Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Garner's Usage Tip of the Day: gyro

Bryan Garner looks at gyro , gyro , and gyros . Gyroses ? No such thing.

Speaking of gyro the food, how do people pronounce gyro where you are? In east-central Illinois, the food is often confused with the spinning object: /JY-roh/. I opt for /YEE-roh/, and the context (i.e., a restaurant serving gyros) makes it pretty certain that I’ll be understood, even if I’m the one who seems not to know how to pronounce the word.

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comments: 1

Chris said...

When I used to eat them in Manhattan in the '70s they were always "jy-rohs." I don't eat lamb anymore, but at the time I lived off them. Greasy and delicious.