• “Ajma!”

    Christine Galea

    It’s one of those Maltese interjections that are frustratingly impossible to translate accurately into the English language.  Not only. Even in our own language, it takes on a myriad of meanings, depending upon the tone in which it is expressed.   One could say that, in its simplest form, spoken in ...

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  • And the Oscar goes to…

    Christine Galea

    This weekend, movie fans witnessed the biggest error in the history of the Oscars, when the musical film, ‘La La Land’ was mistakenly announced as the best-picture, instead of the actual winner, the coming-of-age drama ‘Moonlight’.   In fact, the producers of the musical were already deep into their victory speeches ...

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  • Żwieġ fis-Sħab? (Marriage in the Clouds?)

    Christine Galea

    When a ‘white paper’ that brought about changes in the Marriage Act was published in October 1991, the document was entitled ‘Sħab Indaqs fiz-Żwieġ ‘ (Equal Partners in Marriage). A friend of mine with a great sense of humour likes to say that it was more a case of ‘Indaqs ...

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