Tuesday, August 5, 2008

It started off in Sliema

I just happened to be in M & S in Sliema, patiently waiting for my sister to choose some new cloths. I happened to be near the till upstairs when I heard one of the girls on the till telling her collegue "Leave these here, they are of the gentleman". Now I just saw red when I heard her say "of the gentlemen" which of course is the literal english translation of the maltese "tar-ragel".

I do not profess to speak or write perfect maltese, but please please I beg of everyone to either speak maltese or speak grammatically correct english.

I have a lot of other examples to give but I hope this is a start. I would love you to let me know your experiences, describe the person, where and when you heard them speak maltenglo.

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