I know, I know it's just food, but because of the Avengers movie it is becoming a new sensation, and I think we might see a lot of movement and evolution around this word. Shawarma is also a cultural sensation in Germany, where it is almost a secret national dish because of the Turkish influence in Berlin and all over Europe. Isn't it worth being a predictor of a trend, this might lead to more central role of this food,. Just watch the Gyro will become mainstream again.
Plus, how often doe we get a word not based in Saxon or Latin.
sha·war·ma (sh-wärm) also shwar·ma (shwär-)
Meat, especially beef, chicken, or lamb, that is roasted slowly on a spit and wrapped in pita bread, traditionally served with lettuce, tomato, and garlic sauce.
[Arabic wurma, wirma, from Turkish çevirme, a turn (as on a spit), meat roasted on a spit, from verbal n. of çevirmek, to turn.]
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