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    • The Language of Food

    • A Linguist Reads the Menu
    • By: Dan Jurafsky
    • Narrated by: Steven Menasche
    • Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 69

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Highly interesting but a lot of fluff

    • By cpip on 01-24-15

    Regular price: $19.59