Contributions

Xenia Karayiannis

Posted on 04 Oct 2019

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

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…

Andy Diomedes

Posted on 11 Aug 2019

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

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

I Stellou

Posted on 28 Jul 2019

Some contributions from my parents… 😊

Πάσο - bus

Κκόμφμο - fabric softener (ANY fabric soften…

Yiayia Christina

Posted on 18 Jul 2019

Sweetchariko - the sweet shop / corner shop
nautikoui / nautikoua - little naughty one
shesikoui …

Andy (via twitter)

Posted on 18 Jul 2019

If we're doing shops today

🐟Fishatiko - Fish and Chip Shop
Restorun - Restaurant
Bren Cro - B…

Cos Costs

Posted on 12 Jul 2019

Not sure if this has already been mentioned but when I was young:

The Sweet Shop = “sweetchitiko…

Andy (via twitter)

Posted on 05 Jul 2019

Plumas (Plumber)
Lektrisha (Electrician)
Fishas (Fish and chips shop owner(ME)) and my favourit…

John

Posted on 30 Jun 2019

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

Anna & George G

Posted on 28 Jun 2019

Billi - bill
beboui - baby
shoppia - shops

Tagged: nicosia

Rebecca Z. (via email)

Posted on 27 Jun 2019

fishadiggon for fish and chip shop

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…

Anna & George Georgiou

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

Grenglish English
Dusbieries Dustmen
Flano Wash cloths/flannels
Basketa Basket
Polishmano…

Kat

Posted on 24 Jun 2019

Kalamation - straw
Slipped - slippers
Fliflo - Flip flops
Fishatiko - Fish and chip shop

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

Chrissy S

Posted on 21 Jun 2019

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

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

Toff

Posted on 19 Jun 2019

Polishmanos. Policeman.
Dustbieris. Dustman.
Fishatiko. Fish n chip shop.
Hoteli. Hotel.…

Panayiota Nicola

Posted on 19 Jun 2019

Dressin-ga for dressing gown
limbero- ants
Do Boio - the cellar
fishadiko- fish and chip shop

ROOBY DOOBY

Posted on 19 Jun 2019

Deposito = Deposit ( προκαταβολή)
Boxy = Box
Chaera = Chair
Postagis = Postma…

Eleni Papageorgiou

Posted on 19 Jun 2019

Mapo = mop
Postaris= to post something
Smixis= mix together
Paso= bus
Ketlo= kettle
Sakari=…

Andreas Dionisyou

Posted on 18 Jun 2019

Fishley = Finchley

Fahhhtori = Factory

Migrowavia = Microwave

Amboula = Ambulance

Buso …

Xpisto

Posted on 18 Jun 2019

Fishadiko - fish and chip shop

Everyone Greek Cypriot I know uses this word, especially in the W…

Μαρία (via email)

Posted on 18 Jun 2019

η άμπουλα= the ambulance
η μαρκέττα = the market
η μπάνκα = the bank
η μπασκέττα = the basket
η…

Anasia

Posted on 17 Jun 2019

Dusbyeris - dustmen
Busseris - bus driver
Biltaes- builders
Fishouinges- Fish fingers
Kourtina…

Michele

Posted on 17 Jun 2019

Parkare - park the car
Banka - Bank
Fishatiko - fish & chip shop
Polismanos - policeman
Karpett…

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! 😂

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.

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

Andreas Pavlou

Posted on 11 Jun 2019

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

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

Christala

Posted on 06 Jun 2019

Humborger - Hamburger
Fisch ships - fish and chips
Fisadigo - fish and chip shop
Tost - or to…

Loulla Georgiou

Posted on 05 Jun 2019

Έλα να πάμε Shioppi
Let’s go shopping

Πιός θέλει Fish a chi
Who wants fish and chips?

Είν…

Kyri P.

Posted on 04 Jun 2019

i fenza (sing.) - fenzes (plural) = fences
🧱
Sharap = quiet (from shut up) e.g. 'kamnis sharap?…

Pano

Posted on 04 Jun 2019

Ponojeff - headache
Stoffa- fish shop pan
Peripexid - mocked
Negatch - negatcho
Gooms - koume…

Dora Michaelides

Posted on 03 Jun 2019

BAMBI BEDS is the Greek word for Bunk Beds (as used by my dad)

MAKRELS (as used by Greek friend …

George Georgiou

Posted on 03 Jun 2019

Fishadiko - Fish and Chip shop.
Pi-as - The man who delivers Pies to said Fish amd Chip shop.
Bay…

Sophoulikans

Posted on 03 Jun 2019

1) Fanos = extractor fan. Deriving from the word Fan
2) Ketlos = kettle.
3) Chekki = Cheque
4) B…

Marina

Posted on 02 Jun 2019

Θα πάρω την μπασκέτα, να πάω στην μαρκέτα να πάρω δκιο τρεις μπόξιες φρούτα, μετά να πκιάνω το πάσο…

SARAH A

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

polishmános - policeman
bússo - bus
pátti glí - Turnpike Lane
goungrí - Wood Green
tósta - toas…

Simon savva

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

Bank, banga
Grill , grilla
Market, marketa
Slugs, slags (my personal favourite!)
Hysterecto…

Penny

Posted on 01 Jun 2019

sausiga / sausage
queena/queen
Banga/bank
Parkaro/ park the card
Fishadiko/ fish shop
Stampa/s…