Contributions

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

N. Neophytou

Posted on 23 Jun 2019

Σεντροχιττης!
Central heating

Chris P

Posted on 22 Jun 2019

Stevie has got lots of these on YouTube / Facebook, so log all of those! Some he might have missed …

Nana Georgiou

Posted on 22 Jun 2019

Dast bin = rubbish bin
Sausinger = sausage
Basso = bus
Ebait = eBay
Markzpenser = marks & S…

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…

Επαναστάτης

Posted on 22 Jun 2019

Ντιεφελάρης, Ντιεφελάρηδες: TFLer/TFLers

Για όσους δεν ξέρουν, TFL σημαίνει True Forced Loneline…

Tagged: True, TFL, Loneliness, Forced

Maria

Posted on 22 Jun 2019

Halva yew? How are you

AndrosIK

Posted on 22 Jun 2019

Esteile o Kavnas (boss) tin mashinou (machinist) na krossarei (cross) to dromo gia na piaei to bass…

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…

Sophia M

Posted on 22 Jun 2019

Piggoui as in "foris tou morou ena bib na men ginei Piggoui"

= little piggy

Panos

Posted on 22 Jun 2019

Bizinadoros (Businesman)
Policemanos
Specialistas (specialist doctor)
Orait (Alright)

George D

Posted on 22 Jun 2019

Bomb-li-gao: this was what they used to call a pub (from 'public house'). One of the funniest Greng…

Tina

Posted on 21 Jun 2019

Basso = bus
Chequie = cheque
Cojack = kotziakari

Chrissy S

Posted on 21 Jun 2019

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

Yianna

Posted on 21 Jun 2019

Shefes Bush = Shepherds Bush. I remember my parents saying this!
Macs e Spesser = Marks & Spenser

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…

Sophia M

Posted on 21 Jun 2019

My aunt is famous for saying "tissue" for T Shirt, as in "gie mou forise do tissue sou"

annao

Posted on 21 Jun 2019

My yiayia used to say ´Ferilikkos´ for fairy liquid !

Yianna Hajiantonis

Posted on 21 Jun 2019

To postofi = post office

I oringa = orange drink. My parents didn't use this word but I've heard…

zoe

Posted on 21 Jun 2019

ti sidiroo = sitting room

to kichi

brettez = breakfast

sossinja = sausage

aiscri = ice…

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…

Chris Christodoulou

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

My favourite story is when someone said to me they went to the shopkia to get some rollous yia na t…

Stathi Papadopoullos

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Stoupoma = lid = καπάκι

George

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Bango = Kitchen Worktop

Nick Nicolaou

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Mercendez - Mercedes Benz

George

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Macses (Pensa) = Marks & Spencer
Garlic = Carling

Maximus

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Randar = radar

Maximus

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Kyprezika:

Spoken Cypriot dialect with English words sprinkled in.

Or Cypriot or Greek words …

Tony kyriacou

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Kettlon = kettle
Busson = Bus
Parkon = Park
Chigouin = A little piece of chicken

Jon Donnis

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Sapnab - Sat Nav (Satellite navigation)

Jon Donnis

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

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

Even after living …

Barry Paraskeva

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Goombrella which is Grenglish for Umbrella

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 …

Martin Pyroyiannos

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Addressa- address
Mapo- mop
Treno - train
Sandala- sandals
Ascot- boiler
Mapa- football
Fishb…

hatou

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Kavnas - Governor

Julie panayi

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

MAPOS=MOP
TANKIN=TANK
ASINPATHISTOS=UNLIKABLE
MESHINA=DRESSMAKER

Andy Winters

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

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

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

Michele

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Experiotita - Experience

Tagged: London, North

Kat

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Tsaera -chair

Vasili Soteriou

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Pomligao

Vasili Soteriou

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Pomligao

Εικονοκλάστης

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Μιγκταουλάς/Μιγκταουλάδες: MGTOW. Για όσους δεν ξέρουν, MGTOW σημαίνει: men going their own way στα…

Tagged: MGTOW

Katerina Kyriacou

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Nottis (naughty boy)
Nottissa (naughty girl)
Froziera (freezer)
Lemonotzoutzo (Lemon juice)
Box…

Nicholas Nicou

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Kori- in Greek you would refer to a close friend or family member who is female and saying that wor…

Stella

Posted on 20 Jun 2019

Sesbury - Sainsbury
Fishlay- Finchley
Captain Down - Camden Town
Chikia - more than 1 chicken
L…