Ever since I was a small child, my brain has processed language as a series of pictures. This has gotten a little less inaccurate as I learned the meanings of many everyday English words and phrases, that doesn't mean that I dont occassionally still get a completely ridiculously inaccurate picture in my head from time to time. This is despite my mind knowing better.
I still envision, everytime someone uses the word "salary" a viscuous green celery salt syrup. Thats ever since I was 6.
Banana pepper.... shake some black pepper on this guy
Lab-coat... A coat made of black labradors. I'm an animal lover, particularly dogs, so I dont enjoy this picture at all.
Posse... A gang of opposums playing dead.
*****foot... Read my mind.
***** willow... DONT read my mind.
Succatash... Its still lima beans and corn, but you eat it with a straw.
"Bear in mind"... I start thinking about a bear.
Moon landing... Neil Armstrong has his pants around his ankles, and falls backwards onto the bathoom floor.
Meercat.... not a picture so much as I think "well, its not a lion. Its a mere cat" and then I chortle.
Braintree (a town in MA).... the beginning of the Nirvana video "Heart Shaped Box".... but with brains instead of fetuses (feti?)
Subliminal... Im so sorry for this one. A man on a submarine, with a name-tag that says "Al", with the branch of a tree through his abdomen.
Marionette... My aunt Marion, but shrunk down like Lily Thomlin in "the Incredible Shrinking Woman"
This is probably more access to my inner workings than you have ever wanted.