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Posted on September 07, 2007 to Elsewhere


Wow. I can't believe that research. You must have spent hours opening little plastic sleeves and knocking MINTs down to VGs! Bravo!

Posted by: Robert Cockerham on September 7, 2007 4:37 PM

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.

Posted by: Anonymous on September 7, 2007 9:53 PM

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. :)

Posted by: elizabeth on September 8, 2007 7:15 AM

And you worry that Squiggle makes things up????? Something tells me it is totally a genetically- based issue. (And one that should be allowed to thrive in order to entertain the masses in the future!)

Posted by: April on September 8, 2007 8:12 AM

“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)

Posted by: Dorothy on September 10, 2007 7:19 AM

Why he exploded of course.

Posted by: BOSSY on September 10, 2007 4:37 PM