You are what you eat. So the words that describe your food should tell you something about what you're eating. But that's not always the case. Linguists have studied the words written about food on menus, restaurant reviews, and food packaging, and as linguist Dan Jurafsky explains in his book "The Language of Food," what they've found about the relationship of words to food might not be what you expect.
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Written by Arika Okrent February 12, 2018
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