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Webixy Tech

Posted on 05 May 2021

Every business and its requirements are unique when it comes to software development. Therefore, un…

Desmond Michael

Posted on 08 Aug 2019

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

Also, perhaps no…

John

Posted on 30 Jun 2019

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

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…

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

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 …

Vasili Soteriou

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Pomligao

Vasili Soteriou

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Pomligao

Nadia S. (via twitter)

Posted on 12 Jun 2019

Neighbour of some cousins in Cyprus, who’d lived many years in London. They used to call her ‘Κουνά…

Tagged: Goodnight, SE London

Andreas Pavlou

Posted on 11 Jun 2019

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

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

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…

Natasa

Posted on 04 Jun 2019

My grandma is Cypriot and she grew up in London and when she cleans she would always tell me to go …

Terry Jacovides

Posted on 02 Jun 2019

Fuckinglikia

This has always been one of my favourites, referring to an altercation where it's …

Pedro Demetriou

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

Bango

This has always been used by my family when referring to the breakfast table.

E.g. Na …

chaz

Posted on 31 May 2019

My Yiayia always used to call Chicken = Chickoui

Checkin-Translated as a bill at a restaurant or…

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…