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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. -Marcos