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Does it matter to you the "type" of name of the restaurant reviewer vis-a-vis the restaurant?

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Does it matter to you the "type" of name of the restaurant reviewer vis-a-vis the restaurant?

ipsedixit | Feb 24, 2009 12:02 PM

If a "John Smith" is reviewing Mel's Diner, does it make a difference to the credibility of the review?

If the same "John Smith" is reviewing a restaurant called Sushi Land (for example), does it make a difference to its credibilty?

What if the reviewer's name was "Jean-Luc Pierre" and the restaurant in question was "The Hungry Burrito"?

Or, if the reviewer was named "Mao-Tse Wong" but the restuarant was "Bob's Big Boy"?

In other words, does it make a difference to you the (supposed) ethnicity or background of the reviewer in question vis-a-vis the restuarant?

Does a supposed Japanese restaurant critic have more "mojo" with you when reviewing a Japanese restaurant than a non-Japanese critic would?

Should it?

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