More so with two or more people's minds at work. Context, personality, bias... Such a potent froth. And we're often not even aware of it at play...
Say a word and the association your mind makes is often visual. Say "taj mahal" and you conjure it up in your mind.
But maybe the taj in your mind is not the same as the one in mine?
And maybe the image will be different depending on when one is asked about it? When do we have on the rose colored glasses. Say, when we're more likely to be nostalgic for the symbol that the Taj Mahal represents? Love lost?
And yes, this get's to my next point, when can we ever be sure if we "see it" at all? Not in a "nothing is real" sense (my least favorite kind of sense after all...) but as an ernest question.
(And yes, a few clever folks' first impression will be of Taj Mahal the blues singer. He's great, too)
When do we see, this: