Posted on 17 Dec 2021

Un-bestevable - something unbelievable / apistefto at once
Caro - car, automobile
Basketa - baske…


Posted on 05 Aug 2021

Football Database:
Argentina –
Brazil –…

Tagged: football, database


Posted on 14 Apr 2021

*busso / bus - at a guess there were not many buses in rural Cyprus when people left in the 1960s a…

Tagged: Gipriaka


Posted on 04 Apr 2021

Some words that we use...

Scooba- broom
Vaso- vase
Aparo- horse

My mum also said my yia yia…


Posted on 07 Dec 2020

Epiasan ta belozirka!

It’s getting cold (temperature below zero) ! 😂

Soteris Prodromou

Posted on 15 Sep 2020

Naxi Ed instead of Nags Head.

James Neophytou

Posted on 18 Aug 2020



My wife’s grandmother, God rest her soul, used to use this word.

It …

Tagged: Crafty, Craftissa


Posted on 28 Jun 2020

Grillian - Grilled chicken

Rostan- Roast chicken

Boylan- Boiled chicken

Sean-airy - Sean C…


Posted on 16 May 2020

Negatch or Nagatch, people pronounce it differently but it comes from the word anagatcho

Anthony Prokopiou

Posted on 15 May 2020

Middly sex (Middlesex)

Cricklywood (Cricklewood)

Hento Cendra (Hendon Central)


Anthony Prokopiou

Posted on 15 May 2020

Bre Cro (Brent Cross....Shopping Centre)

Centra (Centre)…


Posted on 23 Apr 2020

Batman - o butmun

Diastrofella (via twitter)

Posted on 09 Apr 2020

I knew Chartered Accountant as 'Chartakkas' and Certified Accountant as 'Certafakkas.'


Posted on 09 Apr 2020

Το Φισσάδικον (= Fish and chips shop. Οι πιο πολλοί μαθητες και μαθήτριες είχαν τουλάχιστον δύο!)

Tagged: Nottingham


Posted on 13 Feb 2020

Μπιλοζεριασε= the temperature was below zero
Τα στέκια= steak

Nici Darby

Posted on 13 Feb 2020

Bason - bus
foka - fork
eye skri - ice cream
"elomike" - hello mate
choppes - chops or teeth

Nici Darby

Posted on 13 Feb 2020

Chiki Thaims - Chicken thighs
Bafides - Fajitas
chipes - chips


Posted on 03 Feb 2020

η κκάπα - οι κκάπες (cuba) - cuboard(s)

Tagged: London, West


Posted on 25 Jan 2020

This is a homage to my grandad/papou

Sheppi Bou = Shepherd's Bush
Wemblay = Wembley
Wimblido =…


Posted on 20 Jan 2020

to koushi - ta koushia (τα κούσια) = cushion(s)

Tagged: London, West

Kate panteli

Posted on 19 Jan 2020

Maxespeses = marks and Spenser’s
Sesburi = sainsburies
Ok woo = okwood
Neke = neck end

Madden Χρήστος Walsh

Posted on 05 Dec 2019

words: see you later

pronunceation: SEEoo lateR
the r is trilled


Posted on 29 Nov 2019

sosijes - sausages

kiki mastris

Posted on 27 Nov 2019

cameto town


Posted on 27 Nov 2019

steki - steak


Posted on 26 Nov 2019

passaportin - passport
marketa - market
polishmanos - policeman
basketa -basket
ambula - ambul…


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…