Daily Prompt: Morphing – Camouflage Morphing

Daily Prompt: Morphing
by michelle w. on May 10, 2013

Language evolves. The meaning of a word can shift over time as we use it differently — think of “cool,” “heavy,” or even “literally.”
Today, give a word an evolutionary push: give a common word a new meaning, explain it to us, and use it in the title of your post.

Camouflage Morphing

The word Camouflage has come from 1870’s France street-slang for pickpockets to the U. S. Military and hunting. Today, camouflage has morphed, yet again.
(1) a terrorist threat; such as a bomb. French word camouflet (puff of smoke).
The building went up in a camouflage.


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7 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Morphing – Camouflage Morphing

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  1. Wonderful! I had no idea of the origin, always thought “camouflet” was an old word for a slap! 🙂


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