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…

Desmond Michael

Posted on 08 Aug 2019

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

Also, perhaps no…


Posted on 03 Jul 2019

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

Parkari... Ebien Na Parkari 🤣

Tagged: London, North


Posted on 30 Jun 2019

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


Posted on 30 Jun 2019

As it's hay-fever season my Grenglish word is "Apptchuristigga" I sneezed.

Andy (via twitter)

Posted on 26 Jun 2019

To add a few from the beautiful game
Korna = Corner
Sentra = Cross i.e. to center the ball

Tagged: Chichester


Posted on 26 Jun 2019

Greek Cypriots in New Zealand are very very few. There are more Greeks in Wellington but all those…

Tagged: UK, New Zealand

Pav mastihi

Posted on 25 Jun 2019


I somehow ended up at a Greek Cypriot shop food called Despina’s in S…

Angela N.

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

I'm so glad you're doing this. It's something I wanted to do, but didn't where to start or have tim…

Tagged: London


Posted on 25 Jun 2019

I'm of English mother tongue and my knowledge of Greek or Cypriot is very, very basic (maybe a coup…

Anna & George Georgiou

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

Grenglish English
Dusbieries Dustmen
Flano Wash cloths/flannels
Basketa Basket


Posted on 23 Jun 2019

I have 2 brilliant words nobody knows about. They are probably worth about £1000 each. But you can …

Tagged: Edmonton

George D

Posted on 22 Jun 2019

Bomb-li-gao: this was what they used to call a pub (from 'public house'). One of the funniest Greng…

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…


Posted on 20 Jun 2019


Spoken Cypriot dialect with English words sprinkled in.

Or Cypriot or Greek words …

Barry Paraskeva

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Goombrella which is Grenglish for Umbrella

Andy Winters

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

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

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…


Posted on 20 Jun 2019

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

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…

Pav Mastihi

Posted on 09 Jun 2019


What wonderful names for band and an album. …

Pav Mastihi

Posted on 08 Jun 2019

Οι αηρισς / the Irish (this is interesting because presumably my parents generation didn't know any…

Pav Mastihi

Posted on 08 Jun 2019


The Yεεrologist

The name of a travelling van selling authentic Greek gyro in market…

Pav Mastihi

Posted on 05 Jun 2019


The name of the band Halloumunati is a Grenglish name for a punk/ rebetiko…


Posted on 03 Jun 2019

1) Fanos = extractor fan. Deriving from the word Fan
2) Ketlos = kettle.
3) Chekki = Cheque
4) B…

Pav Panayioti Mastihi

Posted on 03 Jun 2019

Οι πιτλοι/ the Beatles ( the band, not the insects)

Ο ποηφρε/ boyfriend

Η κεηφρε/ the girlfr…


Posted on 01 Jun 2019

English. Grenglish
Concrete Goun gree

Wood Green. Goun green

Kyriakos karallis

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

Karo/Caro: car/automobile
tsaera: chair
Driavaris: driving

Mony Savva Thomas

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

Carro - Grenglish for Car
Blanketa - GRenglish for blanket

Origins South Africa, Australia

Kyri P

Posted on 31 May 2019

Do Basso - the bus
Karpeto - carpet
Do kitchin - kitchen
To keto - kettle

My mother came o…

Tagged: Mum's, dialect

Pav Panayioti Mastihi

Posted on 31 May 2019

Two hysterically funny examples involving my sister.

In the 60s we grew up in Captain tow. My p…

Nicholas Nicou

Posted on 31 May 2019

Oringa- orange juice.
Enen - den einai - it's not
Basketo - basket
Boxin - box

Not sure if t…