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Last Edit: Aug 15, 2011 10:35:58 GMT by Don Cuevas
I'd have to add using the word "drool" when talking about food. A word picture of food is not enhanced by the mental image of dribbling saliva. (I do see "slurp" included on the list - )
Also, "veggie" -- a word made even more excruciating when penned by a self-appointed grub critic.
"You won't go away hungry" reminds me of something my husband & I laughed about for years. We'd asked someone for a Chinese restaurant recommendation. He named a place where he ate, & to our "So, it's good, huh?", replied, "No, but for five dollars, you can get really stuffed."
Post by cheerypeabrain on Aug 19, 2011 8:33:21 GMT
Thing is....what's the alternative if you are trying to convey an enjoyable dining experience? I agree that 'gushing' inappropriate adjectives is pointless and usually conveys little information about the quality of the service, food and venue.....but if professional food critics must struggle to avoid boring repitition...poor wee things....
True. Some of those "annoying words" are just standard words that are too useful to throw out. Ditto some of the well-worn phrases such as "cuts with a fork". It's useful because everyone knows what it means.
Speaking of cutting with a fork, on some TV show mentioning fine cuisine the other day, a top chef was saying that if you have to use your knife for anything other than cutting meat or cheese, you are in the wrong place.