One week on… what happened?
Through an exercise in good taste, wine may help us to understand Brexit related attitudes:
An Isomap reduction of Brexit related wine-tasting vocabulary shows power orbited by seductiveness, pit, cut, hole and loose. This display is framed laterally by a taste for what is expensive and complex. Away from power it gets sickly, disjointed, sour. Note in passing that the right looks exciting and energetic to some. Complexity settles and sinks, the top is overwhelmed.
(If you’re new to this series, the introduction may be useful.)
When viewed through a PCA lens, power lies closer to austerity. In both pictures, there’s some bitterness over access. Whatever the reasons May be, there appears to be a seductive connection between intrusive and borderline. Flavours of coffee and alcohol conjoin to cover an unpleasant situation.
We form natural associations between words and these associations crop up in wine-tasting notes and in politics. Good taste is a transferable skill.
I suspect these word-maps become increasingly easy to understand as you work your way through a borderline English white or an edgy continental red. Cheers!