The Language Of Food A Linguist Reads The Menu

Author: Dan Jurafsky
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 039324587X
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Can you figure out how much your dinner will cost by counting the words on the menu? In The Language of Food, Stanford University professor and MacArthur Fellow Dan Jurafsky peels away the mysteries from the foods we think we know.

Idiot S Guides Starting And Running A Restaurant

Author: Jody Pennette
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1615648534
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longer the words in the menu, the higher the price of the dishes. He determined
that each additional letter added 18 cents to the cost of the meal. Professor Dan
Jurafsky, in The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu (W.W. Norton),
also found that the types of words reflect prices, too. Extra descriptions like “tasty,”
“delicious,” and “world famous” are used in restaurants with lower prices. Less
expensive restaurants often offer many choices. Think of diner menus, booklets of