Does This Name Make Me Sound Fat?
For my liguistics-loving clientele!
Excerpted from The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu by Dan Jurafsky.
Could the names of some foods make them sound heavier or lighter than others? This seems unlikely; after all, as Shakespeare said in Romeo and Juliet:
What's in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;