British people spend six years of their lives thinking about food
British people spend six years of their lives thinking about food.
A study undertaken by Sainsbury's has revealed people are constantly thinking about their next feast for over 16 hours a week, yet they only use six words to describe their dish, whilst 30 per cent of the nation happily share images of their meals on social media.
English lexicographer Susie Dent has teamed up with the food stores 'The taste Dictionary' in a bid to "evolve" the way people talk about their plates.
Susie said: "I have so many favourite words in this list, and each of them offers a rich or sumptuous alternative to our usual taste repertoire. I particularly like mordacious, a word to describe something sharp and with a real bite - it brings to life foods such as mustard and gooseberries beautifully.
"As a nation we love our dialects too, and there is a lot of regional variance in the names for different foods (barmcake, bap or bun anyone?). However as we become more experimental with what is on our plates, our language also needs to evolve to reflect this new culinary landscape. The Sainsbury's Taste Dictionary is a great way to spice up your meal time and to get the conversation flowing over the dinner table."