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Vicky

Posted on 04 Apr 2021

Some words that we use...

Scooba- broom
Vaso- vase
Aparo- horse
Elomike- hello mate

My mum…

Vicky

Posted on 04 Apr 2021

Some words that we use...

Scooba- broom
Vaso- vase
Aparo- horse

My mum also said my yia yia…

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 …

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

Pav mastihi

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

FOOD AND PRODUCT LABELS 1

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

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

Costas

Posted on 23 Jun 2019

My parents are from Bimingam and ran a fishadiko. They sold the usual stuff including carri, sausan…

Tagged: Birmingham

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…

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…

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 …

Chrisy L

Posted on 19 Jun 2019

My parents loved going to “travaska square” (trafalgar square)

My mum lived in “Tarpak Lay” (Tur…

Yodi

Posted on 19 Jun 2019

My mums favourite British dish is ...

Sheffes-pai

Shepherds Pie

Sodoulla Georgiou

Posted on 19 Jun 2019

Coumpania- company
Mangerena - female managere
Choccolades - chocolates
Gayfren - girlfriend

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…

Maria Panayiodou

Posted on 12 Jun 2019

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

Taxigis = taxi driver

Tina K. (via twitter)

Posted on 11 Jun 2019

My Yiayia used to use ‘jusdasay’ (just the same) and ‘abetchoo’ (I bet you) in her Greek sentences.…

Tagged: London

Polis L. (via twitter)

Posted on 11 Jun 2019

My grandma used to like going to the "marketa".

Oh, and my friend came up with "ξεκλάτσιαρε" to …

Tagged: England, Nottingham

Kimchi (via twitter)

Posted on 11 Jun 2019

Oh god, my mum and godmother have quite a few 🤣🤣🤣🤣

Caioukia = cake
Sausenges = sausages
Cig…

Tagged: UK

Panteli S. (via twitter)

Posted on 11 Jun 2019

mum would take us shopping with her to the "margetta" shops visited included "lidleewoos" (littlewo…

Tagged: UK, pop, Shopping

Pav Mastihi

Posted on 08 Jun 2019

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

Tina K. (via twitter)

Posted on 07 Jun 2019

In our very early twenties we held our first barbecue. We were reliably informed by mum that we sho…

Tagged: London, North

Christala

Posted on 06 Jun 2019

Pyro'wex - Pyrex
As children my sisiter and I would laugh each time our mum use this word ’fefto …

Constantinos

Posted on 06 Jun 2019

Apse ta fota tou pashou - Switch on the passage lights.

My mum would always send me to turn the…

Pav Panayioti Mastihi

Posted on 03 Jun 2019

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

Ο ποηφρε/ boyfriend

Η κεηφρε/ the girlfr…

Despena Vasiliou

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

Stop’ed - car brake - use to hear this a lot s a child, in fact mum still uses it, to stop is stop …

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