Wal~Mart Wednesday: So Close Yet So Far

Camouflage cam.ou.flage [kam-uh-flahzh]

noun

1 : the disguising especially of military equipment or installations with paint, nets, or foliage; also : the disguise so applied
a : concealment by means of disguise
   b : behavior or artifice designed to deceive or hide

verb

transitive verb
     : to conceal or disguise by camouflage
intransitive verb
     : to practice camouflage

adjective

: made in colors or patterns typical of camouflage <a camouflage jacket>

So what we’ve learned from these definitions provided to us by Merriam-Webster.com is pretty much what we thought. Camouflage is used to hide something and make it blend into the back ground. The key is making sure it matches the background in which you wish to blend.  Camouflage, my friends, is not a magic wand.

I think sometimes people get confused by the differences between the noun, verb, and adjective forms of this word. The wearing of camouflage (adjective) clothing does not magically invoke the verb camouflage (to disguise) to take effect.

So, despite the fact that you wore camouflage pants,

I can still see your ass.

Thank you, People of Wal~Mart.

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