Friday, August 13, 2004
( 1:02 AM ) teahouse
You Say Gyro, I Say Gyro
I went to a Turkish restaurant for dinner last night. I ordered the lamb gyro..mmm.
I said, "Can I get the lamb gee-ro, please?" (pronounced like "gear")
The surly waitress raised an eyebrow, sighed and muttered in response, "You mean jaieee-ro?" (pronounced like "gyrate")
The last restaurant I was in, I said "jaieee-ro" and the waiter ridiculed me and said, "It's gee-ro." Then he ran off, cursing, "stupid Americans..." under his breath.
So why can't I ever get it right?