Do Usages like "Schwer" have an effect on German food consumption habits?

Discussion in 'Linguistics' started by Neugierig, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. Neugierig Registered Member

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    In german "schwer" means "heavy". It also means "indigestible".

    Does this lead germans to associate "heavy" amounts of food with "indigestibility"? Is there any link between word usage and food consumption habits?

    Such that for example you may see a large amount of food laid out in front or you. Or just the appearance regardless of whether it actually weighs that much might evoke the feeling "this is too heavy". And then they'd eat less or not eat the food.

    Another thing that could happen is a person lifts heavy things and then feel less hungry because they associate heaviness with indigestibility. Are there any studies on this?
     
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  3. nebel Registered Senior Member

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    that is a difficult (schwere) question.
     
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  5. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    Indeed. Schwer also means "difficult."
     
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