Oh dear, ruzuzu, yes. (Re your comment Feb 11 2012).
The origins are missing and it's not OK for them to be shrouded in mystery, for they are far more interesting than mere mystery.
Jean Dimmock is a character in Jasper Fforde's wonderfully absurd book 'The Fourth Bear'.
Or rather, she features in the book in an extract quoted from 'The Bumper Book Of Berkshire Records 2004 Edition'.
And I quote -
'MOST CONFUSING WORD ASSOCIATION EXAMINEE
Jean Dimmock of Newbury, UK, holds the record for the most random answers in a routine word association test. Among her many utterly haphazard responses were such gems as "Bird? Kneecap", "Banana? Bowling Trophy" and "Great Crested Grebe? Disraeli." Her responses are spontaneous and unrehearsed, and make for much interesting study. She also holds the record for the most bizarre interpretations of a Rorschach ink-blot test, variously describing the meaningless and largely discredited patterns as "A dog doing push-ups with an ant in attendance" and "Coco the clown in conversation with the Pope".'
- The Bumper Book Of Berkshire Records, 2004 Edition
Can't recall what was so spooky. I know I couldn't get my head round it to report back to you all. I appreciate that everyone desisted from adding any words while all this wasn't happening. I think it may have been something to do with nitrocellulose.
Some of the early comments are missing. I think gangerh explained who Jean Dimmock was and how it all worked. But maybe it's okay if the origins are shrouded in mystery. Basically what you need to know is that one person will ask a question, then the next person will answer with the first word that comes to mind. Shall we start again? What's the first word that comes to your mind when I say lemon?