Contributions

Athi

Posted on 17 Jun 2019

Telefono- telephone
Televizio- television
Postagis- postman
Baseris- bus driver
Lamba-lamp
Sai…

Tagged: London, North

Kate

Posted on 17 Jun 2019

Midra: meter
Lieshman: Linesman

Tagged: London, North

Katerina

Posted on 17 Jun 2019

Shefesh bush- shepherds Bush

Tagged: London, North

Maria

Posted on 17 Jun 2019

Xabenee=woolworths
Xabenee is probably the most accurate because woolworths was known as the 6penn…

Tagged: London, North

Thalia

Posted on 17 Jun 2019

Camedown - Camden town

Lydia

Posted on 17 Jun 2019

Xabenee = Woolworths

Tagged: London, North

Maria

Posted on 17 Jun 2019

Fishlee. ..... Finchley

Tagged: London, North

Kate

Posted on 17 Jun 2019

Chinga: chewing gum

Tagged: London, North

Stallo

Posted on 17 Jun 2019

Slippes - slippers
Tie - tights
Vassos- vase
D-lefono = telephone 📞
Lamba = lamp

Tagged: London, North

Chris Nicolaou

Posted on 17 Jun 2019

cuppaboti - cup of tea

Tagged: australia, Brisbane

Chris Nicolaou

Posted on 17 Jun 2019

roofy - the Roof
roomie - the bedroom
busi - the bus
Chako Levendi - Good looking guy
S…

Katerina

Posted on 17 Jun 2019

Kenglo = kettle
Buso

Tagged: London, North

Maria

Posted on 17 Jun 2019

Postoffy😀😂

Tagged: London, North

Michele

Posted on 17 Jun 2019

O Lanlos = Landlord
Pennes ( not penis) = pens
Marketta = market
Restoran = restaurant

Tagged: London, North

Thalia

Posted on 17 Jun 2019

Tesgoes- Tesco
Fishbury Park - Finsbury Park

Tagged: London, North

Nicolas Nicolaides

Posted on 17 Jun 2019

Postagis postman

Michael Vassiliou

Posted on 17 Jun 2019

Roofigis - The man who fixes roof problems like broken tiles etc

Tagged: Roof

Yiota Savvas

Posted on 16 Jun 2019

Pudinga = pudding / desert 🤪

Maria

Posted on 16 Jun 2019

"bordokka" (with the accent on the first o)
for 'Bordokkali'

Tagged: London, North

Michele

Posted on 16 Jun 2019

Who can guess what "kaounta" is?
It's 'Counter'

"Dabrida" for interpreter

Tagged: London, North

Cleo R.

Posted on 16 Jun 2019

Guys you also have to think of words the other way around.

For example, 'No Horses' aka Oi apar…

Tagged: London, North

Nick

Posted on 15 Jun 2019

Postoffi = Post Office
Nagsiade = Nags Head pub Holloway Rd
Stamba = Stamp
Banga = Bank
Sauseng…

Yianna

Posted on 15 Jun 2019

Letta (singular), lettes (plural) = lettuce
Stekki = steak
Beiko = bacon
Frizza = freezer
I ha…

Chris (via Twitter)

Posted on 15 Jun 2019

Plural of chicken? Τσικια - Chickya.
In chip shop - fkarta chickya na ksibaosoun! 😂

Mr Way and Panteli S. (via Twitter)

Posted on 15 Jun 2019

When I was a kid it was stedde, but since I married, my girls have Yiayia’s. Also, I used to sleep …

Panteli S. (via Twitter)

Posted on 15 Jun 2019

We loved it when with mum we would get the bussoh (bus) to sanbangra (St. Pancras) board the drenno…

Angeliki E. (via Twitter)

Posted on 15 Jun 2019

Pieijis (pie-i-jis) as in the pie man! Θα πάω να πληρώσω τον pieijis 🤣 chip shop chat.

Savvas Savva

Posted on 14 Jun 2019

When I came to England someone told me
Έβαλα τεπόζιτο για σπίτι και μετά κάτι έγινε και το έχασα …

Katerina

Posted on 14 Jun 2019

Darly mou - My darling

Themis

Posted on 13 Jun 2019

Hartono to kitsoui
Literally putting new wallpaper in the kitchen
Can be understood to mean that …

Kyri P.

Posted on 12 Jun 2019

Grillota (η γκριλλόττα) = griddle plate / wire rack tray for grilling

Debs

Posted on 12 Jun 2019

Billi - The bill / Λογαριασμό

Το Billi plis
The bill please

Sip

Posted on 12 Jun 2019

Fogies, pronounced like greek φώκιες. “Το Λονδινο eshi πολλες fogies”. = it’s very foggy in london

Laki

Posted on 12 Jun 2019

Oh My Kounes (Goodness)

Stella

Posted on 12 Jun 2019

Mbesh= beige
Picha= peach

Maria Panayiodou

Posted on 12 Jun 2019

Busairis = bus conductor my mum and friends used this word in the 70’s

Taxigis = taxi driver

George skordis

Posted on 12 Jun 2019

Rashion from rationing.word used by enclave persons in the maronite village of kormakitis for the w…

Anastasia

Posted on 12 Jun 2019

My Yiayia and Bapoo use the Gringlish word ‘hoteli’ for ‘hotel’ rather than the standard Greek word…

Nadia S. (via twitter)

Posted on 12 Jun 2019

Neighbour of some cousins in Cyprus, who’d lived many years in London. They used to call her ‘Κουνά…

Tagged: Goodnight, SE London

Spurs Andro

Posted on 12 Jun 2019

Mapo Mop
Mooshamas Floor lino
penn'es penny's (coins or pens)
sausinjar sau…

Anastasis Tavropoulos

Posted on 12 Jun 2019

Here's some Cypriot
Chiaera - Chair

Koutchises - to hit something (with a projectile) from Engl…

Iacovos Neophytou

Posted on 11 Jun 2019

Που εν η κόρη σου;

Μα εν ηξέρω. Is suppose to είσιεν ν´αρτει σήμερα.

More code-switching, t…

Iacovos Neophytou

Posted on 11 Jun 2019

Έλα να σ´ακκάσω - Elephant and Castle

Source: My dad. He tells of an old lady who described th…

Iacovos Neophytou

Posted on 11 Jun 2019

Πρόσεχε, εν πολλά κκράφτησσα τούτη.

- Be careful, she is very crafty / deceitful / untrustworth…

Mariou

Posted on 11 Jun 2019

Umboola = ambulance
Cofflax = cornflakes or any other breakfast cereal

Katia

Posted on 11 Jun 2019

Knithete κνιθετε = scratching
Ampou lalis = ti les
Centra heati = central Finchley

Vaso

Posted on 11 Jun 2019

Stochin - Stodgy

Christos

Posted on 11 Jun 2019

chiki - chicken
kookka - cooker