Contributions

Michele

Posted on 16 Jun 2019

Who can guess what "kaounta" is?
It's 'Counter'

"Dabrida" for interpreter

Tagged: London, North

Cleo R.

Posted on 16 Jun 2019

Guys you also have to think of words the other way around.

For example, 'No Horses' aka Oi apar…

Tagged: London, North

Nick

Posted on 15 Jun 2019

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

Yianna

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! 😂

Mr Way and Panteli S. (via Twitter)

Posted on 15 Jun 2019

When I was a kid it was stedde, but since I married, my girls have Yiayia’s. Also, I used to sleep …

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…

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.

Savvas Savva

Posted on 14 Jun 2019

When I came to England someone told me
Έβαλα τεπόζιτο για σπίτι και μετά κάτι έγινε και το έχασα …

Katerina

Posted on 14 Jun 2019

Darly mou - My darling

Themis

Posted on 13 Jun 2019

Hartono to kitsoui
Literally putting new wallpaper in the kitchen
Can be understood to mean that …

Kyri P.

Posted on 12 Jun 2019

Grillota (η γκριλλόττα) = griddle plate / wire rack tray for grilling

Debs

Posted on 12 Jun 2019

Billi - The bill / Λογαριασμό

Το Billi plis
The bill please

Sip

Posted on 12 Jun 2019

Fogies, pronounced like greek φώκιες. “Το Λονδινο eshi πολλες fogies”. = it’s very foggy in london

Laki

Posted on 12 Jun 2019

Oh My Kounes (Goodness)

Stella

Posted on 12 Jun 2019

Mbesh= beige
Picha= peach

Maria Panayiodou

Posted on 12 Jun 2019

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

Taxigis = taxi driver

George skordis

Posted on 12 Jun 2019

Rashion from rationing.word used by enclave persons in the maronite village of kormakitis for the w…

Anastasia

Posted on 12 Jun 2019

My Yiayia and Bapoo use the Gringlish word ‘hoteli’ for ‘hotel’ rather than the standard Greek word…

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

Spurs Andro

Posted on 12 Jun 2019

Mapo Mop
Mooshamas Floor lino
penn'es penny's (coins or pens)
sausinjar sau…

Anastasis Tavropoulos

Posted on 12 Jun 2019

Here's some Cypriot
Chiaera - Chair

Koutchises - to hit something (with a projectile) from Engl…

Iacovos Neophytou

Posted on 11 Jun 2019

Που εν η κόρη σου;

Μα εν ηξέρω. Is suppose to είσιεν ν´αρτει σήμερα.

More code-switching, t…

Iacovos Neophytou

Posted on 11 Jun 2019

Έλα να σ´ακκάσω - Elephant and Castle

Source: My dad. He tells of an old lady who described th…

Iacovos Neophytou

Posted on 11 Jun 2019

Πρόσεχε, εν πολλά κκράφτησσα τούτη.

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

Mariou

Posted on 11 Jun 2019

Umboola = ambulance
Cofflax = cornflakes or any other breakfast cereal

Katia

Posted on 11 Jun 2019

Knithete κνιθετε = scratching
Ampou lalis = ti les
Centra heati = central Finchley

Vaso

Posted on 11 Jun 2019

Stochin - Stodgy

Christos

Posted on 11 Jun 2019

chiki - chicken
kookka - cooker

Kori jo

Posted on 11 Jun 2019

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

sophia

Posted on 11 Jun 2019

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

Tagged: London, North, in, village

Costas

Posted on 11 Jun 2019

" kamneis ligolai" do you offer legal aid - persons looking for solicitor that does legal aid w…

SpartanStathi

Posted on 11 Jun 2019

Unbisteftable - blend of unbelievable and 'abistefto'
Blondissa - blonde woman
Chigoui - as in 't…

Tagged: Epitomy, Gringlish', of, 'The

Flora

Posted on 11 Jun 2019

Μαρκέτα ( supermarket)

Kat

Posted on 11 Jun 2019

Bitchissa (Bitch)
Gerraravitz (Get out of it)
Sulla na bitchi (son of a bitch)
Polishmanos (poli…

Andreas Pavlou

Posted on 11 Jun 2019

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

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

Chris P. (via twitter)

Posted on 11 Jun 2019

My Yiayia used to call Camden Town ‘up and down’

Tagged: London

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

Marianna M. (via twitter)

Posted on 11 Jun 2019

“Where did you parkares to car”

Tagged: London

Gabriel (via twitter)

Posted on 11 Jun 2019

το κέττλο - kettle
μικκημάους - any form of cartoon
το ντάσπι - bin
η κούκκα - stove

Also,…

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

Petro N (via twitter)

Posted on 11 Jun 2019

I was about write to you & complain. But I had no "στάμπα" to put on the letter, so I was going to …

Tagged: West, Midlands

Kilo (via twitter)

Posted on 11 Jun 2019

Banga was a τράπεζα until my early 20’s 😩

Mappo

Tagged: Germany

Sophia (via twitter)

Posted on 11 Jun 2019

Η γιαγιά μου λέει ότι πρέπει να 'cancellari' το ραντεβού της!

Yiayia at ATM/cash point: "Θέλω να…

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

Soulla S. (via twitter)

Posted on 11 Jun 2019

MassaSpencers = Marks & Spencers

Tagged: Yorkshire