known for its poise and formality – psych! Catcalling women who walk by is still very much a thing that happens here in Malta, and although some argue they have days where they hate it, and others where they love it – the bottom line remains that as with everything else we do, our choice of words is always… unique.
1. Aw koxxa
Translation: Hey thigh!
Apparently finding this part of the body so appealing that they have to shout out exactly what they like from across the street. Who needs a name when you can call me a limb.
2. Aw Lilly
Translation: Hey flower (specifically a lilly – shocker).
Even though they are calling women an exotic flower, the way it’s verbalised tends to diminish any sense of affection.
3. Dak is-sorm!
When the booty is too hot to handle, you’ve gotta express yourself in as disgusting a way as possible.
4. Aw flower
A variation of the ‘Aw Lilly’, but this time a bit more generic.
5. Xanna Sbejha?
Translation: What’s up beautiful?
This sounds like a super compliment on paper, but when it’s roared at you from a street away – it’s not.
6. Aw slajs
Translation: Hi slice
Having no apparent meaning to it, this catcall confuses women more than anything else. #slajstaxiex
7. Jiena tasty
Translation: I’m tasty
You might be, but I’m certainly not taking a bite.
8. Aw zejza
Translation: Hey tit (yes, singular)
Jaqq, just… jaqq.
Translation: The things I’d do to you…
You can try, but I promise you it will end very badly for you.