- New Zealand
- North London
belozerkia = below zero (θεμροκρασίες υπό του μηδενός), ιδίως στη φράση "Ήρκεψαν τα μπελοζέρκια" (I…
Na chakaro / na chakaris / na charkaroumen
Na parkaro / na parkaris / na parkaroumen
Christopher C. (via email)
A good many years ago, in a pub near the old London docks, I heard some Greek sailors use a word th…
Luke K. (via email)
I am fascinated by your research into Grenglish. I was born and brought up in London, UK, originall…
This is wonderful and would be a shame to lose the cypriot/english language as spoken by that immig…
My parents had a dress making factory in the sixties,as did many others .
Kofti. pattern cutter…
Mobai/Μόπαη - Mobile
Passoporto/Πασσοπόρτο - passport
Googli/Κούκλη - google
Noodli/Νούδλη - no…
Εξαπεννύν Woolworths because everything was 6 pence
Two-λογιων instead of δυο λογιών two types
The last καφενέ in Harringay closed down a few months back and t…
Sandwigi = sandwich
Billin = the bill (when you have paid for something).
Is the ‘on’ in ‘ketlon’ a ‘Greekified’ ending, or does it come from the English usage...’put the ke…
Andoulla L. (via email)
Hi my grandparents and mum would say "garash" for garage.
"Vud green" was Wood Green.
Postagis - postman , polishmanos- policeman, stampa-stamp, oringa- orange drink ,shopka- shops, car…
Polishmanos - policeman
Dusbajeris - dustbinman- garbage collector
Basso.... meaning Bus
Edmonto Gree.... Edmonton Green
Abetchou - I bet you
Basaris- bus driver
Garashi - garage
Polishmanos = Policeman
Banga = Bank
Marketa = Market
Duspierithes = Dustmen
Also, perhaps no…
Best one ever is Manjaro Bisness - mind your own business
When my mother is unwell she drinks Le…
Some contributions from my parents… 😊
Πάσο - bus
Κκόμφμο - fabric softener (ANY fabric soften…
What a lovely project, to raise the profile of our Cypriot patois.
Some words that come to mind,…
Sweetchariko - the sweet shop / corner shop
nautikoui / nautikoua - little naughty one
Pantelis S (via twitter)
Checkarre .... check / look at.
Boxie .... box / crate.
Not sure if this has already been mentioned but when I was young:
The Sweet Shop = “sweetchitiko…
"En en" was a phrase my Yiayia and Pappou used which was added as a confirmation at the end of a st…