Joye chose this week’s Weekword which is synesthesia. I know two people with the same form of synethesia (music to colour), which I suppose isn’t too surprising (Wikipedia gives an estimate of 1 in 23 people may have some form of synesthesia).
My brother in law (who says that Rhapsody in Blue is really yellow) is a musician and mathematician, both of which seem to be highly influenced by synesthesthetic responses (although it could just as easily be genetics, the last three generations of that family have got the same maths degree from the same university).
In the interest of supporting synesthetes (watch me make up words) go have a look at his website and buy a lovely CD for someone’s Christmas present (I like Piano Dance…and not just because I’m Track 3)!
Go have a look at Joye’s blog to see everyone’s Weekwords.