* noiseless fart
(n.) In Maltese there is a distinction between ''bassa'' (a fart) and a ''fiswa'' (a noiseless fart). ''Fiswa'' is also used for someone who divulges secrets, pokes their nose in other people's business or who simply is irritating.
According to a local proverb, ''bassa daħka u fiswa ġlieda'', literally ''a fart is a laugh and a fiswa is a fight''. Nobody admits to breaking wind silently.
"Kxiftni, ja fiswa!"
"You've given me away, you noiseless fart!"
Submitted August 2020