So, a recent slang word that’s come to my attention is “salty”. It is used to describe two things:
a) the state of mind you have when you lose a card game due to “playing nice”
b) the feeling you have when your younger sibling is smarter than you but is also lazier than you.
I find this very interesting. We use the whole spectrum of taste to refer to our emotions and personality–bitter, sweet, sour, and now salty. I wonder what kind of person or state of being that umami would refer to.
We really are what we eat.