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How Do You Pronounce "Gyro?"

I get the remark on the fashion mag--I just snagged it because was the first thing that came up and said it was the company's call. I had the info from someone in Napa Valley whose father had been with Moet for years. So, if that's how they pronounce it, to me it seems silly to argue for the French version. To me it sounds like trying to be pretentious. Of course, nowhere near as grating as hearing someone pronounce "meritage" as if it were French.

Jun 24, 2011
fennelpdx in Not About Food

How Do You Pronounce "Gyro?"

http://lucire.com/2002/0530ll0.shtml

But, his name was not.

Jun 24, 2011
fennelpdx in Not About Food
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How Do You Pronounce "Gyro?"

YES! You explained it perfectly...VERY VERY subtle...I never could quite pick it up until you said it because it's been so long since I heard it, but I just would bistle at JEER OH

Jun 23, 2011
fennelpdx in Not About Food

How Do You Pronounce "Gyro?"

I HAVE to comment. I've read here many times and have never posted, but wound up here today after having googled this very question. I live in PDX, and there was a food cart (yeah, shocker, a food cart in Portland) and they were saying they had the best gyros in town. Eh? So, I read their sign, and it says "How do you produce gyro?" . . . and it was something like jai-roh... I was planning on ordering until I saw that. I have no Greek in me, but being born in and spending all my youthful summers in Chicago, where gyro stands were on the corners like the taco stands were when I later lived in California Bay Area...I seriously didn't trust it, because it was always something like year ohs (with the s even). And the best darn falafel I'e ever had was in San Jose at the Falafel Drive-In, so I never managed to try their gyros, but they also pronounced it the same.

Jun 23, 2011
fennelpdx in Not About Food