It’s the best Shawarma place in town, really it is.
At the corner of Dalhousie and York! [Come on, you all know where that is!]
It’s known as Joey’s Corner.
Went in there for a nice lunchtime chicken shawarma.
Plus I had some exciting news to deliver to the management.
But they had already heard about it.
Apparently, “shawarma” has now been added as an official word, into the Merriam-Webster Dictionary.
If you don’t believe me, check it out HERE.
Just last Thursday it was announced.
The word has apparently been in use since 1953, but not officially recognized. Or something.
And for those nutritionally impoverished souls out there who currently have not had the pleasure of experiencing shawarma, the official definition is as follows:
A sandwich esp. of sliced lamb or chicken, vegetables, and often tahini wrapped in pita bread.
Personally, even though I am as carnivorous as the next guy, I’m not familiar with the “lamb” format of the shawarma…. I was under the impression that the lamb shawarma was known as “gyros”…. sometimes prefaced with the phrase “Chicago-style” and voraciously consumed by Yours Truly with very little necessary provocation, and the restraint of a rabid mongoose!
No, the shawarma I usually eat is either beef or chicken.
But hey, I'll eat a lamb too, if I have to!
← And so now shawarma is a universally-accepted word, and shall fit very nicely between “shaving” and “shawl” in the next edition of the Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary!
I don't know about you, but I’m excited!
Now all we’ve got to do is work on getting “poutine” in there, too!
Mmmmm, it too shall look terrific one day, modestly nestled in its yummy little artery-clogging place, between “pout” and “poverty”.