The Language of Food (and Dating), by Dan Jurafsky

The Team
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1 min readDec 19, 2014


Last month we hosted the LISTEN conference in San Francisco (full recap here).

Following yesterday’s video of the story of Siri, by its founder Adam Cheyer, we are pleased to release today another great keynote: The Language of Food by Dan Jurafsky.

Dan did a captivating talk on the Language of Food. He opened the talk with the history of ketchup and how the language of food can expose historical revisionism. He then moved on to his research on food marketing and potato chips, sharing that every negative word on a potato chip bag add 4 cents to the cost. Dan wrapped it up with a look at the language of menus and speed dating.

Thanks again to Dan for this treat!

Team Wit