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    Giraffes - 1 - easy to overlook

    Hello everybody!

    For the tallest animals on earth, giraffes can be awfully easy to overlook. Their ochered flagstone fur and arboreal proportions blend in seamlessly with the acacia trees on which they tirelessly forage, and they’re as quiet as trees, too: no whinnies, growls, trumpets or howls.


    Does "giraffes can be awfully easy to overlook" mean "it can be awfully easy to lose sight of giraffes"?

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    Re: Giraffes - 1 - easy to overlook

    Yes — or 'it can be very easy to not notice them'.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 05-Oct-2014 at 23:07. Reason: Removed duplicated word

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    Re: Giraffes - 1 - easy to overlook

    They blend in with the trees.

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    Re: Giraffes - 1 - easy to overlook

    It's a pun.

    Giraffes are tall, and can see or overlook everything in their vicinity.

    Even though they're tall, they can be easily overlooked (not seen or noticed).


    It's a weak pun, but a clever one at that.



    --lotus

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