Greetings from Malta; The "Bapopik" Virus Isn't From Me
Bapopik at AOL.COM
Bapopik at AOL.COM
Tue Oct 15 20:49:22 UTC 2002
THE "BAPOPIK" VIRUS ISN'T FROM ME
The "Bapopik" virus isn't from me. I apologize to anyone who opened thinking that it was from me. I have absolutely nothing to do with it.
I knew ten years ago that ADS-ers can be unkind to me, but this is borderline crime. "Bapopik" (Barry A. Popik) is my name.
GREETINGS FROM MALTA
Greetings from Malta. I can't say that I'll move here. It's my first day, and it's just a thought.
The weather here is nicely warm.
MALTA SLANG--I didn't find any English slang books yet.
MALTESE--It's still spoken! Most everything, of course, is written in English, though.
VINTAGE BUSES--"KEEP CLEAR VINTAGE BUSES TERMINUS." The buses are a sight. They're not just for tourists; people use the old things.
A quick check of the online OED shows that almost NONE of these terms can be found in the OED. Malta, OED, Malta! It used to be governed by--oh, you know!
PASTIZZI and PASTIZZERIA--Found everywhere. Gotta be in OED!
ARANCINI (rice balls)--Found everywhere. One place has Bolognese, Siciliana, Chicken & Ham.
QASSATA or QASSATAT--Found everywhere. One place has Cheese/Peas/Spinach.
BRAGIOLI or BRAGGIOLI (Beef Olives)--Found everywhere.
FRESH GBEJNIET SALAD--Gbejniet is everywhere. Gotta be in OED.
KNICKERBOCKER GLORY or KNICKER BOCKER GLORY--Found at least three places. Three flavours of ice cream (chocolate, vanilla, pistachio), cream, and fruit salad.
MALTESE SANDWICH (FTIRA)--Ftira is everywhere. One place describes the sandwich as "A traditional ftira brushed with oil with tuna, capers, olives, beans, tomatoes, onions, and gbejniet.
MALTESE PIZZA--Found at just one place. Tomatoes, Sausage, Gozzo Cheese, Oregano, Olives.
CLOSED PIZZA--A Calzone. The name "closed pizza" was seen in at least three places.
RABBIT STEW OR FRIED IN GARLIC (MALTESE DISH)--Seen many place, but I ain't eatin' it.
MALTESE COFFEE--WIth Anisette. Seen just one place.
MEDITERRANEAN COFFEE--Metaxa and Galliano, seen one place.
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