Contributions

Rebecca Z. (via email)

Posted on 30 Jun 2019

Blockarisnemo / blockaristiken , blockaro , blockaredde Mas .

Tagged: London

Lydia

Posted on 30 Jun 2019

Polishmanos = Policeman

Tagged: London, North

Katerina

Posted on 30 Jun 2019

Kichi -kitchen

Tagged: London, North

Choftes

Posted on 29 Jun 2019

To talk choftes is to talk rubbish.

"You chat choftes"

"What is this choftes"

Athi

Posted on 28 Jun 2019

Parkin- parking

Tagged: London, North

Stallo

Posted on 28 Jun 2019

Notisa = naughty.
Hotelli = hotel.
Chinezika = Chinese
Stub…

Tagged: London, North

Anna & George G

Posted on 28 Jun 2019

Billi - bill
beboui - baby
shoppia - shops

Tagged: nicosia

Pepa

Posted on 28 Jun 2019

η λέττα - οι λέττες: letter-letters
✉📧📨📩📬📭📮

Tagged: London, West

Stallo

Posted on 28 Jun 2019

Orinja = orangeade

Tagged: London, North

Michael H. (via email)

Posted on 28 Jun 2019

In Australia the Cypriots say "ordeno" for "order". This is used when someone calls for to order fo…

Tagged: australia, Brisbane, -

Nicos

Posted on 28 Jun 2019

Clapshomjuckshone
Clapham junction
Wimbledon - wimblieadon

Soteres Polydorou

Posted on 28 Jun 2019

Koungri (concrete)
Pistola (any hand tool that resembles a hand pistol)
Rufkianos (raffian)
For…

Pav masthi

Posted on 27 Jun 2019

Πιζινες/ πιζινες Μάν ( obviously business/ business man. The way it’s used has cultural connotation…

Litsa

Posted on 27 Jun 2019

How about blondissa-blonde

Tagged: London, North

Stallo

Posted on 27 Jun 2019

Eh chakara = I’ve checked

Tagged: London, North

Rebecca Z. (via email)

Posted on 27 Jun 2019

fishadiggon for fish and chip shop

Tagged: London

Rebecca Z. (via email)

Posted on 27 Jun 2019

Slyeesooess for slices of something

Busserris for bus driver

Posta for post

Postaro P…

Tagged: London

Stallo

Posted on 26 Jun 2019

Resdora = restaurant

Tagged: London, North

Maria

Posted on 26 Jun 2019

O shofferis mas ehathiken
Another one
😂

Tagged: London

Mr P

Posted on 26 Jun 2019

I’m thinking Barberis for barber or is that just how us villagers speak lol 😂

Liz G. (via twitter)

Posted on 26 Jun 2019

Slippa!!! Standard everyday word!!

Tagged: London

Maria

Posted on 26 Jun 2019

I just said one!!!!!
Mapo..... mop😱

Tagged: London, North

Litsa

Posted on 26 Jun 2019

My husband just came up with Nursa- nurse

Tagged: London, North

Lukia

Posted on 26 Jun 2019

I have some more;
Agentis for agent
Radiade for radiator
Inshuries for insurance

Tagged: London, North

Georgina Maratheftis

Posted on 26 Jun 2019

Check = chekaro
Market = marketa
Bus = busso

Andy (via twitter)

Posted on 26 Jun 2019

To add a few from the beautiful game
Korna = Corner
Sentra = Cross i.e. to center the ball
Faool…

Tagged: Chichester

Michele

Posted on 26 Jun 2019

“controlari “ for control

Tagged: London, North

Maria

Posted on 26 Jun 2019

We're at the airport.
Unsure if this one has already been added... But

Husband just asked me i…

Tagged: London, North

Polis Loizou-Denyer

Posted on 26 Jun 2019

From my great-aunt:

"Ta mbilozirka" - below-zero temperatures

"O hasbis mou" - my husband

Harry

Posted on 26 Jun 2019

Greek Cypriots in New Zealand are very very few. There are more Greeks in Wellington but all those…

Tagged: UK, New Zealand

Harry

Posted on 26 Jun 2019

Kavnas

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

Tagged: London, New Zealand

Pav Mastihi

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

FOOD AND PRODUCT LABELS 6

Pav mastihi

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

FOOD AND PRODUCT LABELS 5

Pav mastihi

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

FOOD AND PRODUCT LABELS 4

Pav mastihi

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

FOOD AND PRODUCT LABELS 3

Pav mastihi

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

FOOD AND PRODUCT LABELS 2

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…

Lazaro S.

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

Many words have been transformed and either used from English to Greek Cypriot or Greek Cypriot to …

Nadia S. (via twitter)

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

Goodnight

Neighbour of some cousins in Cyprus, who’d lived many years in London. They used to ca…

Tagged: London, Cyprus

Pantelis S (via twitter)

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

We loved it when with mum we would get the bussoh (bus) to sanbangra (St. Pancras) board the drenno…

Tagged: London

Place names (via twitter)

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

- Fishbouree puk (from Pantelis S.)

- Palmers Greek (from Marina L.)

- Wooogree (from Christi…

Tagged: London, places

Mr Way (via twitter)

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

Some people would say about my father that he was a “Gend le man” (gentleman)

Tagged: London

Angela N.

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

I'm so glad you're doing this. It's something I wanted to do, but didn't where to start or have tim…

Tagged: London

Brian

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

I'm of English mother tongue and my knowledge of Greek or Cypriot is very, very basic (maybe a coup…

Harry

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

A usual one is,

'Tha piaso ti pasketta, na pao sti marketta na goraso soseitzia…'

My father t…

Tagged: London

Michael

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

I am writing from Brisbane Australia. I enjoyed reading your site!. A word I heard in England many …

Tagged: England

Kyp

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

Metalaveing = to get communion ( kinonia)

Kyp

Posted on 25 Jun 2019

Nisteveing = I am fasting