Study Shows Bad Restaurant Experiences Cause Trauma

A recent study has shown that people who experience a bad dining experience at a restaurant are likely to experience similar emotions that happen during a trauma.

Author of the book The Language of Food and professor of linguistics and computer science Dan Jurafsky has found that people who have a bad time at a dinner event at a restaurant tend to use the same language to describe a terrorist tragedy. Researchers looked through over 800.000 Yelo restaurant reviews from between 2011 and 2013 in the cities of New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, and Philadelphia to conduct this study and found that based on the language customers wrote in, they went through a mild tragedy. When people talk about something in past tense and use a lot of pronouns, it is indicative of a method of distraction they are using to divert reliving those feelings from their experience at least according to CipherCloud. In addition to that, the Silicon Angle and Jurafsky and his crew found that they were using the same type of adjectives to describe these restaurants that people used to talk about the 9/11 attacks on the United States.

According to an article on, Dan Jurafsky presented these facts to the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual gathering this past weekend. Hopefully people can use this feedback to modify the way they do business at their restaurants and bring in some more clientele.

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