Contributions

Madden Χρήστος Walsh

Posted on 05 Dec 2019

words: see you later

pronunceation: SEEoo lateR
the r is trilled

Costas

Posted on 29 Nov 2019

sosijes - sausages

kiki mastris

Posted on 27 Nov 2019

Policishamos
markerta
basketa
buso
traino
cameto town

Costas

Posted on 27 Nov 2019

steki - steak

Costas

Posted on 26 Nov 2019

passaportin - passport
marketa - market
polishmanos - policeman
basketa -basket
ambula - ambul…

Demetra

Posted on 14 Nov 2019

Chewinga - chewing gum

Pepa

Posted on 27 Oct 2019

O φουρπαδόρος (foorbadoros) : footballer

Το στέισιον - τα στέισια : station- stations

Tagged: London, West

Xenia Karayiannis

Posted on 04 Oct 2019

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

Tas

Posted on 25 Sep 2019

Sos-in-jez - Sausages

KAD

Posted on 11 Sep 2019

belozerkia = below zero (θεμροκρασίες υπό του μηδενός), ιδίως στη φράση "Ήρκεψαν τα μπελοζέρκια" (I…

Kurios Horkatos

Posted on 09 Sep 2019

Na chakaro / na chakaris / na charkaroumen
Na parkaro / na parkaris / na parkaroumen
To Parkinn

Christopher C. (via email)

Posted on 09 Sep 2019

A good many years ago, in a pub near the old London docks, I heard some Greek sailors use a word th…

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…

Louis

Posted on 04 Sep 2019

This is wonderful and would be a shame to lose the cypriot/english language as spoken by that immig…

Kay

Posted on 26 Aug 2019

My parents had a dress making factory in the sixties,as did many others .

Kofti. pattern cutter…

Leo

Posted on 22 Aug 2019

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

Sophia

Posted on 21 Aug 2019

Buso - bus
Boxi - box
Ketlo- kettle
Gooun green - Wood Green

Melanie

Posted on 20 Aug 2019

Εξαπεννύν Woolworths because everything was 6 pence
Two-λογιων instead of δυο λογιών two types
Ε…

Melanie

Posted on 20 Aug 2019

Ναξιέν Nags Head Holloway
Θα σε βρω στο Ναξιέν
Μήτρα = metre

Tagged: Names, Place

Pav

Posted on 19 Aug 2019

Πενταδακτιλο μΣ

demolished:

The last καφενέ in Harringay closed down a few months back and t…

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…

Androulla L.

Posted on 15 Aug 2019

Sandwigi = sandwich

Billin = the bill (when you have paid for something).

Ivvet

Posted on 12 Aug 2019

Ter-Park Lane - Turnpike Lane tube station

Tagged: Tube, station

TP

Posted on 12 Aug 2019

Is the ‘on’ in ‘ketlon’ a ‘Greekified’ ending, or does it come from the English usage...’put the ke…

Andoulla L. (via email)

Posted on 12 Aug 2019

Hi my grandparents and mum would say "garash" for garage.

"Vud green" was Wood Green.

"Grips …

Barry Paraskeva

Posted on 11 Aug 2019

Grazy Ro = Greys Inn Road

Andy Diomedes

Posted on 11 Aug 2019

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

Maro

Posted on 11 Aug 2019

Polishmanos - policeman

Dusbajeris - dustbinman- garbage collector

Christiana

Posted on 11 Aug 2019

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

Anastasia

Posted on 11 Aug 2019

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

Desmond Michael

Posted on 10 Aug 2019

Fishadigon = Fish & Chip Shop

Chris Christofi

Posted on 10 Aug 2019

i posta
zevreta
i tosta

Dorothy

Posted on 09 Aug 2019

Miss Grill that is Mixed Grill

Desmond Michael

Posted on 08 Aug 2019

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

Also, perhaps no…

Angeliggi E. (via twitter)

Posted on 05 Aug 2019

I’m sat here in Cyprus slowly descending into a food coma after being almost force fed for 3 days a…

Tagged: England

Pepa

Posted on 05 Aug 2019

to steamin (το στίμιν) = steam

η σέλλα (cella) = cellar

Tagged: London, West

antonia bridge

Posted on 31 Jul 2019

Mersendess - Mercedes

Bolismanos - Policeman

Despina

Posted on 31 Jul 2019

Best one ever is Manjaro Bisness - mind your own business

When my mother is unwell she drinks Le…

Kris

Posted on 31 Jul 2019

Postlamp lamppost

Maria T

Posted on 31 Jul 2019

Gayfre- girlfriend

meshini- washing machine

Tina

Posted on 30 Jul 2019

Stamba /stamp
Gapten down /Camden town

Georgia

Posted on 30 Jul 2019

Appoïmata - appointments

Pepa

Posted on 28 Jul 2019

vacha (η βάτσια - οι βάτσιες): voucher
nectarina (η νεκταρίνα - οι νεκταρίνες): nectarin
sackaro …

Tagged: London, West

I Stellou

Posted on 28 Jul 2019

Some contributions from my parents… 😊

Πάσο - bus

Κκόμφμο - fabric softener (ANY fabric soften…

Barnabas

Posted on 25 Jul 2019

Flipper =pin ball machine

Tagged: BBC

Barnabas

Posted on 24 Jul 2019

Proxeneía
O fílos
O Skoteinós
Bakalis
Methysméno
palavós
Ydravlikós
Ippasía
Pantófla

Tagged: BBC

Tony Tasou

Posted on 22 Jul 2019

What a lovely project, to raise the profile of our Cypriot patois.

Some words that come to mind,…

Pepa

Posted on 20 Jul 2019

το ποξιούι (boxshoui) = small box

Tagged: London, West