Once upon a time, Washington Irving said: “They who drink beer will think beer.”
Pretty thoughtful, huh? But the thing is that, the majority of beer lovers would think of other things as well, rather than just a bottle of beer! Especially when it comes to those perfectly spiced, fried, and crispy beer snacks that enriches the flavor of the brewed beverage, no one would say I only think of the bottled beverage when I hear the word “beer.” Chips with dips, perfectly fried chicken wings, chili-dip-french-fries, or a slice of cheese pepperoni pizza would also pop up in some brains who want to drink beer. No offense to Irving, but I think they who drink beer will indeed think of chicken or sausages too 😉
As one enjoys a bottle of ice cold beer with fried chicken wings, the joyous experience will cause his/her mind to expand its vocabulary databank with the associated words, by putting a little connection between “chicken wing” and “beer.”
This is what we call “Word Association.” The spontaneous and unreflective production of other words in response to a given word. Just like assembling a bunch of words together in a form of a web, people also continuously draw themselves a wording map in their minds as they use, learn, study, experience, hear or see words with new associations.
The more you think and write, the more you can expand your wording web. In fact, this is the science behind Twinword Writer as well. As people write on Twinword Writer, it also learns and expands its data bank in order to better provide the users with richer vocabulary options and precision of word selection. The current databank of Twinword Writer constitutes of more than 1,200,000 reference words for close to 140,000 words. With this rich and resourceful databank, there is no need to google off a random word to seek for the most suitable vocabulary. Just write a word on Twinword Writer, and you will be supplied with a list of related words, thanks to the highly intelligent computer linguistic of word association!
So, what is the first snack or food that pops up in your brain when you hear “beer?”
Is it chicken or sausage?