Posted on 14 Nov 2019

Chewinga - chewing gum


Posted on 27 Oct 2019

O φουρπαδόρος (foorbadoros) : footballer

Το στέισιον - τα στέισια : station- stations

Tagged: London, West

Xenia Karayiannis

Posted on 04 Oct 2019

Boxshia (plural of boxes)
Chickia (plural of chicken)
Ta carka (curry sauce)
Sausinges (sausage…


Posted on 25 Sep 2019

Sos-in-jez - Sausages


Posted on 11 Sep 2019

belozerkia = below zero (θεμροκρασίες υπό του μηδενός), ιδίως στη φράση "Ήρκεψαν τα μπελοζέρκια" (I…

Kurios Horkatos

Posted on 09 Sep 2019

Na chakaro / na chakaris / na charkaroumen
Na parkaro / na parkaris / na parkaroumen
To Parkinn

Christopher C. (via email)

Posted on 09 Sep 2019

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)

Posted on 09 Sep 2019

I am fascinated by your research into Grenglish. I was born and brought up in London, UK, originall…


Posted on 04 Sep 2019

This is wonderful and would be a shame to lose the cypriot/english language as spoken by that immig…


Posted on 26 Aug 2019

My parents had a dress making factory in the sixties,as did many others .

Kofti. pattern cutter…


Posted on 22 Aug 2019

Mobai/Μόπαη - Mobile
Passoporto/Πασσοπόρτο - passport
Googli/Κούκλη - google
Noodli/Νούδλη - no…


Posted on 21 Aug 2019

Buso - bus
Boxi - box
Ketlo- kettle
Gooun green - Wood Green


Posted on 20 Aug 2019

Εξαπεννύν Woolworths because everything was 6 pence
Two-λογιων instead of δυο λογιών two types


Posted on 20 Aug 2019

Ναξιέν Nags Head Holloway
Θα σε βρω στο Ναξιέν
Μήτρα = metre

Tagged: Names, Place


Posted on 19 Aug 2019

Πενταδακτιλο μΣ


The last καφενέ in Harringay closed down a few months back and t…

Christopher C.

Posted on 15 Aug 2019

I was born (1947) in London, to Greek Cypriot parents; for five years (from the age of 6 years till…

Androulla L.

Posted on 15 Aug 2019

Sandwigi = sandwich

Billin = the bill (when you have paid for something).


Posted on 12 Aug 2019

Ter-Park Lane - Turnpike Lane tube station

Tagged: Tube, station


Posted on 12 Aug 2019

Is the ‘on’ in ‘ketlon’ a ‘Greekified’ ending, or does it come from the English usage...’put the ke…

Andoulla L. (via email)

Posted on 12 Aug 2019

Hi my grandparents and mum would say "garash" for garage.

"Vud green" was Wood Green.

"Grips …

Barry Paraskeva

Posted on 11 Aug 2019

Grazy Ro = Greys Inn Road

Andy Diomedes

Posted on 11 Aug 2019

Postagis - postman , polishmanos- policeman, stampa-stamp, oringa- orange drink ,shopka- shops, car…


Posted on 11 Aug 2019

Polishmanos - policeman

Dusbajeris - dustbinman- garbage collector


Posted on 11 Aug 2019

Basso.... meaning Bus
Marketta...meaning Market
Edmonto Gree.... Edmonton Green
Fishatiko... Fis…


Posted on 11 Aug 2019

Abetchou - I bet you
Dipozito- deposit
Boxi- box
Basaris- bus driver
Garashi - garage

Desmond Michael

Posted on 10 Aug 2019

Fishadigon = Fish & Chip Shop

Chris Christofi

Posted on 10 Aug 2019

i posta
i tosta


Posted on 09 Aug 2019

Miss Grill that is Mixed Grill

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


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


Posted on 31 Jul 2019

Best one ever is Manjaro Bisness - mind your own business

When my mother is unwell she drinks Le…


Posted on 31 Jul 2019

Postlamp lamppost

Maria T

Posted on 31 Jul 2019

Gayfre- girlfriend

meshini- washing machine


Posted on 30 Jul 2019

Stamba /stamp
Gapten down /Camden town


Posted on 30 Jul 2019

Appoïmata - appointments


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…


Posted on 25 Jul 2019

Flipper =pin ball machine

Tagged: BBC


Posted on 24 Jul 2019

O fílos
O Skoteinós

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,…


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…