Contributions

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

John

Posted on 11 Jun 2019

Turnpieglay = Turnpike Lane

Fishbury Park = Finsbury Park

The emergency = the immersion heate…

Ηθικολόγος

Posted on 11 Jun 2019

Σαουντκλαουντάκης: χρήστης του Σαουντκλάουντ

Pepa

Posted on 11 Jun 2019

Μουβαρίσκω (mouvarisko) = move house🏚️

πασκέττα = basket

o πόης - οι πόηες = boy / boys

Πλακατζής

Posted on 10 Jun 2019

Τζαμπαντζούλης: το υποκοριστικό του Τζαμπάντι Τζί

''Ξεσκίζομαι στα γέλια κάθε φορά που βλέπω τον…

Kyrie (George Kyriacou)

Posted on 10 Jun 2019

Hotelin - Hotel
o avgoboulis - The bloke who sell eggs!
Frichin - Fridge

Weston-super-Mare

Ηθικολόγος

Posted on 10 Jun 2019

Αϊσολγουερθίτης, Αϊσολγουερθίτες
Αϊσολγουερθίτισσα, Αϊσολγουερθίτισσες

Κάτοικος του Αϊσολγουερθ.

Sylvie manti

Posted on 10 Jun 2019

Pickup = record player

Pantelis S (via twitter)

Posted on 10 Jun 2019

Polishmannos ... policeman
Umbulla .. ambulance

Pepa

Posted on 09 Jun 2019

Ρεφιουτζής - ρεφιουντζίνα - ρεφιουτζήες = refugee (male, female, plural)

Η Νέρσα = nurse (female…

Tagged: London, West

Pav Mastihi

Posted on 09 Jun 2019

FIFTY SHADES OF GOUBEBIAS: AN ALBUM BY HALLOUMUNATI

What wonderful names for band and an album. …

Athena M (via twitter)

Posted on 09 Jun 2019

Depósito = deposit
Inshouriance = insurance

Panos

Posted on 09 Jun 2019

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

Katia

Posted on 08 Jun 2019

Diklame sta mathkia = look at me in the eyes

Pepa

Posted on 08 Jun 2019

Αϊρέζος (Airezos) = Irish

Tagged: London, West

Christala (via twitter)

Posted on 08 Jun 2019

Kabs (short for kabires) - toast

I recall acute embarrassment when suggesting 2 friends we have …

Kyri P.

Posted on 08 Jun 2019

Η ατρέσα (Addresa) =address
Το μαshίνι (Machini) = machine
H μαικροάβα (microava) = microwave ov…

Tagged: London, West

Pav Mastihi

Posted on 08 Jun 2019

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

Pav Mastihi

Posted on 08 Jun 2019

Yεεrology

The Yεεrologist

The name of a travelling van selling authentic Greek gyro in market…

Yiayia Katia

Posted on 07 Jun 2019

Koutsakotiri = mantalaki
Fizani is a glass jar full of sweets and they use the word FIZANI for the…