One Hit Wonders
What ever happened to Exploding Lad? I reveal the answer in The Morning News today.
Posted on September 07, 2007 to Elsewhere
Who the hell pronounces it GUY-ro?
I've heard some Greek restaurateurs say it more like YEE-ro, but never GUY.
I like the Lioness, and I wish she would come defeat the patriarchy in my neighborhood.
How serious was the defeat of Grammarian and Gerund by the ROTFLMAOer? Are they possibly available for contract to deal with some of my co-workers and their incomprehensible emails? Perhaps they could team up with The Punctuator (full stop)
Or maybe they could get a power upgrade if they learn Navajo. Lots of new tenses to play with. :)
“I pointed out that ‘gyro’ is actually pronounced ‘GUY-row,’” wrote the journalist. “The Pun-isher claimed to have known this already, but was visibly crestfallen for the remainder of the interview.”)
Uh, yeah, the reporter is on crack.
In Attic (i.e., Plato's) Greek , "gyro"would have been pronounced something akin to "GOO-row". (Actually, I think proper singluar in Attic Greek would have the "s", so "GOO-rows". The plural would probably be "gyroi", which would come out like "goo-ROY".)
In Modern Greek, it's pronounced "HYEE-roh" (or at least it was 10 years ago), but often slurred into "YEE" or "HEE", depending on your region or how funny the previous joke was.
The only place it's pronounced JY-row is in non-Greek restaurants in the US, as far as I know, except in Texas, where it's "JAY-row. It's almost always pronounced something like "JAOI-row" at Ren Faires by teenagers attempting to speak incorrect Greek with a bad English accent.
I don't believe I've ever heard "GUY-row" except maybe...
OH MY GOD. I think the reporter might have been the evil "Dr. B. Esser" in disguise!
dunh da DUNHHHHH (to be continued)