Re: most looked-up words
|From:||Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, December 7, 2004, 16:58|
On Tue, Dec 07, 2004 at 11:29:27PM +1100, Tristan Mc Leay wrote:
> As for 'gyros', I think it's normally pronounced /suvla:ki/ hereabouts
> (and spelt 'souvlaki'), based on the description. Usually acquired from
> fish-and-chips shops.
This use of "souvlaki" to mean "gyros" is common even in Greece,
apparently, but originally a souvlaki was the kebab thing. See e.g.