Gyros, Mon Cheri

Gyros.jpg So this sign in the window of Mon Cheri Cafe in Georgetown advertises gyros, with a little pronunciation guide underneath saying ‘Yee-ros.’ But when I went in for lunch once and asked for a ‘YEE-RO,’ the guy said “Ok, one ‘JAI-ROW’ coming up!”

Help me. I am so confused.

Mon Cheri Cafe, by the way, while not much for dine-in ambience, does a lovely gyro, heaped with stuff, all for really cheap (well, cheap for Georgetown, anyway). The Greek salad is decent, too, and they’re pretty fast.

1 Comment so far

  1. Mike (unregistered) on July 26th, 2007 @ 11:16 pm

    I was taught the correct pronounciation of gyro at a young age. I gave up on using it when I got sick of people at the counter asking, “You want a what?”



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