There’s a word for it, I think, but it makes it sound like I have some kind of medical condition. I see everything in colour.

Letters have colours. Numbers have colours. Words have colours, but not necessarily based on the letters that make them up. Even things like electricity, momentum, and ethics have colours, but not necessarily based on the colour of the word that describes them.

I’m starting to suspect that it’s affecting my regular life. I always get confused when equations in class only use “p” and “q”, since they have the same colour and that makes it hard to tell them apart. Even worse, sometimes I’d rather get a fifty on an assignment than a seventy, because “50″ is bright red but “70″ is gross lime green, and who wants a lime green grade?

For some words the colours are debatable, but for others they’re definitely not. Anybody who says electricity is anything other than bright blue, for example, is colourblind. So, to avoid any irrational arguments in the future, here’s a crash course to the world of colour:

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