6 Maltese Feelings We Need To Invent A Word For
Someone get on these ASAP
Waldeinsamkeit - the ridiculously niche German word for 'that feeling you get when you wander through the woods'. Many countries have their fair share of untranslatable words, and these are our suggestions for moments that are extremely Maltese, and desperately require a word in out language.
1. The thrill that comes with picking at a ħobża's crust before arriving home
And breaking off the outer crust to find the soft heaven on the inside.
2. The disgust you feel when you step out of the shower and are already sweating
This spell of cold makes it easy to forget just how savage our summer's heat can be. There's few things sadder than sweating right out of the shower.
3. The sense of abandonment that washes over you when you wait 50 minutes for a bus that isn't coming
But the sun-bleached paper stuck to the bus stop is telling me it should have been here 10 minutes ago...
4. The euphoric rush you get after your first bite of a pastizz while drunk
There's nothing quite like it!
5. The superhuman rage that takes over after you hit a pothole
"I KNEW IT WAS THERE I HATE MYSELF I SHOULD HAVE SLOWED DOWN BUT THE COUNCIL SHOULD REALLY HAVE DONE SOMETHING ABOUT IT AND WHY DOESN'T MY CAR HAVE BETTER SUSPENSION IF I HAVE A PUNCTURE I'M SUING THE GOVERNMENT!"
6. The preemptive fear of the amount of traffic you're going to meet on your journey home
If I leave the office by 5:30 hopefully I'll be home in time to see my new-born baby graduate from university.