Re: CHAT: The Alex Charalabidis Guide to Souvlaki
|From:||Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, December 9, 2004, 6:14|
From: John Cowan <jcowan@...>
> A "doner" is another name for "gyros" (the Turkish original, I
> presume) and a term more widely used in the city centre rather than in
> the neighbourhood "souvlatzidiko."
It is indeed from Turkish, though the first vowel is a front mid
rounded one. Most big German cities are littered with little stores
advertising Döner-kebap; in Berlin, the (non-Turkish) locals eat them
like Americans eat hamburgers, or indeed more frequently. Also oddly:
they stand-up while doing so.
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