Flavored Slang

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.


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