Explore the ways power and authority shape the spoken language of nigella Lawson and Gordon Ramsay
Nigella Lawson and Gordon Ramsay, two very famous TV chefs, have completely different ways of presenting themselves verbally. Ramsay is well known for his fiery temper and for being extremely offensive at times by using blasphemy. Nigella Lawson is renowned for her flirtatious manner of transcripts. Gordon Ramsay has often been criticised for his use of profanity in his TV programmes, for example kitchen nightmares USA, in 2010 where he was caught on camera swearing at Abby, who the owner of a restaurant calling her a “precious little b***h” and use of swear words ; in an interview recently he was naïve of the extent of his swearing until he watched the episode after filming on a recent show of Gordon’s great British nightmare ; the guests took the total to 312 expletives, meaning every 20 seconds .
Nigella Lawson is known for using a different approach of presenting, she can be extremely flirtatious, she frequently engages in provocative behaviours like nibbling and licking when she is making meals for example in the record she says while cooking the devil food cake “oh” “mmm” and “beautiful isn’t it “dark cocoa “these phrases show pleasure derived from the food but it is obvious that these sounds are similar to sounds of erotic pleasure.
The transcript also shows how Ramsay’s accent and where he is from affects the way he also speaks in the transcript he says “ave” and “summing” which can tell us about his sociality through the usage of these words. Gordon Ramsay is actually Scottish, but adopted a perfect estuary accent when he moved to England; you can tell this by the way he speaks in the transcript as when he is talking he has an English accent. I have come to the conclusion that Gordon Ramsay displays authority and power in his spoken language by being commanding and demanding with his chefs. He is also aggressive in his behaviour towards...
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