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 22 Aug 2019

Mobai/Μόπαη - Mobile
Passoporto/Πασσοπόρτο - passport
Googli/Κούκλη - google
Noodli/Νούδλη - no…

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…


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


Posted on 26 Jun 2019


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

Tagged: London, New Zealand

Pav mastihi

Posted on 25 Jun 2019


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

Lazaro S.

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

Many words have been transformed and either used from English to Greek Cypriot or Greek Cypriot to …

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

A usual one is,

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

My father t…

Tagged: London

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…


Posted on 21 Jun 2019

ti sidiroo = sitting room

to kichi

brettez = breakfast

sossinja = sausage

aiscri = ice…

Jon Donnis

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

"Hem / Hemself" - My dad uses Hem instead of Him or Her, Himself or Herself.

Even after living …

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 20 Jun 2019

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


Posted on 19 Jun 2019

Being born and raised in the uk, not london but manchester, i was good friends with georgiou s moth…

Iacovos Neophytou

Posted on 11 Jun 2019

Πρόσεχε, εν πολλά κκράφτησσα τούτη.

- Be careful, she is very crafty / deceitful / untrustworth…

Christina C. (via twitter)

Posted on 11 Jun 2019

It's got to be #fishburypark..didn't realise until I was an adult that this was in fact #FinsburyPa…

Tagged: UK

Kimchi (via twitter)

Posted on 11 Jun 2019

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

Caioukia = cake
Sausenges = sausages

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

Nikos X. (via twitter)

Posted on 07 Jun 2019

Nεκατσώ is a unique Cypriot phrase. I don’t think any other language provides an equivalen…

Tagged: Birmingham, UK

Pav Panayioti Mastihi

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

Μαππος/ mop
Χουβα/ vaccume cleaner
Μιτρα/ meter (as in gas or Electric meter. Possibly not used n…