Contributions

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…

Greg Theoharis

Posted on 11 Jul 2019

"En en" was a phrase my Yiayia and Pappou used which was added as a confirmation at the end of a st…

Kyri P.

Posted on 07 Jul 2019

fatta (or farta) = fat woman

Tagged: London, West

Mr Way (via twitter)

Posted on 05 Jul 2019

Polishmanos
Chefis
Cumboy (cowboy) was a nickname for a friend

Tagged: London, professions;

Michele

Posted on 03 Jul 2019

I heard another one tonight from my auntie -emoovare ...
She moved!!

Tagged: London, North

Maria

Posted on 03 Jul 2019

Gayfren.... girlfriend 😂 that's what my father in law said tonight 😂😂😂

Tagged: London, North

Maria

Posted on 03 Jul 2019

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

Parkari... Ebien Na Parkari 🤣

Tagged: London, North

JohnA (via twitter)

Posted on 01 Jul 2019

Buseri
Fishatiko
Nti-keta = generic word for train pass, theatre seat or parking fine

Tagged: London

Rebecca Z. (via email)

Posted on 30 Jun 2019

Blockarisnemo / blockaristiken , blockaro , blockaredde Mas .

Tagged: London

Lydia

Posted on 30 Jun 2019

Polishmanos = Policeman

Tagged: London, North

Katerina

Posted on 30 Jun 2019

Kichi -kitchen

Tagged: London, North

Athi

Posted on 28 Jun 2019

Parkin- parking

Tagged: London, North

Stallo

Posted on 28 Jun 2019

Notisa = naughty.
Hotelli = hotel.
Chinezika = Chinese
Stub…

Tagged: London, North

Pepa

Posted on 28 Jun 2019

η λέττα - οι λέττες: letter-letters
✉📧📨📩📬📭📮

Tagged: London, West

Stallo

Posted on 28 Jun 2019

Orinja = orangeade

Tagged: London, North

Litsa

Posted on 27 Jun 2019

How about blondissa-blonde

Tagged: London, North

Stallo

Posted on 27 Jun 2019

Eh chakara = I’ve checked

Tagged: London, North

Rebecca Z. (via email)

Posted on 27 Jun 2019

fishadiggon for fish and chip shop

Tagged: London

Rebecca Z. (via email)

Posted on 27 Jun 2019

Slyeesooess for slices of something

Busserris for bus driver

Posta for post

Postaro P…

Tagged: London

Stallo

Posted on 26 Jun 2019

Resdora = restaurant

Tagged: London, North

Maria

Posted on 26 Jun 2019

O shofferis mas ehathiken
Another one
😂

Tagged: London

Liz G. (via twitter)

Posted on 26 Jun 2019

Slippa!!! Standard everyday word!!

Tagged: London

Maria

Posted on 26 Jun 2019

I just said one!!!!!
Mapo..... mop😱

Tagged: London, North

Litsa

Posted on 26 Jun 2019

My husband just came up with Nursa- nurse

Tagged: London, North

Lukia

Posted on 26 Jun 2019

I have some more;
Agentis for agent
Radiade for radiator
Inshuries for insurance

Tagged: London, North

Michele

Posted on 26 Jun 2019

“controlari “ for control

Tagged: London, North

Maria

Posted on 26 Jun 2019

We're at the airport.
Unsure if this one has already been added... But

Husband just asked me i…

Tagged: London, North

Harry

Posted on 26 Jun 2019

Kavnas

Another interesting word coined by the Cypriots which my father was perplexed back in th…

Tagged: London, New Zealand

Nadia S. (via twitter)

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

Goodnight

Neighbour of some cousins in Cyprus, who’d lived many years in London. They used to ca…

Tagged: London, Cyprus

Pantelis S (via twitter)

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

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

Tagged: London

Place names (via twitter)

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

- Fishbouree puk (from Pantelis S.)

- Palmers Greek (from Marina L.)

- Wooogree (from Christi…

Tagged: London, places

Mr Way (via twitter)

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

Some people would say about my father that he was a “Gend le man” (gentleman)

Tagged: London

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

Harry

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

A usual one is,

'Tha piaso ti pasketta, na pao sti marketta na goraso soseitzia…'

My father t…

Tagged: London

Kipreo-boullos

Posted on 24 Jun 2019

1. O Cash-illis - A person who is rich in money and assets.
Example: Epia esso tou Jimmy na t…

Thalia

Posted on 23 Jun 2019

Gabouti- cup of tea
Favramou- Favourite

Tagged: London, North

Thalia

Posted on 23 Jun 2019

Boutishcian- Beautician
Hoolguns- Hooligans

Tagged: London, North

Harry

Posted on 23 Jun 2019

I lived in London for 20 years and now in New Zealand.

The friendly how are you as per Cypriots …

Tagged: London, New Zealand

Thekla

Posted on 22 Jun 2019

well its more the about the accent you can hear north london cypriot its very specific. I meet peop…

Dion Georgiou

Posted on 22 Jun 2019

To Mbaso - The bus
I Mbanka - The bank

Both terms that I heard my grandfather (born in Cyprus i…

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…

Andy Winters

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

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

Michele

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Experiotita - Experience

Tagged: London, North

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…

MARIA KARAMANOU

Posted on 19 Jun 2019

My dad had a cafe in Ealing, West London and his friends would come in for:
sosija rollous - sausa…

Tagged: Cafe, bookie

Lydia

Posted on 18 Jun 2019

Namboo? What?

Tagged: London, North

Litsa

Posted on 18 Jun 2019

Chaufferis - chauffeur

Tagged: London, North