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  • The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu | Dan Jurafsky

    The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Dan Jurafsky
    • Narrated By Steven Menasche
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    Thirteen chapters evoke the joy and discovery of reading a menu dotted with the sharp-eyed annotations of a linguist. Jurafsky points out the subtle meanings hidden in filler words like "rich" and "crispy," zeroes in on the metaphors and storytelling tropes we rely on in restaurant reviews, and charts a micro-universe of marketing language on the back of a bag of potato chips.

    cpip says: "Highly interesting but a lot of fluff"
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