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    Help me out folks- "shawarma", what part of speech is it?

    I understand what shawarma is, that's not my question. My question is can shawarma be used as an adjective (style of cooking) and a verb (the process itself)? Or is it just a noun (the food)?

    I am thinking of combining Rotisserie And Shawarma Cooking as one channel, but I don't want to do that if it really wouldn't make sense to the English majors out there.
  • smokin fool
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    #2
    I'd go with the adjective, style of cooking.
    There are shawarma joints in every mall in this area and run the gauntlet of middle eastern countries from Israeli to Lebanese to Iranian each one having its own distinctive attributes.
    My wife and kids love them and a chicken/rice dish called "Roks", I think that's the spelling used.
    I can do without it, too much garlic sauce and some of the hot sauces used can be vicious, and I like hot sauce....

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      #3
      Shawarma is a style of cooking with regionally distinct spices, meats and serving methods. I believe that the common factor is the method in which it is cooked. If I were in your shoes, I would put it in the rotisserie section and/or as a subsection of it. Your question of what it is - style, process or food could be debated forever. I believe it is all of the mentioned. I majored in English for a semester or two. I majored in a few things for a semester or two. I'm sure glad there wasn't a four year graduation requirement.

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      • RonB
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        I miss the like button.

      • tbob4
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        RonB - Me too. You would have received a few today from me!!!

      • holehogg
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        You still did ok the only major I had was in the defence force.
    • FireMan
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      #4
      I don’t know. Can I get shawarmad or don’t shawarma (as Bogart) that sandwich my friend.

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        #5
        OK, suspicions confirmed that it can encompass all. Thanks!

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          I think you can combine. The spit/rod I think is what they all have in common??

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            #7
            Originally posted by Huskee View Post
            I understand what shawarma is, that's not my question.
            I'm 77 years young and have never seen or heard that term before.
            I think I'll have to pass on bookmarking whatever forum you put it in.

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              #8
              Originally posted by dubob View Post
              I'm 77 years young and have never seen or heard that term before.
              I think I'll have to pass on bookmarking whatever forum you put it in.
              .
              Lol. Shawarma is essentially vertical rotisserie, or spit. That's how they make gyros (pronounce year-ohs), the original and authentic version of Taco Bell's gordita you might say


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                I hit the Like button for the pictures. Now I'm hungry.

              • Henrik
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                Gyros are da bomb. Can’t live without them.

              • JCGrill
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                +1 but it needs to be fairly authentic. I've had some spiced rubber they called gyros, but I thought that was being generous.
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              #9
              According to good old Wikipedia, "Shawarma is an Arabic rendering of Turkish çevirme [tʃeviɾˈme] 'turning', referring to the turning rotisserie". Originally for lamb or mutton it's used with a variety of meats. That being said I agree it's a cooking process more than it is the thing you are cooking.

              It's obviously easy to use as a noun, a little more difficult as a verb. "I plan on shawarmaing that lamb" ????

              Perhaps an adverb? "I plan on shawarma cooking that lamb" ???

              Oh well I give up. Ask David Joachim, he's the wordsmith here...

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              • Huskee
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                Yep!

              • Henrik
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                I like the verb version. Sounds like an elaborate scam or sumptin. “I was shawarma’d of my home and all belongings” :-)

              • JCGrill
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                Henrik sort of like "I was Shanghai'd in the alley"
            • Old Glory
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              #10
              Didn’t they go to a Shawarma joint at the end of the Avengers?

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                Shawarma
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                • luvthemstillers
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                  #12
                  AVENGERS Shawarma
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                    I LOVE this scene. So long and random.

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                    Mythbusters reenacted this scene near the end of their series. It was spot on.
                • Bkhuna
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                  #13
                  Shawarma is a noun. Scampi is a noun. But that won't stop some folks from using them incorrectly as adjectives.

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                  • Huskee
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                    Nouns turn into verbs over time. Google being a prime example. "I Googled shawarma, found out how to Shawarma."
                • DiverDriver
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                  #14
                  Hmm. So how do you explain Karko (conch) Shawarma. That certainly was not done on a vertical rotisserie. (having fun here)

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                    also important, how do you pronounce "conch"? Is it with a soft 'ch' like bench, or do you say "conk"?

                  • DiverDriver
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                    Huskee love it! I say Karko which is Papiamento! My wife from Cape Cod pronounced it Konk! So konk it is

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                Fireboard: The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

                fireboard bbq thermometer

                With the ability to monitor up to six temperatures simultaneously with either Bluetooth or Wifi on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer, Fireboard is the best digital thermometer we’ve tested.

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                Finally, A Great Portable Pellet Smoker

                Green Mountain Davey Crockett Grill

                Green Mountain's portable Davy Crockett Pellet Smoker is one mean tailgating and picnic machine. But it's also gaining popularity with people who want to add a small, set it and forget it pellet smoker to their backyard arsenal. And with their WiFi capabilities you can control and monitor Davy Crocket from your smart phone or laptop.

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