As people are slowly starting to discover the 69 new emojis that just flooded our phones, we thought we’d help sort the trash from the treasure as we identify which emojis are the most useful for the Maltese people. Here are the nine you’re gonna use the most.
1. The pastizz
We don’t care what it’s supposed to be, it’s a pastizz now.
2. The kunserva
What’s a Maltese cupboard without at least seven cans of kunserva? And now things are even more official with a new emoji… pity it’s lacking the three hills.
3. The xummiemu
A casual reminder of the eco-warrior from our past, the xummiemu is the perfect way to remind people to recycle, clean up the mess they left or if you’re looking to get metaphorical, clean up their lives.
4. The ‘fqajtli moħħi bro’
How many times have you stood there listening to someone and been absolutely blown away by the gossip they just dumped on you. Now you have the emoji to react to that.
5. The orange heart
Welcoming the Partit Demokratiku to the scene with a colour-appropriate heart.
6. The PN
All set for the next medieval counter-proposal the opposition offers up. We’re looking at you Tonio Fenech.
7. The dagħa sfrenat
An easy reaction to traffic, the emoji to describe your livid neighbour or just a reaction to all the shit the island can throw your way. When in doubt, swear it out.
8. The torta
Whether you’re discussing the incredible lunch your Nanna just made, or trying to save time texting your friends about your favourite meme by sending “(pie emoji) min?” – the torta is here to deliver us.
9. The new mazza
Aka: Il-ġisem ta’ Kristu
This one is a little long-winded, but the cupped hands are clearly about to receive the host, which as we all know is preceded by: “Il-ġisem ta’ Kristu”.
Now take that out of context and apply it to someone looking amazing as you compliment their figure and you have the perfect new way of saying ‘hey hottie’.
Bonus: The Paceville starter pack
The three main stages of inebriation at the island’s favourite nightlife hot spot.