Contributions

Sid Paparestis

Posted on 21 Jun 2019

Andressa = Address
Stampa = Stamp
Ticketo = ticket

Exapeni = was used to refer to Woolworths b…

Sophia M

Posted on 21 Jun 2019

My mum was talking to my non-greek husband about Cyprus. On saying "Cyprus has many beautiful bitch…

Sophia M

Posted on 21 Jun 2019

My aunt is famous for saying "tissue" for T Shirt, as in "gie mou forise do tissue sou"

annao

Posted on 21 Jun 2019

My yiayia used to say ´Ferilikkos´ for fairy liquid !

Yianna Hajiantonis

Posted on 21 Jun 2019

To postofi = post office

I oringa = orange drink. My parents didn't use this word but I've heard…

zoe

Posted on 21 Jun 2019

ti sidiroo = sitting room

to kichi

brettez = breakfast

sossinja = sausage

aiscri = ice…

Pav mastihi

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

As you do, you go to Σεσπουρι to do the σιοπια in the γεριμη the βρακα. No idea where his πασκεττα…

Pav mastihi

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

The huge crowds were after the man with the γεριμη την βρακα that goes all τρικκι τρακα, so they ha…

Chris Christodoulou

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

My favourite story is when someone said to me they went to the shopkia to get some rollous yia na t…

Stathi Papadopoullos

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Stoupoma = lid = καπάκι

George

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Bango = Kitchen Worktop

Nick Nicolaou

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Mercendez - Mercedes Benz

George

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Macses (Pensa) = Marks & Spencer
Garlic = Carling

Maximus

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Randar = radar

Maximus

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Kyprezika:

Spoken Cypriot dialect with English words sprinkled in.

Or Cypriot or Greek words …

Tony kyriacou

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Kettlon = kettle
Busson = Bus
Parkon = Park
Chigouin = A little piece of chicken

Jon Donnis

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Sapnab - Sat Nav (Satellite navigation)

Jon Donnis

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

"Hem / Hemself" - My dad uses Hem instead of Him or Her, Himself or Herself.

Even after living …

Barry Paraskeva

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Goombrella which is Grenglish for Umbrella

Maria

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Apikipan. Had me baffled for years, until at about the age of 12 I realised my mum was saying “ I …

Martin Pyroyiannos

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Addressa- address
Mapo- mop
Treno - train
Sandala- sandals
Ascot- boiler
Mapa- football
Fishb…

hatou

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Kavnas - Governor

Julie panayi

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

MAPOS=MOP
TANKIN=TANK
ASINPATHISTOS=UNLIKABLE
MESHINA=DRESSMAKER

Andy Winters

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Yiayia lived in Manor Gardens (Fishbury park)in the 60's. Emigrated to London from Northern Cyprus …

Ευγένιος Δανιήλ

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Στους Ινδιάνους I.e. asian corner shop
Μπλοκάρει blocking

I did also want to draw your atten…

Tagged: #crusaders

Michele

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Experiotita - Experience

Tagged: London, North

Kat

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Tsaera -chair

Vasili Soteriou

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Pomligao

Vasili Soteriou

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Pomligao

Εικονοκλάστης

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Μιγκταουλάς/Μιγκταουλάδες: MGTOW. Για όσους δεν ξέρουν, MGTOW σημαίνει: men going their own way στα…

Tagged: MGTOW

Katerina Kyriacou

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Nottis (naughty boy)
Nottissa (naughty girl)
Froziera (freezer)
Lemonotzoutzo (Lemon juice)
Box…

Nicholas Nicou

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Kori- in Greek you would refer to a close friend or family member who is female and saying that wor…

Stella

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Sesbury - Sainsbury
Fishlay- Finchley
Captain Down - Camden Town
Chikia - more than 1 chicken
L…

Christina

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

'Faies' (fires)
My parents used this word to describe the central heating in the house or the heat…

Vasilis

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Busoui - single deck bus
Mitra - Meter
Mixa - Mixer
Carpetta - carpet
Fucklikkia - dirty words

Dionne Georgiou

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Traffication-indicators!
I found out recently that the "verico" grapes that are so lovely and juic…

Kaela

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Amboulans - ambulance
Hansfree - earphones
Toustro - two stroke motor oil
Molteeses - maltesers

Lena

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Yardi - backyard
Caro - car
Friza - fridge

Toff

Posted on 19 Jun 2019

Polishmanos. Policeman.
Dustbieris. Dustman.
Fishatiko. Fish n chip shop.
Hoteli. Hotel.…

Panayiota Nicola

Posted on 19 Jun 2019

Dressin-ga for dressing gown
limbero- ants
Do Boio - the cellar
fishadiko- fish and chip shop

Despi

Posted on 19 Jun 2019

Gouches street = Goodge Street

Helen Kirilov

Posted on 19 Jun 2019

Umboula = Ambulance
Negen = Neck end of lamb
Tescoui = Tesco Metro
Basketan = Basket

Soulla

Posted on 19 Jun 2019

Banka-bank
Billi=bill
Checking=cheque
Ambula-ambulance
Addresa=address
Basso=bus

Harry Charalambous

Posted on 19 Jun 2019

“Unbisteftable”
unbelievable . Mixture of the 2 languages . A must for your dictionary cos i thi…

Maria Seminara

Posted on 19 Jun 2019

American/Cypriot:
Car=Karo
Jar = Njara
Stamp = stampa
Check (bank) = Checki
Check (look over)…

Chrisy L

Posted on 19 Jun 2019

Bagapontis/Bagapontides - Vagabond/s i.e. con artists

Λαζαρώ

Posted on 19 Jun 2019

Being born and raised in the uk, not london but manchester, i was good friends with georgiou s moth…

YODI

Posted on 19 Jun 2019

A very modern one:
Do Cha-cha= The Charger, cos most Greek YiaYias have phones nowadays
Some of …