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  • I’ve just been reading Kory Stamper’s entertaining piece on colour definitions in Webster’s Third. What a joyous celebration of both colour and language it is. It reminded me of a dictionary workshop I ran at a primary school a few years ago. Among other activities, I asked the children to have a go at writing definitions for different types of word, including colours. One girl came up with this wonderful definition for ‘red’: ‘red is the colour of human blood, a fox, and some jumpers’. I just love ‘some jumpers’.