I pronounce it, “Year-o.”
On Seinfeld they said, “Jy-ro,” which always sounded egregiously incorrect. “Jeer-o” seems somewhat more accurate, and then you’ll sometimes hear, “Hero.”
For some reason I think the correct pronunciation may be “Year-ro” with a slightly rolled “r?” I can’t roll an “r” to save to my life though, so “Year-o” is as close as I’m going to get.
Anyway, it’s so nice having a Mediterranean deli in my ‘hood where I can get a gyro whenever I want it. At Byblos Deli, they do a good gyro platter at a reasonable price. Sometimes a person just needs a fix of gyro meat, hummus and tzatziki.
Come to think of it, the woman who prepared this platter said, “Hero.” But I’m really not sure if that’s right, so if you know definitively, please clear up the confusion.
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