Contributions

Desmond Michael

Posted on 08 Aug 2019

Polishmanos = Policeman
Banga = Bank
Marketa = Market
Duspierithes = Dustmen

Also, perhaps no…

Angeliggi E. (via twitter)

Posted on 05 Aug 2019

I’m sat here in Cyprus slowly descending into a food coma after being almost force fed for 3 days a…

Tagged: England

Pepa

Posted on 05 Aug 2019

to steamin (το στίμιν) = steam

η σέλλα (cella) = cellar

Tagged: London, West

antonia bridge

Posted on 31 Jul 2019

Mersendess - Mercedes

Bolismanos - Policeman

Despina

Posted on 31 Jul 2019

Best one ever is Manjaro Bisness - mind your own business

When my mother is unwell she drinks Le…

Kris

Posted on 31 Jul 2019

Postlamp lamppost

Maria T

Posted on 31 Jul 2019

Gayfre- girlfriend

meshini- washing machine

Tina

Posted on 30 Jul 2019

Stamba /stamp
Gapten down /Camden town

Georgia

Posted on 30 Jul 2019

Appoïmata - appointments

Pepa

Posted on 28 Jul 2019

vacha (η βάτσια - οι βάτσιες): voucher
nectarina (η νεκταρίνα - οι νεκταρίνες): nectarin
sackaro …

Tagged: London, West

I Stellou

Posted on 28 Jul 2019

Some contributions from my parents… 😊

Πάσο - bus

Κκόμφμο - fabric softener (ANY fabric soften…

Barnabas

Posted on 25 Jul 2019

Flipper =pin ball machine

Tagged: BBC

Barnabas

Posted on 24 Jul 2019

Proxeneía
O fílos
O Skoteinós
Bakalis
Methysméno
palavós
Ydravlikós
Ippasía
Pantófla

Tagged: BBC

Tony Tasou

Posted on 22 Jul 2019

What a lovely project, to raise the profile of our Cypriot patois.

Some words that come to mind,…

Pepa

Posted on 20 Jul 2019

το ποξιούι (boxshoui) = small box

Tagged: London, West

Yiayia Christina

Posted on 18 Jul 2019

Sweetchariko - the sweet shop / corner shop
nautikoui / nautikoua - little naughty one
shesikoui …

Mr Way (via twitter)

Posted on 18 Jul 2019

Tin Batiha sou- reference to someone’s head 😁

Tagged: London

Andy (via twitter)

Posted on 18 Jul 2019

If we're doing shops today

🐟Fishatiko - Fish and Chip Shop
Restorun - Restaurant
Bren Cro - B…

Pantelis S (via twitter)

Posted on 18 Jul 2019

Checkarre .... check / look at.
Boxie .... box / crate.

Cos Costs

Posted on 12 Jul 2019

Not sure if this has already been mentioned but when I was young:

The Sweet Shop = “sweetchitiko…

Greg Theoharis

Posted on 11 Jul 2019

"En en" was a phrase my Yiayia and Pappou used which was added as a confirmation at the end of a st…

Koulla Y. (via twitter)

Posted on 08 Jul 2019

What about postagis (postman)?

Tagged: Ireland, Northern

Pantelis S (via twitter)

Posted on 08 Jul 2019

Sarjis .. Sergeant
Gabedanios ... Captain
Billotos .. Pilot
Aeroblano ... Airplane
Ellicobte…

Tagged: professions

Kyri P.

Posted on 07 Jul 2019

fatta (or farta) = fat woman

Tagged: London, West

Peter Papacosta

Posted on 07 Jul 2019

I remember my yia yia when she tried to say thank you. It came out as thekyou

Tagged: Thank, Thekyou, =, you

Keko

Posted on 06 Jul 2019

Some of the many many grenlish words I hear from my grandparents:

Kkonteina (singular, feminine)…

LURUCiNALI

Posted on 05 Jul 2019

pinas = peanuts

ais borg krisbi leters = crispy iceberg lettuce

garlegs = garlic

brod bi…

Mar mar

Posted on 05 Jul 2019

Daspi- dust bin
Blokos - street block

Andy (via twitter)

Posted on 05 Jul 2019

Plumas (Plumber)
Lektrisha (Electrician)
Fishas (Fish and chips shop owner(ME)) and my favourit…

Mr Way (via twitter)

Posted on 05 Jul 2019

Polishmanos
Chefis
Cumboy (cowboy) was a nickname for a friend

Tagged: London, professions;

Pantelis S (via twitter)

Posted on 05 Jul 2019

Farmathoros .. farmer
Gaffejis .. cafe owner
Hehmasta .. headmaster
Cuntunt .. accountant
D…

Tagged: professions

Longjacket

Posted on 05 Jul 2019

Fishburi Park- Finsbury Park

Longjacket

Posted on 05 Jul 2019

Banga- Bank
Postofi- Post Office
Postijis- Postman
Kedlon- Kettle
Machdonna- Mcdees
Ston Turko…

Andy P

Posted on 05 Jul 2019

Hari Pak Lane
Some kind of Cypriot malfunction when trying to say Turnpike Lane but morphing it wi…

Andy P

Posted on 05 Jul 2019

Mashingez
Machine Guns

Andreas Georgiou

Posted on 04 Jul 2019

Ela funni Castle - Elephant and Castle

Exapenni - old pre decimal sixpence

To Exapenni - Wool…

Michele

Posted on 03 Jul 2019

I heard another one tonight from my auntie -emoovare ...
She moved!!

Tagged: London, North

Maria

Posted on 03 Jul 2019

Gayfren.... girlfriend 😂 that's what my father in law said tonight 😂😂😂

Tagged: London, North

Maria

Posted on 03 Jul 2019

Before I forget.
Grenglish word
Unsure if it's been used

Parkari... Ebien Na Parkari 🤣

Tagged: London, North

Sotiris Hajittofi (sidney)

Posted on 03 Jul 2019

box- boxin. boxes- boxia(boksha, it's important to get the pronounciation correct)
list- lista,…

Sotiris Hajittofi (Sidney)

Posted on 03 Jul 2019

box- boxin. boxes- boxia(boksha, it's important to get the pronounciation correct)
list- lista,…

Maria N. (via twitter)

Posted on 02 Jul 2019

My Dad’s aunt lived in St John’s Wood - she would say she took “the buso to Captain Down to go to …

Andy (via twitter)

Posted on 02 Jul 2019

Continuing with the add an "a" to English words to turn them into Cypriot, how many people had thei…

Tagged: Chichester

Kyp

Posted on 02 Jul 2019

Crookithes = crooks or scammers

Xpisto

Posted on 01 Jul 2019

Yiayias favourite singer:

Gliffdis - cliff richards

JohnA (via twitter)

Posted on 01 Jul 2019

Buseri
Fishatiko
Nti-keta = generic word for train pass, theatre seat or parking fine

Tagged: London

John

Posted on 30 Jun 2019

Brand names. All my parents toothpastes were Gol-gate

John

Posted on 30 Jun 2019

A very good friend of mine created the word antisiseptic. Pronounced the Greek way Andi...etc. she …