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Tonight one of my happy hour mates was trying to describe the taste
of a wine to me and I was not getting it because he was using words
like bitter and full and promiscuous and impertinent and it was
feeling to me like Finnegan's Wake class and not like a pleasurable
experience in vicariously
experiencing the taste of a glass of wine.
And then I said, what is "bitter".
And I and another of the happy hours mates decided that there needs
to be a web video dictionary of wine-taste facial expressions.
It could feature famous wine critics and or anyone else who could
express the taste they experience in a facial expression. The main
thing would be the correspondence between the facial expressions
and the words used to describe the taste of wines. People could vote
on each facial-expression-taste-reaction in a wisdom-of-crowds,
google-like, hot-or-not like voting system.
Could be a module in the Video Gesture Dictionary
[JesusHChrist, Mar 28 2009]
||Different social circles may ascribe to different expressions. I, for examply, may usually resort to only one <blank stare followed by more drinking>, while others may carry a host of lets-all- pretend-this-shit's-da-bomb reactions.
||//bitter and full and promiscuous and impertinent// That's
because he knows bugger all about wine. People who know
what they're talking about use useful descriptions like
"citrus" or "cut grass" or "diesel".
||Hmm... What word do they use to describe the flavor that makes you tilt your head, scrunch up one eye,stick your tongue out slightly, and shake while gagging?