Posted on 17 Dec 2021

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


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

Anthony Prokopiou

Posted on 15 May 2020

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

Centra (Centre)…


Posted on 09 Apr 2020

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

Tagged: Nottingham

Nici Darby

Posted on 13 Feb 2020

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

Kate panteli

Posted on 19 Jan 2020

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

Xenia Karayiannis

Posted on 04 Oct 2019

Boxshia (plural of boxes)
Chickia (plural of chicken)
Ta carka (curry sauce)
Sausinges (sausage…

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…

Andy Diomedes

Posted on 11 Aug 2019

Postagis - postman , polishmanos- policeman, stampa-stamp, oringa- orange drink ,shopka- shops, car…


Posted on 11 Aug 2019

Basso.... meaning Bus
Marketta...meaning Market
Edmonto Gree.... Edmonton Green
Fishatiko... Fis…


Posted on 11 Aug 2019

Abetchou - I bet you
Dipozito- deposit
Boxi- box
Basaris- bus driver
Garashi - garage

Desmond Michael

Posted on 10 Aug 2019

Fishadigon = Fish & Chip Shop

I Stellou

Posted on 28 Jul 2019

Some contributions from my parents… 😊

Πάσο - bus

Κκόμφμο - fabric softener (ANY fabric soften…

Yiayia Christina

Posted on 18 Jul 2019

Sweetchariko - the sweet shop / corner shop
nautikoui / nautikoua - little naughty one
shesikoui …

Andy (via twitter)

Posted on 18 Jul 2019

If we're doing shops today

🐟Fishatiko - Fish and Chip Shop
Restorun - Restaurant
Bren Cro - B…

Cos Costs

Posted on 12 Jul 2019

Not sure if this has already been mentioned but when I was young:

The Sweet Shop = “sweetchitiko…

Andy (via twitter)

Posted on 05 Jul 2019

Plumas (Plumber)
Lektrisha (Electrician)
Fishas (Fish and chips shop owner(ME)) and my favourit…


Posted on 30 Jun 2019

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

Anna & George G

Posted on 28 Jun 2019

Billi - bill
beboui - baby
shoppia - shops

Tagged: nicosia

Rebecca Z. (via email)

Posted on 27 Jun 2019

fishadiggon for fish and chip shop

Tagged: London

Pav mastihi

Posted on 25 Jun 2019


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

Anna & George Georgiou

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

Grenglish English
Dusbieries Dustmen
Flano Wash cloths/flannels
Basketa Basket


Posted on 24 Jun 2019

Kalamation - straw
Slipped - slippers
Fliflo - Flip flops
Fishatiko - Fish and chip shop


Posted on 23 Jun 2019

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

Tagged: Birmingham

Chrissy S

Posted on 21 Jun 2019

Experiotita = experience
Boxia = boxes
Fishiatiko = Fish and chip shop

Ευγένιος Δανιήλ

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Στους Ινδιάνους I.e. asian corner shop
Μπλοκάρει blocking

I did also want to draw your atten…

Tagged: #crusaders


Posted on 19 Jun 2019

Polishmanos. Policeman.
Dustbieris. Dustman.
Fishatiko. Fish n chip shop.
Hoteli. Hotel.…

Panayiota Nicola

Posted on 19 Jun 2019

Dressin-ga for dressing gown
limbero- ants
Do Boio - the cellar
fishadiko- fish and chip shop


Posted on 19 Jun 2019

Deposito = Deposit ( προκαταβολή)
Boxy = Box
Chaera = Chair
Postagis = Postma…

Eleni Papageorgiou

Posted on 19 Jun 2019

Mapo = mop
Postaris= to post something
Smixis= mix together
Paso= bus
Ketlo= kettle

Andreas Dionisyou

Posted on 18 Jun 2019

Fishley = Finchley

Fahhhtori = Factory

Migrowavia = Microwave

Amboula = Ambulance

Buso …


Posted on 18 Jun 2019

Fishadiko - fish and chip shop

Everyone Greek Cypriot I know uses this word, especially in the W…

Μαρία (via email)

Posted on 18 Jun 2019

η άμπουλα= the ambulance
η μαρκέττα = the market
η μπάνκα = the bank
η μπασκέττα = the basket


Posted on 17 Jun 2019

Dusbyeris - dustmen
Busseris - bus driver
Biltaes- builders
Fishouinges- Fish fingers


Posted on 17 Jun 2019

Parkare - park the car
Banka - Bank
Fishatiko - fish & chip shop
Polismanos - policeman

Tagged: London, North


Posted on 15 Jun 2019

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


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! 😂

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.

Kori jo

Posted on 11 Jun 2019

Ass cream - ice cream
One pow - one pound
Chutterkka - chartered accountant
Shoh peeng - shoppin…


Posted on 11 Jun 2019

con fleis = any cereal
marketa = market
ambula = ambulance
dasbi = dustbin
na bookaro = to b…

Tagged: London, North, in, village

Andreas Pavlou

Posted on 11 Jun 2019

Baso- λεωφορείο
Fishatiko- fish and chips shop
Boksi- κουτί
Televijon- τηλεόρα…

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


Posted on 06 Jun 2019

Humborger - Hamburger
Fisch ships - fish and chips
Fisadigo - fish and chip shop
Tost - or to…

Loulla Georgiou

Posted on 05 Jun 2019

Έλα να πάμε Shioppi
Let’s go shopping

Πιός θέλει Fish a chi
Who wants fish and chips?


Kyri P.

Posted on 04 Jun 2019

i fenza (sing.) - fenzes (plural) = fences
Sharap = quiet (from shut up) e.g. 'kamnis sharap?…


Posted on 04 Jun 2019

Ponojeff - headache
Stoffa- fish shop pan
Peripexid - mocked
Negatch - negatcho
Gooms - koume…

Dora Michaelides

Posted on 03 Jun 2019

BAMBI BEDS is the Greek word for Bunk Beds (as used by my dad)

MAKRELS (as used by Greek friend …