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          Word by Word: A Linguist Reads the Menu
    
          March 9, 2015
    
          Stanford linguistics professor and MacArthur Fellow Dan Jurafsky links the origins and evolution of foods to history, culture, tradition and trends. Wide-ranging topics include sexual metaphors in restaurant reviews, relationship of price to the number of syllables in menu descriptions, and the language on potato chip bags...among other things.
    
          https://portside.org/2015-03-09/word-word-linguist-reads-menu
  

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