A few days ago I was having a discussion at Richton Perk, my inspirational coffee shop. The person I was talking with was listing her favorite sounds. All of them were colors. She called her condition Synaesthesia, a mixing up of the senses. Some people with this condition can hear smells, see sounds, notice that every number they say has a different visual image that is nothing to do with the digits. In American books the first ‘a’ is usually missed out, in case you are a dictionary person.