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…

Desmond Michael

Posted on 08 Aug 2019

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

Also, perhaps no…

Mr Way (via twitter)

Posted on 18 Jul 2019

Tin Batiha sou- reference to someone’s head 😁

Tagged: London

Andy (via twitter)

Posted on 02 Jul 2019

Continuing with the add an "a" to English words to turn them into Cypriot, how many people had thei…

Tagged: Chichester


Posted on 30 Jun 2019

Hoping some of these qualify. Some of these relate to the fish and chip business my parents ran. Do…


Posted on 26 Jun 2019


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

Tagged: London, New Zealand

Sid Paparestis

Posted on 21 Jun 2019

Andressa = Address
Stampa = Stamp
Ticketo = ticket

Exapeni = was used to refer to Woolworths b…

Vasili Soteriou

Posted on 20 Jun 2019


Vasili Soteriou

Posted on 20 Jun 2019


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…


Posted on 19 Jun 2019

• Nescafe – any type of coffee

• Chaiko – cup/mug

• Bounka – pocket

• Engleza/englezo – re…


Posted on 09 Jun 2019

Mickey Mouse = referred to all sort of cartoons/ animation on the TV.

Pav Mastihi

Posted on 08 Jun 2019

Οι αηρισς / the Irish (this is interesting because presumably my parents generation didn't know any…

Terry Jacovides

Posted on 02 Jun 2019


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

Pedro Demetriou

Posted on 01 Jun 2019


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

E.g. Na …

Valerie Nangle

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

Darlymou- my darling

I am not Greek - but spent years working within the Greek community in Nor…

Tagged: Darling